ACL NEWS

2019-2020 Johnsonville Cornhole Championships

As the 2018-2019 ACL Season comes to a close, it's time to start preparing for next season. There are five main documents regarding each ACL season: ACL Player Guide, ACL Pro Guide, ACL Junior Guide, ACL Rules and Regulations, and ACL Bag Policy. Each of the documents are link below with highlights for each of them. The 2019-2020 ACL season will certainly be one for the history books.

The ACL reserves the right to make changes to these documents at any point leading up to the ACL season and during the ACL season.

ACL Player Guide

ACL Player Guide

Major Changes:

  • ACL Pro Division becomes completely separate division
  • Conference rankings changed, no National points contribute. Comprised of 10 local, 5 regional singles, 5 regional doubles, 2 conference singles, 2 conference doubles.
  • "Social" changed to "Intermediate". "Backyard/Tailgate" changed to "Novice"
  • Pro Singles, Pro Doubles, Conference, Advanced, Competitive, Intermediate rankings will be all the rankings for next season. Advanced, Competitive, and Intermediate rankings are identical to Overall rankings from 2018-2019 season, but only tournaments played within that division count
  • No guaranteed payouts for any divisions except Pro
  • Points tables changed to reflect bigger gap between places where ties occurred (i.e. 5th and 7th places)

ACL Pro Guide

ACL Pro Guide

Major Changes:

  • 256 player cap
  • For this season, top 160 in Overall standings from 2018-2019 PLUS top 16 in each conference eligible for Pro Division. Subsequent seasons, bottom 64  ACL Pros will compete against top X Advanced Players for open spots in Pro Division
  • Singles and Doubles standings in Pro Division. Pro blind draw also added as part of membership fee. Jerseys no longer included in fee
  • 10 points-earning event requirement aside from ACL Nationals
  • $250,000 guaranteed prize pool, including payout for standings as well as Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Team of the Year

ACL Rules and Regulations

ACL Rules and Regulations

Major Changes:

  • Addresses sweat and water in relation to foreign substances
  • Added rule on jumping to make bags fall
  • Added rule on bags that are pinned but hanging off the board touching board legs/ground/board brace
  • Added clause for officials being able to enforce bag forfeiting penalties in the event that a full game forfeit is not an appropriate punishment for inappropriate behavior.

ACL Bag Policy

ACL Bag Policy

Major Changes:

  • Altered timeline of bag policy to follow season schedule rather than calendar year schedule
  • Added clause concerning multiple materials on one side of a bag
  • Bags without a series name are no longer acceptable in any case
  • Co-branding is no longer permitted without ACL permission

ACL Junior Guide

ACL Junior Guide

Major Changes:

  • Form added for eligibility opt-out
  • Added details for ACL College eligibility

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