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ACL Open #7 - Quad Cities, IL

The American Cornhole League is excited to bring the 7th ACL Open to East Moline, Illinois (Quad Cities area) April 9 - 11


EVENT OVERVIEW

This will be a 3-day event including ACL Rounders, Singles and Doubles. Players MUST play in the Saturday Rounders in order to compete in the open events on Saturday and Sunday.


TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

Brian Ash b2bagboards@yahoo.com 

Josh Keck josh@iplaycornhole.com

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LOCATION

Bend XPO

920 Mississippi Parkway

East Moline, IL 61244


SCHEDULE

Friday April 9th

8 am- Doors open

9 am- Seniors singles, Women’s singles, Juniors singles

2 pm- Crew cup (3 divisions for Crew Cup - Advanced, Competitive, Intermediate) 10 round games

6 pm Blind draws (3 divisions for Blind Draw - Advanced, Competitive, Intermediate)

Saturday, April 10th

8 am- Doors open

9 am- Rounders - Doubles - Each round will last approximately 1 hour

Approximately 3 pm - Doubles Levels 3 and 4

5 pm (or 2 hours after Level 3 and 4 begin) - Doubles Level 1 and 2

Sunday, April 11th

8 am- Doors open

9 am- Singles Levels 3 and 4 start

12 pm- Singles Levels 1 and 2 start

Sit and go blind draws throughout all 3 days if boards are open.

If a player does not show up for Rounders on Saturday, they will lose their registration and will not be able to play singles or doubles.


FORMAT

ACL Rounders is a Progressive Round Robin format where all teams are put in a pool. 6 (or more) rounds will be played by each team. The first-round opponents will be random. For each round after the first, teams will be matched up against another team with the same (or similar) record. 1-0 teams will play 1-0 teams. 3-1 teams will play 3-1 teams, or similar. After the 6th round, teams will be divided into 4 groups (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4). Players will receive their doubles bracket after rounders which will tell them which level they made it into. The 4 pools of each Level will be put in either 2 or 4 double elimination brackets for Singles depending on the number of entrants (see start times above). Doubles will be double elimination brackets, 2 or 4 brackets per Level depending on the number of entrants (see start times above). All games will be played to 21( except crew cup which will be 10 rounds.) See the full ACL rules/regulations here.


REGISTRATION

Early registration will open for Platinum players members will open on Friday, March 5th at 8 pm Central Standard Time and remain open for one week. If there are open spots after the 1 week of Platinum Early Bird Registration, General registration will open for all members on March 12th at 8 pm CST. Any spots remaining after the 1 week of Platinum members, the remaining spots can be filled by any other player. Registration will CLOSE on April 8th, if the event is not sold out before then. If you want to partner with a certain individual, you both will need to register individually and get in the event. For example, if Peter is a platinum player and he registers during the early bird registration, but his partner, Brad who is not a platinum member doesn’t get to register because the event sold out, Peter will have to find a partner who did get registered. It is highly recommended that you purchase a platinum membership to access the early bird registration as this event may sell out quickly. There will NOT be a wait-list. Once it is sold out, it is closed. If spots open due to no-shows, we will allow walk up registrations on a first come, first served basis.

 

COST

The cost is $100/player for Gold and Platinum players ($120 for Bronze and Silver players) which includes Rounders, Singles and Doubles, 10 games guaranteed.

Seniors, Juniors and Women’s will be $20/player with 70% payouts.

Crew cup will be 10 round limit games

Intermediate $10/player $40/team 50% payout

Competitive $15/player $60/team. 60% payout

Advanced $25/player $100/team 70% payout

Blind draws

Advanced $30/member $35/nonmember. 75% payout

Competitive $25/member $30/nonmember 60% payout

Intermediate $20/ member $25/nonmember 50% payout

There will be a limit of 512 players that can attend this Open.

A daily cover charge for all players/spectators:

$5/day or $10/3 day pass.

NO Refunds given after April 7th.

Outside food and beverages are NOT allowed to enter the building.


PAYOUT

60% of total entry fees paid out. Out of the 60%, 85% will go to Level 1, 15% to level 2, and

prizes will be awarded in Levels 3 and 4.

NO refunds unless there is a shutdown from COVID-19.


OPEN POINTS

ACL Open points will be awarded for Singles and Doubles standings, not for Rounders.


COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

FACE MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES WHEN IN THE BUILDING (unless actively eating or drinking). If a player/spectator is found not wearing a mask, a warning will be given. If that player/spectator is found not wearing a mask again, they will be escorted out of the building, be asked to not return, and will not receive a refund. Player and spectator temperatures will be taken upon arrival in the building each day. If you are feeling sick, stay home.


PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT

Players must abide by the rules and regulations including the Player Conduct section. Players are not allowed to transfer their registration to another player.

Please double check your player profile and make sure all the correct information is listed (cellphone number for texting alerts).

Host hotel will be posted in the event discussion when finalized.

If there are any questions, feel free to leave a post in the event discussion.

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