The American Cornhole League (ACL) encourages social and competitive play for all ages and all skill levels. The ACL software makes managing tournaments, leagues and custom events easy and provides the critical infrastructure for a statistical database for the sport. Becoming a Player allows you to compete against people of your same skill level and always gives you an opportunity to see how you stack up against the best of the best. Please Contact Us with any feedback or questions.
*Note1: Players MUST purchase their ACL membership before Jan 1st, 2018 (1/1/2018) in order to receive the 1,000 bonus points. Anyone purchasing a membership after Dec 31st, 2017 (12/31/2017) will NOT get the 1,000 Bonus Points, but WILL have their membership extended through 7/31/2019
Note2: Anyone who purchased their membership after Dec 31st, 2016 (12/31/2016) will automatically have their membership extended through July 31st, 2018 (7/31/2018) and earn the 1,000 bonus points for the 2017 - 2018 ACL Season
Players are responsible for updating their type in their Player Profile. You can Sign-in using your Email Address and Password on ACL Website at www.iplayacl.com. If you need your login information, contact an ACL Director in your area and/or Contact ACL using the Contact Us page.
It is important that players read, review and establish their Player Level. This enables Guests and Players to know where they stand and compete against players of their similar skill level. Regional Directors may override a Player Level, if they feel a player is sandbagging. The current ACL Player Rating Levels are:
See more details on ACL Player Ratings page
ACL Events are created based on the following:
Directors may set up events specific to other criteria like Gender, Player Level, and Player Type. Not all of these event types are currently supported by the ACL software but anything that impacts the Overall Competitive ACL Standings is fully supported.
ACL Divisions are intended to group players of similar skill levels for competitive and social play. The suggested skill levels for each Division are:
ACL Directors create a lot of great events on their own with our system and support. The ACL provides players of all types an opportunity to play and participate in local and national standings. The 2017 – 2018 ACL Standings is based on a points system for local, monthly regional, conference and national tournaments. The ACL uses standings for entry and seeding into most events as well as the Main Event, Championships of Bags (COBS 2018).
The ACL believes that players should be able to have a choice when it comes to bags. The ACL has set guidelines and created a list of Approved Bag Manufacturers. Players are required to use properly stamped bags from that list for Monthly Regional, Conference and National Tournaments. A Director may use a different Bag Policy or provide bags for Local Events. If a player does not have bags on the list we ask for the Director to provide that player with an approved set. For a complete list of Approved Bag Manufacturers, visit http://www.iplaycornhole.com/bagsmanufacturers
LOCAL Tournaments (Unlimited):
Here is the points table for Local Tournaments
|ACL Local Points Table|
MONTHLY REGIONAL Tournaments (11 MAX per Region):
Here is the points table for Monthly Regional Tournaments
|THREE or FOUR DIVISIONS|
CONFERENCE Tournaments (3 MAX per Conference):
Conferences are intended to provide players an opportunity to compete against players from different regions that are within a limited driving distance. The Top 16 players in each conference will represent their Conference and compete for the ACL Conference Cup at COBS 2018 ! (must be 21 years of age or older)
ACL Conferences are being formed at the discretion of the ACL. Ideally, there will be a minimum of 3 capable Regional Directors within a 6 hour driving distance from each other and are willing to work together to run and schedule 3 Conference Events. The Conference Championship Event for each Conference will be held in June 2018. Other months available to schedule the two other Conference tournaments include September, November, December, February, and April
Here is the points table for Conference Tournaments
|THREE or FOUR DIVISIONS|
National Tournaments (3 Total)
Here is the points table for National Tournaments:
|THREE or FOUR DIVISIONS|
The Overall Points COBS Standings will be the primary focus for 2018. COBS Overall Standings 2018 will be based on: Top 10 Local Tournament Finishes, Top 5 Monthly Regional Singles, Top 5 Monthly Regional Doubles (BYOP or Blind Draw), Top 2 Conference Singles, Top 2 Conference Doubles (BYOP or Blind Draw), Top National Singles, Top National Doubles (BYOP or Blind Draw)
There will be 50 Bonus Points Available for those players that attend all three Conference Events and 50 Bonus Points for those players that attend all three National Events. There are 1,000 Bonus Points for Active ACL Members. Notice that it is the 8 event scores like in 2017, plus the Local Tournaments which now have a fixed points table
A perfect score for 2018 will be:
The Championships of Bags (COBS 2018) will be a multi-day event that will be held in July 2018 (location TBD, minimum 5 day event). As with 2017, it is anticipated that the total prize pool for all events will EXCEED $50,000! Live broadcasts will also be held for many of the events.
Seeding for all of these tournaments, if applicable, will be based on Overall Rankings. The Conference Cup Teams will not be seeded. Individual qualifiers for Conference Cup are based on Conference Rankings (Based on Singles Points)
The easiest way to qualify for these two events at COBS 2018 is to finish in the top 160 of the Overall ACL Points Standings. Players who finish in the Top 160 will have first shot at purchasing an entry into Round 2 of the $20,000 Advanced Singles and $10,000 Blind Draw events (Round 2 has a maximum of 256 players in both the $20K Singles and $10K Blind Draw events).
Entry Price varies depending on where you finish based on the following chart:
|1st - 10th||Free|
|11th - 25th||$25|
|26th - 50th||$50|
|51st - 75th||$75|
|76th - 160th||$100|
** Note: ACL National Events Count DOUBLE !!
Example: Player A participates in 4 Monthly Regional events and plays singles, BYOP doubles and blind draw. This counts as 8 events (4 singles and 4 “doubles” events per Monthly Regional). Player B must pay $100 + ($20 x 4) or $180 in order to play in Round 1 singles/blind draw at COBS 2018
Example: Player B participates in 3 Monthly Regional events and plays singles and blind draw. Player B also plays in 1 Conference event (singles and blind draw) and 1 National event (singles and blind draw). In this case that would be 6 Regional events, 2 Conference Events and 4 National Events (Nationals count double) for a total of 12 ACL Events and Player B would be eligible for Round 1 singles/blind at the $100 price.
New to COBS 2018 will be the $20,000 Conference Cup Event. This event is ONLY open to players (21+) who finish in the top 16 of their Conference Standings based on ACL Singles Points
For those that qualify for this event it will be FREE and each player given a Conference Jersey to wear during this event at COBS 2018!
Players earn ACL Elite Status by finishing in the top 64 of the Overall ACL Standings OR finishing in the top 64 of Advanced Singles at COBS 2018
Special Elite Jerseys will be available for Elite Players. Players may elect to pay for them and put their sponsor logo on them. The ACL may have sponsor options for Jerseys as well to make them Free
PLAYERS AND GUESTS THAT PARTICIPATE IN ACL EVENTS MUST COMPLY WITH THE ACL CODE OF CONDUCT AND CODE OF ETHICS. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN THE IMMEDIATE FORFIETURE OF PRIZE MONEY, REVOCATION OF MEMBERSHIP AND BAN FROM FUTURE PARTICIPATION.
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