ACL Open #9 and ACL Shootout #1 - Erie, PA

The American Cornhole League is excited to bring the 9th ACL Open and 1st ACL Pro Shootout to Erie, PA May 14-16, 2021!


This will be a 3-day event including an ACL Pro Shootout along with an ACL Open event with ACL Rounders, Singles and Doubles. Players MUST play in the Saturday Rounders in order to compete in the open events on Saturday and Sunday. Pro’s will be allowed to play in both with a maximum of 128 pro’s in the Open event.


At this time each player may only bring 1 guest due to covid restrictions.


Dave Weiser –

Joe Harsh - 


Last Day to Book: Friday, April 30, 2021

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

·         Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel for 130 USD per night

·         Courtyard Erie Bayfront for 130 USD per night

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Bayfront Convention Center

1 Sassafras Pier, Erie, PA 16507


Friday, May 14th

7:30 am - Doors Open

ACL Pro Shootout Times (all games are limited to 12 rounds)

9 am - Pro Singles Shootouts (Men and Women are Separate – Rounders then Single Elimination Brackets)

1 pm (approximate) – Pro Doubles Shootout (immediately follows the Pro Singles Shootouts – Rounders then Single Elimination Bracket(s))

7 pm – CBS Sports Network Broadcast

9 pm – CBS Taping

Other Events (Pro’s participating in the shootout are not eligible to play the crew cup events. Additionally, Pro’s still playing in the shootout or playing on the CBS Broadcasts are also not eligible to play in the 5 pm events)

12:30 pm – Advanced Crew Cup Shootout (10 rounds games)

12:30 pm – Competitive/Intermediate Crew Cup Shootout (10 rounds games)

5:00 pm – Women’s Singles

5:00 pm – Senior Singles

5:00 pm – Advanced Blind Draw

5:00 pm – Competitive/Intermediate Blind Draw

Saturday, May 15th

7:30 am - Doors Open

9 am - Rounders - Doubles – 6 Rounds/Games - Each round will last approximately 1 hour

3 pm (approximate) - Doubles Levels 3 and 4

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

Sunday, May 16th

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 available.

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 and not given a refund.


ACL Rounders is a Progressive Round Robin format where all teams are put in a pool. 6 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.). Teams will be divided into 4 groups based on rounders record first, point differential second and total points third.


Early registration will open for ACL Platinum members on Sunday, April 11th at 9pm EST and remain open until Saturday, April 17th at 9pm. If there are open spots after the Platinum Early Bird Registration period, general registration will open to everyone on Sunday, April 18th at 9pm EST. 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 MAY allow walk up registrations on a first come, first served basis.

There will be a limit of 512 players that can attend this Open with a maximum of 128 ACL Pro’s allowed to participate in the Open.


Pro Shootout (Starts Friday 9am)

The Pro Shootout on Friday is Free for ACL Pro Players who are the only players allowed to participate in the Pro Shootout.

Open (Starts Saturday 9am)

The cost for the Open which begins on Saturday is $100/player for Gold and Platinum players ($120 for Bronze and Silver players) which includes Rounders, Singles and Doubles, 10 total games guaranteed!

60% of total entry fees paid out for the Open. Out of the 60%, 85% will go to Level 1, 15% to level 2 and prizes will be awarded in Levels 3 and 4.

Crew Cup (Friday 12:30 pm)

Advanced - $100/team ($25/player) – 70% Payout

Competitive/Intermediate - $80/team ($20/player) – 60% Payout – all players must have a skill level of Competitive, Intermediate or Novice. Teams MAY FORFEIT if this rule is not followed.

Singles (Friday 5 pm)

Women’s - $25/player – 70% Payout

Seniors - $25/player – 70% Payout

Blind Draw (Friday 5 pm)

Advanced - $30/player – 70% Payout - Pro/Advanced Skill levels only

Competitive/Intermediate - $20/player – 60% Payout – all players must have a skill level of Competitive, Intermediate or Novice.

A daily cover charge for all players/spectators:

$5/day or $10/weekend (12 and Under Free)

NO Refunds given after Wednesday May 12th at 8pm EST unless there is a shutdown from COVID-19. Outside food and beverages are NOT allowed to enter the building.


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


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.


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.

Disclaimer: any player that is asked to leave the facility for any reason including violating the venue’s COVID policies will forfeit all entry fees and prize money earned during the event.

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