ACO/AAU Junior World Championships of Cornhole 2024

ACOAAU Junior World Championships of Cornhole 2024

ACO/AAU Junior World Championships of Cornhole 2024

The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and American Cornhole Organization (ACO) are hosting the ACO/AAU Junior World Championships of Cornhole on July 19-20, 2024 in Owensboro, Kentucky for young cornhole players. The AAU promotes amateur sports across the U.S., while the ACO governs the sport of cornhole.

The championships will have singles, doubles, and quads (4-player team) events across five age divisions from 8-18 years old. Players can compete in all three events for $50. Awards include medals, shirts, and special prizes for top overall performers.

Play cornhole for young people across the country

The AAU is all about promoting and growing amateur sports and fitness programs. The AAU’s belief of “Sports For Everyone, Forever” is now shared by nearly 800,000 members and 150,000 volunteers across more than 50 sports programs and 55 districts in the United States.

The American Cornhole Organization is the governing body for the sport of cornhole. Started in 2005, the ACO provides official cornhole rules, approved products, world rankings, the ACO PRO Tour, and other cornhole events. The ACO’s mission is to increase awareness and competition of the sport of cornhole by overseeing the rules and regulations, hosting tournaments, and building a community of players, both casual and professional.

July 19 & 20, 2024 Owensboro Convention Center, Kentucky

ACO/AAU Junior World Championships for Cornhole

The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) has been helping young athletes become champions for over 100 years. Now, together with the ACO, they are holding the World Championships for Cornhole for young players!



Singles: Medals & Shirts Doubles Tier 1: Medals & Shirts Doubles Tier 2: Ribbons Quads: Medals & Shirts

ACO/AAU Junior Cornhole Cup Winners: 1 player from each age group will get a special award for the best total performance in all three events: Singles, Doubles & Quads

Age Groups for Junior Cornhole

  • 10U = Ages 8, 9 and 10
  • 12U = Ages 11 and 12
  • 14U = Ages 13 and 14
  • 16U = Ages 15 and 16
  • 18U = Ages 17 and 18

Players cannot play in a younger age group (but can play in an older group).

Boys and girls play together in the same age groups.

Maximum of 64 players per age group.

Events & Costs

Each age group can play in these events at the Junior World Championships:

  • Singles Cornhole
  • Doubles Cornhole
  • Quads Cornhole (teams of 4)

Entry Fee – Lets one player compete in all three events: Doubles, Quads and Singles

  • $50 for AAU Members

Schedule: Saturday, July 20, 2024

9AM Singles

  • Round Robin (players switch partners each game)
  • At least 4 games guaranteed
  • Singles Main Event
  • Double Elimination
  • 1 game winners bracket, 1 game losers bracket
  • Championship match is best 2-out-of-3

6PM Fun Challenge to be announced!

Schedule: Friday, July 19, 2024

9AM Doubles Pools

  • Round Robin (partners switch each game)
  • At least 4 games guaranteed

1PM Doubles Tier 1 and Tier 2

  • Top 16 teams in each tier play Double Elimination
  • 1 game in winners bracket, 1 game in losers bracket

6PM Quads

  • Random Tier 1 team paired with random Tier 2 team
  • Maximum 16 teams per age group
  • Double Elimination
  • 1 game winners bracket, 1 game losers bracket
  • Championship match is best 2-out-of-3

Are you a skilled young player who wants to join the ACO Tour? Take it to the next level and start playing competitive youth cornhole through the ACO.

All ACO Members get a world ranking and can try to make it to the ACO World Championships of Cornhole every July.


or download the ACO Players Guide to learn more.


What are the age divisions?

The age divisions are: 10U (ages 8-10), 12U (ages 11-12), 14U (ages 13-14), 16U (ages 15-16), and 18U (ages 17-18).

How much does it cost to enter?

The entry fee for AAU members to compete in all three events (singles, doubles, quads) is $50.

What events are offered?

The events are singles, doubles, and quads (4-player teams). There are tier 1 and tier 2 levels for doubles.

What types of awards/prizes are given?

Awards include medals, jerseys/shirts, ribbons (tier 2 doubles), and special awards for the top overall performer in each age division across all three events.

Can players compete in an older age division?

Yes, players can “play up” and compete in an older age division, but they cannot play down in a younger division.

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