New ACO-PRO Division on Season 19 Tour

New ACO-PRO Division on Season 19 Tour

The ACO (American Cornhole Organization) is introducing a New ACO-PRO Division called ACO Pro Series Skins Cornhole for Season 19. It uses a skins game format where players earn “skins” (worth money) for each frame they win. There is a qualifying round using regular frame games to determine the 16 players who advance to the single elimination skins bracket.

Wikipedia: A skins game is a way of scoring used in some sports. In golf, players compete to win prize money on each individual hole. The idea started in golf but has also been used in disc golf, curling, and bowling.

And now this skins scoring has been used for a new game called ACO Pro Series Skins Cornhole.

Here’s how it works:

Each game is worth a total of thirteen 13 skins.

Each frame (round) of a game is equal to one 1 skin.

A player gets 1 skin by scoring more points than their opponent during that frame (no matter the scores).

Each skin has a dollar $ value (to be determined).

When a player reaches 7 skins, the game ends.

Both players can win money for each frame they play!

Format & Details for Players

Eligibility

  • All players considered ACO-PRO players will be invited to participate for free.

Schedule

  • The ACO-PRO Series will happen at a minimum of five major ACO events during Season 19. About one event every other month. Locations will be announced by August 7, 2023.
  • Any ACO-PRO players who want to participate in an ACO-PRO Series must be registered 11 days before the event by 11:59pm Eastern Time on the Sunday two weeks before.

Qualifying Round (Frame Games)

  • All registered ACO-PRO players will be given a start time on Friday to play a regular frame game. Note: Players can still participate in Women’s, Juniors, Seniors, and/or Blind Draw events.
  • Officials from ACO will keep score for all the frame games.
  • The 16 players with the best scores in their frame games will advance to the ACO-PRO Series Championship Skins Bracket on Friday afternoon.

Jerseys

  • Players who wear an ACO Season 19 Pro Jersey (Red, Black, or Blue) throughout the event (Qualifier and Championship) will participate for free.
  • Players who wear an ACO “Sponsor” Jersey throughout the event will participate for free.
  • Players/sponsors can purchase an ACO Sponsor Jersey through ACO which will have space for up to 3 sponsor logos of their choice ($750).
  • Players who want to wear a sponsored jersey of their choice will pay a $200 entry fee.
  • Players can wear any collared sponsored jersey (needs to be same style as ACO pro jersey but can have any sponsor logos printed – must have a 4″ ACO logo only on the right sleeve – must be approved).
  • NOTE: Sponsored jerseys cannot have logos of other national cornhole brands/companies.

Championship Seeding

  • The 16 players who advance from the Qualifying Round will be seeded (ranked) based on their score in the Frame Games. They will then be placed into a single elimination Championship bracket.

Championship Format

  • Each game is worth a total of thirteen (13) “skins”.
  • Each frame (round) of a game is equal to one (1) skin.
  • A player earns a skin by scoring more points than their opponent during that frame. It doesn’t matter if they outscore them by 10 points or 1 point, winning the frame gets one (1) skin.
  • Each skin will have a dollar value (to be determined).
  • If the frame is tied, then that skin carries over to the next frame, so the next frame is now worth two (2) skins.
  • Once one player wins seven (7) skins, the game immediately ends. That player wins and advances to the next round of the bracket.
  • The winner gets all the remaining skins out of the original 13.
  • An ACO official will keep score for all games, track how many skins each player earned, and tell players the value of upcoming frames.

Championship Payout

  • Each skin will have a dollar value (to be determined).
  • Example based on if each skin is worth $50:
  • If Player 1 wins the game 7 skins to their opponent’s 2 skins.
  • The remaining 4 unskins will be added to the winner’s total, so Player 1 gets 11 skins.
  • Player 1 will earn $550 (11 x $50) for that game and Player 2 will earn $100 (2 x $50).
  • All skins earned by a player will accumulate during all their games in the bracket.
  • At the end, each player will be paid based on the total number of skins they earned throughout the whole tournament.

Eligible Players

ACO-PRO players are allowed to compete in the ACO Pro Series Skins Cornhole event. Check back in August 2023 for an updated list of who is considered an ACO-PRO player.

The ACO-PRO Series Rankings will be based on two things:

  1. The total number of skins each player earned over the whole season. Each skin in the standings equals 12 points.
  2. Each player’s 3 best scores from the regular ACO Frame Games they played.

FAQ’s

What is the ACO Pro Series Skins Cornhole?

The ACO Pro Series Skins Cornhole is a new division introduced by the American Cornhole Organization (ACO) for Season 19. It uses a skins game format where players earn “skins” worth money for each frame they win.

Who is eligible to participate?

All players recognized as ACO-PRO players are eligible and will be invited to participate for free.

How does the qualifying process work?

There is a qualifying round using regular frame games. All registered ACO-PRO players will play a frame game, with the top 16 scores advancing to the Championship Skins Bracket.

How is the Championship Bracket structured?

The 16 qualifying players are seeded based on their qualifying frame game score. The Championship is a single elimination bracket, with each game worth 13 skins. The first player to 7 skins wins that game and advances.

How does the payout work?

Each skin earned is worth a predetermined dollar value (TBD). Players earn money based on the total skins they accumulate through the tournament from winning frames/games. Skins and money carry over from each round.

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