New Adaptive Cornhole Division Announced

New Adaptive Cornhole Division Announced

The American Cornhole Organization (ACO) Announced New Adaptive Cornhole Division for players with disabilities during Season 19. This division allows disabled players to earn ranking points and compete for trophies and jerseys.

New Cornhole Division for Players with Disabilities!

A new doubles division for players with disabilities to earn points is coming to the ACO Season 19 Tour and World Championships.

Event Location: Owensboro, Kentucky

Date: Saturday, January 6, 2024

Registration Opens: 4:30 PM Rules Review: 5:30 PM Competition Starts: 6:00 PM

Maximum of 32 teams can participate.

Entry Fee: $40 (you need a coupon code) You can register on-site if there are still spots available.

Details To register for free, use the promo code: Adaptive

About Membership, Format, and Details

The membership fee is $25. However, for the first Season 19, it is free.

Click on this link to get your membership.

When you checkout, use the Discount Code: Adaptive

This will allow you to get the membership for free during Season 19.

Getting Started with ACO Adaptive

You can become an ACO Adaptive Member for free this season.

Click on this link to get your free membership.

  • The regular membership fee is $25, but it’s FREE for the first Season 19.
  • Use the Discount Code “Adaptive” when you checkout.

After you sign up:

  • You will receive an ACO Adaptive Membership Number via email within 24 hours.
  • You will also get a welcome letter by email within 24 hours.

What You Get with an ACO Adaptive Membership

  • You can take part in the ACO Adaptive Doubles Division at certain major ACO events during the season.
  • You can win trophies and jerseys in the Adaptive Doubles Division.
  • You can play in the Adaptive Doubles Division at the ACO World Championships of Cornhole event.

Points, Rankings and World Championships

  • Players in the Adaptive Doubles division can earn points.
  • There will be a separate ranking specifically for the Adaptive Doubles division.
  • The top 64 ranked teams in the Adaptive Doubles division will be invited to compete at the ACO World Championships of Cornhole event.

Where to Play and Entry Fees

  • For Season 19, there are currently two major ACO events that will have Adaptive Doubles tournaments. More events may be added later in the season.
  • The entry fee is $40 per team, or $20 per individual player.

Rules and Format

The rules are the same as regular ACO tournaments, except for these changes:

  • The cornhole boards will be placed 25 feet apart instead of 27 feet.
  • All players must compete while sitting in a wheelchair.
  • Players without disabilities can also compete, but they must use a wheelchair too. Regular chairs are not allowed.
  • The wheels of the wheelchair (the part touching the floor) cannot cross the front edge of the cornhole board during the throw.

Checking the ACO Adaptive Rankings

To see the ACO Adaptive Rankings:

  1. Go to the Rankings Page.
  2. Click on the “Doubles” tab.
  3. From the pull-down menu, select the “Adaptive Division”.

This will show you the current rankings for the ACO Adaptive Doubles division.

Link to Rankings Page

FAQ’s

Who is eligible to compete in the Adaptive Doubles division?

Both players with disabilities and players without disabilities are allowed to compete in this division. However, all players must use a wheelchair during competition.

What is the cost to join the Adaptive division?

For Season 19 only, ACO is offering free Adaptive memberships by using the promo code “Adaptive” at checkout. The regular $25 membership fee will apply in future seasons.

How do the Adaptive rules differ from regular cornhole rules?

The main differences are the board separation is 25 feet instead of 27 feet, all players are in wheelchairs, and the wheelchair wheels cannot cross the front of the board foul line.

How are rankings determined for the Adaptive division?

Players earn ranking points based on their performance in Adaptive Doubles events. There is a separate ranking specifically for this Adaptive division.

What is required to qualify for the ACO World Championships in Adaptive Doubles?

The top 64 ranked teams in the Adaptive Doubles division at the end of the season will receive an invitation to the World Championships event.

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