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FRIDAY & SATURDAY September 10-11, 2021. ACO Columbia Major - Season 17, cornhole tournament hosted by the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Registration Deadline: Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 12:00am EST.

ACO Columbia Major - Season 17
Columbia, SC
September 10-11, 2021
 
Location:
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln St
Columbia, SC 29201
 
South Atlantic Conference
Commissioner - Ryan Labelle
Player Cap: 256
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ACO Preferred Players Choice Hotel:
 
Hilton Columbia Center
924 Senate Street
Columbia, SC
$149 per night plus tax and parking
Call in: 803-744-7800 – Group Rate: Cornhole Tournament
 
Hampton Inn
822 Gervais St
Columbia, SC
$136 per night plus tax and parking
Call in: 803-231-2000 – Group Rate: Cornhole Tournament
EXTENDED Deadline: Sep. 7th, 2021
Use this link to book either hotel: https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/...
 
Hilton Garden Inn Columbia Downtown
1200 Pickens Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Rate: $129 per night plus tax
Deadline: 8/27/2
Hotel Phone Number: 803-227-3400 Group Code: AC
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WORLDS POINTS EARNING DIVISIONS
 
SENIORS/WOMENS SINGLES
• Friday 9:30am
• $30 entry/ ($40 walk-up)
 
JUNIORS SINGLES
• Friday 9:30AM
• FREE
 
PIPFALL SPONSOR TOURNAMENT
• Friday 10:30am
• $10/$15/$20 - see ticket details
 
BIG BLIND DRAW
• Friday 1:00pm
• $20 entry – Walk Up ONLY
 
COED
• Friday 4:00pm
• $30 per team/ ($40 walk-up)
 
BYOP QUAD BLIND DRAW – NO WORLDS POINTS
• Friday 7:00pm
• $20 per person ($40 per Team) – Walk Up ONLY
 
WORLD SINGLES
• Pool Play: Saturday 9:00am
• Main Bracket: Saturday at 2:15pm
• $40 entry/ ($50 walk-up) *See important notes
 
WORLD DOUBLES
• Pool Play: Saturday 12:00pm
• Main Bracket: Saturday at 5:30pm
• $80 per team/ ($100 per team walk-up) *See important notes
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PURSE
• OVER $5000 GUARANTEED PURSE FOR MAJORS:
• $2,000 Purse for Singles Division
• $2,000 Purse for Doubles Division
• $1,000 Pro Bonus for 1st Place Singles (Must hold a current ACO Pro status to be eligible)
 
ACO PRO'S - SEASON 17 
To be eligible for the $1,000 PRO BONUS - for 1st Place Singles - it is required for you to wear your preferred ACO Pro jersey or ACO Major Champion jersey or an ACO garment if needed during Singles play only
•50% Payout for Womens, Seniors, Co-Ed (Purse is based on “online registered players” as of the 11:59pm the Sunday before the event)
•50% Payout for Big Blind Draw and BYOP Quad Blind Draw – Walk Up Only
•See the Payout Chart page on________Link coming soon ___ to see the payout breakdown for Singles and Doubles
•Trophies – For all divisions 1st place winners except Big Blind Draw and BYOP Quad Blind Draw and Tiers.
•All “World Singles” players registered by the 4th Sunday prior to the major will received a FREE T-Shirt starting with ACO Enid Major 9/17/21.
•Prize Jersey: A player during ACO Season 17 will have the opportunity to win an ACO Purple Prize jersey by winning any division except Big Blind Draw and BYOP Quad Blind Draw at any Major during that Season. However, if a player wins multiple Majors during the year, they will not receive an additional jersey until the end of the Season. At the end of Season 17 the ACO will create an additional Multiple Championships Purple Prize jersey for those players winning division titles at more than one Major during the Season. These Purple Prize Jerseys with patches of all the different Majors they won titles at will be delivered to the players prior to the World Championships for that Season. A player will only be eligible to win a maximum of two FREE Purple Prize jerseys. The player can request purchasing additional prize jerseys for a fee of $75.00 plus $10.00 shipping.
 
IMPORTANT NOTES:
•ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS - for all Divisions at 11:59pm the Sunday before the event
•Walk-ups for World Singles and World Doubles Divisions is ONLY available for players/teams who have ZERO points earned for the season
•Walk-ups for all other Divisions if space available
•No refunds on tickets after the Friday at 12PM week of the event. Request must be emailed to tkandler@americancornhole.com no later than Friday at 12PM.
•ACO Membership is not required for participation in any Division; however, non-members will NOT be eligible to earn points or purses unless they obtain an ACO Membership PRIOR to the start of the tournament. See the registration desk to activate your ACO Membership.
•No outside food or beverage allowed. Violations will result in removal from the premises. NO REFUNDS
•ACO branded apparel will be required in all Divisional championship matches (live stream). If a player does not have ACO gear, then it will be provided.
 
BASIC SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY & SATURDAY
 
SCHEDULE: Friday
 
Gates Open at 9:00AM
 
9:30AM
• Seniors
• Womens
• Juniors
 
10:00AM
• PIPFALL Sponsor Tournament
 
1:00PM
• Blind Draw Division
 
4:00PM
• Coed
 
7:00PM
• BYOP Quad Blind Draw
 
SCHEDULE: Saturday
 
Gates Open at 8:00AM
 
9:00AM
• World Singles Pool Play
 
12:00PM
• World Doubles Pool Play
 
1:30PM
• Tier 3 Singles Bracket for players in 7th place tie spots
 
2:00PM
• Tier 2 Singles Bracket for players in 7th place tie spots
 
2:15PM
• Singles Main Bracket
 
4:30PM
• Tier 3 Doubles Bracket for players in 7th place tie spots
 
5:00PM
• Tier 2 Doubles Bracket for teams in the 4th place and 5th place ties spots
 
5:30PM
• World Doubles Main Bracket
 
10:00PM to 1:00AM Closing Party
General Terms

AMERICAN CORNHOLE ORGANIZATION VIDEO RELEASE
 
By becoming an American Cornhole Organization member or purchasing a ticket or entry to any American Cornhole Organization event; You are giving physical permission to the American Cornhole Organization and its affiliates the rights of your image, and video or still, and of the likeness in sound of your voice as recorded on audio or video tape. Your image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published, or distributed for ANY USE and You waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product. You also waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of your image or recording.
 
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American Cornhole Organization Prohibited Conduct

American Cornhole Organization may, in our sole and absolute discretion, immediately terminate a your membership privileges if we believe that you have engaged or are engaging in certain conduct, or have been alleged to have engaged in certain conduct, including, without limitation, conduct involving harassment, discrimination, violence, intimidation, criminal activity or moral turpitude of a nature which, in American Cornhole Organization’s sole and absolute discretion, reflects or could reflect unfavorably upon the reputation of American Cornhole Organization.  Such a termination will be effective immediately and shall be without refund of any membership fees and/or ticket purchase fees.  In the event of any such termination, American Cornhole Organization will use our best efforts to notify you/the member of such termination. No terminated member may participate in any American Cornhole Organization events, nor shall any terminated member identify himself or herself as being a member of or being in any way affiliated with American Cornhole Organization.

Refund Policy
 
NO REFUNDS on tickets after Early Registration Deadline which will be 2 Sundays prior to the event.

Request must be emailed to registration@americancornhole.com 

 

Cancellation Policy
In the event of cancellation, your funds will be refunded EXCLUDING all service and processing fees.
Item Transfer Policy
Unable to transfer your ticket to another player nor to a future event.
 
See refund policy.
Miscellaneous Policies
Any questions regarding your tickets - please email registrations@americancornhole.com

**The major schedule is always subject to change