What Division Should I Be Playing?

 One of our goals at Cornhole Idaho is to grow the game of cornhole for all division players.  We have a great community of experienced players BUT we want to include all skill levels.  Believe me, it's no fun getting beat 21-0 time after time.  Therefore, many of our events will include MULTIPLE DIVISIONS for both our singles and doubles tournaments.  That way, you can play with people at your skill level.  What's the difference? 


Note: Tournament and League committees have the final say on division placement.

CHI/ACL Division Descriptions

ACL Pro

ACL Pro means that you have achieved the highest skill level in the sport and have accepted the terms laid out by the ACL to become an ACL Pro.


ACL Pro players must play in the Pro division at Nationals and the Advanced division at Regional and Conference events. 


(Dekaround Range: 91 – 120)

Advanced

Anyone can play in the Advanced Division knowing that this is where the best of the best will compete at the Regional and Conference level (*note at the National Level Pro’s will no longer participate in the Advanced Division). This division offers maximum points towards player rankings. There can certainly be top level players in the Advanced Skill Level who have not yet earned/accepted the ACL Pro Player Title.


This player can execute sliding the bag and airmailing the bag as needed. Player fully understands game strategy and likely plays and practices on a regular basis. 


(Dekaround Range: 91 – 120)

Competitive

The Competitive Division is intended for players who are good, but not quite ready for the Advanced level. For areas that have a lot of depth at the top end of players, it makes sense for a Director to offer Advanced and Competitive Divisions for Local, Regional and Conference tournaments.


This player fully understands game strategy, but may struggle with consistency. At times this player looks like they can beat anyone, but then in a subsequent game or round can struggle. Player is at a high Competitive level and should work towards getting better by challenging Advanced level players. 


(Dekaround Range: 71 – 90)

Intermediate (formerly Social)

The Intermediate Division is for players that enjoy playing casually but are competitive enough to beat the Novice level players. Players can enjoy the sport and events without having to play the top players.


This player has a feel for the distance needed to toss the bag, but can be erratic in getting the bag to consistently be in the middle of the board. This level of player is working on developing a consistent pitch. 


(Dekaround Range: 51 – 70)

Novice (formerly Tailglate)

The Tailgating Division is intended for beginners and large events that have a lot of Intermediate players.


This player has limited experience with the game and usually has very little control over where the bag is going. 


(Dekaround Range: 0 – 50 points)

ACL Bagger Levels

What Bagger Level Are You?

 

  • 1 Bagger – This player has limited to no experience with the game. There is very little control over where the bag is going and the bag often misses the board. This player should only compete in social / backyard events and there is nothing wrong with playing casual games with friends and family to start the improvement process. (Dekaround Range: 0 – 30 points)


  • 2 Bagger – This player has a feel for the distance needed to toss the bag, but is erratic in getting the bag to consistently hit and stay on the board. Typically, this level of player is in the beginning stages of developing a consistent throwing motion that can be repeated. Player should play in the social division and start challenging themselves by playing against Competitive level players. (Dekaround Range: 31 – 55 points)


  • 3 Bagger – This player has started to develop some consistency when tossing the bag. They have a basic understanding of game strategy but have yet to master all the different types of throws including the airmail shot needed to excel and compete at the higher levels. Players at this level may hit the occasional 4-bagger but their consistency is not what an advanced player shows. (Dekaround Range: 56 – 70)
  • 4 Bagger – This player fully understands game strategy, but may struggle with consistency. At times this player looks like they can beat anyone, but then in a subsequent game or frame can struggle. Player is at a high Competitive level and should work towards getting better by challenging Premier level players. (Dekaround Range: 71 – 90)


  • Premier – This player can and wants to compete against anyone. This player can execute sliding the bag and airmailing the bag as needed. Player fully understands game strategy and likely plays and practices on a regular basis. (Dekaround Range: 91 – 120)

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Dekaround

What in the heck is a Dekaround?

 Dekaround Average is the average of your latest 10 dekarounds.

  • 1 round = 4 bags
  • 12 pts max per round
  • 10 rounds = 1 dekaround
  • 1 dekaround max is 120 pts
  • ACL stores and Averages the most recent 10 dekarounds scored

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