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Types of Cornhole Tournaments


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Mountain Town Cornhole Tournaments in Utah

You go to enter your first cornhole tournament and run into a barrage of new terms and acronyms that you've never heard. Well good news, you're not alone. We'll break down some of the lingo so you know what you're looking at.


Types of Utah Cornhole Tournaments


BYOP Cornhole Tournaments

The acronym BYOP stands for "bring your own player." As the name entails, this is a typical doubles tournament where you'll sign up with a partner to play with.


Blind Draw Cornhole Tournaments

A blind draw tournament is a doubles tournament where you'll be assigned to a random partner. These are great tournaments to try out different cornhole bags and meet new players. No need to find a partner. Just show up and you'll be assigned one.


Switcholio Cornhole Tournaments

A switcholio tournament is another form of a blind draw. You don't need to find a partner as you'll be assigned one from the field of players who are there.


The difference between this two tournaments is you'll be assigned a new partner every round robin game you play. At the end of round robin, each player is seeded based on games results, statistics, and other potential factors. After seeding, your local director with assign teams.


This is another great event for players who are still figuring out what cornhole bags they like as you'll get to throw different bag types and pair up with a lot of different players.


Singles Tournaments

Singles tournaments are simply tournaments where you'll throw by yourself and from both boards in game.


Types of Utah ACL Cornhole Divisions


You've likely noticed there are different divisions at many cornhole tournaments. Each division is indicative of skill level/comfortability with the game. Here is a quick break down of cornhole divisions.


Open Division

The open division is the highest division of cornhole outside of the pro division. Open players are confident in their skills and want to play the best of the best. When local pro cornhole players play in local events, they play in the open division.


The open division is "open" to pros and amateurs.


Advanced Division

The advanced division slots in below open. Advanced players are also confident in their skills and knowledge of the game, however they'd rather no play pro players if they are at an event.


The advanced division is closed to pros and is the highest "amateur only" division. Note, many "open" divisions may be amateur only if no pros live in the area.


Competitive Division

Competitive players are comfortable in their skills and can throw with advanced players in some games. However, they may lack the consistency to compete at the advanced level and are still learning the intricacies of the game


Intermediate Division

Intermediate players are still learning the game of competitive cornhole and working on consistency in their game. This division ranges from brand new players to players who have played in a few tournaments.


Novice/Backyard Division

The novice division is generally players who are just getting started. They have often never played in a competitive cornhole tournament or in very few.


For more in depth information on cornhole divisions, click here.


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