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CORNHOLE RULES

  • CORNHOLE RULES

  • The Cornhole Boards should be placed on a flat surface 27 feet apart (front to front).

  • Cornhole board surface is 2′ x 4′.

  • The Cornhole Bags:

  • There should be 8 bags, 4 bags of each color. Consisting of 2 teams.

  • Each bag should be 6 inches by 6 inches and have 1 pound of corn inserted into each cornhole bag.

  • Cornhole Game Play:

  • Two teams of two people, termed partners, shall play. Partners shall stand at opposite cornhole boxes on the same side, from the perspective of a third person, and face each other, so there is no advantage given to one team.

  • Each cornhole team shall have 4 bags of one color.

  • All 8 bags begin at one end.

  • Coin flip determines which team has honors in round one.

  • One of the partners on the team who has honors shall begin play by throwing a cornhole bag at the opposite cornhole box.

  • Player throws from anywhere behind the front of cornhole box they are throwing from.

  • Game continues by alternating throws between the two opponent players until all 8 cornhole bags have been thrown.

  • If a cornhole bag hits the ground then bounces up onto the board, that bag shall be taken off the playing surface.

  • Next round starts when the other cornhole player on the team, which has honors, throws their first bag.

  • Cornhole game continues until one team reaches 21 or more points.

  • Cornhole Game Scoring:

  • Score taken after all cornhole bags have been thrown for a round.

  • Points shall be given as follows:

    • 3 points for a cornhole bag that goes through the hole.

    • 1 point for a cornhole bag that is on the playing surface.

    • 1 point for a cornhole bag that is hanging into the hole.

    • 1 point for a cornhole bag that is hanging off the edge but not touching the ground.

    • 0 points for a cornhole bag that is on the playing surface, but also touching the ground.

    • 0 points for cornhole bag that is hanging off front edge and is resting on a cornhole bag on the ground (unless cornhole bag on the ground can be removed without making the hanging bag fall to the ground, then one point is given).

  • The cornhole team with the highest round score, adds the difference of the two scores to their game score.

  • The cornhole team who wins the round is given honors to throw first in the next round.

  • If both cornhole teams have the same round score, game score stays the same and honors stays with the team who had it the previous round.

  • Cornhole Game Fouls:

  • A foul occurs when any of the following happens-

  • Cornhole player's foot goes past foot foul line, termed a foot foul.

  • A player goes out of turn.

  • Player who caused the foul loses the throw when the foul occurred and the bag shall be removed if it landed on the playing surface.