Number of Players

A team consists of 4-12 players. A minimum of 2 players (from the team’s league roster) is needed to start and/or continue a game. There are no co-ed minimums for this league.

Game Length and Structure

Each match will be 25 minutes. A match consists 16 frames.

**Games are played with cumulative scoring – NOT typical subtraction scoring**

 Ex. A team gets 3 on the board and the other team has 1 on the board. The score for that round will be 3 and 1. The scores for each round will be added up and the highest score wins the game.

A regular season game can end in a tie

**PLAYOFFS ONLY** In the event that the match is tied, both teams will play 3 frames (12 pitches each) with the highest score winning. If teams are still tied, each will play 2 frames (8 pitches each) until there is a winner.

GENERAL CORNHOLE RULES

Starting the Game

Each team should have teammates on opposite sides of the board facing each other. The home team will throw first. All 8 bags will start on one end and players will alternate throws between the two opposing teams until all 8 bags have been thrown. The team that scores the most points in the frame will have honors and throw first in the next frame.

Player Rotation

All four players are allowed to play during each game. Teammates may rotate who throws during each game in the match.

Basic Gameplay

There are 8 bags on each court and a team is designated 4 bags of the same color. Players may throw from anywhere behind the foul line (see foul line). Each game will consist of 16 rounds. A team will win the match with the highest cumulative score after 16 rounds

**Games are played with cumulative scoring – NOT typical subtraction scoring**

 Ex. A team gets 3 on the board and the other team has 1 on the board. The score for that round will be 3 and 1. The scores for each round will be added up and the highest score wins the game.

Scoring

The object of the game is to score points by throwing beanbags onto, or through the hole of, the Cornhole Board opposite from you.

  • Landing the beanbag through the hole – 3 Points
  • Beanbag knocked into the hole by another bag – 3 Points
  • Landing the beanbag on the board – 1 Point
  • Beanbag half on the board -1 Point
  • Beanbag half on the board and touching the floor- 0 Points
  • Landing the beanbag anywhere other than the board – 0 Points
  • Beanbags landing on the board after hitting the floor-0 Points and Bag removed from board
  • Beanbag resting on the board, then getting knocked off by another bag – 0 Points

Points are scored at the end of each frame, after both teams on the same side have each thrown four beanbags. After each team has thrown all four bags the teams will add up the points scored using cumulative scoring.

Foul Line

A foul occurs when a player’s foot goes past the edge of the front of the board during a throw. If a foot foul occurs, the player will get the bag back and have one more opportunity to throw the bag. If they go past the line again, the throw will not count.

Forfeits

Teams should report to the games at least 15 minutes before their scheduled starting time of the match. A game will be ruled a forfeit if any of the following occur:

  • No one from one of the teams is present at game time.
  • The minimum number of players are not present (2).
  • Improper conduct by one or more players on any team.