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rules of cornhole

The Rules of Cornhole 


Equipment:

8 Bags, *ACA recommends bags made with duck cloth, filled with feed corn to 14-16 ounces. 


Two Boards, *ACA sanctioned that Cornhole Tournaments should be played with a wood board as opposed to plastic or other surfaces. Board also needs to be smooth/sanded texture.


Set Up:  Laying out your cornhole court is simple, but a tape measure is very handy. First off, find a flat, large, surface to play on. The front of the boards needs to be 27 ft apart, facing each other, with the hole of the board towards the outside of the court.  Each team has a pitching box to use.  These boxes differentiate when you have a team of one or two. (Covered in Step 3) The pitching boxes are to the right or left of the boards, never having your feet going over the front edge of the board. (Foul Line)


Playing Corn Toss: If you have 4 people playing, you toss from the pitcher's box across from your teammate. In a game of 2 people, each player pitches from the same side as their opponent, switching after each round. All eight bags begin at one side of the court. Alternating throws between the two opponents on that side. If the teams tie in a round, the previous winning team gets to go first again. The game continues until one team reaches 21 points.


Fouls: Stepping over the foul line at the front of the bags board.

           Throwing out of turn.

Scoring:
The score shall be taken after all eight cornhole bags have been thrown for a round. 
Points shall be given as follows: 


      A. 3 points awarded for bags that land in the hole.

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

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

      D. 1 point awarded for bags hanging off the edge of the board, but not touching the ground.

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

      F.  0 points for a cornhole bag that is hanging off the front edge & is resting on a cornhole that               that is on the ground. (unless the cornhole bag on the ground can be removed without                     making the hanging bag fall to the ground, then 1 point is given).


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

The corn hole team who wins the round is given honors to throw first in the next round.

If both corn hole teams have the same round score then the game score stays the same & honors the team who had it the previous round.