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What is cornhole you ask?

The game is similar to horseshoes, except that you toss corn filled bags at ramped wooden platforms that are 27' apart from front end of platform to front end of platform. Cornhole is a seemingly silly game that becomes insanely addictive after only a few games. Basically the game consists of throwing corn filled bags at a ramped board with hole in it. 1 point is scored for landing on the face of the board, 3 points are scored for putting the bag in the hole. Play continues until a player or team reaches the score of 21.

Equipment

The cornhole board surface should be 2' x 4' and the front end should be 4" off of the ground. A 6" hole, centered 9" from the back and 12" from either side. Place on a flat surface 27' apart (front to front). There should be 8 bags, 4 bags of each color. Each bag should be 6" by 6" and have 14-16 oz of corn inserted into each bag.

Scoring

  • 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 a cornhole bag that is hanging off the front edge and is resting on a cornhole bag that is    on the ground.
  • 0 points for a cornhole bag that is hanging off the front edge and is touching the ground.

    **If a bag hits the ground then bounces up onto the board then that bag should be taken off the    playing surface before any more bags are thrown.
  • The points cancel each other out. Example: If team A gets 2 bags on the board and 1 bag in the hole    (5 points) and team B gets 3 bags on the board and 1 bag in the hole (6 points) team B would get 1    point.
    1. The team with the highest round score, adds the difference of the two scores to their game score.
    2. The team who wins the round is given honors to throw first in the next round.
    3. If both teams have the same round score then the game score stays the same and honors stays with    the team who had it the previous round.
    ~OPTIONAL~
    Close games must be won by 2 points. For example, if at the end of an inning one team is winning 21-20, the match must continue until one of the two teams ends an inning up by at least 2 points in the score (the match would end, for example, if one team ended the inning winning by a score of 23-21, but not by a score of 21-20).

    Gameplay

    Cornhole matches are broken down into innings or frames of play. During each inning, every player throws four bags. A player may deliver the bag from either the left or right pitcher's box, but, in any one inning, all bags must be delivered from the same pitcher's box. It is possible that both players can throw from the same pitcher's box. Also, the player gets a three foot box to throw in. Each player must deliver the bag within twenty seconds. The time starts when the player steps onto the pitcher's box with the intention of pitching. The player who scored in the preceding inning pitches first in the next inning. If neither pitcher scores, the player or team who pitched last in the preceding inning pitches first in the next inning.

    Cornhole can be played as either doubles or singles. In doubles play, four players split into two teams. One member from each team pitches from one cornhole platform and the other members pitch from the other. The first side of players alternate pitching bags until both players have thrown all four of their bags, then the players pitching from the opposing cornhole board continue to alternate in the same manner until all four of their bags are delivered and the inning or frame is completed. In singles play, two players play against each other. Delivery is handled in the same manner as doubles play. Both palyers pitch from the same cornhole platform and alternate their pitches until all of their bags have been pitched, completing the inning or frame.

    The good thing about cornhole is, there are many ways to play. "House Rules" are usually the standard. I don't have a time limit nor do we have the skunk rule. We like to have fun, PERIOD!



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