Rules and Nightly Schedule

The Rules

Last Revised: December 30, 2020


I. THE CORNHOLE EQUIPTMENT

  • Cornhole boards should be placed on a flat surface 27 feet apart (front to front).
  • The cornhole board surface should be 2′ x 4′.
  • 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.


II. CORNHOLE HOUSE RULES

  1. Normal cornhole scoring and order of play is followed. All rules not explicitly stated below fall under the ACO official rules linked HERE.
  2. Teammates MUST stand across from each other (meaning one teammate will be on the left side of their board while the other teammate is on the right side of theirs).
  3. Games are won by the first team to score at least 21 (not exactly) OR by whichever team has the most points after 15 minutes.
  4. Any bag that has come in contact with the ground must be removed from the board immediately and no points are awarded.
  5. A player may ask for a board to be straightened only at the end of a turn and only with the approval of the opponent.
  6. If a player throws out of turn, that bag is removed from the board and the opposing team throws twice in a row.
  7. A cornhole player may throw from anywhere behind the front of the cornhole box they are throwing from.
  8. If a player foot faults (the player’s foot goes past the foot foul line) and the opponent addresses it verbally, the throwing player’s bag is considered dead and removed from the board. The non-offending player may choose to replace any affected bags as close to their original position as possible or leave them as they are.
  9. A bag is considered thrown if the player makes their “final step” and the bag comes out of their hand. If a bag is dropped before the “final step”, it does not count as a throw.
  10. At the end of each round, the cornhole team with the highest round score, adds the difference of the two scores to their game score.
  11. The cornhole team who wins the round throws first in the next round. If both cornhole teams have the same round score then the game score stays the same and the first throw is taken by the team who threw first in the previous round.


III. HOUSEKEEPING RULES

  • All games will be played with the league’s boards and bags. Please do not bring your own bags or boards.
  • Because games are played inside, face coverings must be worn during all games and when social distancing is not possible.
  • Games are played to 21 or the time limit. Teams do not need to score exactly 21 to win (If a team has 19 points and scores 3 points in the next round, that team wins even though they have 22 points)
  • At the end of each game, leave all 8 bags on the top of one of the boards.
  • Once the game ends, the winning team texts the score of the game and results are uploaded to a spreadsheet.
  • Games need to start and end on time. When the horn goes off to signal the end of 15 minutes one of two possible scenarios may happen:
    1. If the game is in the middle of a turn – all players who are currently throwing bags finish that round and the score from that round counts towards the final score.
    2. If the horn goes off and no one has thrown a bag on the current turn, the turn does not happen, and the game ends with the score as is.


IV. SUBSTITUTIONS

Subs are allowed for any corn hole game (excluding playoffs).  If you are not feeling well, or have any COVID symptoms, please stay home and find a sub for yourself.  Our ask is that subs are close to the skill level of the player they are subbing for.  Obviously this is impossible to enforce so please do your best to keep the integrity and environment of the league as fair and competitive as possible.


V. NIGHTLY SCHEDULE

  • Each team will play four games every night, with games lasting a maximum of 15 minutes each.
  • The schedule for the night will be as follows:
6:30 – 6:40Warm up
6:40 – 6:55Game 1
7:00 – 7:15Game 2
7:15 – 7:25Devotion
7:30 – 7:45Game 3
7:50 – 8:05Game 4