For the discriminating player...

Rules

 

Cornhole rules and court layout

 

Dimensions:

Cornhole boards measure 24" x 48".

The hole is 6" in diameter, centered 9" from the top, 12" from each side.

The front of the board is 4" from the playing surface to the ground.

The back is 12" from the playing surface to the ground.

The boards are spaced 27’ apart from regulation play.

Cornhole bags are 6" square, made of 12 ounce duck cloth, and filled with 16 ounces of dried corn.


 

Players Box:

 

The throwing area is a 3’x4’ rectangle on each side of the cornhole board. Players must throw from within this area and cannot step over the foul line.

The throwing area is a 3’x4’ rectangle on each side of the cornhole board. Players must throw from within this area and cannot step over the foul line.

The most common way of playing cornhole is with teams. Two teams of two players, playing against each other. One player from each team will be positioned at opposite boards.

A coin toss will be used to determine who throws first, which side of the boards a player will throw from, and which end will the player be stationed.

Each player will throw 4 bags in alternate fashion. An inning is complete when all 8 bags have been thrown and scored.

 

Scoring:

A team wins when they are the first to score 21 points.

A team wins when they are the first to score 21 points.

A team earns 1 point for a bag landing on the board, 3 points for a bag landing in the hole. A bag hanging in the hole only counts for 1 point. If a bag hits the ground before landing on the board, it does not count and must be removed from play.

The score for the inning is the difference between the two team totals.

For example, if after the 8 bags are thrown, Team A has 2 bags in the hole and 2 on the board, they would have a total of 8 points. Team B has 1 bag in the hole and 3 bags off the board, for a total of 3 points. Team B’s score would be subtracted from Team A’s score. The points for the round would be 5 and awarded to Team A.