Directions Sign In
0

Sign up for email updates from Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo

Home > Get Involved > Contests & Entertainment > Benton Franklin Fair Cornhole Championships > Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations


Venue

Outside (rain or shine)

Doubles Play

In doubles play, one player from each team pitches from each end of the field. Teammates must be standing directly across from each other. See the above example.

Pitching

• Each player will play with (4) Cornhole bags (supplied by the association)

• Players must pitch the bags with an under-hand release

• Player’s feet must remain within the pitcher’s box at the time of releasing the bag

• Players take turns pitching their bags (one player at a time) until each player has pitched all (4) bags

Points

Cornhole Bag In-The-Hole – A Cornhole bag in-the-hole (or Cornhole) is a bag which is thrown through the hole in the Cornhole board or otherwise comes to rest inside the Cornhole board (knocked in by another player or an act of God). A Cornhole bag in-the-hole has a value of 3 points.

Cornhole Bag In-The-Count – A Cornhole bag that is not in-the-hole but lands with any portion of the bag resting on the Cornhole board is in-the count (sometimes called on-the-board). A bag in-the count has a value of 1 point. For a bag to be in-the-count, it must not touch the ground or any other portion of the court prior to coming to rest on the Corn Hole board. If a bag touches the ground before coming to rest on the Cornhole board, it is a foul and must be removed from the Corn Hole board prior to the continuation of play.

Cornhole Bag Out-Of-The-Count – A Cornhole bag which comes to rest anywhere except in-the-count or in-the-hole is out-of-the-count and has no scoring value. A bag which is declared to be a foul is considered to be out-of-the-count (no matter where it comes to rest) and must be removed from the Cornhole surface prior to the continuation of play.

Cancellation Scoring

In cancellation scoring, the points of one player cancel the points of the other player. In this method of scoring, only one player/team can score in an inning.

• Example 1:

➢ Red Team achieves 2 in the count (2 points) and 1 in the hole (3 points) – Blue Team achieves 1 in the count (1 point) and 1 in the hole

(3 points) >> 5 Red Team points – 4 Blue Team points = 1 Red Team point for that inning

• Example 2:

➢ Red Team achieves 0 in the count (0 points) and 1 Cornhole (3 points) – Blue Team achieves 3 in the count (3 point) and 0 cornholes (0 points) >> 3 Red Team points – 3 Blue Team points = 0 Team points for that inning

Honors

The team that scored points in the previous inning has the honor of pitching first in the next inning. If no score was made, then the player/team who pitched first in the previous round shall retain first pitch in the next inning.

Play to 21

Team points are added in each inning to add to the team’s total score. The game is played until one team reaches the score of 21 points or more. The winning team does not need to win by two or more points. However, the game cannot end in the middle of an inning. So, if a team pitches and reaches or exceeds 21 points, the other team is allowed to pitch all of their bags until the inning is completed.

If the Cornhole game is tied at the end of the 25-minute period, the game will enter into a “sudden death” game and continue until one team scores more points than the other.


Still have questions? Call or text them to 509-539-1661
Back to
Top
Tickets