Cornhole

BUFFALO CORNHOLE LEAGUE RULES

  • Remember, this is a social League. Keep a relaxed attitude, meet some new people, and have a good time.
  • There should be equal playing time for all Players, regardless of gender.
  • You always need your T-Shirts. They are our only way of identifying you and not wearing them will affect your standings!
  • Please treat our referees with respect.
  • Referees will be judging your Sportsmanship; it's best to be gracious whether you're winning or losing.
  • Any aggressive behavior will not be tolerated and may result in suspension or expulsion from our Leagues.
  • Please be on time. We recommend showing up at least 15 minutes early to avoid any confusion and the chance of forfeiting.

Number of Players

A team consists of 4 players. A fifth player is accepted though not encouraged. A minimum of 2 players (from the team's league roster) is needed to start and/or continue a game. There are no co-ed minimums for this league.

Game Length and Structure

Each match will be 45 minutes. A match consists of 2 games to 21. In the event that the match is tied 1-1, both teams will play 2 frames (8 pitches each) with the highest score winning. If teams are still tied, each will play 1 frame (4 pitches each) until there is a winner. Cancellation scoring will not be used.

Substitutions

If a team is short of the required number of players in a regular season game, they may invite players from other teams within the division. Subs from within the division are subject to the Game Coordinator's discretion. Teams can only invite enough Subs from within the division to meet the maximum number of players allowed (4). If players from a team's roster arrive late, the Subs from within the division must rotate out. Subs from outside the division are allowed, but must register per the policy.

Starting the Game

Each team should have 2 teammates on opposite sides of the board facing each other. The home team will throw first. All 8 bags will start on one end and players will alternate throws between the two opposing teams until all 8 bags have been thrown. Teams will alternate who throws first per team.

Player Rotation

All four players are allowed to play during each game. Teammates may rotate who throws during each game in the match.

Basic Gameplay

There are 8 bags on each court and a team is designated 4 bags of the same color. Players may throw from anywhere behind the foul line (see foul line). A game will continue until one team reaches 21 points first.

Scoring

The object of the game is to score 21 Points by throwing beanbags onto, or through the hole of, the Cornhole Board opposite from you.

  • Landing the beanbag through the hole- 3 Points
  • Beanbag knocked into the hole by another bag - 3 Points
  • Landing the beanbag on the board - 1 Point
  • Beanbag half on the board -1 Point
  • Beanbag half on the board and touching the floor- 0 Points
  • Landing the beanbag anywhere other than the board - 0 Points
  • Beanbags landing on the board after hitting the floor-0 Points and Bag removed from board
  • Beanbag resting on the board, then getting knocked off by another bag - 0 Points

Points are scored at the end of each frame, after both teams on the same side have each thrown four beanbags. Every team has the opportunity to score on every throw; cancellation scoring is not in effect.

If teams are tied at 21 at the end of a game, both teams will play 2 frames (8 pitches each) with the highest score winning. If teams are still tied, each will play 1 frame (4 pitches each) until there is a winner.

Foul Line

A foul occurs when a player's foot goes past the edge of the front of the board during a throw. If a foot foul occurs, the player will get the bag back and have one more opportunity to throw the bag. If they go past the line again, the throw will not count.



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