Rules

General Cornhole Rules
Playing Area
  •  Two Cornhole platforms should be placed on a flat surface, with the front edges 27 feet apart.
  • The pitching areas are located on either side of the box, with the foul line being the line parallel to the front edge of the platform.
  • A player may toss from anywhere behind the front of the platform from which they are throwing, but all turns should be taken from the same side of the platform as the first toss.

Playing Equipment

  • The 
Cornhole
 platform’s 
playing 
surface 
is 
24″
x
48″.
  • The
 front
 end 
should 
be
 4” 
off
 of 
the 
ground.
 The
 rear
 of
 the 
platform
 should 
be
12”
 high.
  • The hole
 in 
the
 cornhole
 platform
 should 
be 
a
 6”
 hole,
 centered 
9”
 from
 the
 back
and
 12” 
from 
either 
side.
  • The
 bags 
should 
be 
made 
from 
duck
 canvas,
 and
 may
be
 any
 color
 that
 is
 easy 
to
see
 during 
Cornhole
 play.
  • Each 
bag 
is
 filled
 with 
approximately
 2
 cups 
of 
feed
corn.
 Finished 
bags 
should
 be
a
 minimum
 of 
6″ 
X 
6″
 square
and
 weigh 
between 
14
 and
 16
 ounces.
  • The
 game
 should 
be 
played 
with 
8 
bags. 
Each
 team
 will 
have 
4 
bags, 
all
 of
 the
same
 color, 
usually 
a
 color 
easily
distinguishable 
from
 the 
other 
team’s
 bags.
Scoring
  • 3 
points 
‐
 a
 bag
 that
 goes 
through 
the 
hole 
completely.
  • 1
 point 
‐
 a
 bag
 remains
 on
 the 
playing 
surface,
 a
 bag 
that 
is
 hanging 
into 
the 
hole,
 but
does 
not 
fall 
completely
  • through, 
a 
bag 
that 
is 
hanging 
off 
the 
edge 
of 
the 
platform, 
but 
does 
not 
touch 
the
 ground.
  •  0 
points 
– 
a 
bag 
that 
hits 
the 
ground 
before 
coming 
to 
rest 
on 
the 
platform, 
a 
bag 
that 
is
  on 
the 
playing 
surface,
  • but 
is 
also 
touching 
the 
ground 
or 
another 
bag 
that 
lies 
on 
the 
ground, 
a 
bag 
that 
is 
 hanging 
off 
the 
front 
edge
 and 
is 
resting 
on 
a 
cornhole 
bag 
that 
is 
on 
the 
ground.
  1. A
 bag 
that 
bounces
 on 
to 
the
 board
 should
 be
 removed
 before 
the
 next 
player 
tosses.
  2. Scoring
 is
 done 
by 
cancellation.
 The
 difference
 of
 both 
teams’
 scores
 is 
the
 score 
given
to
 the 
highest
  3. scoring 
team. 
If
 both
 teams
 score
 the
 same 
amount,
 no
 team
 will
 receive
 any
 points.
Game Play
  • In 
Cornhole 
doubles 
play 
partners
 shall 
stand 
at
 opposite
 cornhole
 boards
 on
 the 
same
side. 
In
 singles 
play
 both 
players 
will 
throw 
from
 the
 same 
board.
  • Each 
team 
will 
have 
4
 bags
 of
 one
 color; 
all
 8 
cornhole
 bags 
begin 
at 
one
 end.
  • If 
an 
agreement 
cannot
 be
 made
 as to 
which 
team
 shall 
take
 the 
first 
turn 
of 
the 
game, 
a
coin 
flip 
will 
suffice.
  • The 
first 
team
 will 
then 
begin 
by 
throwing 
a 
cornhole
 bag 
at 
the 
opposite 
platform.
  • Teams 
take 
alternate 
throws 
until 
all 
8 
cornhole 
bags 
have 
been 
thrown. 
Teams 
then
count 
the
 points 
scored
 during 
the 
round.
  • After 
scoring, 
the 
teams 
on 
the 
opposite 
end 
will 
then 
take 
their 
turns 
in 
the
 same
manner.
The 
team 
scoring
 the
 most 
points 
in 
the 
previous 
round 
will 
throw 
first 
to
 start 
the 
turn.
  • Play 
continues 
until 
either 
team
 reaches 
the 
21 
points.

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