Rules

Official Cornhole Rules

Last Updated March 7, 2013

*Rules may be updated at any time

Teams –

     Everyone participating must be at least 21 years old by the first game of the league.  Players may not play for more than 1 team, including subsitute players.

Set-up

     The front of each box will be placed 27 feet apart from each other. An imaginary line going across the box will serve as the fault line. No team may cross the line when throwing. Any player crossing the line during a throw will be a fault and the toss will not count.

Game Play

Matches

     Teams will play the all 3 games in a match in the regular season. It does not matter if one team wins the first two (2) games. During playoffs, the team that wins 2 games in a match will move on.There will be no 3rd game played in the playoffs if one team wins the first two (2) games.

Games

     Teams will play Rock, Paper, Scissors to determine which team will toss first. Teams will alternate throwing in each round. The team scoring in the previous round will throw first in the next round. If no scoring occurs in the previous round, the team that scored last will throw first in the next round. Games are played until the first team reaches or passes 21 points.

Scoring

     Bags landing in the hole are worth 3 points, and bags landing on the board are worth 1 point.Any bag touching the ground before landing on the board or in the hole is will be disqualified and must be removed immediately. Teams may cancel out points from each other by landing their bags in the hole or on the board in the same round. There are no topping points. (Example - Team A throws a bag in the hole and Team B throws a bag in after. Those throws cancel out and no points are awarded.)

Forfeits –

  1. Any team, who forfeits their game/match for the week, must email Lehigh Valley Sport and Social by 10AM the day of the games to avoid a fine.
  2. Once a forfeit has been announced, Lehigh Valley Sport and Social will contact the captain of the other team by 12 noon the day of the game to have them inform their team.


Sportsmanship -*Sportsmanship to be determined at the discretion of the league official or Lehigh Valley Sport and Social Representative on site.

  1. All players on all teams MUST adhere to good sportsmanship.
  2. There will be escalating penalties for any player/team not using good sportsmanship.
    • First offense – asked to sit out for a few plays
    • Second (2) time being removed from a game, player will be finished for the game.
    • Any player ejected from the game/match, will be ineligible to play the following week.(In days where more than (1) game is played by a team,player will have to sit for game immediately following ejection).
    • Any player ejected twice (2) in a single season will be removed from the league and no longer eligible to play for the rest of the season.
    • Any player ejected in multiple leagues may be ruled no longer welcome in Lehigh Valley Sport and Social.
  3. Lehigh Valley Sport and Social will keep a running log of any incident that occurs.

Alcohol/Miscellaneous -

     Lehigh Valley Sport and Social supports and follows all rules at venues where games are played. There are NO GLASS CONTAINERS allowed at any venue which allows for the consumption of alcohol. Teams are expected to cleanup after themselves each week and throw out any garbage.

Venues Locations -

    Lehigh Valley Sport and Social will make every attempt to maintain dates, times,and locations of all games in a given league. There may be events outside of Lehigh Valley Sport and Social's control that will affect the league scheduling and result in a change in date, time, location, and number of games played in a given week.