Homecoming Cornhole Competition Rules

Homecoming Cornhole Tournament
Coordinated by the Homecoming Committee

Description

Teams of two representing a single organization can sign up to compete against other pairs of two in the classic lawn game of cornhole (a.k.a. bags). Games will take place in the Cather-Pound Greenspace and the top three placing teams will receive points. All boards and bags will be provided. Games will be self-refereed by teams and judges walking around the playing area.

Who Can Participate

Any organization may enter one team of two to compete for points in their respective category. Points are only awarded to the top three teams in each category that sign-up for the event via this registration and represent an organization.

Rules

  1. Each team will play rock, paper, scissors, where the winner picks to pitch first, or a side of the field to play from. Each team will stay on their side for the whole game.
  2. One player on each team will pitch, alternating pitches between teams until each player has pitched all four of their bags. The team that is losing is first to pitch each inning.
  3. An inning is completed each time all eight bags are thrown, after which score is recorded using the “cancellation” scoring method described below.
  4. The first team to 21 points wins the game. Scores are reported to event volunteers.

Safety & Risk Mitigation

  • Only participants and event facilitators will be allowed to attend the event.
  • Face coverings will be required for all participants and facilitators.
  • Teams will use the same bags throughout the tournament, and teams will be encouraged to only handle their own bags.
  • Cornhole boards will be sanitized with disinfectant wipes between each game.

Scoring

The approved method of scoring for the sport of cornhole is “cancellation” scoring. In cancellation scoring, the points of one player cancel out the points of their opponent. Using this method, only one player/team can score in each inning. Possible points are as follows:

  • Bag In-The-Count (Woody) – Any bag which comes to rest anywhere on top of the board. Each is worth one (1) point.
  • Bag In-The-Hole (Cornhole) – Any bag which is thrown through the hole or knocked through the hole by another bag. Each is worth three (3) points.
  • Foul Bags – Any bag that does not land on the board, or in the hole. Worth zero (0) points.

Point Allocation

1st Place: 200 points | 2nd Place: 150 points | 3rd Place: 100 points | Participation: 75 points