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 Memorial Stadium and the top three placing teams in each homecoming division will receive points. All boards and bags will be provided. Games will be self-refereed by teams and judges walking around the playing area.

Register to Participate

Who Can Participate

Any organization may enter one team of two to compete for points in their respective category. Additionally, teams of two not representing an organization, can sign up to compete on a first-come-first-serve basis in a separate bracket. 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. Teams must check in at least 10 minutes in advance of their first game. If a team is not present by their starting time, they will be disqualified from the tournament and the opposing team will automatically advance to the next round.
  2. Once checked-in, 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.
  3. 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.
  4. An inning is completed each time all eight bags are thrown, after which score is recorded using the “cancellation” scoring method described below.
  5. The first team to 21 points wins the game. Scores are reported to event volunteers.

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: 300 points | 2nd Place: 250 points | 3rd Place: 200 points | Participation: 150 points