FREDERICK AREA
CORNHOLE CHARITY TOURNAMENT

The Rules of Cornhole
The Cornhole Boards:
1. Should be placed on a flat surface 27 feet apart (front to front).
2. The cornhole board surface should be 2' x 4'.
The Cornhole Bags:
1. There should be 8 bags, 4 bags of each color.
2. Each bag should be 6 inches by 6 inches and have 1 pound of corn inserted into each cornhole bag.

Cornhole Game Play:
1. Two teams of two people, termed partners, shall play. Partners shall stand at opposite cornhole boxes on the same
side, from the perspective of a third person, and face each other, so there is no advantage given to one team.
2. Each cornhole team shall have 4 bags of one color.
3. All 8 cornhole bags begin at one end.
4. A coin flip shall determine which cornhole team has honors to go first, which color of bags they want to use and
choose sides of the boards. During tournament highest seed will have honors to throw first and pick which side of the
board they want to throw from as well as color of bags.
5. One of the partners on the team who has honors shall begin play by throwing a cornhole bag at the opposite
cornhole box.
6. A cornhole player may throw from anywhere
behind the front of the cornhole box they are throwing from as long as
they stay on their side of the box.
7. Game continues by alternating throws between the two opponent players until all 8 cornhole bags have been thrown.
8. If a cornhole bag hits the ground then bounces up onto the board, that bag shall be taken off the playing surface.
9. The next round starts when the other cornhole player on the team, which has honors, throws their first cornhole bag.
10. The cornhole game continues until one team reaches
21 or more points. (ROUND ROBIN GAMES WILL BE TO 15)

Fouls:
1. A foul occurs when any of the following happens.
2. A cornhole players foot goes past the foot foul line, termed a foot foul.
3. A player goes out of turn.
4. The player who caused the foul loses the throw when the foul occurred and the bag shall be removed if it landed on
the playing surface. If the bag thrown when a foul is committed moves another bag which is on the board, the other bag
should be put back where it was before hit by the bag thrown during the foul. This includes if a bag is knocked into the
hole, it should be pulled out and put back where it was.

Scoring:
1. The score shall be taken after all cornhole bags have been thrown for a round.
2. Points shall be given as follows.
•A. 3 points for a cornhole bag that goes through the hole.
•B. 1 point for a cornhole bag that is on the playing surface.
•C. 1 point for a cornhole bag that is hanging into the hole.
•D. 1 point for a cornhole bag that is hanging off the edge but not touching the ground.
•E. 0 points for a cornhole bag that is on the playing surface, but also touching the ground.
•F. 0 points for a cornhole bag that is hanging off the front edge and is resting on a cornhole bag that is on the ground
(unless the cornhole bag on the ground can be removed without making the hanging bag fall to the ground, then one
point is given).
3. The cornhole team with the highest round score, adds the difference of the two scores to their game score.
4. The cornhole team who wins the round is given honors to throw first in the next round.
5. If both cornhole teams have the same round score then the game score stays the same and honors stays with the
team who had it the previous round.