Rules

Rosters

  • Team rosters are comprised of 2, 3 or 4 players.
  • Roster changes will not be allowed after week 2. 
  • If a player participates and is not listed on the roster, the result is a forfeit.
  • Players are not permitted to play in the Dingers, Slingers or Ringers Divisions on multiple teams at the same league location. (*Players can play on different teams in different divisions as long as they are in different league locations. Cannot be at the same league location.*)

Rescheduling and Forfeit Policy

  • We expect you to be here every week, but we do allow 1 match per season to be rescheduled.
  • If possible, we like matches to be made up in advance.  Let's say that you already know in Week 5 you are going to be on vacation.  You let the manager know, and coordinate with the other team to make up the match in Week 3 or 4.  Report the score to your manager in person before leaving.
  • For last minute circumstances, all reschedule requests must be made 48 hours in advance by emailing us at schedule@peachstatecornhole.com.  Put schedule in the subject.  We will inform the other team and schedule the match for the following week.
  • If you don't show up, and no attempt is made to reschedule your match, you forfeit.
  • Please communicate with us.  No one likes to show up and not have a match-up for the night.  We are working hard to create the best playing experience for everyone.

Field and Equipment

  • Official Peach State Cornhole boards and bags will be provided.
  • Each court consists of 2 boards and 8 bags.
  • Boards will be placed 27' apart, measured from the front of the board.

Object

The object of the game is to be the first team to reach 21 points. Three points are awarded if a bean bag is thrown in the hole; one point if on the board.

Terms

  • Round - A round is complete when all eight bags are thrown.
  • Game - Teams compete until one team reaches or exceeds 21 at the end of a round.
  • Match - The winner of the best of 3 games.
  • Side - The position of the player to the left or right of the board
  • End - The position of the player in relation to both game boards

How to Play

  • Begin the game with a coin flip or play rock, paper, scissors between the two captains. The winner gets the first toss and chooses the color of their bags.
  • Players may decide which side to stand on. If both players desire the same side, a coin flip will decide which player will stand on the left or right of the board. Teammates must stand on the same directional side.
  • After each game, all players must switch ends and stay on the same directional side
  • Players may only sub in and out between games, they may not sub in between rounds.
  • Teams alternate throws until all (8) bags are thrown
  • The foul line is defined by the front of the boards. All players' feet must remain behind the foul line when attempting a throw. Any foul line violation results in the bag thrown being removed from the board
  • The team that scores the most points in a round throws first in the next round.
  • If the round is tied, the last team to win a round throws first

Scoring

  • Scores are counted at the end of a around, once all 8 bags are thrown.
  • 1 point is awarded for any bag thrown that is on the board.
  • 3 points are awarded for any bag that drops through the hole.
  • If a bag touches the ground, it is not counted and should be removed.
  • The team with the most points wins the round and subtracts the other team's score from theirs. The difference is added to the team's score that won the round.
  • Example: After all 8 bags are thrown, the round is complete. The blue team scored 7 points and red team scored 4 points.  The blue team is awarded 3 points for that round (7 minus 4).
  • The first team to reach or exceed 21 points at the end of a round wins.
  • You are not required to win by 2 or more points.

Fouls

Players can request a protest or rule confirmation from a Peach State Cornhole manager at the time the problem occurs.  The ruling of the league manager is final with no exceptions.

Sportsmanship

Peach State Cornhole seeks to facilitate a relaxed, friendly atmosphere to play Cornhole.  Good sportsmanship is expected.  Making noise or motions that would distract your opponents or players on neighboring courts is prohibited. Continued unsportsmanlike behavior can results in forfeiture of games, and possible expulsion from the league.

Can't Find A Rule?

All rules not specifically defined in the above Peach State Cornhole Rules will be deferred to the Official ACO Rules of Play.


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