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    Inaugural Women's Flag Football League Champs!

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Premier Co-ed Sports Cornhole Rules



CORNHOLE RULES


GAME TIMES = 7pm and 8pm

GRACE PERIOD(s)

  • 10 minutes = no penalty ... arrive by 7:10pm and there's no penalty
  • 11-20 minutes = 1 game penalty ... arrive by 7:20pm and you're down 0-1
  • 21-30 minute = 2 game penalty ... arrive by 7:30pm and you're down 0-2
  • 31+ minutes = forfeit
  • Second Match of Night = no grace period since everyone should be there already for the first match


TIME LIMIT

  • 1 hour, 15 minute time limit = allows ~15 minutes per game
  • No new games after 8:15pm (games started before 8:15 may finish, and matches tied 2-2 after 8:15pm may play "overtime" tiebreaker to 11)
  • Second match of the night has a 1 hour, 15 minute time limit from when it starts with the same 5th-game "overtime" tiebreaker rule.  

Foul Lines - The front edge of each board is the foul line. This applies to all sanctioned and non-sanctioned games.

Who pitches first - If seeds are in effect the higher seed has the honor of deciding who pitches first. If not, a coin toss or "rock, paper, scissors" works well. Position of players - the headboard has the red bags pitching on the left side of the boards and the blue bags on the right always. The players rotate pitching 4 bags then proceed to walk to footboard where the blue bags will be tossing from the left side of the board now and the red bags the right side. The pitcher must not go outside the designated pitcher's box during the process of pitching. The opposing player is to stand just behind their own pitcher's box while competitor is tossing.

Delivery of Bags - Every match is broken down into frames of play. During each frame of play each player must pitch all four bags. In Singles play, players alternate pitching until all 8 bags have been pitched, completing the frame. Players must deliver the bag within 15 seconds of stepping into the pitcher's box with the intention of pitching. 
TIP: Players can pitch with either hand; he or she does not have to use the same one throughout the game.

Pitching Rotation - The player who scored in the preceding frame shall pitch first in the next frame. If neither pitcher scores, the player who pitched first in the preceding frame shall pitch first in the next frame. (In Doubles and Singles play, players switch "Pitchers Boxes" after each game.) Players competing in a match will keep track of their own scores. Must write down scores of each game in match and winner of each match, match score sheet will explain. Once match is over sheet need to be delivered to scorer booth in corner of facility under big red American Cornhole banner.

Scoring Designations

  • Cornholes - A bag-in-the-hole (or Cornhole or Holer) is a bag thrown through the hole in the board. A bag can be pushed in by other bags from either player. 1 Cornhole = 3 points.
  • Woody or Boarder - A bag that is not in-the-hole but lands with any portion resting on the board. It may not touch the ground before landing on the board. If it does, it's called a "DIRTY" and must be removed from the playing surface before another bag is tossed. A bag hanging on the board surface but touching the ground as well is also a "DIRTY" and has no point value and should be removed from playing surface before play continues. 1 Woody or Boarder = 1 point.
  • Stanker or Foul Bag - A bag which is not a Cornhole or Woody, or a bag which was delivered in non-compliance with one of the rules of the game. It has no point value, scores as a "DEAD BAGGER" and is to be removed from the board surface before any more bags are pitched. Bags knocked into foul territory by a foul bag should be returned as closely as possible to their original position. This also applies to bags that are knocked into the hole by a foul bag. 1 Stanker or Foul Bag = 0 points.

The following rule violations, if spotted and called by a player or assigned judge, will result in the foul bag being declared a "STANKER" and removed from the court: 

  • Any bag pitched when the player has made contact with or crossed over the foul line before the bag is released.
  • Any bag pitched when the player has started or stepped completely outside the pitcher's box before releasing the corn bag. 
  • Any bag not delivered within the 15 second time limit. 
  • A bag pitched from a different pitcher's box than the first bag. 
  • Any bag that contacted the court or the ground before coming to rest on the board surface. 
  • Any bag which struck a previously defined object such as a tree limb, wire, indoor court ceiling, etc. 
  • Any bag that leaves a player's hand once the final forward swing of the toss has started shall count as a pitched bag. A bag that is accidentally dropped by a player before the final forward swing has started shall not be considered a "STANKER" and may be picked up and pitched. A player's bag shall be called a "STANKER" if the player removes it before the scoring of that bag has been agreed upon. A judge shall be called if a decision cannot be reached. The judge shall determine the scoring for the frame.

Protests - If a player desires to make a protest, the protest shall be made to the judge or tournament official at the time the problem occurs. The league comissioner/judge shall make the final ruling on all protests.

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