Official Cornhole Rules

Team

  1. Team rosters shall include a minimum of 3 players, but there is no gender requirement.
  2. Each round shall be played by only 2 players.  Each round teams can alternate between players. There is no gender requirement, but every player present must play in at least one round per game.
  3. Players may not substitute for each other during a round. Only after a round is complete may players trade out.
  4. All players must be registered with the League to play with the team. Unregistered substitutes are not permitted. Any team found to be playing with an unregistered player will receive a 10 point penalty each Match and the unregistered player will be removed.  Multiple Illegal Players will lead to a forfeit.  In the Playoffs, any team with illegal players will suffer a forfeit.
  5. Team Captains reserve the right to do a Roster Check of the Opposing Team if there is suspected illegal players. 
  6. Late Registration: a team may add players to the roster through the 2nd scheduled match provided the team captain approves with the league fee pro-rated for the remainder of the season. All players must be formally registered with the League and paid in full prior to playing.

Time

  1. Each game will be 45 minutes in length. Teams will complete as many rounds as possible in that allotted time period. The team with the most rounds won in the time period will be declared the winner.  If a round is in progress at the 45 minute-mark, the team ahead will be declared for that Round.
  2. No new Round can start after 40 minutes.
  3. Game scoring is kept up by team captains.  League Officials will handle any score discrepancies and/or will address teams that are stalling or slow playing.

Rules of Play

  1. In Everplay Cornhole, there is no "bust" rule.  The first team to 21 wins.  
  2. In cases where a team gets to 21 while both teams are still in turn, and the opposing team can still catch up or overtake the lead, both teams will finish throwing their bags and the team with the highest score will win.  If tied, the match is a tie and a new game will start.
  3. Cornhole rules not mentioned here will refer to rules used by the American Cornhole Organization. Those rules can be found here: http://americancornhole.com/aco-official-rules-for-the-sport-of-cornhole/
  4. Each game ending score will be recorded by a League Official.

Officiating

  1. All questions of rule play will be directed to the League official.
  2. Unsportsmanlike conduct, including but not limited to, throwing sandbags out of play, conducting yourself in an inappropriate manor, or excessive taunting shall be grounds for ejection. The League official has ultimate say.

Equipment

  1. All equipment, including boards and sandbags shall be provided by the League.

Playoffs

    1.   Playoff Games will be a Modified Single Elimination, Best of 3 format and will be for qualifying teams over 1 night.  No bust rule is still in effect.  First team to 21 wins the match.  If a match is tied, it goes to sudden death.

Forfeits

  1. Teams must be ready to play and meet game start requirements at the posted game time. Each team must have at least 2 Players in attendance to not forfeit.  After 5 minutes, the score will be 2-0, after 10 minutes it will be called 4-0.
  2. If neither team is ready to play, both teams shall forfeit.
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