Cornhole Rulesdead accurate but shortened down from the novel like length of the official rules

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The "court"Where do the boards go, where do you throw from?

Boards MUST be separated by exactly 33 feet from hole to hole when playing on regulation sized 2x4 boards. When playing with tailgate sized cornhole boards you separate the holes by 32 feet.

Players throw 4 bags each from beside the boards. Players may not set a foot in front of the boards.

Cornhole Boards

The boards need to be a foot high at the back and 2.5 inches in the front. The cornhole needs to be 6 inches in diameter and 9 inches from the top of the board as measured from the center of the hole. The cornhole must also be 12 from either side of edges of the board, again as measured from the center of the hole.

The sides of the board should be solid wood. The only way you should be able to get to the bag is through the hole. This prevents mis-scoring. Note* Chi-town boards are built only this way - no peg leg boards for our customers.

Tournament play boards should be 24x48 inches 2x4 feet. Tailgate sized boards should be 2x3 feet.

Cornhole Bags

Cornhole bags ought to be made from canvas. Each team should have 4 bags of a single color. Opposing teams should not use the same color bags. Each cornhole bag needs to be minimally 6x6 inches and weigh in 14 to 16 ounces (about a pound).

Game Play

Cornhole is played in either singles or doubles. In reality it is always doubles. In this configuration team mates stand at opposite boards. The points winner of the last round throws the first bag. Throws are alternated between the cornholers until each player on a side has thrown four bags. Once this is complete scores are tabulated.

Scoring

Scoring is done by the cancelation method. Bags from opposing teams in the cornhole cancel one another. Bags from opposing teams on the board cancel one another. Bags in the hole are worth three points. Bags on the board are worth one. Bags touching the ground either before or after touching the board or hole are not counted.

Example: team A has 1 in the hole 2 on the board and 1 on the ground. Team B has 1 in the hole 1 on the board and 2 on the ground. In this case A has 3pts + 1pt + 1px = 5pts where team B has 3pts + 1pt = 4pts. The score for the round is then A's points subtracted by B's points i.e 5pts - 4pts leaving A with 1pt for the round.