Cornhole Rules

GENERAL

WAIVER OF LIABILITY

  • All participants must agree to the waiver of liability. 
  • The waiver can be accepted on each participant player’s dashboard. 
  • A waiver must be signed for each league that is participated in.
  • All participants in the league assume the risk of injury.  The PSL, its volunteers, and employees shall not be liable for injury to person, loss or damage to personal property arising from or in any way resulting from participation in the league.

SPORTSMANSHIP

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.
  • Any behavior that is deemed violent, harassing, and/or inappropriate in any way, as witnessed by the umpire, referee, or PUMP/PSL staff, will result in the actions outlined in our Sportsmanship Policy.
  • A player who is ejected from a game must leave the premises immediately. Play will not resume until the ejected player has left.
  • Officials reserve the right to end a game at any point if the overall sportsmanship is out of line.
  • Captains are to be the team liaison to discuss any call or rule with an official during game play.

 

TEAMS

SUBMITTING A ROSTER

  • Each team must submit a roster with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 3 players.
  • No player may register for more than 1 team within the same league.
  • Rosters must be submitted and a waiver form must be signed before any player may take the field.
  • Rosters must be finalized and no changes are allowed after the 2nd week of play.
  • No player who is not on your roster and signed a waiver form may play in the league.
  • Only rostered players will be eligible for playoffs.

PLAYERS

  • A team consists of 2 players (no gender requirements).
  • A team may pick up a maximum of 1 player from another PSL team in the league to avoid forfeit.
    • If rostered players arrive late, they must be immediately inserted into lineup for the substitute players.
    • You cannot pick up substitute players for playoffs.

 

GAME SCHEDULE

START TIME

  • All matches will start at their scheduled time.
  • If a team does not have enough players to start the match by 10 minutes after the scheduled start time, they will forfeit the first game.
  • If enough players to start a game arrive between 10 and 15 minutes after the scheduled start time, the remaining 2 games will be played as scheduled.
  • Once 15 minutes after the scheduled start time has passed, the game is recorded as a forfeit and the teams are allowed to use the remaining time to practice or organize a pickup game.
  • Teams forfeiting 2 or more times during the regular season will be ineligible for playoffs.

GAME LENGTH

  • Each team plays 3 games per match.
  • Each game is played to 21 points.

 

RULES

PLAYING FIELD

  • Our cornhole locations will designate adequate space for indoor play or (weather appropriate) outdoor play.
  • Every effort will be made to have the cornhole boards set-up with 27 feet between the front edges of each board. When space constricts our ability to set-up with the standard size we reserve the right to shorten the distance.

GAME PLAY

  • Play consists of two teams of 2 with one player from each team standing on opposite ends.
  • Each team has 4 bags of one color.
  • All 8 bags begin at the same end.
  • At the start of the 1st game, one player from each team tosses 1 bag. The team closest to the hole throws first.
  • A player from the starting team tosses the first bag. 
    • When throwing, players must not step beyond the front of the board.
  • Play continues by alternating tosses between the 2 opponent players until all 8 bags have been tossed.
  • The winning team of each round tosses first in the next round.

SCORING

  • A thrown bag that lands on the board = 1 point.
  • A thrown bag that lands in the hole = 3 points.
  • Points cancel out.
    • e.g. If Team A has 5 points on the board and Team B has 2 points on the board, then Team A gets 3 points for the round and Team B gets 0 points.
  • The first team to 21 points wins.
    • Teams do not need to reach 21 by exact count; you can go over 21.
  • Any bags touching the ground or that hit the ground and bounce/roll onto the board do not count and should be removed from the board before the next toss.

 

PLAYOFFS

SEEDINGS

  • A single elimination tournament will be played on the final week of league play.
  • The number of teams to qualify for the playoff tournament will vary from season to season based on the number of teams registered.
  • Playoff seeds are based on win/loss record.

TIEBREAKERS

  • All teams tied in the standings will use the following tiebreakers, in order, to determine seeding:
    • Most regular season wins.
    • Head to head.
    • Most regular season matches won (best of 3).
    • Coin toss.

 

3-way tiebreakers: When 3 or more teams are tied; all teams will be ranked on the same criteria as opposed to knocking a team out then returning to the top of the tiebreaker list. Tiebreakers will be applied until all teams that are tied can be ranked using the same criteria. If the teams did not play one another in an even amount of games then “head to head” will be skipped.

 

 

Announcements

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PSL Spring Leagues are currently postponed due to Covid-19. Learn more on our blog. 

 

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PSL Staff's hours of league correspondence: 

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

*Note these are the hours that PSL staff is usually available for email and/or phone calls. We will do our best to respond to you as soon as possible and appreciate your patience. 

 

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