Cornhole Rules

Length of Game


The Cornhole / Corn Toss match shall be played until the first team of contestants reaches (or exceeds) 21 points at the completion of an inning. The winning team does not need to win by two or more points.


Cancellation Scoring


In cancellation scoring, corn bags in-the-hole and corn bags in-the-count (on-the-board) pitched during a game cancel each other out. Only non-cancelled corn bags are counted in the score for the set (4 tosses).


A Hole-In is a corn bag which is thrown through the hole in the cornhole platform or otherwise comes to rest inside the cornhole platform (knocked in by another player or an act of God). Has a value of three points


A corn bag in-the-count (on-the-board) has a value of one point. For a corn bag to be in-the-count, it must not touch the ground or any other portion of the court prior to coming to rest on the cornhole platform. If a corn bag touches the ground before coming to rest on the cornhole platform, it is a foul and must be removed from the cornhole platform prior to the continuation of play.


Each individual contestant shall deliver the corn bag within 20 seconds. The time shall start when the contestant steps onto the pitcher's box with the intention of pitching. If both contestants use the same pitchers box to deliver their corn bag, gentleman rules apply.  Do not push or fight but gentle teasing is permitted. 


Pitching Rotation During The Game


The contestant who scores most recently goes first. It is easier to keep track of and keeps games closer allowing for more defensive cancelling.


If a bag is tossed out of turned it is void.  If it contacts/disrupts bags that are already in scoring position they must be returned before play continues.