Did you get talked into running a Cornhole Tournament at the company picnic? Trying to keep everyone entertained at this year's family reunion? Here is some information that might prove useful.
The easiest tournament to run is a Single Elimination Tournament. Individual players or teams of two players compete against each other in separate Cornhole games. If an individual or team wins their game then they continue in the tournament. If they lose then they are eliminated from the tournament. Winning individuals or teams continue to play each other until a winner is determined.
What You Need
Cornhole Boards - Well...this seems kinda simple but how many board sets is a different story. The number of boards you need will depend on the number of players/teams you have participating in your tournament. The more borads you have available the faster your tournament will progress. Boards should be placed 27 feet apart (board front to board front)
We've created a few printable brackets that might prove helpful in organizing your tournament. If nothing else they are a great starting point in keeping your tournament organized.
- 4 Team/Single Elimination Bracket - View/Download
- 8 Team/Single Elimination Bracket - View/Download
- 16 Team/Single Elimination Bracket - View/Download
- 32 Team/Single Elimination Bracket - View/Download
- 3 points for a cornhole bag that goes through the hole.
- 1 point for a cornhole bag that is on the playing surface.
- 1 point for a cornhole bag that is hanging into the hole.
- 1 point for a cornhole bag that is hanging off the edge but not touching the ground.
- 0 points for a cornhole bag that is on the playing surface, but also touching the ground.
- 0 points for a cornhole bag that is hanging off the front edge and is resting on a cornhole bag that is on the ground.
- 0 points for a cornhole bag that hit the ground prior to landing on the playing surface.
The team with the highest round score, adds the difference of the two scores to their game score.
The team who wins the round is given honors to throw first in the next round.
If both teams have the same round score then the game score stays the same and honors stays with the team who had it the previous round.
A cornhole players foot goes past the foot foul line. (front of the board)
A player goes out of turn. The throw where the foul occurs is voided. If the bag is on the board remove it would be removed.
- In doubles play partners stand at opposite Cornhole boards on the same side of the board.
- Each cornhole team has 4 bags of one color.
- All 8 cornhole bags begin at one end.
- A coin toss determines which team begins round one. This team also chooses which side of the boards they will set up on.
- The team that won the coin toss begins play by throwing a cornhole bag at the opposite cornhole board.
- A player may throw from anywhere behind the front of the cornhole board on the side they are throwing from.
- Alternate throws between the two opponents until all 8 cornhole bags have been thrown.
- If a cornhole bag touches the ground then bounces onto the board it would be removed since it would not count.
- Count the points scored during the round. If no team has reached 21 points then the next round is played until a team reaches 21 points.
- The team that scores the highest number of points in the previous round will throw first in the next round.
Winning The Tournament
Whichever player or team wins the final game will be crowned the winner of the tournament!