CORNHOLE RULES

CORNHOLE RULES

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GUIDING BODIES

United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC)
8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #107. San Diego CA 92111
Tele. (858) 571-9919; FAX. (858) 571-1641; E-mail: uspfcinfo@cpaf.org

American Cornhole Organization (ACO) 208 Locust St., Milford OH 45150
Tele: (513) 965-8687
Site: americancornhole.com

EVENTS
UNISEX DOUBLES 18+

OFFICIALS

Sport Coordinator

One umpire is suggested during the semi-final and final matches.

During the preliminary matches, competitors may fulfill these duties, except when the matches involve another competitor from the same team or agency or any other known conflict.

PERSONNEL
A knowledgeable Director shall be onsite to oversee the tournament.
Schedule Keeper: Maintains court schedule and match results. Also serves as site check-in clerk.

MEDICAL

Basic medical supplies, such as a first aid kit will be provided by the Host at each venue. Communications shall be available at each venue and preparations made in case it is necessary to summon emergency services.

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FACILITY
Courts: Standard court layout will be used.

The facility should have seating areas for spectator viewing.

EQUIPMENT

8 Bags per court – 4 each of two different colors. Each bag is made from two fabric squares with double stitched seaming. The bags should be made from a durable fabric. Each bag measures roughly 6” by 6” and weighs 15 to 16 ounces.

BRACKETING

Tournament formatting will be determined based on amount of teams registered. If under 10-Teams, Pool play may be used. If over 10-Teams double-elimination tournament may be used.

SCHEDULING
Entire tournament will begin and conclude in one day.

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SCORING

• Traditional 21: The game shall be played to the pre-determined number of twenty-one (21) points. The first player/team to reach (or exceed) that amount at the conclusion of a frame is the winner.

• Frame – A frame consists of a player pitching his/her four bags from one board to another. Players must pitch all four bags from the same side of the board in a frame.
• Woody – Refers to any cornhole bag that has been pitched and remains on the cornhole board playing surface at the conclusion of the frame.

• Cornhole – Refers to any cornhole bag that has been pitched and passes through the cornhole board hole at anytime within the frame.

• Foul Bags – Refers to any cornhole bag that has not been determined as a “woody” or “cornhole”, or was designated a foul bag as the result of rules violation. Bags contacting the ground before reaching the playing surface and bags pitched when a player has crossed the foul line are Foul Bags. If a foul bag lands on the playing surface or comes to rest touching the ground and the board, it must be removed immediately.

• Cancellation Scoring: The approved method of scoring for the sport of cornhole is “cancellation” scoring. In cancellation scoring, the points of one player cancel out the points of their opponent. Using this method, only one player/team can score in each frame.

• Woody: Each woody is worth one (1) point
• Cornhole: Each cornhole is worth three (3) points
• Example: Red achieves one (1) woody and two (2) cornholes

Blue achieves two (2) woodies and zero (0) cornholes 7 points – 2 points = Red scores 5 points for that frame

GENERAL SPORTS RULES for Cornhole

Doubles Play:
• Team A competes against Team B – each team is comprised of two (2) people.
• Each team will stay in their designated lane for the whole game.
• Players at the headboard will alternate pitching bags until each player has pitched all four (4)

of his/her bags.
• Players at the footboard will take score and resume pitching back to the other cornhole board.

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AWARDS

A maximum of 12 sets of medals (1st through 3rd place) will be required. USPFC will advise you of the number of sets needed based on total entries, plus a reasonable margin.

ATTENTION COORDINATORS
THE GENERAL RULES APPLY TO ALL SPORTS.

YOU MUST BE FAMILIAR WITH ITS CONTENTS.

PRECISE RESULTS MUST BE FORWARDED
TO THE HOST COMMITTEE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THIS SPORT

The USPFC Director assigned to your sport is knowledgeable and experienced in providing assistance during the preparation and running of the sport. Questions, a detailed accounting of your preparations, and any area requiring approval of the USPFC shall be submitted in a timely
manner to this USPFC Director.

The USPFC Directors want to work with you to make your sport a success.

PLEASE USE THE USPFC DIRECTORS AS A RESOURCE.

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