Montco Corn Hole League Rules

Montco Corn Hole League Rules

Mike Campo
Updated Feb 24

February 24, 2019

Official Montco Social Corn Hole League Rules

Our first and most important rule is to have fun! Like all recreational sports, everyone comes out for a good time, this is a co-ed corn hole league so please exercise sportsmanship!

Teams & Player Submitting a Roster:

Each team must submit a roster with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 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 first week of play.
No player who is not on your roster and signed a waiver form may play in the league.
Only fostered players will be eligible for playoffs
Each team must complete the online registration and provide a team name. Registration fees per team is $60 and due on March 7th. Fees are used for rental of the facility and prize money.

Players’ Functions and Responsibilities
A. Report to the games in a timely manner.
B. Be responsible for the actions of the team.
C. Keep up the speed of play.
D. Ensure all trash is discarded and cornhole “play” areas are clean.

Safety
Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Participants often do not take their own safety and the safety of others into consideration when having fun. It is our priority as public servants to be safety-conscious and to take precautions in order to help protect the players, spectators from injury. Please be observant and aware of unsafe situations or hazards, and correct them yourself or immediately notify the league.

The Game:
A game is made up of frames wherein each team rotates tossing their team's 4 bags until all bags (8) have been tossed towards the opposite board.  At the conclusion of each frame, the score is calculated and added to the team's net total. A winner is determined when a team reaches or surpasses 21 at the conclusion of a frame.  Number of frames played varies per match.

Set-Up:
Each court consists of two boards spaced 22 feet apart front-to-front and two sets of 4 bags.  Boards will be measured by the league prior to the first scheduled game time. All boards and bags are provided by league

Schedules and Game Time:
All games will be played on Thursdays, from 7:30 - 9:30 PM. The league will commence March 7th, 2019 will end May 9th 2019. Based on team registrations, some teams could play two matches per night.

The schedule for each week is posted on the schedule page at www.playpass.com/montco-cornhole  Each match consists of three games. Play time for the match is 45 minutes from the scheduled match time.
** The league reserves the right to extend or shorten the season due to rain outs.

Points and Scoring System:
The object is to be the first team to reach or surpass 21 points. Points are scored by landing a tossed bag on the board (1 point) and by having a tossed bag drop into the hole (3 points). Once all eight bags have been tossed, players calculate the points scored per team.  The team with the higher number of points is award the point difference. Prior to each game, the teams will be given a score card which needs to be signed by both teams and returned back to the league at the end of the match. Score cards will not be accepted the following day and both teams will forfeit their match.

Ways To Score
0 points will be awarded for the following:
- for any bag that touches the ground
- Any bag that bounces on the ground and lands on the board
- Any hitting the ceiling is disqualified.

1 point will be awarded for the following:
- Any bag that is on the board
- Any bag that is hanging into the hole
- Any bag that is hanging on the edge but not touching the ground

3 points will be awarded for:
- Any bag that goes through the hole

Scoring Discrepancies:
All scoring discrepancies need to be taken to the league immediately.  The league will make the final ruling on all discrepancies.  Please remember, we are out here to have fun!  At the end of the day, it is just cornhole with friends!

Beginning a Match:
The captains begin the match with a coin flip or playing rock, paper, scissors. The winner determines who gets the first throw and which side of the boards they prefer to throw from. In the playoffs, the higher seeded team has those privileges.

Tossing:
After the first frame (See Beginning a Match), the team that scores the most points per frame tosses first in the next frame.  If no points are scored, the last team to score points in a frame tosses first.

Knocking Opponents Bags Off Boards:
This is a risky strategy some players like to use.  It is fair game.

Violations Resulting in Bag Being Removed from Board:
Bags may be removed from board if the player crosses the foul line before releasing the bag, the bag hits the ground and bounces onto the board, or the bag strikes an object such as a tree limb, indoor ceiling, person, etc.

Winning:
The first team to reach a minimum of 21 points at the end of a frame wins the game. If both team reaches 21 at the end the frames, they continue to the next frame and team with the higher score wins the game.

Playing Court:
Players may stand anywhere to the left or right of the board but must stay on that side for the entire match.  Court area is anywhere behind the front of the board.  Teammates stand at opposite boards but must play on the same side.

Foul Line:
The foul line is located at the front of the board. All players must toss from behind the foul line. If a player crosses the foul line on his or her toss, that toss does not count, and they cannot toss that bag again.

Player Requirements and Substitutions:
A minimum of 2 players per team must be present to play. (We recommend teams of 3 to 4 players to ensure enough players each week.) You may substitute registered players at the end of each game. No substitute allowed during the game. If a player arrives late, they cannot substitute or enter in the middle of a game.

Scheduling:
Regular season is a total of 10 weeks Plus 1 week for playoff. . Upon registration, you commit to ten weeks of cornhole. We do not reschedule matches once the schedule has been posted before the season begins.

Forfeits:
Each match is allotted 45 minutes to play three games.  A team will forfeit their match if at least two players do not show up within 10 minutes of their scheduled playing time. If a team shows up within the allotted 10 minutes, that team will not receive extra time to play, and must complete the match in the remaining 45 minute allocated match time.

If a team is “no-shows"/ they forfeits their match. If a team is a “no-show” three times in one season, they will forfeit their registration and the remainder of the season.

Team Rankings:
Rankings are calculated based on the total overall points.   Each team can earn a total of 5 points per match (3 games), points are allocated as follow: A win receives 1 point per game and a loss receives 0 points per game.  The winner of the match ( 2 of 3 games) will receive an additional 1 point while the loser will receive either 0 point. If a team wins all three games they receive 1 additional point.

Playoffs:
All teams will participate in playoffs! There will be two playoff  brackets ( Winners & Losers) Based on team registration, top 10 teams based on overall total points will play in the winners bracket. Bottom 10 teams will play in the loser bracket. In order for a player to play during the playoffs, you MUST be listed as a player on the team's official registration/roster and not have an outstanding invoice.  No substitutes are allowed during playoffs.

The North Penn ELKs grounds is a SMOKE free facility. Cash bar is available, BYOB is not allowed. Any offensive will lead to team disqualification and removal from league without any refunds.

Prizes:

TBD based on team registrations. Prize details will be provided prior to March 7th.

Prize money will be distribute to 1st & 2nd place in playoff Winners bracket.

Weekly prize (TBD)

Montco Social Corn Hole League - North Penn Elks Club
Location: North Penn Elks Club. 2737 Trewigtown Rd. Hatfield. Email questions to montcocornhole@gmail.com