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Cornhole Rules

Updated on March 3, 2016

Like in any sports, cornhole game players have to observe some rules to make their play rewarding and fair. Starting from basic, cornhole rules mostly cover the court measurement, the pitcher’s box, foul lines, multiple cornhole courts, and indoor courts. The preceding rules are applicable in most kinds of cornhole events, whether for professional or amateur tournaments.

Cornhole rules about court measurement are in a way unique compared to other sorts of common games. The distance varies from the category of players; usually for junior players, it measures 20 feet from opposing boards and 24 feet for amateur or casual players.

A cornhole court is an angled area at 8 ft wide and at least 42 feet long. It consists of 2 boards, 4 designated pitcher’s boxes and foul lines.

The pitcher’s box on the other hand is a rectangle that measures 4 feet x 3 feet and is located at each end of the court on equal sides of every board, meaning having a total of 4 boxes. .

The cornhole foul lines are at the front border of every cornhole board. This is applicable to all approved or unofficial games. But for Junior and wheelchair players, foul lines are different. One may check out for the cornhole rules available for this category.

For indoor courts, official tournaments must a have a 15 feet perpendicular clearance from the lowest apparent barrier. Amateur play, be it official or not, must have 12 feet vertical clearance.

For multiple courts, a two-foot buffer area between the pitcher’s boxes of two matching courts is required. A total of 10 feet between boards set up side by side is allocated for this purpose.

.There are also cornhole rules or pitch distances. Professional players in official games must observe the distance of 27 feet between front edges of boards and 33 feet between centers of cornhole circles. For the casual play, 24 feet between front edges of boards and 30 feet between centers of cornhole circles. Finally for junior or wheelchair play, 20 feet between front edges of boards and 26 feet between centers of cornhole circles.

Further, corresponding guidelines for the cornhole equipment board and bags especially for official games must be observed. Details as to the distance, width and length measurement, type of wood, paint, and construction of the board are pretty much available online. The description of acceptable fabric, stitch, size and weight are available for free as well. It only takes a curios mind to know how cornhole is enjoyed by following the simple rules.

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      speedbird 

      7 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks cornhole boards for your comments. I really appreciate and hope you will enjoy the cornhole game.

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      7 years ago

      I am new blogger and I've read the cornhole rules... Thank for letting me know the rules..As of now I am new on this game..

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