CORNHOLE LEAGUE RULES

THE GAME

A game consists of frames. Each team rotates throwing their bags until all bags are thrown to the other side, at which point, the frame is complete. Each frame consists of calculating the difference of all the bags on the boards and in the hole at the end of the frame per team. The net points is kept track of from each frame. Example: Team A scores 8 points in frame 1 and Team B scores 2 points in frame 1. This would mean that Team A would receive 6 points for that frame and would also be the team to throw first in the next frame. The object is to be the first team to reach 21 points by either trowing the bag onto the board (1 point) or in the hole (3 points). Board will be placed approximately 27 feet (front to front) from each other. This distance is placed out by the league manager. Cornhole boards and bags will be provided. Each court consists of 2 boards and 8 bags.

BEGINNING OF THE GAME

Begin the game with a coin flip or play rock, paper, scissors between the two captains. The winner determines the end from which play will start and gets the first throw. In the playoffs, the higher seeded team has those privileges. Players may not cross the foul line, which is located at the front of the board. All players must throw from behind this line.

TEAM SIZE

A minimum of 2 players per team must be present to play each week. We require signing up a team minimum of 4 players per team to make sure enough people show up each week. There are also no gender requirement rules in cornhole. While 4 players is the minimum you may have as many players on the team as you choose. You can always sub people in each night too! Substitutions can happen after a frame. If a player arrives during play, they may only join their team after a frame. All players must wear an ATXSA league shirt or an ATXSA Championship shirt. 2 points will be awarded to the opponent for each player checked in without the ATXSA shirt in the first set.

SUBSTITUTIONS

There is no limit on the amount of substitutions per team and can be done after the completion of each frame. During the course of the regular season teams are allowed to “pick up” players that are not on their roster in order to field the minimum of 2 players. They must also be from within the league and have a league shirt in order to play. 

LENGTH OF GAMES

A regulation match lasts 40 minutes from the designated start time or until one team reaches 21 points in each game. You do not need to hit 21 exactly and can go over 21. We will play best out of three games against your scheduled opponent each night. 

PLAYOFFS

The playoffs will take place in the 6th and final week. The number of teams competing in the playoffs will be determined by the total number of teams in the league and will consist of a single elimination tournament. No substitutes will be allowed during playoffs and all players must have already played in at least one regular season game and are on the league roster/waiver. 

WAIVERS

In order to participate in the league, each participant must register online and sign the team waiver. Players must sign the waiver in order to be eligible for playoffs.

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

Players who have been placed on the roster and signed the waiver are eligible for the regular season and playoffs. Any player protests in the playoffs must be done before a game.

FORFEIT POLICY

If your team forfeits a game during the season, the following rules apply: 

First Offense: Loss of game. Score marked: 2-0. 

Second Offense: Loss of game and lost ability to make playoffs.

Third Offense: Removal from the league.

If you know in advance that your team is going to forfeit a game, we encourage you contact us so we can inform your opponent. Since each team will play 2 games a night if you end up missing one week you are immediately ineligible for playoffs so please do your best to have enough players to avoid any forfeits.

Teams have until five minutes past the designated start time to field a full squad (or the league minimum of players required according to rules). If at that time a team is unable to field a legal team, they forfeit the game. The teams may utilize the playing field during their allotted time to play an unofficial game. The official score will be marked as a loss with the respective forfeit score. 

SPORTSMANSHIP

We enforce a “Zero Tolerance Policy” in regards to behavior of players, managers, and fans. Taunting, trash talking, or abusive language will not be tolerated. Referees and ATX Sports & Adventures staff will have the right to reprimand or eject players, managers, or fans depending on the severity of the situation. Abusive behavior toward the referee will not be tolerated. An ejection carries a two game suspension (including the current game). In extreme cases, the player will be asked to leave the league without refund. The severity of the punishment will be based on the discretion of the referee and ATX Sports & Adventures staff. Any rules not covered or protests will be handled by the ATX Sports & Adventures staff. 

FIGHT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. ANY INSTANCES OF FIGHTING WILL RESULT IN A TEAM FORFEIT OF THE LEAGUE WITHOUT REFUND AND POSSIBLE EXPULSIONS FROM FUTURE ATX SPORTS & ADVENTURES EVENTS.