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Inaugural Cornhole Classic!

Sunday, May 26 1 pm

Register Today

Introducing, OWA’s first ever Cornhole Classic — a tournament like never before!

Join us on Sunday, May 26 on our breathtaking island located in the middle of Downtown OWA for a fun-filled day with food and drinks, a live DJ, cash prizes and so much more.

Register your team today to compete for some great cash prizes! A team of 2 is just $40.00 (taxes/fees included). No single registrations; must be a team of 2. Limited space – only 16 teams can compete!

Your team MUST be pre-paid to participate, as well as complete the form below.

Register for the Cornhole Classic

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.

Registration ends Friday, May 24!

Prizes:
1st place team: $300
2nd place team: $100
3rd place team: $50

Minimum age to participate is 16 years old
Event is single elimination.


RULES & REGS

These are the official OWA Cornhole Classic rules and regulations. The Cornhole rules are a guideline to promote consistent and standard Cornhole play.

RULE 1 – COURT LAYOUT

Section A. Pitcher’s Box

The pitcher’s box is the rectangle 4 ft by 3 ft at each end of the court, parallel and on both sides of Cornhole boards. Each contestant must remain in the pitcher’s box while pitching the Cornhole bag.

RULE 2 – PITCHING DISTANCES

Section A. Adults Pitching

All open adult contestants shall pitch from the pitcher’s box behind the 30 foot foul lines. Physically impaired adults or seniors may, if agreed by all contestants, observe the 21 foot foul lines.

RULE 3 – PLAY OF THE GAME

Section A. Innings

Every Cornhole match is broken down into innings of play. During each inning of play each contestant must pitch all 4 Cornhole bags. In doubles play, the top of an inning is completed when both contestants pitching from the first Cornhole board pitch all 4 Cornhole bags; the bottom of the inning is completed when the remaining contestants (pitching from the other Cornhole board) pitch all 4 bags.

An inning is never completed until all contestants pitch all 4 bags.

Section B. Value Of The Cornhole Bag

  1. Cornhole Bag In-The-Hole – A Cornhole bag in-the-hole (or Hole-In) is a bag which is thrown through the hole in the Cornhole board or otherwise comes to rest inside the Cornhole board (knocked in by another player or an act of God). A Cornhole bag in-the-hole has a value of 3 points.
  2. Cornhole Bag In-The-Count – A Cornhole bag that is not in-the-hole but lands with any portion of the bag resting on the Cornhole board is in-the-count (sometimes called on-the-board). A bag in-thecount has a value of 1 point. For a bag to be in-the-count, it must not touch the ground or any other portion of the court prior to coming to rest on the Cornhole board. If a bag touches the ground before coming to rest on the Cornhole board, it is a foul and must be removed from the Cornhole board prior to the continuation of play.
  3. Cornhole Bag Out-Of-The-Count – A Cornhole bag which comes to rest anywhere except in-thecount or in-the-hole is out-of-the-count and has no scoring value. A bag which is declared to be a foul is considered to be out-of-the-count (no matter where it comes to rest) and must be removed from the Cornhole surface prior to the continuation of play.

Section C. Pitching Rotation During The Game

The contestant who scored in the preceding inning shall pitch first in the next inning. If neither pitcher scores, the contestant who pitched second (last) in the preceding inning shall pitch first in the next inning.

Section D. Position of Contestants During Delivery

The pitcher must maintain constant contact with the designated pitcher’s box during the entire address and release of the Cornhole bag.

Section E. Foul

Cornhole Bags A foul Cornhole bag is a bag which was delivered in non-compliance with one of the Cornhole rules of the game. It scores as a bag out of the count and is to be removed from the Cornhole court before any more bags are pitched. Cornhole bags already in the court that have been knocked into foul territory by a foul bag should be returned to the scoring area. Additionally, bags that are in the count, but are knocked into the hole by a foul bag must be returned to their original scoring position.

  1. The following are rule violations that must be spotted and called by an contestant or assigned judge. The penalty is to declare the Cornhole bag a foul bag which requires the bags to be removed from the court prior to resuming play.

(a) Any Cornhole bag pitched when the contestant has made contact with or crossed over the foul line before the bag is released.

(b) Except as provided above, any Cornhole bag pitched when the contestant has started or stepped completely outside the pitching box before releasing the bag.

(c) Any Cornhole bag not delivered within the twenty second time limit.

(d) A Cornhole bag pitched from a different pitchers box than the first bag.

(e) Any Cornhole bag that contacted the court or the ground before coming to rest on the Cornhole board.

(f) Any Cornhole bag which struck a previously defined object such as a tree limb, wire, indoor court ceiling, etc.

(g) Any Cornhole bag that leaves a contestant’s hand once the final forward swing of the delivery process has started shall count as a pitched bag. A bag that is accidentally dropped by a contestant before the final forward swing has started shall not be considered foul and may be picked up and pitched.

  1. A contestant’s Cornhole bags shall be called foul if the contestant removes any bag before the scoring of that bag has been agreed upon. A judge shall be called if a decision cannot be reached. The judge shall determine the scoring for the inning.

Section F. Protests

If a contestant desires to make a protest, the protest shall be made to the judge or tournament official at the time the problem occurs. The tournament judge shall make the final ruling on all protests.

RULE 4 – LENGTH OF THE GAME

Section A. Point Limits

The Cornhole match shall be played until the first team of contestants reaches (or exceeds) 21 points at any time, you DO NOT how to complete an inning. The winning team does not need to win by 2 or more points.

Section B. The Inning DOES NOT have to be finished

The Cornhole match can end in the middle of an inning. Thus, if a team that pitches first reaches or exceeds 21 points, the game would be completed.

Section C. Ties At The End Of An Inning

If the Cornhole match is tied at 21 or more at the end of an inning, play continues until one team or the other achieves a higher score at the end of an inning and wins the match.

Section D. Skunks

The game shall be played to 21 unless a team scores 7 or more points at the end of an inning before their opponents score any points. In this case the game is a skunk and the team that scores 7 or more points wins the match.

RULE 5 – SCORING

Section A. Simple Scoring

In simple scoring the points are totaled at the end of each ½ inning and the smaller score is subtracted from the larger score and the difference in points is awarded to the team scoring the most points that ½ inning. In this scoring method only one team can score per ½ inning.

Section B. Recording

The score sheet shall be the official record of the game. All scores will be notated during play on flip boards. The final scores will be recorded on a tournament bracket that will remain on display throughout the day.

 

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