The Rules of Cornhole – EXPLAINED!


Ninh explains: The Rules of Cornhole. The object of the game is to score more points
than your opponent. Cornhole, sometimes referred to as ‘American
Cornhole’, is a popular pastime at tailgates and social gatherings that has now become
a televised professional sport in the US. Cornhole is played either as singles with
one player playing against another player. Or as doubles, where two people play against
two people. In doubles, teammates stand at opposite boards. Each player or team has four bags, filled
with corn or something similar, and they will differ in colour to that of their opponents. They will aim to throw their bag into the
cornhole, which is situated on a board that is 27ft away. These boards are a maximum of 24” x 48”,
with the holes six inches from the top of the board. To start the game, a coin toss or rock paper
scissors determines who goes first. Players are permitted to stand on either side
of the board in a 4’x3’ area called the pitchers box. They cannot cross the front of it and doing
so will render your thr6ow invalid and any points you score removed. The idea is to try and throw the bag into
the hole. Once you have attempted this, it is your opponents
turn to do the same. If you manage to land a bag onto the board,
this is known as ‘in the count’ or a ‘woody’ and this scores 1 point. If you manage to throw the bag into the hole,
either directly or by deflecting it in, this is known as ‘in the hole’ or ‘cornhole’
and this scores 3 points. If you miss the board completely, if a bag
ever touches the ground, or if one of the bags falls off or is deflected off the board,
this scores nothing. Once all players have thrown their four bags,
this is known as an inning or a frame. The scores are counted up for each player
and subtracted from each other. The player who has scored more, gets to add
the score difference to his total points score. If both players score the exact same, the
inning is declared as a draw. A new inning will then start from the opposite
board, with the player or team scoring the most in the previous round throwing first. A game is played until someone reaches 21
points. The first person or team to reach 21 total
points is the winner. In most games, the winning margin is 21 points
or over. But in some tournaments you have to score
exactly 21 points. Going over will result in your total score
being reset to 15 points. That’s basically cornhole in a nutshell,
but there’s a few other things you’ll need to understand before playing or watching
a game. For example:
GENERAL RULES There’s a few general rules that you have
to abide by when playing Cornhole. These are strictly enforced when playing in
tournaments, but not so much when playing casually. Some of these rules include. – You may only use the same hand to throw
every bag in a single inning. – You have a maximum of 20 seconds to throw
any one bag. – You may not cross the front of the board
during a throw. – And you must throw the bag in an underarm
manner. BAGS The bags themselves are filled with corn or
similar material. They are approximately 6 inches x 6 inches
and have a maximum weight of 16oz. One of the things you don’t see is that
one side of the bag is rougher than the other. This is intentional, as this affects the types
of shots that can be made with these bags. TYPES OF SHOTS
Players employ a variety of shots and techniques in order to win the game. These include –
A slide shot – where the bag hits the board and slides into the hole. A blocker – where a bag is intentionally
thrown to stop short of the hole to block an opponent slide. A bouncer – where a bag is bounced in and
over an opponent blocker. and the Mailshot – where the bag is intentionally
tossed directly into the hole. This is the hardest shot to make in Cornhole. If you have found this video at all helpful,
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this video on Reddit – but in the meantime, enjoy Cornhole. Ninh Ly – www.ninh.co.uk – @NinhLyUK

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