Cornhole Rules

Cornhole League Rules

Main Rule Set = American Cornhole League

We follow ACL rules, with some adaptions. This is the need to know;

(last update 2/13/24)

League Basics

  • Teams will play a minimum of 4 games per night.
  • You are permitted to bring your own bags as long as they are normal ACL approved bags. We also have bags on site for people to use.
  • Teams are permitted to have 2-4 players on their roster however only 2 people play each game and 'in-game subbing' is not allowed. Teams with more than 2 players can take turns playing later games.
  • We run our leagues through the Scoreholio app and our leagues have the full scoreholio set up including tablets, score towers and monitors.
  • Cornhole boards will be placed 27 feet apart from front edge to front edge.

Cornhole Scoring

  • To win you must be the first team to reach (or exceed) 21 points.
  • A cornhole bag that goes through the hole is worth 3 points.
  • A cornhole bag that lands on the board and stays there is worth 1 point.
  • A cornhole bag that lands on the ground or bounces onto the board is worth 0 points.
  • Cancellation Scoring: Only one team can score points per inning. The team with the higher score cancels out the points of the opposing team in that inning.
  • Points CalculationThe team with the higher score in an inning earns the difference in points. For instance, if Team A scores 5 points and Team B scores 2 points in an inning, Team A earns 3 points for that inning.