The Hollow, at Manchester Country Club

2022 Cornhole League

Team Names: 

  • Team 1: Whose Got Next
  • Team 2: Choutka
  • Team 3: Watson/Miano
  • Team 4: The Womder Women
  • Team 5: Yellowstone
  • Team 6: Hits & Giggles
  • Team 7: Smoo's
  • Team 8: Cabana Crew
  • Team 9: Think Fast
  • Team 10: Here for Beer
  • Team 11: Sandbaggers
  • Team 12: Game Time
  • Team 13: Foo Bags
  • Team 14: Dickens Cider
  • Team 15: Hawks
  • Team 16: The Corn Stars
  • Team 17: Mojo
  • Team 18: Fireball
  • Team 19: Mavericks
  • Team 20: M&M
  • Team 21: Corny Chicks
  • Team 22: Tune Squad
  • Team 23: Yahtzee
  • Team 24: The Dewey Decimators

Cornhole League Items to Note

  • Entry fee for the league is $125 per team.   Each team is guaranteed 7 matches plus at least 1 playoff match
  • Matches are on Wednesdays between 5-8PM with 4 time slots:  5:00, 5:45, 6:30, 7:15
  • One match per week – each match is best of 3 games (1st team to win 2 games)
  • The cornhole match is a best of 3 (games) series.  Each game shall be played until one team reaches (or exceeds) 21 points. You do NOT need to win by 2 and you do NOT go back to 11 if you exceed 21 points
  • All scores should be reported to the Hollow Staff after each match
  • Teams consist of two players. Substitutes are allowed during the regular season only for one or both players on your team
  • All teams make the playoffs.  Top 8 teams receive a 1st-round bye
  • Games follow ACO Official Rules of Cornhole. Participants can use ACO or ACL approved bags(provided by the league – no need to bring own bags)
  • Proper sportsmanship and player decorum is an expectation for all participants – any players or teams who do not comply will be subject to disciplinary action including but not limited to forfeit of matches and/or removal from the league
  • Championship team receives $500.  Runner-up receives $250.  3rd place receives $125

PLAYOFF STRUCTURE

  • All 24 teams will make the playoffs – teams will be seeded from #1 - #24
  • The top 8 teams will receive a first-round bye and teams 9-24 will play in the first round
  • Seeding is determined by your overall record with tie-brakers as follows:
    • Head to head (applies only when two teams are tied)
    • Your team game record throughout your 7 regular season matches
    • Your team point differential throughout your 7 regular season matches
    • Coin toss
  • All playoff matches are best of 3-games and are single elimination with the exception of the finals which will be a best of 5-game match

2022 Cornhole Playoff Bracket


ACO OFFICIAL RULES OF COMPETITION

Boards are placed 27 feet apart from front edge to front edge – adjustments can be made for individual leagues

Teammates line up directly across from one another at opposite ends of the court.  This is considered a team’s “lane.”  A coin toss will take place before each match and the winner gets to choose their lane.  Loser of the coin toss gets to pitch 1st in the first frame.  Each team must remain in this lane for the duration of the match. 

Games are played to 21 or more points (no bust)

Woody – A cornhole bag that is pitched and remains on the board at the conclusion of the frame.  Each Woody is worth 1 point

Cornhole – a cornhole bag that is pitched and passes through the cornhole at any time within the frame.  Each cornhole is worth 3 points

A bag that comes to rest touching the ground AND the board does NOT count as a point

A bag that bounces from the ground first and ends up on the board does NOT count as a point and should be removed immediately after it is thrown

NO BAGS SHALL BE REMOVED prior to the end of the frame unless the bag is declared dead.  If bags are removed prematurely and can be replaced in the original position the frame can continue.  If this is not the case, then the offending team forfeits all 4 bags in the frame and the opposing team can finish the frame.  Points are earned accordingly.

Cancellation Scoring – The points of one player cancel out similar points of the opposing player.  Therefore, only one team can score during each frame.

Players must deliver the bag with an underhand release.

Feet must stay behind the throwing line (front edge of the board).  The women’s pitching line will be marked 22’ from the opposite board.  A foot fault (a bag that is pitched with a portion of the pitcher’s foot in front of the throwing line) can only be called by the opposing player.  If a foot fault is called the following action is taken:

First offense – a warning is given, and the result of the throw remains unchanged

Second offense – the pitched bag is declared dead and removed from the board.  Any bags affected by the “dead” bag in terms of position may be moved back to the original position or allowed to remain in the new position.  This is up to the discretion of the team that called the foot foul. 

Each additional offense – the pitched bag is declared dead and removed from the board.  Any bags affected by the “dead” bag in terms of position may be moved back to the original position or allowed to remain in the new position.  This is up to the discretion of the team that called the foot foul.  The player committing the foot foul forfeits his/her turn for the remainder of the frame.  The opponent still gets to pitch all four of his/her bags.

The team who scored in the preceding frame will pitch first in the next frame.  If neither team scored, then the team who pitched first in the prior frame will retain first pitch.

The score should be called out prior to each frame.  If there are discrepancies in scoring all four players should convene to determine the correct score. 

Cornhole boards can be straightened but only in between frames.  Once the first bag of the frame has been pitched the board cannot be moved for any reason.