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Campus Recreation

Cornhole

The University of Southern Mississippi

Intramural Sports Program

Cornhole (Bags)

 

All Intramural participants are responsible for their own medical expenses. Any participant unsure of his/her physical condition should check with their physician or the University Clinic before participating in an Intramural Sports contest.

Teams are responsible for keeping their spectators under control. Misconduct of participants, coaches or spectators can result in an unsportsmanlike penalty, ejection or forfeiture of the game. Team Captains will be held responsible for spectator, team and sideline misconduct.  Two ejections from any contest will result in an automatic forfeiture.

Intramural Staff are in absolute control of the game.  Scorekeepers and Supervisors shall have the power to make decisions on all matters and questions not specifically covered in the rules.

Eligibility and Roster Information

A current Southern Miss I.D. must be presented to the supervisor at game time.       

NO  I.D. - NO PLAY- NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!

 

Forfeit Policy

If a team fails to appear with the required minimum number of players, ready to play, at the scheduled location at the scheduled start of the game, a member of the Intramural Sports Staff will declare the contest a forfeit.  Teams that forfeit will receive a ‘C’ for sportsmanship and will be required to pay $15 to the Recreational Sports Office prior to the registration of any other intramural sports teams.  Teams are only allowed one forfeit per sport per season.  If a team forfeits twice, it will be removed from the league for the remainder of the season.

Default Policy

If a team knows that they will be unable to play a scheduled game, the Team Captain must contact the Intramural Sports Office by 12:00 PM the day of the contest to declare a default.  The defaulting team will receive a loss and a ‘B’ for sportsmanship.  There is no re-entry fee for a default.  Teams will be allowed one default per sport; upon the second default, teams will be removed from the league. 

 

GAME PROCEDURES

  • Cornhole will be doubles play
  • Two players must be present to start a match
  • A Match shall be the best two of three games
  • Scoring shall be “Traditional 21” format
  • Substitutions can only be made between games
  • The winner of the pre-match coin-toss shall has the choice of which team shall toss first
  • Each set of opposing partners shall alternate tossing their four cornhole bags toward the appropriate platform.
  • The completion of one set of opposing partners tosses, four tosses per player, is considered a frame

 

 “TRADITIONAL 21” CORNHOLE SCORING

  • Scoring shall be “Traditional 21” format
    • The first team to earn 21 points or pass 21points following completion of a frame wins the match
  • A bag going through the hole earns 3 points
  • A bag that bounces on the ground and lands on the board is illegal.  The bag will be removed from the board.
  • A bag landing and remaining on the platform without touching the ground earns 1 point
  • At the end of each frame, the total points earned are tallied and the difference given to the player with the higher total for his team’s total game score
  • EXAMPLE:

BLACK TEAM                                       GOLD TEAM

            TOSS 1             3 points                                               1 point

            TOSS 2             0 points                                               1 point

            TOSS 3             1 point                                                 3 points

            TOSS 4             0 points                                               0 points

            TOTAL             4 points                                               5 points

 

The Gold team receives one (1) point towards its team total from this frame as the Gold player outscored the Black player 5 to 4 for a difference of one (1) point

  • If a team scores during a frame, they will toss the next frame
  • Should the players have the same amount, neither team earns a point in that frame. The team that tossed first during the last frame will continue to toss first

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recreational Sports Website: http://www.usm.edu/recsports

Intramural Sports Office: 601.266.5409

Revised 8/1/11

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Campus Recreation
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118 College Dr. #5155
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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Email
recsportsFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.5405