Cornhole Rules: Delivery of Bags and Position of Delivery

| July 13, 2016

Knowing the rules of a game is a good idea. It will not only make the game even more fun, it will also avoid turning a game into an argument. Indeed, it is important to have clear defined rules, even for a game as simple as cornhole. And now, we will tell you the cornhole rules about the delivery of bags and position of delivery.

Delivery of Bags

  1. In doubles play, the first side of players alternates throwing bags until they have thrown all the four bags. Then, the remaining player, who is pitching from the other cornhole platform, continues to alternate in the same manner until all the bags are delivered and the inning completed.

In singles play, the delivery is handled in the same manner, though from the same platform, with each of the two players alternating their throwing of bags until all four bags have been thrown, completing the inning.

  1. A player may deliver the bag from either the right or the left throwing box but, in any one inning, all the bags must be delivered from the same throwing box.
  2. The time limit for the throw is 20 seconds.


Position of Delivery

  1. The thrower must maintain constant contact with the designated thrower’s box during the entire address and release of the bag. There is an exception, though. The exception is for junior and physically challenged players, who must simply remain completely the 21 feet foul line when the bag is released. The opposite player, while not throwing, stands behind the cornhole platform at least 2 feet to the rear of the player who is throwing.
  2. If both of the players use the same thrower’s box to deliver their bags, the player throwing first should cross over to the other thrower’s box in front of the cornhole platform. Then, move to the proper position. As the first player is crossing in front, the second player should be crossing over in the back and mounting the thrower’s box from the rear.

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