TEAMS
Each team must consist of a minimum of 2 Cornholers and a maximum of 8 Cornholers, 21 years of age or older.  Teams may consist of all males, all females, or co-ed.  Teams who have more than 2 players may rotate players between rounds. If a teammate is absent, one substitute can be recruited to play (only during regular session games) or the player may play alone. A team playing with only one player will start each game with a 0-5 score.

COURT LAYOUT
Boards are placed approximately 25’ apart from each other (measuring from the front of each board) for indoor play.  Boards are placed approximately 27’ apart from each other (measuring from the front of each board) for outdoor play.

EQUIPMENT
FXA provides all the equipment. This consists of 2 Official FXA Cornhole Boards and 8 bags.  4 bags are one color and 4 are a different color.

OFFICIALS
There will be a referee managing game play and questions; however, each game and match will be self-scored and then reported to the referee. Team captains must be cordial and agree on scores.

GAME RULES

  • League shirts will be provided and are your team’s uniform (Coming Fall 2014).  They must be worn during league play and worn to receive league drink/food discounts at the sponsor bar.
  • For honors (the team that tosses first), Rock, Paper, Scissors will be played (best 2 out of 3 shoots).
  • 2 players per team on opposite sides, with 4 bags each.  Teams who have more than 2 players may rotate between games, but the same 2 players must complete each game.
  • Opponents alternate tossing the bags onto the board/into the hole, until all 8 bags have been thrown.
  • Bags may be knocked off the board or in the hole by other tossed bags.
  • The last team to score on a previous round will have honors.
  • The thrower must stand behind the front foot line (the front edge of the board) of the Cornhole board.  They may toss from either side of the board.
  • Each match will last approximately 45 minutes.  Teams will play best 2 out of 3 games within that time allotment.  If there is time left over, teams may continue to play for fun. If time runs out, games will end with the current score.  Stoppage of play will be determined by the referee.

SCORING

  • Best 2 out of 3 wins the match.
  • First team to score or exceed 21 points wins the game.
  • 3 points for a bag in the hole and 1 point for a bag on the board.
  • Cancelation scoring.  For example, Team 1 gets one bag in the hole and one bag on the board = 4 points.  Team 2 gets one bag in the hole = 3 points. The final score from that round would be Team 1 with 1 point (4-3=1).

FOULS & ZERO POINTS

  • If the thrower crosses the front foot line and tosses, they lose that toss (give or take a few inches) and the bag may be removed from the board.
  • If someone tosses out of turn, they lose that toss and the bag may be removed from the board.
  • Bags hitting the ground first and rolling onto the board do not count.  You may remove the bag from the board.
  • Bags hanging off the board and touching the ground do not count.
  • Bags hanging off the board and resting on another bag, which is on the floor, do not count.  However, if the bag on the ground can be removed without making the hanging bag fall to the ground, then one point is given.
  • If there is any type of interference, the player may toss again.

FORFEITS
Teams forfeiting two nights of play in one season are eligible to be removed from the league with no refund. Teams that forfeit their third night of play will automatically be removed from the league with no refund. Teams are encouraged to send at least one player or contact FXA’s office to inform us you will be forfeiting.

TIEBREAKERS – REGULAR SEASON & PLAYOFFS

  1. Head to head results.
  2. The least amount of forfeits.
  3. The least amount of games lost.
  4. Rock, Paper, Scissors, best 2 out of 3 shoots.

PLAYER WAIVER & RELEASE FORM
Every player must complete the Player Registration Form prior to the first scheduled game of the season.  Any team that has not submitted all of their player waivers by that time will have its scheduled games declared a “forfeit” until all waiver forms are received.  If a player fails to submit their online player waiver & release waiver form, all liability and legal issues will be the responsibility of the team captain.  Fairfax Athletics will not be responsible for players that do not submit an online player waiver & release form.

Players may be listed only on one team’s roster per season throughout that league night. For a player to be considered “playoff eligible” (eligible to participate in the playoffs), he/she must be listed on a team’s roster and must have played in a minimum of two regular season games for that particular team.

FXA CODE OF CONDUCT

  1. Understand, appreciate and abide by the rules of the game.
  2. Respect the integrity and judgment of game officials and FXA staff.
  3. Respect your opponent and congratulate them in a courteous manner following each match whether in victory or defeat.
  4. Be responsible for your actions and maintain self-control.
  5. Do not taunt or bait opponents and refrain from using foul or abusive language.

FXA reserves the right to suspend any player at any time for unsportsmanlike conduct, violation of any rules, for failure to pay appropriate dues or for being disruptive, without any refund. Any team wishing to suspend any member for just reasons, must do so on their own, and provide FXA a written reason as to why. Again, no refunds will be issued.  At the discretion of FXA, any member suspended may not in the future be allowed to participate in any further FXA events.

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