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Kernals & Kids – Family Cornhole Competition

Teams of parents and their kids battle it out for the prize of Canberra’s cornhole champions!

Enter your team to win the ultimate corn hole championship! From 2:00pm – 3:00pm, parents and kids will be battling it out to take out the top prize!

What is Cornhole?

Cornhole (also known as dummy boards, bean bag toss, dadhole, doghouse, Baggo or Bags) is an International lawn game in which players take turns throwing bags of corn (or bean bags) at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point.

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HOW DO I PLAY?

  • Cornhole can be played with 2 or 4 players.
  • Once you have your team you then pick which side of the board you’ll throw from.
  • In a 4-player game, your partner’s pitching box will be directly across from you. In a 2-player game, if you start throwing from the left side of the board, you’ll walk directly across to the other board, and throw back from the right side.
  • Lastly, pick your bags (4 for each team) and get ready to play!
  • Each team needs to have players on each side of the ‘field’ next to the boards
  • Decide who goes first then take turns throwing bags with your opponent.
  • You throw one bag, then your opponent, then you, then your opponent, etc.
  • Your feet may not go past the front edge of the board. If they do, a foul is called
  • A tossed bag may not touch the ground. If it hits the ground and bounces up on the board, remove it before any other bags are thrown. If its hanging off the board and touching the ground, remove that as well. When all 8 bags have been tossed to the other side, add up the score (see scoring below). If you earned the most points in that single round, your team will throw first in the next round.

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SCORING & WINNING

  • Scoring is simple. After all bags have been thrown, a bag remaining on the board is worth 1 point. A bag that went in the hole is worth 3 points. Add up how many points you earned and compare them to your opponents.
  • Equal points cancel each other out so that only one team can score per round. For example, if you scored 5 points and your opponent scored 3, you will add 2 points to your overall score and your team will throw first in the next round. If you scored 6 points and your opponent scored 6 as well, there will be no points awarded and whoever threw first in the last round will throw first again.
  • A game is won when a team reaches 21 points with a lead of 2 or more points. The first team to win 2 games wins the match.Of course, you can play with your own rules. For example, some play with the rule that you must reach 21 exactly. If you go over in points, your score is automatically reduced to 11 and play continues. Another variation is to count every point (no negation of equal points) and see who has the most points at the end of 13 rounds.

Keep in mind that if you’re right handed your throwing arm will be more in line with the opposing board when you’re on the left side of the board and vice-versa if you’re left-handed.

Learn to toss the bag in different ways. A low, fast pitch will knock an opponents bag off the board. A high, lofty toss with some back spin will help you clear a barricade of bags without pushing your opponents into the hole. Spin your bag like a pancake and it will land gracefully on the board and slide right into the hole.