League Mission Statement
Staten Island Cornhole is a recreational cornhole league designed to promote the game of cornhole to men and women of all ages. We are committed to creating a positive culture in which all players and league members work together to achieve our mission. It is our mission to provide adults with a quality cornhole experience that promotes fun, entertainment, and satisfaction for all participants. We promote health and fitness through physical activity. We provide a safe environment through a spirit of fair play and sportsmanship. We provide cornhole enthusiasts with venues to play the game while offering friendly competition at various levels. We encourage teamwork and camaraderie as Staten Island Cornhole strives to be an all inclusive cornhole league, which reaches players across a broad spectrum, including those new to cornhole, former youth players, weekend warriors, and the most advanced competitors. We anticipate all of our members will encounter a rewarding and satisfying experience in our Staten Island Cornhole League for many seasons to come.
LENGTH OF GAMES
Traditional 21: Each game will be played to the pre-determined number of twenty-one (21) points. The first player/team to reach (or exceed) that amount at the conclusion of a frame is the winner.
Team A competes against Team B – each team consists of two (2) people.
Each team remains in their designated lane for the duration of the game.
Players at the headboard alternate pitching bags until each player has pitched all (4) of his/her bags.
Players at the footboard take score and resume pitching back to the other cornhole board.
PITCHING CORNHOLE BAGS
Players alternate pitching bags (one player at a time) until each player has pitched all (4) of his/her bags.
A player must pitch all (4) cornhole bags from their designated cornhole pitchers box.
Players must deliver the bag with an under-hand release.
One foot or appendage must be completely within the pitchers box at the time of releasing the bag.
When pitching a bag, players must release the bag before any part of the player’s body touches the ground on or beyond the foul line
Pitching the Next Frame
The player/team who scored in the preceding frame shall pitch first in the next frame. If neither player/team scores, the player/team who pitched first in the preceding frame retains first pitch in the next frame.
The frame will be scored 5 seconds after the last bag is pitched, comes to rest, and all bags on the playing surface have stopped moving. Any bag that moves in position after 5 seconds will be scored based on its previous position.
Moving Cornhole Boards and Bags
A player can only straighten cornhole boards in between frames and with the approval of their opponent. An S.I.C. Official may be called to determine re-placement if a discrepancy is in question.
A player may only cross the foul line and approach the opposite board during a frame under three (3) circumstances:
1. A timeout has been called (SEE DETAILS ON TIMEOUTS)
2. To Rake bags piled inside the cornhole board hole (SEE DETAILS ON RAKING)
3. To Sweep bags (that are considered foul bags) from the playing surface (SEE DETAILS ON SWEEPING)
Each player or team is allowed two 1 minute time outs per game.
A player may only call a time out when it is his/her turn to pitch.
Both players may walk to the other boards to examine bag position during the time out.
Players may not touch the cornhole bags or boards during a timeout.
Important Note Official time outs may be granted in the case of a busted cornhole bag, equipment malfunctions, or other circumstances at the discretion of the S.I.C. Official. A player will not be charged for time out.
Subs & Forfeits for League
Each team is allowed 2 players. If a teammate cannot come, a substitute player may be used. If all players cannot make it, try to send at least two people to sub.
If your team forfeits a match during the season, the following rules apply:
First Offense: Loss of all games and warning issued.
Second Offense: Loss of all games and S.I.C. reserves the right to remove team from playoffs with no refund for games not played.
Third Offense: Automatic removal from the league with no refund for games not played.
Why? Because if you don’t show, the other teams will not be able to play.
If you know in advance that your team will be forfeiting a match, you are required to text or call AJ at 347-620-8282. or email us at email@example.com
The first 5 weeks are the regular season, which teams will use to establish a regular season record. These records will be used to make a tournament bracket for the final week. All teams play!
On the Courts
A cornhole player/team while in competition, shall make no disturbing noises or movements that would distract the opponent or players on surrounding courts. Other inappropriate behavior would include profanity, abusive language, obscene gestures, flipping bags, etc.
A player may call on a S.I.C. Official to enforce a rule at any time. If the S.I.C. Official deems action is required:
– The first offense shall call for a warning from the Official.
– A second offense shall call for a second and final warning.
– A third offense shall call for forfeiture of the game being played.
– Any further offenses may call for disqualification from the Tournament/Event.
Any cornhole player who indulges in heckling or unfair rooting, uses profanity or abusive language, makes obscene gestures, or exhibits any other form of un-sportsmanlike conduct toward other players, S.I.C. Officials, venue workers, or others who are in the area of the courts, shall be subject to expulsion from the Tournament/Event and from the event site.
Giving/Receiving Player Advice
It is legal for a teammate or spectator to provide advice on bag position and/or next pitch recommendation.
Alcohol, Tobacco Products, and Illegal Controlled Substances
Illegal Controlled Substances are NOT permitted at any event/tournament/match.
Venue permitting, players can drink alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages while playing, but drinks must be placed in a safe zone, or on a drink stand/holder.
The use of alcohol or any form of tobacco while in the confines of the courts may be prohibited for all contestants, at the discretion of S.I.C./venue.
The use of cell phones while in the confines of the courts may be prohibited for all contestants, officials, and scorekeepers at the discretion of S.I.C.
Audio & Visual
The use of audio and visual equipment in the confines of the event premises may be used by the league. Your presence in the filming/photography area constitutes consent to be recorded/photographed.