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RULE UPDATE - effective 6/1/2017

UPDATE - in the playoffs and in the regular season if a player walks instead of throwing 4 bags they may only throw 3 bags


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Quick Summary:

The concept is a weekend tournament expanded and played over 8 weeks.  The number of teams in the league each season shall determine the amount of prize money awarded.

PLAYER SAFETY IS ALWAYS THE #1 PRIORITY

  • The referees, at their discretion, can remove a player from the game if they feel the player presents a safety concern to themselves, other players, referees, or anyone else.
  • If you have a concern about safety, please bring it to the referee's attention and they will determine if the player should be removed from play until they correct the safety concern.
  • Once the player has resolved the safety concern to the referee's satisfaction, they can return to playing.
  • Safety concerns include but are not limited to
    • A player who has blood on themselves or their clothing
    • A player who has an unbandaged open wound
    • A player playing with broken or improper equipment

Teams:

  • 6 week regular season PLUS 2 weeks of playoffs
  • Subs - are strongly discouraged but effective 1 Oct 2016 subs will conditionally be allowed.  Following are the conditions:
    (1) Subs must arrive and speak to BSR staff at least 5 minutes before game published start time.  Subs will not be allowed after less than 5 minutes before game time.
    (2) Subs will need to wear an appropriate tshirt (see the league tshirt policy in the FAQ)  Subs wearing a non qualifying shirt will not be allowed to participate
    (3) Subs will need to complete a Sub waiver form, BSR staff will have that form at the field
    (4) Subs will need to pay a $5 cash participation fee after signing the waiver and before playing.   Pay to the BSR staff that provided the waiver to be signed.  Bring exact $, we will be unable to break larger bills.  (1 $5 bill or 5 $1 bills, no change)
    (5) Subs will be expected to follow all league rules; we recommend subs review league rules before participating
    (6) Subs are NOT allowed to participate in end of season tournaments
    (7) Subs may not sub for more than one team for a given sports season
    (8) Subs may not sub more than two nights in any given sports season
    (9) Subs must complete a waiver and pay the sub participation fee each time they sub
  • Teams caught with illegal players or subs will lose all match games for that night
    • A second offense will result in the team being excluded from the playoffs

    Rosters:

    • There is no maximum number of players allowed on a team’s roster
    • The minimum number of players is 2
    • There are no gender restrictions or minimums in Cornhole PRO
    • Additional players can be added to the roster anytime thru the start of the 3rd week of the season
    • Captains are responsible for the conduct of everyone on their teams, ensuring all players are legal and conform to league play standards

    Players:

    • All players must be listed on the roster and have signed the Be Social Richmond waiver for that league and season to participate
    • Players must be 21 years old at the start of the season
    • Players can only play for one team
      • During the regular season player can sub one night per season on a team in a level higher than they play
    • Players are not required but encouraged to wear the league t-shirt during games
      • See the website FAQ section for what options you have if you do not have your league t-shirt for any reason
      • See the website FAQ section for t-shirt alteration rules
    • All players are expected to play with good sportsman-like conduct; after all this is a social league!
    • All players are expected to respect their own team, their opponents, and the ref(s)

    Players at the boards:

    • Each game, teams field up to 2 players to play on one sets of boards each round
    • Teams that are shorthanded may play with only 1 player who can walk back and forth
    • In the playoffs and in the regular season if a player walks instead of throwing 4 bags they may only throw 3 bags
    • Players arriving late may join games in progress (in an open end)
    • In the regular season a game win will be awarded to the other team at the start of the game (scheduled game time) and every 10 minutes after to a max of 5 wins per night.

    Playoff eligibility:

    • Teams with one or more forfeits during the regular season will be excluded from the playoffs
    • Teams caught using players that are not on their roster or whom were not signed up as legal subs will be excluded from the playoffs


      Equipment provided:

      • Cornhole boards & bags (you may not bring your own equipment)

      Nightly game vs the other team:

      • Regular season and Playoffs
        • No time limit on individual games
        • Games are official once one team has scored at least 7 points
      • Regular season
        • Teams play as many games per night vs their opponent as they can fit in 55 minutes
        • Games are official once one team has scored at least 7 points
        • Final game of the night will not count if one team has not scored at least 7 points
        • The final game of the night can end in a tie if at the end of 55 minutes the score for both teams is tied and the each team had scored more than 7 points
        • Teams will be assigned either BLUE or RED bags to start the night, but every game after the first alternate which color bags teams start with
        • Teams with the RED bags will first choose their positions on the board and then the team with the BLUE bags may choose their positions
      • Playoffs:
        • The first team to win two games vs their opponent advances (best of 3 match)
        • Teams will be assigned BLUE or RED bags for the start of the match based on their season standings; the lower seed (team with the best record) will always start as BLUE
        • Teams will alternate bag color every other game  (team A with the lower seed throws BLUE bags the first game and RED the 2nd game and BLUE in the 3rd game)
        • Teams with the RED bags will first choose their positions on the board and then the team with the BLUE bags may choose their positions
        • No ties in the playoffs

      ALWAYS MAKE SURE BOTH TEAMS KNOW AND AGREE ON THE SCORE FOR THAT ROUND AND OF THE CURRENT GAME BEFORE BAGS ARE REMOVED FROM THE BOARD.

      Game play and field:

      • Field setup
        • Boards will be placed 27 feet apart from front to front
        • Games begin with all 8 bags on one board/side
        • Each team gets 4 bags of one color
      • Where to stand
        • Players on the same team stand on the same side of the board
        • The side of the board is determined by which color bags have been assigned to your team
      • Game Play
        • The team with the blue bags has honors in round one of all games
        • The team who has honors will begin play by throwing a cornhole bag at the opposite cornhole board
          • If a player throws out of turn see cornhole fouls below
        • Players from each team alternate throwing one bag at a time until all 8 bags have been thrown
        • A cornhole player may throw from anywhere on their assigned side and behind the front edge of the cornhole board they are throwing from
          • You may not cross in back of the hole
        • Scoring points
          • Three points for a bag in the hole
          • One point for a bag on the board
          • Any bag hanging off the board that does not touch the ground will count
          • Bags hanging off the front that stay on the board after the front of the board after it is lifted 4 inches off the ground count – if the bag falls off it doesn’t count
          • If a cornhole bag hits the ground then bounces up onto the board, remove that bag immediately - it does not count
        • Cancelation Scoring
          • After each round of throws, teams count the number of points their team scored and then points for that round are awarded to the team that outscored the other
            • Example: team A got one in the hole and one on the board which is 4 points while their opponent got two on the board which is 2 points – team A scored 2 points that round
      League standings are based on winning percentage
      • The first team to get 21 or more points wins that game
      • If no team has 21 points when time expires, the team with the most points wins
      • If both teams have the same number of points when time expires; until the tie is broken players will alternate throwing one bag at a time to break the tie

      Honors = Who Throws First?

      • The team with the blue bags has honors in round one of all games
      • The team who wins the round is given honors to throw first in the next round
      • If both cornhole teams have the same round score then the game score stays the same and honors stays with the team who had it the previous round

      Point System

      • 3 points for a cornhole bag that goes through the hole
      • 1 point for a cornhole bag that is on the playing surface
      • 1 point for a cornhole bag that is hanging into the hole
      • 1 point for a cornhole bag that is hanging off the edge but not touching the ground
      • 0 points for a cornhole bag that is on the playing surface, but also touching the ground
      • 0 points for a cornhole bag that is hanging off the front edge and is resting on a cornhole bag that is on the ground unless you can remove the bag on the ground without the one on the board falling – if so then 1 point is awarded

      Cornhole Fouls

      • A cornhole player’s foot that goes past the foot foul line (front of the cornhole board)
        • The throw the foul occurs on is voided and if the bag is on the board remove it
      • A Player throws out of turn
        • The throw the foul occurs on is voided
          • If it hit any bag on the board, reset the board
          • The bag is lost for that round
        • A player starts removing bags before the last bag is tossed or the score is set
          • The non-offending team has the option of asking that the round be replayed
          • All removed bags scores would count


      Cornhole PRO prize payout:   (will scale to the number of teams in the league)
        Minimum 6 teams needed for a league; max 60 teams
        When split to 2 divisions that will occur for end of season tournament; Top 2/3 in standings for TOP payout and lower 1/3 in standings for a 2nd Tier payout

      • 6+ Teams    -  1 division  -  TOP 1st $130
      • 10+ Teams  -  1 division  -  TOP 1st $150   2nd $50
      • 15+ Teams  -  1 division  -  TOP 1st $200   2nd $100
      • 20+ Teams  -  1 division  -  TOP 1st $220   2nd $120   3rd $60
      • 25+ Teams  -  1 division  -  TOP 1st $250   2nd $130   3rd $80    4th $40
      • 30+ Teams  -  2 divisions -  TOP 1st $260   2nd $140   3rd $90    4th $50                                LOWER 1st $40   2nd $20
      • 35+ Teams  -  2 divisions -  TOP 1st $290   2nd $160   3rd $110  4th $60    5th $20                 LOWER 1st $40   2nd $20
      • 40+ Teams  -  2 divisions -  TOP 1st $330   2nd $190   3rd $120  4th $70    5th $30                 LOWER 1st $40   2nd $20
      • 45+ Teams  -  2 divisions -  TOP 1st $350   2nd $210   3rd $130  4th $80    5th $40                 LOWER 1st $60   2nd $30
      • 50+ Teams  -  2 divisions -  TOP 1st $380   2nd $220   3rd $150  4th $100  5th $50  6th $10    LOWER 1st $60   2nd $30
      • 55+ Teams  -  2 divisions -  TOP 1st $410   2nd $240   3rd $160  4th $120  5th $60  6th $20    LOWER 1st $60   2nd $30
      • 60   Teams  -  2 divisions -  TOP 1st $440   2nd $260   3rd $170  4th $130  5th $70  6th $30    LOWER 1st $80   2nd $40  3rd $20

      Refs:

      • The ref is there to facilitate the game, take down score results for teams at the end of game play, and consult on any rules questions

      All ref decisions are final. (team captains may email info@besocialrichmond.com to protest)

      All rules are subject to change when and as needed by BSR staff