Competitive Dancing

Equipment

Bags (8) Platforms (2)

Rules

Platforms are usually 4 feet by 2 feet, and are placed 27 feet apart. One platform is used for singles, while two platforms are used for doubles. Pitcher's boxes are drawn to the left and right of each platform. Matches are broken down into innings. During each inning every player throws four bags in an underhand motion. Players may deliver bags from either the left or right pitcher's box, but in any one inning, bags must be delivered from the same box. Bags must be delivered within 20 seconds of entering a box. Order of throwing is determined by the results of the previous inning. In order to score points, bags must be tossed into the hole or land on the board. Bags that fall through the hole are worth three points. Bags that land on the board are worth one point. The first player or team to score 21 points is the winner.

Description

Cornhole (also known as Corn Toss, Bean Bag Toss, and Soft Horse Shoes) is where you use wooden boxes called cornhole platforms and corn bags. Participants take turns tossing their corn bags at the cornhole platform until a contestant reaches the score of 21 points. Cornhole, most likely invented in the American Midwest, is the game of tossing corn-filled bags towards a hole cut into large slanted platforms. Players or teams score points by putting the bags on the platform or through the hole. Matches consist of a number of innings where each player or team takes a turn. Matches end when one player or team reaches 21 points.

History

The true origins of corhole are largely unknown. Some claim it dates all the way back to 14th century Germany and brought to the United States by German immigrants. Others claim it was invited in Kentucky or Cincinnati by bored corn farmers. Today cornhole is a mildly popular sport, mostly in the midwestern United States.