Cornhole Foul Bags

The following are rule violations that must be spotted and called by a player or assigned judge. The penalty is to declare the bag a foul bag, which requires the bags to be removed from the court prior to resuming play.

  • Any bag pitched when the player has made contact with or crossed over the foul line.
  • Any bag pitched when the player has started or stepped completely outside the pitcher’s box before the bag is released.
  • Any bag not delivered within the 20-second time limit.
  • A bag pitched from a different pitcher’s box than the first bag.
  • Any bag that contacted the court or the ground before coming to rest on the board.
  • Any bag that struck a previously defined object such as a tree limb, wire, indoor court ceiling, etc.
  • Any bag removed from the board before scoring has been agreed upon for that bag.
    – The offending team (who touches the bags) forfeits all remaining bags and tallies the score of just the bags thrown before the foul was reported.
    – The non-offending team tallies twelve (12) points as if they had thrown four Bag In-The-Holes (Cornholes) during the inning.
  • A bag that leaves a player’s hand once the final forward swing of the delivery process has started shall count as a pitched bag.
  • A bag that is accidentally dropped by a player before the final forward swing has started shall not be considered foul and may be picked up and pitched.

Protests – If a player desires to make a protest, the protest shall be made to the judge or official at the time the problem occurs. The judge shall make the final ruling on all protests.

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