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What are the official cornhole rules?

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The American Cornhole Association devised official rules for cornhole, which include corn bag values and instructions for conducting innings within each game. Rules allow for the game to be played in singles or doubles fashion.

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What are the official cornhole rules?
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In singles, two contestants compete with one another, both pitching from the same cornhole platform. In a doubles game, two partners face two opposing partners, each side pitching from different cornhole platforms. Other than the above differences, the rules are essentially the same regardless of whether the game is played in singles or doubles form.

Each corn toss match is divided into innings, during which each contestant must pitch all four corn bags. If a player throws a corn bag through the cornhole platform hole, he receives three points. If the bag lands on the platform, but does not pass through the hole, the player earns one point. A bag that touches or lands on the ground results in a foul and must be removed from the court.

The American Cornhole Association also provides detailed rules regarding the court layout, equipment, pitching distances, court preparation and maintenance, scoring and player positioning, among other details. It also provides guidelines for hosting an ACA-sanctioned cornhole tournament, which requires organizers to submit scores to the ACA. The American Cornhole Organization also promotes the game and provides a similar set of rules.

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