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Smokies Cornhole Tournament

Looking for some friendly competition? Come on out to America's Friendliest Ballpark for the inaugural Tennessee Smokies Cornhole Tournament! The event is scheduled for Friday, June 28, 2019. Join us at Smokies Stadium for music, brews and great prizes! The event will be held rain or shine at the stadium under covered area. Registrations can be purchased in advance or at the gate and include participation in a double-elimination tournament. Spectator tickets available day-of ONLY. Spectators 12 & under are FREE to enter, tickets for 13+ are $5. Gates open at 5:00pm and bags fly at 6:00pm!

 

Team Registration Fee

Price

Team of 2*

$40/team

Team of 2

$30/team

Individual*

$25/each

Individual

$20/each

 

Spectator Tickets

Price

13+

$5

12 years old & under 

FREE

 

  • *Registration price includes Tennessee Smokies Mason Jar, $3 beer refills at event & $4 beer refills throughout 2019 Tennessee Smokies regular season (with valid 21+ ID)
  • $5 off ALL ticket prices for college students with special offer code!
  • All registered individuals will be assigned a team day-of.

Tournament Prizes

First Place

  • Tan YETI Tundra 60 cooler *NEW
  • Charcoal Grill with grill set *NEW
  • One (1) overnight stay at the Wilderness at the Smokies Hotel with two (2) complimentary waterpark passes
  • Two (2) tickets to a 2019 University of Tennessee regular season football game
  • Four (4) undated ticket vouchers good for a 2019 Tennessee Smokies regular season game

Second Place

  • Two (2) TN Mountain Tours bike rentals (2 hours)
  • Four (4) NASCAR Speed park Tickets
  • Four (4) Zoo Knoxville tickets
  • Two (2) Wahoo Zipline tickets
  • Four (4) undated ticket vouchers good for a 2019 Tennessee Smokies regular season baseball game

Third Place

  • Two (2) Titanic Museum tickets
  • Two (2) Impossibilities Magic Show tickets
  • Two (2) River Sports Outfitters climbing passes
  • Four (4) Great Smoky Mountain Wheel passes
  • Four (4) undated ticket vouchers good for a 2019 Tennessee Smokies regular season baseball game

Tournament Rules

COURT LAYOUT

PITCHER'S BOX

The pitcher's box is the rectangle 4 feet by 3 feet at each end of the court, parallel with, and on both sides of the boards. Each player must remain in the pitcher's box while pitching a cornhole bag.

FOUL LINES

The foul lines shall be defined as an imaginary line 27 feet between the front of each board. The foul line should be parallel to the front of the opposite board to meet ACA guidelines.

PLAY OF THE GAME

 

Doubles Play - Team A competes against Team B; each team is comprised of two people.

1. Each team will stay in their designated lane for the whole game.

2. Players at the headboard will alternate pitching bags until each player has pitched all four of his/her bags.

3. Players at the footboard will take score and resume pitching back to the other board.

4. The top of an inning is completed when both players pitching from the headboard pitch all four bags; the bottom of the inning is completed when the remaining players pitching from the footboard pitch all four bags.

 

VALUE OF THE BAG

The approved method of scoring for the sport of cornhole is "cancellation" scoring. In cancellation scoring, the points of one player cancel out the points of their opponent. Using this method, only one player/team can score in each inning.

Bag In-The-Count (Woody): Any bag which comes to rest anywhere on top of the board. Each is worth one (1) point.

Bag In-The-Hole (Cornhole): Any bag which is thrown through the hole or knocked through the hole by another bag. Each is worth three (3) points.

Foul Bags - Refers to any bag that has not been determined as Bag In-The-Count or Bag In-The Hole or was designated a foul bag as the result of rules violation

PITCHING ROTATION DURING THE GAME

The player who scored in the preceding inning has honor pitching first in the next inning. If neither pitcher scores, the player who pitched second (last) in the preceding inning has honors pitching first in the next inning.

POSITION OF PLAYERS DURING PITCHING

1. The pitcher must be within the pitcher's box or behind the foul line at the time of release.

2. A player must pitch all four bags from their designated pitcher's box.

3. Players must pitch the bag with an underhand release.

 

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. A foul bag is defined as:

 

(a) Any bag pitched when the player has (1) made contact with or crossed over the foul line, or (2) started or stepped completely outside the pitcher's box before the bag is released

(b) Any bag not delivered within the 20-second time limit

(c) A bag pitched from a different pitcher's box than the first bag

(d) Any bag that contacted the court or the ground before coming to rest on the board

(e) Any bag that struck a previously defined object such as a tree limb, wire, indoor court ceiling, etc.

(f) Any bag removed from the board before scoring has been agreed upon for that bag 

(i) 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

(ii) The non-offending team tallies twelve (12) points as if they had thrown four Bag In-The-Holes (Cornholes) during the inning

2. 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. 

3. 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.

 

LENGTH OF THE GAME

TRADITIONAL 21

The game shall be played to the predetermined number of twenty-one points. The first player/team to reach (or exceed) that amount at the conclusion of an inning is the winner.

Have questions? Email aeleas.smokiesbaseball@gmail.com or call 865-286-2348.