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Cornhole

PLAYERS ELIGIBLITY

  1. Only Oakland City University students, faculty, and staff may participate in the intramural tournaments.
  2. Each intramural cornhole team must be represented by a team captain. The captain is liable for his or her team’s etiquette, while participating in the designated activity. Any and all questions pertaining to a specified activity will be addressed directly to the Intramural Director via team captain.
  3. For those wishing to participate in any intramural cornhole tournament, each individual must complete a personal injury release form and an individual information form prior to the desired activity.
  4. Throughout the duration of the cornhole tournament, eligibility of an individual may be questioned. If that individual in question is found ineligible for participation, adjustment of the game’s outcome will not occur. However, if the transgressor is a participant in a single elimination event then the infringed body will advance accordingly.
  5. Those wishing to participate in intramural cornhole tournaments may only participate on one given team. Infraction of this guideline will result in the teams immediate forfeiting of the contest in which the transgressor participated. Also teams violating this guideline will forfeit the rest of the current tournament.
  6. Those individuals participating under an assumed name will be suspended from all cornhole play.
  7. All team names must appear on the designated intramural activity form and approved by the intramural director. All team names must be designated appropriate prior to participation. Included on the form are spaces for team rosters, student’s identification number, and team captain’s signature.
  8. Men and women are eligible to participate in all cornhole activities.
  9. Students participating in the intramural cornhole tournaments must have their Oakland City University identification cards with them at all times. Random checks may occur. First offenders will be issued a warning. Repeat offenders will be immediately ejected from the contest.
  10. Clothing must meet Oakland City University’s requirements. For further information see the following link: http://www.oak.edu/assets/ck/files/StudentHandbook.pdf

NUMBER OF PLAYERS

  1. During a singles tournament, the individual in play will constitute a team.
  2. During doubles play, the traditional number of players is two, but a team may have one alternate incase one team member is unable to arrive at the designated time.

FORFEITURES & RESCHEDULING

  1. All intramural activities are to commence on the date and time in which it was designated to occur. Failure to do so will result in the individual’s or team’s forfeit of the match. Each individual or team will be allowed a five minute grace period before having to forfeit their match.
  2. If the opponent of the forfeiting body vacates the premises prior to the declaration of the forfeit, than they too will be assigned a forfeit.
  3. School cancelations and weather delays will not result in the individual’s or team’s forfeiting of a match and will be made up at a later date.

GAME PLAY

  1. All contests will begin with a coin toss. In singles play, the winner of the coin toss will be given the choices of who throws first and which side he/she wishes to pitch from. In doubles play, the coin toss winner is given the choice of who to pitch against, who pitches first, and which side to pitch from.
  2. During doubles play team partners will stand directly opposite of one another. Also during doubles play, players will not alternate boxes, but will remain in the same pitcher’s box for the duration of the contest.
  3. All matches are broken down into frame play. During each frame, all eight bags must be played and a player must call out the score before a frame can be closed from play.
  4. The order of throw is dependent on who won the previous frame of play. If neither player wins, then the player who won the previous frame of play will lead play.

SCORING

  1. Cornhole scoring will be done in the “Traditional 21” style; this is a negation format where players may nullify other player’s points. Only points not nullified by the other player will count toward the total score.
  2. In “Traditional 21” play, the game is played until a player reaches twenty-one. During “Traditional 21” play, one does not have to outscore one’s opponent by two or more points in order to win the match.
  3. In “Traditional 21” tournaments, winners must win the best of three in order to advance in tournament play.
  4. Conholes - Cornholes are a thrown bag, which passes through the hole on the cornhole board. This may be achieved by tossing or sliding the bag(s) on or around the board. Cornholes are worth three points each.
  5. Boarder –A boarder is a bag which rests on the cornhole board. Bags that strike the ground prior to landing on the board will not be eligible for scoring and must be removed from play before the frame may continue. Boarder bags are worth one point each.
  6. Fouls - Those bags which are not designated as cornholes or boarders are fouls. Fouls should be removed from the playing area. Bags that are struck by fouls should be placed to their original resting place. Fouls have no value. The following are also designated as fouls:
    1. A. Bags thrown by players, who have crossed over the foul line.
    2. Bags thrown outside the pitching box.
    3. Bags not thrown in fifteen seconds.
    4. Bags thrown from the wrong pitcher’s box.
    5. Bags striking the ground.

INTRAMURAL CONDUCT

  1. All participants must conduct themselves in a civil manner, both during and after the scheduled match.
  2. Improper usage of language, such as profanity and verbal abuse of one’s peers, will not be tolerated. The first offence, a warning will be issued. The second offence will result in one’s immediate expulsion of both the event and season/tournament.
  3. Ejected individuals are to leave the premises immediately. Failure to comply will result in their team’s forfeiture of the current contest and the next.
  4. Reinstatement of ejected individuals into the intramural program will not occur until the following school year.
  5. Individuals striking participants, officials, and/or spectators will be expelled from the intramural program permanently. These individuals will also be referred to the administration for further disciplinary actions.

AWARDS

Individuals or teams participating in the intramural program and win their activity will be awarded championship T-shirts and/or a gift card.

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