Knights News · Knights Football Cornhole Fundraiser Set For August 17th


The Stratford Football Program will be hosting their inaugural cornhole fundraiser and tournament. The fundraiser tournament will be held August 17th in the Stratford Gym beginning at  10:00 AM. Teams may pre-register by contacting Head Football Coach Dennie McDaniel at (mcdanield@bcsdschools.net), or may register the morning of the tournment beginning at 9:00 AM. The pre-registration entry fee is $15 per person/$30 per team, and registration the day of is $20 per person and $40 per team.  The tournament will be capped at 128 teams and will be double elimination.

PRIZES

There will be prizes for the first, second, and third place teams.

RULES

The rules for the tournament will follow the American Cornhole Association rule book for Doubles play.

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.

SCORING

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.

ORDER OF PLAY

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.

WINNING 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.

ADMISSION

Admission for the tournament will be $5 Cash at the door for spectators. Concessions will be sold as well as well.