Everyone loves a good game of cornhole!
While some folks might think cornhole is an impromptu thing … just miter out a couple of holes in a couple of boards, place them a random distance apart, then start tossing, there are rules to follow. The American Cornhole Organization – the “Governing Body for the Sport of Cornhole” – specifies the size of the boards, as well as exact distance apart between the front edges of the boards and the centers of the cornholes themselves. There’s not just one set of distances, but three, with separate dimensions for Pro, Amateur, and Junior/Wheelchair divisions.
Which brings us to today’s three-part trivia question.
According to the American Cornhole Organization …
Q: How large and heavy should the bags be?
Should the bags measure:
- 4×4, or
Should they weigh:
- 10-12 oz.
- 13-14 oz., or
- 15-16 oz.
A: Each bag should measure approximately 6″ by 6″ and tip the scale at 15 to 16 ounces. Acceptable materials include synthetic suede (for fancy bags), twill, or canvas.
Many thanks to Jake for sending in the photograph of his awesome Pittsburgh Steelers Cornhole boards!