How far apart are c0rnhole boards supposed to be?

According to the American C0rnhole Association the "Pitcher's Box" (the boards) should have 27 feet between them.

Court Layout

Dimensions

A C0rnhole court shall be a level rectangular area 10 ft wide and a minimum of 45 ft long. The court should consist of 2 C0rnhole boards, designated pitchers boxes and foul lines. A north-south setting is recommended for outdoor courts to minimize the effects of the sun.

Pitcher’s Box

The pitcher’s box is the rectangle 4 ft by 3 ft at each end of the court, parallel and on both sides of C0rnhole boards. Each contestant must remain in the pitchers box while pitching the C0rnhole bag.

Multiple Courts

To eliminate distraction and safely separate activity, C0rnhole courts adjacent to each other shall be a minimum of 10 feet apart. A greater distance (at least 12 feet) is preferable.

Foul Lines

There are 2 sets of foul lines: (1) open adult play and (2) junior play. The open adult play foul lines shall be defined as an imaginary line 30 ft. from the beginning of the hole in the opposite C0rnhole board. For C0rnhole sets that meet ACA specifications, this foul line will be parallel to the front of the C0rnhole board. The junior play foul lines shall be defined as an imaginary line 21 ft. from the beginning of the hole in the opposite C0rnhole board.

Covered Or Indoor Courts

The regulations for covered and indoor C0rnhole courts are exactly the same with the additional stipulation that they shall have a minimum 12 foot vertical clearance to the lowest possible obstruction.

Equipment (C0rnhole Boards & Bags)

Equipment Standards

1. Each C0rnhole board shall be a 48″ x 24″ rectangle made of half inch plywood. ACA sanctioned c0rnhole tournaments should only be played with wooden C0rnhole boards as there is significant variance in play between wooden and plastic or other surfaces.
2. The hole in the C0rnhole board shall be six inches in diameter and be centered nine inches from the top and 12 inches from each side of the C0rnhole board edges.
3. The front of the C0rnhole board shall be 4” inches from bottom to top and be at near a 90-degree angle to the deck face.
4. The back of the C0rnhole board shall be 12″ inches from ground to the highest point of the deck at a 90-degree angle to the deck face.
5. The C0rnhole board should have solid wood sides with the only opening to the underside of the C0rnhole board being through the hole in the C0rnhole board. Although portable fold-down boards are acceptable (with open sides), boards with solid wooden sides are preferred for ACA-sanctioned tournament play as it is sometimes difficult (especially late in the day) to determine if a C0rnhole bag was pitched into the hole or came to rest under the C0rnhole board by being pitched through the open sides in a C0rnhole board.
6. The C0rnhole board shall be finish sanded to a very smooth texture and there shall not be any blemishes in the wood surface that might disrupt or distort play.
7. The C0rnhole board shall be painted with a semi-gloss exterior latex paint resulting in a surface that allows C0rnhole bags to slide but is not so slippery that it allows the bags to slide back down the board. The preferable color is white, but any easy to see color is acceptable for tournament play.
8. The C0rnhole bags shall be made from 2 fabric squares 6-1/4” inches square with a quarter inch double stitched seam on all 4 sides. The C0rnhole bags should be made from 10 oz / sq yd duck canvas and may be any color that is easy to see during C0rnhole play. Each bag shall be filled with approximately 2 cups of feedcorn and finished bags should be a minimum of 6″ X 6″ inches square and weigh between 14 and 16 ounces. Due to the recent shortage of feedcorn, we will allow the use of plastic pellets (All Weather C0rnhole Bags) in lieu of feed corn.

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Thursday, July 13 2017
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