Cornhole Pong

Cornhole meets Beer Pong in the latest innovation of our favorite game!  Unlike cornhole, the rules in Beer Pong are a little more complicated.  Therefore we are leveraging heavily bpong.com and adapting to cornhole.  The Boston Cornhole rules are as follows:

1.  Equipment

Cornhole Pong is played with twelve airmail boxes; six on each side.  Only two cornhole bags are required to play a match.

2.  Game Setup

On each side, the six airmail boxes are "racked" in the Starting Formation shown below.  The front box on one side should be distanced 27 feet from the first box on the opposing side; similar to a cornhole court configuration.

Starting Formation

3.  Playing the Game

The game is played with teams of two.  Prior to starting a match, a coin is flipped or a bag is spun (where the seam points) to determine who goes first.

Unlike cornhole, teammates both stand on the same end (like opponents would in cornhole).  During a turn, each teammate tosses one bag, alternating who goes first per round.  If a shot is made, the airmail box is immediately removed an if necessary, a rerack occurs (even mid round).  If both players make his/her shots in a given round, a third, rollback bag is awarded that round.

4.  Reracks and Reformations

The airmail boxes MUST be reracked as soon as three boxes or a single box remains.  The Three-Box Rerack Formation is a triangular formation that resembles the starting formation minus the back row.  The Single-Box Rerack Formation places the final box in the middle of the last row of the Starting Formation; essentially, 30 feet away in the standard airmail location.

Three-Box Rerack Formation

Single-Box Rerack Formation

If an airmail box gets knocked out of position during play, it is immediately placed back in its original spot as part of reformation; this is not a rerack.

5.  Rollback Bag

As stated above, if both teammates make his/her shots in a round, a third rollback bag is given.  A player may take no more than two consecutive rollback tosses.  After a second consecutive rollback toss, the player's teammate must take the next rollback toss.

6.  Ending the Game

The first team to remove all of the boxes on their opponents' side puts themselves in a position to win.  However, regardless of who started the match, the opposing team is allowed a shot at redemption to send the match into overtime in the following manner:

A.  The opposing team has two or more airmail boxes remaining

In this scenario, the opposing team is given an unlimited 1-bag rollback to clear the remaining boxes.  Teammates must alternate tosses.  The first miss ends the game.

B.  The opposing team has one airmail box remaining

If the presumptive winners removed two or boxes in their final round or a single box on the second toss, the opposing team has two bags to remove the final box and send the match into overtime.  Each player tosses one bag.

If the presumptive winners removed one box in their final round on the first shot, the opposing team has a single bag to remove the final box and send the match into overtime.

7.  Overtime

The overtime formation is the Three-Box Rerack Formation.  The team who were the presumptive winners tosses first in overtime.  The same rules for ending a game in regulation apply to overtime including redemption.