Phantom Cornhole


Introducing Phantom Cornhole, the Boston Cornhole incarnation of the Ghost Cornhole craze originated by Bobby Fink.  Phantom Cornhole is the intersection of technology, social media, and of course cornhole that allows you to compete with players all over the world.  With a variety evolving league and tournament formats, you can play against your buddy down the street or compete with your mate Down Under!

The Phantom

At the heart of Phantom Cornhole is the imaginary, Phantom opponent who puts up the same score each round.  For example, Phantom-8 would score eight points each frame (two in the hole and two on the board).  If you put up a ten spot, you score two points that round.  Typically, the match continues until either you or the Phantom reaches 21.

Current Permutations

Single Player League
  • Duration:  5-8 Weeks
  • Player competes against two Phantoms each week (eg Phantom-7, Phantom-8)
    • Matches must be streamed on facebook live from the facebook group of the league
    • Two scoring opportunities per week
    • All matches played to 21
  • Weekly scores entered on league page
    • Must be entered by cutoff day each week
    • Results validated via facebook streams
  • Standings based on point differential of results
    • Example
      • Player beats Phantom-7 by 21-14; this yields 7 points
      • Player loses to the Phantom-8 17-21; this yields -4 points
      • Weekly score is 7 - 4 = 3 points
    • Weekly and accumulated scores may be positive or negative
    • Tiebreakers
      • If tiebreak would not prevent a player from advancing, then coin flip
      • If tiebreak would prevent a player from advancing
        • Player with most points against stronger Phantom advances
        • Head to Head match played against stronger Phantom
  • Playoffs
    • Top four players advance to semifinals in penultimate week
      • 1 seed versus 4 seed; 2 seed versus 3 seed
    • Finals and potential bronze medal match final week
    • Perhaps stronger Phantom assigned
    • Teams that score more points against Playoff Phantom declared winners
  • Entry Fees and Prizes
    • Determined by each tournament instantiation
      • Weekly and/or League prizes
    • Boston Cornhole will NOT pool and redistribute cash
  • Player Requirements
    • facebook account and must join league facebook group
    • Weekly access to a regulation cornhole court with visible scoreboard or score tablet
    • Camera or phone to stream matches
    • Access to the Internet to enter results
    • Weekly time commitment to complete each match and enter results by the deadline

Two Player League
  • Duration:  5-8 Weeks
  • Player A competes against strongest Phantom in singles and doubles
  • Player B competes against middle Phantom in singles and doubles
  • Doubles match requires Player A and Player B to play at same location each week
  • Team may swap Player A and Player B on a weekly basis PRIOR to starting matches
    • Matches must be streamed on facebook live from the facebook group of the league
    • Three scoring opportunities per week
      • Player A singles, Player B singles, Player A and Player B doubles
    • All matches played to 21
  • Weekly scores entered on league page
    • Must be entered by cutoff day each week
    • Results validated via facebook streams
  • Standings based on point differential of results
    • Example
      • Player B beats Phantom-7 by 21-14; this yields 7 points
      • Player A loses to the Phantom-8 17-21; this yields -4 points
      • Player A and Player B beat Phantom-8 and Phantom-7 21-19; this yields 2 points
      • Weekly score is 7 - 4 + 2 = 5 points
    • Weekly and accumulated scores may be positive or negative
    • Tiebreakers
      • If tiebreak would not prevent a team from advancing, then coin flip
      • If tiebreak would prevent a team from advancing
        • Team with most points in doubles matches advances
        • Team with most Player A points advances
        • Head to Head match played against stronger Phantom
  • Playoffs
    • Top four players advance to semifinals in penultimate week
      • 1 seed versus 4 seed; 2 seed versus 3 seed
    • Finals and potential bronze medal match final week
    • Perhaps stronger Phantom assigned
    • Teams that score more points against Playoff Phantom declared winners
  • Entry Fees and Prizes
    • Determined by each tournament instantiation
      • Weekly and/or League prizes
    • Boston Cornhole will NOT pool and redistribute cash
  • Player Requirements
    • facebook account and must join league facebook group
    • Players must be able to meet weekly in person for doubles match
    • Weekly access to a regulation cornhole court with visible scoreboard or score tablet
    • Camera or phone to stream matches
    • Access to the Internet to enter results
    • Weekly time commitment to complete each match and enter results by the deadline

Three Player League - Triple Threat Throwdown
  • Duration:  5-8 Weeks
  • Player A competes against stronger Phantom in singles and doubles
  • Player B competes against weaker Phantom in singles and doubles
  • Player C competes against weakest Phantom in singles and doubles
    • Example Player A matched with Phantom-9, Player B with Phantom-8, Player C with Phantom-7
  • Doubles match requires Player A, Player B, and Player C to play at same location each week
  • Team may swap Player A, Player B, and Player C on a weekly basis PRIOR to starting matches
    • Matches must be streamed on facebook live from the facebook group of the league
    • Six scoring opportunities per week
      • Player A Singles, Player B Singles, Player C Singles
      •  Player A and Player B Doubles, Player A and Player C Doubles
      • All matches played to 21
  • Weekly scores entered on league page
    • Must be entered by cutoff day each week
    • Results validated via facebook streams
  • Standings based on point differential of results
    • Example
      • Player B beats Phantom-8 by 21-14; this yields 7 points
      • Player A loses to the Phantom-9 17-21; this yields -4 points
      • Player C beats Phantom-7 21-20; this yields 1 point
      • Player A and B beat Phantom-9 and Phantom-8 21-10; this yields 11 points
      • Player A and Player C lose to Phantom-9 and Phantom-7 16-21; this yields -5 points
      • Player B and Player C lose to Phantom-8 and Phantom-7 18-21; this yields -3 points
      • Player A and Player B beat Phantom-8 and Phantom-7 21-19; this yields 2 points
      • Weekly score is 7 - 4 + 1 + 11 - 5 - 3 = 7 points
    • Weekly and accumulated scores may be positive or negative
    • Tiebreakers
      • If tiebreak would not prevent a team from advancing, then coin flip
      • If tiebreak would prevent a team from advancing
        • Team with most points in doubles matches advances
        • Team with most Player A points advances
        • Team with most Player B points advances
        • Head to Head match played against strongest Phantom
  • Playoffs
    • Top four players advance to semifinals in penultimate week
      • 1 seed versus 4 seed; 2 seed versus 3 seed
    • Finals and potential bronze medal match final week
    • Perhaps stronger Phantom assigned
    • Teams that score more points against Playoff Phantom declared winners
  • Entry Fees and Prizes
    • Determined by each tournament instantiation
      • Weekly and/or League prizes
    • Boston Cornhole will NOT pool and redistribute cash
  • Player Requirements
    • facebook account and must join league facebook group
    • Players must be able to meet weekly in person for doubles match
    • Weekly access to a regulation cornhole court with visible scoreboard or score tablet
    • Camera or phone to stream matches
    • Access to the Internet to enter results
    • Weekly time commitment to complete each match and enter results by the deadline
Subpages (1): Two Player League