CORNHOLE RULES                                          


First and foremost all DC Fray leagues are 50% Social and 50% Sport. We do have officials; however, we expect individuals to respect the league’s culture of fair and fun play. Foul language and rough play will not be tolerated and individuals who cannot adhere to our standards of fair play and sportsmanship may be asked to leave the league. DC Fray wants everyone to have a fun and be social while enjoying a great sport. Dc Fray will do whatever they can to make sure all players are having fun.


DC Fray is proud to relieve captains of the burden of paying for full teams. While captains and players are able to prepay for additional players and or full teams, it is not a requirement for participation in our leagues. We welcome individual player payments.

We are also proud to welcome those who do not have a full team (small groups and free agents) to participate in our league.

Our primary mission is to make it easier for people to have fun and get involved with social sports and these policies help accomplish that goal.

Because of these policies all registrations are on a first come first serve basis and any roster that does not reach our standard size (based on each sport) is eligible to receive free agents and or small group by the league. Rosters made up of primarily free agents and or a collection of small groups may field more players than the standard roster size. This policy is in place to help ensure free agent teams are able to consistently field teams each week.

Here is the roster size chart for Capital Cornhole. And click here for a list of all sports and their roster size policies.

Sport Roster Promotion Size Official Roster Size FA Roster Size MAX Roster Size Female Minimum
Cornhole 4 5 6 8 N/A


  • For outdoor play two (2) boxes shall be set up such that their fronts face each other and their hole centers are thirty (30) feet apart.
  • For indoor play two (2) boxes shall be set up such that their fronts face each other and their hole centers are twenty-six (26) feet apart.
  • The front of the box has constitute the the foot foul line.


  • Two (2) teams of 4-6 people, shall play. Teams will form pairs amongst their players. Partners shall stand at opposite boxes on the same side, from the perspective of a third person, and face each other, so there is no advantage given to one team.
  • Each team shall have four (4) bags of one color.
  • All eight (8) bags begin at one end.
  • A coin flip shall determine who has honors in round one.
  • One of the partners on the team who has honors shall begin play by throwing a bag at the opposite box.
  • A player may throw from anywhere behind the foot foul line.
  • Game continues by alternating throws between the two (2) opponent players until all eight (8) bags have been thrown.
  • If a bag hits the ground then bounces up onto the board, that bag shall be taken off the playing surface.
  • The next frame starts when the other player on the team, which has honors, throws their first bag.
  • The game continues until  sixteen (16) frames have been thrown.


A foul occurs when any of the following happens :

  1.  A player’s foot goes past the foot foul line, termed a foot foul.
  2. A player goes out of turn. The player who caused the foul loses the throw when the foul occurred and the bag shall be removed if it landed on the playing surface.


    •  The score shall be taken after all bags have been thrown for a frame. In League play teams DO NOT subtract scores but instead each run their own tally.
    •  Points shall be given as follows :
      1. Three (3) points for a bag that goes through the hole.
      2. One (1) point for a bag that is on the playing surface.
      3. One (1) point for a bag that is hanging into the hole.
      4. One (1) point for a bag that is hanging off the edge but not touching the ground.
      5. Zero (0) points for a bag that is on the playing surface, but also touching the ground.
      6. Zero (0) points for a bag that is hanging off the front edge and is resting on a bag that is on the ground, unless the bag on the ground can be removed without making the hanging bag fall to the ground, then one point is given.
    •  Each team is given a frame score according to section.
    • A perfect score would be four  (4) “holes” or twelve  (12) points.
    • The team who wins the frame is given honors to throw first in the next round.
      1.  If both teams have the same round score then the game score stays the same and honors stays with the team who had it the previous round.
    • The winner of the game is the team with the most points earned through the sixteen (16) frames.
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