There are many different tournament formats that you can follow. The two most popular are team and individual based. We believe the team based tournament is a little unfair because it is random and can sometimes create unfair advantages. Therefore, we prefer the individual based tournament.
Here's how the individual based tournament works. This example uses 12 people and is very similar to a euchre tournament.
- You'll need 3 Cornhole Sets
- Download and Print the Cornhole Tournament Cards (pdf)
- Print 3 copies, totalling 12 cards
- Cut out the cards
- Number each card from 1 - 12
- Give each player one card
- Designate the Cornhole Sets as 1, 2 and 3
- Each player will play 11 games of cornhole
- Obviously, if you play the normal cornhole rules (to 21), the tournament will take a long time. For a quicker tournament and easier scoring, make each game based on the number of tosses per person.
- One option is to have each player only toss 3 turns. Meaning a total of 12 bags. The game is played as normal, alternating throws, etc. But the game is over when the last player has completed his third turn. It doesn't matter what the score is. It could be more than 21 or it could be 0.
- Each player then records their score for that round on the tournament cards
- Then go to the next round, see the tournament cards for your teammate, opponents and which set to play on.
- Each player will play with everyone as a teammate and will play against everyone. That's what makes the tournament so fair.
- After the eleven rounds, the player with the most total points wins.
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