Cornhole Terms and Phrases

Welcome to the ultimate guide to mastering the language of cornhole!  Dive into our comprehensive compilation of cornhole terms and phrases, designed to elevate your game to new heights.  Whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting out, understanding these key terms is essential for honing your skills and strategizing like a pro.  From “Ace” and “Air Mail” to “Woody” and “ZUCA”, we’ve got you covered with clear explanations of the cornhole terminology.  Get ready to expand your cornhole vocabulary and dominate the boards like never before! 🌽📚 #CornholeTerms #MasterTheGame #ElevateYourSkills #CornholePhrases #TimeToLevelThePlayingField

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Cornhole Terms and Phrases

Ace

  • A bag that lands directly on the surface of the board, scoring 1 point.

Air Mail

  • A skilled throw where the cornhole bag sails smoothly into the hole without touching the board, resembling a perfectly delivered piece of mail.

Air Mail City

  • A brand created by Shemar Moore and David Lim about the ever popular backyard of Shemar Moore coined “Air Mail City“. Also known as the “prize” of the “grand prize” as winners of the yearly World’s cornhole tournament are invited to play at this lavish cornhole setup. Their motto is: “IT’S NOT A GAME. IT’S A LIFESTYLE”.

Alice

  • Terms that denote a bag that hits the ground before reaching the board

Back door

  • A cornhole/airmail that scores over the top of a blocker.

Backstop

  • A bag that lands past the cornhole but remains on the board creating a backboard for a slider to knock into without going off the board.

Bag Drag

  • Refers to a situation where a bag on the board is knocked into the hole by another bag.

Bag in the Hole

  • A bag that successfully lands in the circular hole on the cornhole board, earning three points.

Bag on the Board

  • A bag that lands on the cornhole board but not in the hole, earning one point.

Blocker

  • A bag sitting in front of the hole, blocking sliders

Blocking

  • Placing bags strategically on the board to hinder an opponent’s scoring opportunities.

Catorce

  • Four bags throw into the hole by a single player in a single round!

Cavotta

  • When a player gets a bag in the hole and the next opponent bag thrown is also in the hole.

Cornfusion

  • When players or teams cannot agree on the scoring of a given inning.

Cornhole

  • The name of the game itself.
  • A game in which players take turns throwing bags filled with corn or beans at a raised platform with a hole in it.
  • A bag that lands right in the hole, scoring 3 points

Cornhole Distance

  • The distance between cornhole boards for a regulation game. Currently, the distance between boards should be 27′.

Cornhole Level

  • A patented cornhole board accessory device that is developed by CornStars LLC to simultaneously measure both board Roll (side to side angle) and the Cornhole Board Pitch (front to back angle). The Cornhole Board Level Accessory can also measure the 27′ cornhole board distance between boards.

Cornhole Regulator

  • A device that assists in measuring the 27′ Cornhole Distance between boards. Check them out at www.cornholeregulator.com.

Cornholed

  • When a stray bag hits you.

Cowpie

  • A bag that lands directly on the surface of the board, scoring 1 point. This is also known as an ‘Ace’.

Dirty Bag

  • A bag that is on the ground or is hanging off the board touching the ground.
  • A bag that touches the ground before landing on the board or in the hole, making it ineligible for points.

Distance

  • The distance between cornhole boards for a regulation game. Currently, the official distance between cornhole boards should be 27′.

Double Cavotta

  • A Cavotta followed by another bag in the hole!

Double Deuce

  • Four bags throw into the hole by a single player in a single round!

Fill

  • The materials inside the bag, usually corn or resin.

Foot Foul

  • When a player’s foot touches the ground on or beyond the foul line before their bag has contacted the board at the opposite end of the cornhole court.

Foul Line

  • The line that players must throw their bags from during regulation play.

Frame

  • A round in cornhole where each player or team throws four bags.

Gusher

  • Four bags throw into the hole by a single player in a single round!

Hammer

  • The last bag tossed each round…. “drop the hammer!!!!”

Hanger

  • When a bag lands on the rim of the hole, but doesn’t fall in.

Hole Shot

  • Landing a bag directly into the hole without touching the board first.

Honors

  • The team that gets to throw first, because they scored last the previous round.

Hook

  • A throw that curves or hooks around an obstacle or opponent’s bag.

Hooker

  • A cornhole bag hitting the board and hooking or curving around a blocker and going in the hole.

Jumanji

  • Four bags throw into the hole by a single player in a single round!

Jumper

  • A bag that strikes another bag on the board causing it to jump up into the cornhole. This is a highly skilled cornhole shot….however sometimes it is made just by being lucky!

Leprechaun

  • When a player throws all four cornhole bags onto the board without getting any into the hole.

Mary

  • Terms that denote a bag that hits the ground before reaching the board

Nancy

  • Terms that denote a bag that hits the ground before reaching the board

P.U.C.S.

  • The Peak Ultimate Cornhole System
  • PUCS, is a revolutionary cornhole board stabilizing, leveling and surface protection system. PUCS are designed to keep your cornhole boards in place during game play. The Peak Ultimate Cornhole System was designed to stop your boards so you don’t have to stop your game! PUCS ensures your board will be in the right place every shot, every game, every time!

Pitch

  • The Front to Back Cornhole Board angle. If the boards are too flat, the cornhole bag will tend to fly off the back and not stop. If the cornhole boards are too steep, the cornhole bags will tend to stop short. Having the correct Cornhole Board Angle is the key to consistency and success.
  • Refers to the act of throwing or tossing the beanbag towards the Cornhole board.

Pitcher’s Box

  • The designated area from which a player must throw their bags.

Quadruple Cavotta

  • A miracle!

Roll

  • The side to side angle of the cornhole board. If the cornhole board leans in either direction, the cornhole bags will have a tendency to slide to the ‘lower’ side.
  • Describes the manner in which the beanbag moves after landing on the board, potentially influencing its final placement.

Sally, Mary, Alice

  • Terms that denote a bag that hits the ground before reaching the board

Shucker

  • When one pitcher tosses a bag and knocks an opponent’s bag off the board.

Skunk

  • A game that, by some rules, ends in an 11–0 score. This is backyard cornhole rule, not used in tournament play
  • Winning a game with a score of 11-0 before the opponent scores any points.

Slider

  • A bag that lands below the hole on the board and slides into the hole.
  • A bag that slides on the board rather than bouncing or rolling.

Swish

  • Another term for landing a bag directly into the hole without touching the board.

Switching Sides

  • In some variations, players switch sides after each frame to account for any differences in board conditions.

Tailgate

  • A popular social activity where individuals or groups gather in the parking lots or outdoor areas before sporting events, concerts, or other festivities. Tailgating often involves setting up temporary stations equipped with grills, food, drinks, and entertainment. Cornhole games are a common feature during tailgates, providing a fun and friendly atmosphere for participants to enjoy while celebrating and supporting their favorite teams or events. The combination of tailgating and cornhole creates a lively and communal experience that has become synonymous with pre-game celebrations. Don’t forget to play on even boards by leveling them with the Cornhole Level!

Triple Cavotta

  • A double Cavotta followed by another bag in the hole!

Wash

  • When both teams or players score the same number of points in a round, so they cancel each other out and the round is effectively washed out

Washout

  • A frame in which neither player or team scores any points.

Woody

  • A bag that lands on the board but does not go through the hole earning one point.

ZUCA

  • A company that makes bags exclusively for cornhole. ZÜCA makes the world’s best rolling bags which are perfect to transport your cornhole bags, laptop, tablets, food, drinks and tons of other stuff from tournament to tournament.
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