Bean Bag Game

Boxes are placed 20 feet apart from center of hole to center of hole.
Maximum number of teams – 32 teams
Rules for Players:
The bean bag toss game will be played with 4 players.
Each team gets 4 bean bags to throw.
Team members stand at opposite ends and may throw from either side of the box.
Each player throws from behind the front of the boxes. This is the foul line. The player must not pass the foul line or the players throw does not count and the bag is removed from play.
Each team alternates shots beginning with the team that had scored last.
Scoring is as follows:
Points are scored when a player has a bag on the board or in the hole.
Only one team can score per round. Therefore points cancel each other.
A point scored on the board is equal to 1 point, a point scored in the hole is equal to 3 points.
An example of cancellation is as follows: Team one has 2 bags in the hole and 1 bag on the board equalling 7 points (3 pts. + 3 pts. + 1 pt. = 7 pts). Team two has 1 bag in the hole and 1 bag on the board equalling 4 points (3 pts. + 1 pt. = 4 pts.). The lowest score is subtracted from the highest score to get the points earned for team one (7pts. - 4 pts. = 3pts.). Team one earns 3 points in this round and gets to throw first in the next round.
Game is played until one team scores 21 points.
A bag that is tossed in play and knocks another bag off or in the hole is legal.
A bag that bounces from the ground onto the board is a legal play.
A bag that is on the edge of the board is legal play if when board is lifted and the bag stays on the board.
This is a Double Elimination Tournament
Prizes will be awarded to First, Second and Third Place Winners
Any question on rules and score is at the discretion of the Game Coordinator & assistant.
Sign up for game starts Wednesday Morning at 10 am and ends when we reach the maximum of 32 teams or by 6:30pm. You must arrive at game site by 6:30pm and check in by 6:50pm. You will be automatically disqualified for disruptive or unsportsmanlike behavior.


Johnson County Agricultural Association
4261 Oak Crest Hill Road SE ~ Iowa City, IA 52246
Office 319-337-5865
Fax: 319-338-2291



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