Chapel Hill Mid-Year Program 2012
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Cornhole is easiest to describe by comparing it to horseshoes. Instead of throwing a horseshoe around a stake, a bag of corn is thrown into a hole on a wooden board. It is often seen played before sporting events and at barbecues in small geographic pockets around the country. Be sure to participate in the tournament during the Home-Brew reception. If you just want to give it a try, there will also be a practice area.
GETTING STARTED WITH CORNHOLE
- Boxes are set up 24 feet apart from front of box to box
- Form two teams with two people on each team
- Teammates line up next to opposite boxes and on opposite sides
- Start with all 8 bags at one end
HOW TO PLAY
- Previous game winner or coin toss determines which team throws the first bag
- Throws alternate between teams until all bags are thrown
- All throws must be made from behind the foul line (the front of the boxes)
- If a player breaks the foul line, that player will lose a turn
- The team that scores the most points in a round starts the throwing for the next round
- If the round is tied the last team to win a round throws first
- Any bag that touches the ground during a throw should be removed from the board and not counted
- Throws during a round can knock opponents bags currently on the board either off the board (good) or into the hole (bad)
- 1 point for any bag thrown that is on the board, but not touching the ground
- 3 points for any bag thrown in the hole
- Any bag that touches the ground during the throw or while hanging from the board does not count
TALLYING THE SCORE
- For each throwing round, the team with the most points wins the round and subtracts the other team's points from theirs.
- The difference is added to the team's score that won the round.
- The first team to 21 wins
Houston Sharpe's love for UNC Ophthalmology began at the age of 16 when he was a summer assistant. Two years later he began working at UNC as a scribe and has recently become a technician. Houston is very interested in imaging and performs OCTs at a satellite office.
Houston will be managing the cornhole tournament during the reception. Find him during the meeting or during the reception to sign up for the tournament.