RULES

If you like cornhole you’ll love 5 Hole! It’s got the same specs as the boards you grew up with (24″ x 48″). 5 Hole is a great adaptation of the American classic and is a blast for both veteran and rookie tossers of all ages. As the saying goes, “more holes, more fun”.

5 HOLE RULES OF PLAY – 10 FRAMES

Players: 2, 3 or 4 (when 4 people are playing they can choose to play singles or doubles)

Setup: Place the front of the Five Hole board 27 feet away from the foul line. The foul line is the front of the Pitcher’s Box which is 3′ wide x 4′ deep. When tossing a bag a player must have both feet inside the box and behind the foul line until the bag has landed.

Match: 10 frames. A player tosses 4 consecutive bags per frame (40 total bags a match).

How to Play: To determine the order in the first frame, each player or one player from each team tosses one bag. The player or team with the higher score (or closest to a 5 Hole) goes last to start the match. If players tie they should toss again until someone wins. Once play has begun, the player or team with the highest frame score tosses last in the next frame (when 3 people are playing the player with the second highest frame score goes second). Each player tosses 4 consecutive bags per frame. Once a player tosses all 4 bags they walk to the board, retrieve the bags and bring them back to the next player. In Doubles teams alternate tossing within a frame. For example, Player 1 from Team A tosses all 4 bags, then Player 1 from Team B tosses all 4 bags.

How to Score: If a bag lands on the board it is 1 point. If a bag lands in a hole it is worth the point value of that hole (2, 3, 4 or 5 points). If a bag lands on the ground it is 0 points. If a bag hits the ground then bounces onto the board that bag is worth 0 points and should be taken off the playing surface before any other bags are thrown. After a player tosses all 4 bags the point value of those bags are added together for the frame total. For example if a player tosses one bag on the board (1 point), two bags into the 3 hole (6 points) and one bag into a 5 Hole (5 points) their frame score is 12 points. The highest possible frame score is 20 (all 4 bags into a 5 Hole). The lowest possible frame score is 0 (no bags on the board or in a hole). If a player sinks all 4 bags into either of the two 5 Holes (20 points) in the 10th frame they are awarded an additional 4 bag frame. Players can choose to keep score in their head, on the 5 Hole chalkboard, on a 5 Hole Scorecard (download here) or on the 5 Hole Scoring App (coming soon).

How to Win: The player or team with the higher score at the end of 10 frames is the winner.

FIRST TO 50

This is a super fun way to also play 5 Hole. It works exactly how it sounds and is quite similar to the classic 5 Hole game, but with a predetermined winning score – same set up too. You can really make the predetermined winning score as high or low as you want, but 50 works great.

The first player or team to 50 points (exactly) wins. Boom, simple and fun! You can play this game with a bunch of people, but it works best with no more than 6 to keep things tossing along. You can play singles or doubles, even triples!

The player or team with the higher score (or closest to a 5 Hole) goes first to start the match. If players tie they should toss again until someone wins. Once play has begun, the player or team with the highest round score tosses first in the next round. Each player tosses 4 consecutive bags per frame. Once a player tosses all 4 bags they walk to the board, retrieve the bags and bring them back to the next player. In Doubles teams alternate tossing within a round.

FIRST TO FIVE “5 HOLES”

This game is a great way to practice your 5 Hole stroke. It’s also an awesome warm-up or post-game to a classic 10-frame match or First to 50 throwdown.

This game works exactly how it sounds. Only bags that are sunk into one of the two 5 Holes counts. You can play First to “However Many 5 Holes You Want”, but “First to Five 5 Holes” works great for a quick practice session.

This game works exactly how it sounds. Only bags that are sunk into one of the two 5 Holes counts. You can play First to “However Many 5 Holes You Want”, but “First to Five 5 Holes” works great for a quick practice session.

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