Claremore BBQ Competition Adds a New Element


ZipperQ 6 will be held on Saturday, October 7, at the Claremore Expo Center. There are some changes to the event’s format this year, but there is something new: a cornhole tournament!

Read on for the official rules. Scroll to the bottom if you’re a smarty pants and already know the rules, and that’s where you’ll find the link to register your team. See you at ZipperQ!


Length of Game

-The game shall be played to 21 points. The first team to reach or exceed) that amount at the conclusion of a frame is the winner.


Woody – any bag pitched that remains on the board playing surface at the conclusion of that frame. Worth one point.

Cornhole – Bag that is pitched and passes through the board hole at any time within the frame. Worth three points.

Foul Bags – Any bag that is not determined to be a woody or cornhole, or is deemed due to a rules violation

Cancellation scoring will be used, meaning the point of one team cancels the points of their opponent.


Red scores one woody (1 pt) and two cornholes (6 pts) = 7 pts total Blue scores two woodies (2 pts) and zero cornholes (0) = 2 pts total 7pts – 2 pts = Red scores 5 points for that frame

*No bags shall be moved before the scoring is determined. The official will call any discrepancies.

Fouls Defined

● Bags pitched without at least one foot completely inside the pitcher’s box at the time of release

● Any bag not pitched within the 15 second time limit

● A bag pitched from a different pitcher’s box than their designated pitcher’s box

● A bag that comes into contact with the court or ground before coming to rest on the playing surface

● A bag that comes to rest touching the ground and the board

● A bag with previously struck a defined object

Players & Pitching

Doubles Play will be used meaning Team A competes against Team B – each comprising of two people.

A coin toss held with a team representative from both teams and the official will determine bag color choice, lane assignments, and pitch order.

Both players must stay in their designated lane during the game.

Players begin game at the headboard and will alternate pitching bags until each player has pitched all four of their bags.

Players will alternate pitching bags (one player at a time) until each player has pitched all four of their bags.

Pitching must be made by an under-hand release.

When pitching a bag, players must release the bag before any part of the player’s body touches the ground on or beyond the foul line. 3

Accidental pitch – Any cornhole bag that leaves the player’s hand once the final step (if taken) and final forward swing of the delivery process has started, will count as a pitched bag.

Pitching Out of Turn – if a player pitches out of turn their pitch will be considered a foul bag and removed from the playing surface. If the out-of-turn bag affects any bags in play, the opponent has the option to return bags to their position or leave bags as they now are. If the error is not discovered until after two bags have been pitched, the frame will continue and be scored accordingly.

Touching Bags before frame is complete – If any bags in scoring positions (woody or cornhole) are touched by a player, intentionally or not, before all bags during the frame are pitched, the frame will immediately end. The offending team will forfeit all points, and the non-offending team will tally 12 points, as if they had thrown 4 corholes during that frame.

Moving the Boards – The official will only straighten the cornhole boards in between frames, once bags have been removed.


Any player exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct will be subject to expulsion from the tournament.



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