It’s time to perfect your cornhole form! Cornhole leagues are played all over the city of Boston, and are available once a week on various nights throughout the week. Meet us at Sterling’s, Coppersmith, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Assembly Row, and more locations throughout Boston.

Social Boston Sports does cornhole like no one else in the city. You don’t just show up, play, and go home at SBS. You show up, play, and make friends that last a lifetime!

Upcoming Cornhole Leagues in Boston

How to Sign Up

COMPLETE TEAM
3+ PLAYERS
  • Minimum players for a full Cornhole team is 3. If you do not meet this minimum your team will be merged with free agents.
  • A Captain must create a team and all the team members must “join” the team. The Captain can pay for everyone or you can split up the fee’s among team members.
SMALL GROUP
1-2 PLAYERS
  • Yes! You can sign up together even if you do not have a full team!
  • Have Captain “create team” & Note Estimated Players
  • Teammates Join “team” (Before signup deadline)
  • Once Registration is closed  we will merge you with other small groups and free-agents
FREE AGENT/SOLO
1 PLAYER
  • Signing up as a solo player is the best way to meet people in Boston!
  • We will place you with a small group and/or other free agents to form a full team after the registration closes.
  • If you have a friend that decides to sign up just have them note to be put on the same team as you!
CORPORATE/ALUMNI TEAM
FULL TEAM

Basics

Player Perks

Players registered with Social Boston Sports enjoy player perks such as:

Post Game Social

We are known as the most social league in Boston and that’s because we care about the bar experience!

What to expect at the bar

  • Check out a new and friendly atmosphere
  • Bond with teammates before or after game time
  • Meet players from other teams and sports leagues
  • Enjoy tasty appetizer or food discounts at select sponsor bars
  • Order drinks to share or try out something new on tap
  • Chat with engaging and upbeat staff
  • Participate with select sponsor activations
  • Collect swag or other giveaways throughout the season
  • Cornhole FAQs

    What can I expect at a Social Boston Sports cornhole league?

    Tons of fun! On game night you’ll want to arrive 10-15 minutes before your game to meet your teammates and get ready to play.
    Each match will be 2 games played to 21.

    How competitive are the cornhole leagues?

    Social Boston Sports is a social sports company! While we do offer some competitive leagues (these are typically noted as competitive in their title) most of our leagues are social leagues. Cornhole is all about meeting new people, tossing some bags and having a good time.

    How many people do I need for a full cornhole team?

    A team consists of 4-12 players. A minimum of 2 players (from the team’s league roster) is needed to start and/or continue a game.

    How much does it cost to join Social Boston Sports cornhole?

    You can expect your SBS cornhole league to be anywhere from $40-$49 per player for the entire season. Registration fees are dependent on location and day of the week, so be sure to check the league details carefully. After you sign up, everything else is taken care of for you. Your registration includes league shirt, referees, venue costs, insurance, equipment, prizes, league management and so much more!

    Don’t forget, when you sign up with Social Boston Sports, your league registration helps provide free youth sports programs in Boston through the Volo City Kids Foundation. #playwithpurpose

    What are the Social Boston Sports Cornhole Gender Requirements?

    While many Social Boston Sports leagues have gender requirements, there are no gender requirements for SBS cornhole leagues.

  • Cornhole Rules

    Number of Players

    A team consists of 4-12 players. A minimum of 2 players (from the team’s league roster) is needed to start and/or continue a game. There are no co-ed minimums for this league.

    Game Length and Structure

    Each match will be 25 minutes. A match consists 16 frames.

    **Games are played with cumulative scoring – NOT typical subtraction scoring**

    Ex. A team gets 3 on the board and the other team has 1 on the board. The score for that round will be 3 and 1. The scores for each round will be added up and the highest score wins the game.

    A regular season game can end in a tie

    **PLAYOFFS ONLY** In the event that the match is tied, both teams will play 3 frames (12 pitches each) with the highest score winning. If teams are still tied, each will play 2 frames (8 pitches each) until there is a winner.

    GENERAL CORNHOLE RULES

    Starting the Game

    Each team should have teammates on opposite sides of the board facing each other. The home team will throw first. All 8 bags will start on one end and players will alternate throws between the two opposing teams until all 8 bags have been thrown. The team that scores the most points in the frame will have honors and throw first in the next frame.

    Player Rotation

    All four players are allowed to play during each game. Teammates may rotate who throws during each game in the match.

    Basic Gameplay

    There are 8 bags on each court and a team is designated 4 bags of the same color. Players may throw from anywhere behind the foul line (see foul line). Each game will consist of 16 rounds. A team will win the match with the highest cumulative score after 16 rounds

    **Games are played with cumulative scoring – NOT typical subtraction scoring**

    Ex. A team gets 3 on the board and the other team has 1 on the board. The score for that round will be 3 and 1. The scores for each round will be added up and the highest score wins the game.

    Scoring

    The object of the game is to score points by throwing beanbags onto, or through the hole of, the Cornhole Board opposite from you.

    • Landing the beanbag through the hole – 3 Points
    • Beanbag knocked into the hole by another bag – 3 Points
    • Landing the beanbag on the board – 1 Point
    • Beanbag half on the board -1 Point
    • Beanbag half on the board and touching the floor- 0 Points
    • Landing the beanbag anywhere other than the board – 0 Points
    • Beanbags landing on the board after hitting the floor-0 Points and Bag removed from board
    • Beanbag resting on the board, then getting knocked off by another bag – 0 Points

    Points are scored at the end of each frame, after both teams on the same side have each thrown four beanbags. After each team has thrown all four bags the teams will add up the points scored using cumulative scoring.

    Foul Line

    A foul occurs when a player’s foot goes past the edge of the front of the board during a throw. If a foot foul occurs, the player will get the bag back and have one more opportunity to throw the bag. If they go past the line again, the throw will not count.

    Forfeits

    Teams should report to the games at least 15 minutes before their scheduled starting time of the match. A game will be ruled a forfeit if any of the following occur:

      • No one from one of the teams is present at game time.
      • The minimum number of players are not present (2).
      • Improper conduct by one or more players on any team.

Contact Us

For assistance and inquiries about scheduling, rules, and officiating, contact us at sports@socialbostonsports.com!

To learn more about Social Boston Sports, read About Us or our Frequently Asked Questions.