Regulation Cornhole Boards

Whether you go by the rules outlined by the American Cornhole League (ACL) or the American Cornhole Association (ACA), regulations require that cornhole boards used for sanctioned tournament play adhere to a specific set of dimensions, weights, and thicknesses to be viable. While specific adherence to the rules may not matter quite as much for backyard practice or bar play, it can be off-putting and skill-deteriorating to use boards that don’t at least come very, very close to matching these required dimensions. At the end of the day, it’s always better to get regulation cornhole boards!

Regulation Cornhole Boards – The Important Dimensions
Both of the country’s leading cornhole regulatory bodies have strict requirements when it comes to the size of an acceptable cornhole board. The boards you find in this section have been carefully measured to meet these requirements. For the top of the board, the playing surface should measure 47.5” (up to 48”) by 23.5” (up to 24”). If you get a board that lands within these dimensions, you’re good to go. The ACA and the ACL also require that the tops of these boards measure between a half-inch up to three-quarters of an inch in thickness.

Weight of a Regulation Cornhole Board
In addition to defining the dimensions of a cornhole board, these regulatory leagues also have requirements when it comes to the weight of a proper board. Put simply, a board needs to be heavy enough and sturdy enough that it doesn’t move every time a bag is thrown into the side of it. That’s why no regulation cornhole board should weigh less than 25 lbs. And even if you only intend to use your board for backyard play and simple practice sessions, we highly recommend adhering to this rule. It will certainly save you a lot of time and frustration.

Other Regulations to Consider
When buying regulation cornhole boards, you shouldn’t necessarily limit your search solely to those boards that fit the above parameters. Make sure you also consider the diameter of the hole – 6” is regulation – and where the hole is located on the board: It should be centered on the board, 9” from the top edge. You should also look for boards that have a well-defined, smooth hole that won’t tear the bags as they slide into the goal.

Furthermore, make sure the boards you’re thinking of purchasing are correct when it comes to their distance from the ground. The front face of the board should be between three and four inches from the surface of the ground while the back of the board should be around 12” high. This ensures a quality, regulated playfield that lets the game unfold as it is supposed to. All playing surfaces should be smooth with very few – if any – blemishes in the wood. You don’t want players to have to combat knots and raw textures when trying to slide their bags into the goal.

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If you want to make sure that you get a regulation cornhole board that meets the requirements for official tournament play, trust Custom Cornhole Boards for all of your game needs!

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