If you are looking for a fun new game that keeps you social distanced, try Cornbowl! It is like Cornhole, just with a twist. This game was invented in Saugus, Massachusetts and can be played in any youth program and be played outside or inside. The boards are magnetic and the pins stick to the top. Each Cornbowl set comes with a 2×4 game board, 10 magnetic pins, 3 bags, and dry erase scoreboard with marker. The set is $230 and can be purchased on their website. They have two videos included on their website that shows the game in action too. I have included the Rules to Cornbowl that I took from the Nashville Sports League website (https://www.nashvillesportsleagues.com/cornbowlrules).
If you are operating a youth program, setup a tournament between your participants and have some fun competition. You can use at a staff training before you start to break the ice. This is also the perfect game for Rides In/Out when you are having kids dropped off or waiting for them to be picked up. Just like the Nashville Sports League, you could set this up in your community as well. The options are endless. These games bring people together safely. I have added this to the Resource Zone on my website. If you are needing more ideas for fun games, check this out. Have a great rest of your weekend!
The Ultimate in Backyard Bowling
– 18 Feet is the distance from where you throw the bags to the front edge of the game.
– When setting up pins, red strip must be on top for magnets to work. Back of board should be at least 6 inches from wall.
- Bags are to be thrown underhand from behind foul line. (the front of the board)
- Begin with two players from Team A and two players from Team B.
- 3 bags are thrown per frame. Team A player 1 throws two frames per turn. Next, team A player 2 throws two frames per turn. Then team B player 1 throws 2 frames. Finally, team B player 2 throws their two frames. Repeat until all 10 frames are completed by each team.
- Teams will alternate setting up the pins & keeping score. For example: While team A players are throwing, team B players will reset the pins & keep score. This keeps the game moving along.
- Once all ten frames are complete from players 1&2 on each team, then the remaining two players (3&4) from each team will begin(step 3).
If you get all of the pins down in 3 bags: you score a 10. For paper scoring write an X in the box. You do not get any extra points for a 10.
If you get all the pins down in 2 bags: you score a spare. For paper scoring, shade a triangle in the box. This completes your turn. On your next turn, toss 3 bags as usual. Enter the number of pins you knocked down on your first toss. Do not reset pins yet! Toss 2 more bags and add these pins to your first toss then enter the total on the next frame. This completes two frames (or turns).
If you get all of the pins down in 1 bag: you score a strike. For paper scoring, shade both corners. This completes your turn. On your next turn, toss 3 bags as usual. Enter the number of pins you knocked down on your first 2 tosses. Do not reset pins yet! Toss 1 more bag and add these pins to your first two tosses then enter the total. This completes two frames (or turns).
SCORING (Scoresheet on site)