Join the DC Cornhole League! Everyone loves Cornhole at tailgates and awesome backyard barbecues. Join us for a league and perfect your skills for your next gathering! Cornhole leagues are played all over the city of Washington, DC and are available weekly in various locations including U Street.

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

We encourage all teams to intermingle and make friends with each other. The bar for each DC Cornhole League is a great place to make that happen.

WHERE WE PLAY

We Play all across the DC! Some of our most popular locations include Wunder Beer Garten in NOMA, as well as leagues in DuPont, Columbia Heights, Navy Yard Neighborhoods.   We have all the above DC Cornhole Leagues as well as other local neighborhoods! Find your perfect VOLO DC CORNHOLE league below!

Official Team of Volo City

Upcoming Cornhole Leagues in Washington DC!

How to Sign Up

COMPLETE TEAM
5+ PLAYERS
  • Minimum players for a full cornhole team is 5. 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
2-4 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 the capital!
  • 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
  • Cornhole FAQ’s

    Cornhole FAQ

    How much does it cost to join a VOlO DC Cornhole League?

    Registration dues vary by location and night. Most leagues range in cost from $30 – $49. This fee covers insurance, permit costs, referees, equipment, player t-shirts, parties, prizes, tons of other Volo City events that we will be hosting throughout the year and helps pay for free kids leagues

    Is this a competitive league?

    Volo City  is a social sports company!  Cornhole can get a little competitive in the heat of the moment, but overall cornhole is one of our most social leagues.  Taking place at some of the best bars and restaurants in DC. Our Volo Cornhole leagues are a great place to bring your friends and relax after a long day of work.  Some of our venues are dog friendly as well!

    What’s a VOLO CITY DC Cornhole night like?

    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 team plays 2 games each night.  Each game consists of 16 frames, with overall scoring (no subtraction). The team with the most points after the 16th round wins!

    How big is a team?

    The minimum number for a cornhole team is 5 players. If you do not reach team status fear not, we will merge you with other groups to hit the minimum.  Merged teams are generally larger to protect against forfeits. Want a larger or smaller team? You can register as a prepaid team to have as many or as few players on your roster.

    Can I Bring A friend?

    Absolutely!  Just make sure they are wearing a shirt color similar to your team 🙂  During playoffs unfortunately all players must be a registered member of your team. 

    Are there gender requirements?

    Nope! Cornhole does not have any gender requirements, you need at least 2 players present from the teamt to avoid a forfeit and play

  • Cornhole Rules

    CORNHOLE RULES

    The rules of VOLO DC Cornhole are pretty simple. We keep it that way because we expect you to be drinking and having a good time, not worrying about how to play. So the less complicated the better, right?

    BASIC RULES

    • 5 players minimum per team
    • 12 players maximum per team
    • Minimum of 2 players needed to start and/or continue a game

    *If a bag hits the ground and  bounces onto the board, the bag should be taken off the board*

    Matches and Scoring:

    • 2 games per night for each team
      • Each game is 16 rounds
    • 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.
      • If tied, the game ends in a tie
        • PLAYOFFS ONLY – play another frame
    • Points:
      • Bag through the hole = 3
      • Bag hanging through the hole = 1
      • Bag on the board = 1
      • Bag hanging off the board (and touching the ground) = 0

    **All teams make the playoffs at the end of the season (unless you forfeit 2x)**

    Rules in Detail:

    Number of Players

    A team consists of 5-12 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.

    Substitutions

    If a team is short the required number of players in a regular season game, the team may invite players from other teams in their division to Sub in for their game. Teams can only invite enough Subs to put them at regular strength (in this case 2 players to get to 6 players)

    Substitutions from outside the division are allowed; we want as many people to have fun with the Baltimore Social and experience the leagues. If a player subs more than two times over the course of the season then that player will need to register with Baltimore Social.  Substitutions during the playoffs are not permitted.

    Game Length and Structure

    • Each match will be about 30 minutes.
    • Our corn-hole does not use subtraction each round! Each team will add the score from each round together to come with an over-all game score.
    • A match consists of 1 game of 16 rounds. If the game ties, it will end in a tie (except during playoffs – play another frame)
    • Cancellation scoring will not be used.

    The Setup

    • For outdoor play two boxes shall be set up such that their fronts face each other and their hole centers are 30 feet apart, or as much distance as the facilities allow.
    • For indoor play two boxes shall be set up such that their fronts face each other and their hole centers are 26 feet apart, or as much distance as the facilities allow.
    • The front of the box has constitute the the foot foul line.

    Team Size & Rosters

    • Volo City Cornhole has no roster requirements for male to female ratios.
    • Volo City withholds the right to place other small groups and free agents onto your team to balance rosters.
    • Groups of 2-3 or free agents will be placed with other teams or merged with other small groups to create a full roster.

    Game Play

    • Two teams of 5-12 people shall play. Teams will form pairs amongst their players. Partners shall stand at opposite boxes on the same side, from the perspective of a third person, and face each other, so there is no advantage given to one team.
    • Each team shall have 4 bags of one color.
    • All 8 bags begin at one end.
    • A coin flip shall determine who has honors in round one.
    • One of the partners on the team who has honors shall begin play by throwing a bag at the opposite box.
    • A player may throw from anywhere behind the foot foul line.
    • Game continues by alternating throws between the two opponent players until all 8 bags have been thrown.
    • If a bag hits the ground then bounces up onto the board, that bag shall be taken off the playing surface.
    • The next frame starts when the other player on the team, which has honors, throws their first bag.
    • The game continues until 16 frames have been thrown.

    Fouls

    A foul occurs when any of the following happens:

    • A players foot goes past the foot foul line, termed a foot foul.
    • A player goes out of turn. The player who caused the foul loses the throw when the foul occurred and the bag shall be removed if it landed on the playing surface.

    Scoring

    The score shall be taken after all bags have been thrown for a frame. In league play teams DO NOT subtract scores but instead each run their own tally.

    Points shall be given as follows:

    • Three points for a bag that goes through the hole.
    • One point for a bag that is on the playing surface.
    • One point for a bag that is hanging into the hole.
    • One point for a bag that is hanging off the edge but not touching the ground.
    • Zero points for a bag that is on the playing surface, but also touching the ground.
    • Zero points for a bag that is hanging off the front edge and is resting on a bag that is on the ground, unless the bag on the ground can be removed without making the hanging bag fall to the ground, then one point is given.

    Each team is given a frame score according to the above point system.

    • A perfect score would be 4 “holes” or 12 points
    • The team who wins the frame is given honors to throw first in the next round. If both teams have the same round score then the game score stays the same and honors stays with the team who had it the previous round.
    • The winner of the game is the team with the most points earned through the 16 frames.
    • In the event of a tie, an extra round(s) shall be played to break the tie. The winner must only win by one point.

Basics

  • 5-12 players make a full team
  • Roster minimum: 5 players
  • There is no gender minimum for our DC Cornhole league
  • Teams play 2 matches per team each week
  • Cumulative Scoring, there is no canceling (16 rounds per match)
  • All teams make the playoffs at the end of the season (unless you forfeit 2x)
  • All small groups (2-4) & free agents will be merged after registration closes
  • Click here for a full list of rules

Player Perks

Players registered with Volo City DC enjoy player perks such as:

  • Team T-Shirts
  • Referees
  • Equipment
  • Prizes
  • End of Season Free Beer Party
  • Special Sponsor Opportunities (see what can happen in our leagues!)
  • Invitation to all Volo City Events

Post Game Social

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

What to expect at the bar

  • Food & Drink Specials
  • Dedicated space & reserved tables for your league
  • League staff at the bar
  • When possible, multiple sports will go to the same bar so you can meet lots of new people!

Contact Us

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

To learn more about Volo City, read About Us or our Frequently Asked Questions.