Saint Jerome School and 

Knights of Columbus Council 729

Ping Pong & 

Cornhole Tournament

10 AM Kids (brackets up to age 21)

6 PM Adults (21+)

June 2, 2018

Hackett Center

Immaculate Conception Church

1203 Commercial St, East Weymouth, MA 02189

Are you ready for a bit of friendly competition?  You don't need experience, just a desire to win!

Join us for our first-ever ping pong and cornhole tournament on June 2 at Immaculate Conception's Hackett Center.

Children's Tournament

Starting at 10 AM, we'll have a informational meeting where children can learn the basics of ping pong and cornhole. There will be a practice table available to get in any last minute warm-ups.  Children will be divided into brackets based on age the day of the event.

Ping pong will be played by one person per side and cornhole will be played in teams of two.  Both will be double elimination tournaments.

No experience is necessary.

Registration is $10 per person.

Adult

Tournament

Adult winners get a $50 gift certificate!

Starting at 6 PM, we'll have a informational meeting to review the rules of our tournaments.

 

Ping pong will be played by one person per side and cornhole will be played in teams of two.  Both are a double elimination tournaments and atheletes will be divided into brackets the day of the event.  No experience is necessary.

There will be a cash bar, so this will be a 21+ event.

Registration is $15 per person

Participants can register to participate in both the ping pong and corn hole event.  Best efforts will be made so that each athlete will have sufficient time to participate in both activities. Athletes must register separately for each event.  Participation is open to the public.

All equipment will be provided.  Just bring your game face!

SJS

Ping Pong Rules

Brackets

The children’s tournament will be set up in brackets based on age.  Brackets will be announced the day of the event.  There will be a general meeting to review rules at 10 am the morning of the event and a practice table will be available.  Remember – THIS IS FOR FUN!

 

There will not be an adult bracket.  Adults must be 21+ to attend as there will be a cash bar.

Rules

There will be a one-minute volley between the two opponents before match begins.

First serve will be decided by a flip of the coin by the Saint Jerome School (SJS) representative at table.

There will be one judge on the floor at all times who will enforce rules with one head judge.  All decisions made by the judges will be final.

 

Single Player:  This will be a single-player, double elimination tournament. 

Game Time: There will be a one-half hour time limit per match.  If the time limit expires during the final game of the match, the score at that time will determine the winner. If the game is tied or only one point separates the opponents, the first player ahead by two points will be awarded the game and match.

Time Outs: Each participant is allotted one time-out per game, one minute in length.

Rest Period between Games: A two-minute rest period is allowed between game one, two, three and four.  Players are not permitted to leave the table.  A three-minute rest period is allowed between the fourth and fifth game during which time players are allowed to leave the table.

Rights and Duties of Participants: The participants are responsible for officiating their own match.  If there is a dispute regarding score or rules violations, a judge should be called to officiate.

 

Equipment

SJS will provide all equipment including paddles, tables and balls.  If the participant would like to bring their own paddle, the paddle must meet USA Table Tennis regulations and be approved by the judges before play. 

 

Scoring

A match is played best 2 of 3 games. For each game, the first player to reach 11 points wins that game, however a game must be won by at least a two-point margin.

A point is scored after each ball is put into play (not just when the server wins the point as in volleyball).

The edges of the table are part of the legal table surface, but not the sides.

 

Flow of the Match

Each player serves two points in a row and then switch server. However, if a score of 10-10 is reached in any game, then each server serves only one point and then the server is switched. After each game, the players switch side of the table. In the final game (i.e. 3rd game), the players switch side again after either player reaches 5 points.

 

Double Elimination

Teams are matched-up in a bracket format and any team that loses two games is eliminated. The winning teams continue to play until a winner is crowned. Teams will play until there are two teams remaining, which will result in a championship game. Only one championship game will be held and the winner of that game will be declared the winner.  (For example, if Team A has no losses and Team B has one loss going into the championship game and Team A losses to Team B, Team B will be declared the champion.) In the event that there are odd numbers of teams playing, the team with highest winning point margin gets a bye during the next round.

 

Legal Service

The ball must rest on an open hand palm. Then it must be tossed up at least 6 inches and struck so the ball first bounces on the server's side and then the opponent's side.

If the serve is legal except that it touches the net, it is called a let serve. Let serves are not scored and are re-served.

 

Playing Regulations 

Ball in Play:  The ball is in play from the moment at which it is projected from the hand in service until:

  • The ball has touched one court twice consecutively.

  • The ball has, except in service, touched each court alternately without having been struck by the racket intermediately.

  • The ball has been struck by any player more than once consecutively.

  • The ball has touched any player or anything that is worn or carried except the racket or racket hand below the wrist.

  • The ball on the volley has come in contact with the racket or racket hand below the wrist.

  • The ball touches any object other than the net or supports.

For more information e-mail pc@stjeromeschoolweymouth.org.

SJS

Cornhole Rules

Teams

Cornhole will be played in teams of two.  Each team will have two members; players can play on only one cornhole team during the tournament but can also participate in the ping pong tournament as well.  Every effort will be made to schedule games so that the participant will be able to participate in every round of the separate tournaments. The participant will not be disqualified from one tournament to participate in the other.

 

Pitching

In doubles play, one player from each team pitches from one end of the board and the other two players from opposing teams pitch from the other side.

  • Each player will play with (4) cornhole bags provided by SJS

  • Players must pitch the bags with an under-hand release

  • Player’s feet must remain within the pitcher’s box at the time of releasing the bag

  • Players take turns pitching their bags (one player at a time) until each player has pitched all (4) bags

 

Scoring

Woody – Any cornhole bag that has been pitched and lands on the board. Each Woody is worth 1 point.

Cornhole – Any cornhole bag that has been pitched and lands inside the hole. Each Cornhole is worth 3 points.

Knocker – Any cornhole bag can be knocked in the hole or off the board by either the same player or the opposing player resulting in 3 points or zero points respectively.

Dirty Bags – Any cornhole bag that touched the ground at any time. If the bag touched the ground before landing on the board, no point is recorded and the bag is removed from the board immediately.

Foul – Any cornhole bag that has been pitched in rules violation, i.e. pitching with feet outside of the pitchers’ box (foul line), pitching over hand, or pitching out of turn.

 

Honors

The team that scored points in the previous inning has the honor of pitching first in the next inning. If no score was made then the player/team who pitched first in the previous round shall retain first pitch in the next inning.

 

Play to 21

Team points are added in each inning to add to the team’s total score. The game is played until one player/team reaches the score of 21 points or more. The winning team does not need to win by two or more points. However, the game cannot end in the middle of an inning. So, if a team pitches and reaches or exceeds 21 points, the other team is allowed to pitch all of their bags until the inning is completed. If the cornhole game is tied at 21 or more at the end of an inning, the game will continue until one team scores more points than the other.

 

Double Elimination

Teams are matched-up in a bracket format and any team that loses two games is eliminated. The winning teams continue to play until a winner is crowned. Teams will play until there are two teams remaining, which will result in a championship game. Only one championship game will be held and the winner of that game will be declared the winner.  (For example, if Team A has no losses and Team B has one loss going into the championship game and Team A losses to Team B, Team B will be declared the champion.) In the event that there are odd numbers of teams playing, the team with highest winning point margin gets a bye during the next round.

For more information e-mail pc@stjeromeschoolweymouth.org.

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