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The ultimate goal of competing in the Porterville Corporate Games is to win the prestigious Corporate Cup.  Points are awarded to the top six (6) finishers in each event, and are accumulated throughout the Games.  The company with the highest point total at the end of the tournament wins the 2023 Corporate Cup, which will be presented after the final event.  In addition to earning points, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the top three (3) teams of each event.  The medals will be presented to the winning team members at the close of each event.  Any appeals have to be made BEFORE medals are awarded/ night of.  Points per event:

1st Place- 25 2nd Place- 21 3rd Place- 17 4th Place- 13
5th Place- 9 6th Place- 5 Participation- 1 Forfeit- 0

Team Rosters
A team will consist of a minimum of six (6) individuals with at least two (2) being women.  Each event is coed with some events requiring at least one (1) woman and some events at least two (2) women.  There is a maximum of 30 per company roster.  Each company competes in each event, but different people on the roster may participate in different events.

Employee Eligibility
Each participant must be an employee of the participating company and at least 16 years old.  Retired employees of participating companies are encouraged to participate provided the individual has permission from the company.

Spouses
Each company may independently decide whether they will allow spouses of employees to participate in the Games as a representative of their organization.  For smaller companies, allowing spouses to compete may help increase their participation levels.

Company Eligibility
A company is allowed to enter more than one (1) team in the Corporate Games.  Teams from the same company will be treated as individual teams and will submit an entire roster for each team.  Employees will not be allowed to play on more than one (1) team for any event or reason.  Each participating employee must be designated to a specific team.  Smaller companies may also choose to join together to form a team.  Only two (2) businesses will be allowed to play together as one team.

Waiver
Each participant must sign the waiver of liability prior to participating in each game provided by PCG – no exceptions.

Official Rules

Saturday, Sept 9 & Saturday, Sept 16

Santa Fe School Gym

6 players, minimum of 2 females

Double elimination tournament

  • Matches will be best two (2) out of three (3).  The first two (2) games in a match will be rally scoring to 21 points, win by 2 with a cap at 25 points.  The third game, if necessary, will be rally scoring to 15 points, win by 2 with a max of 20 points. 
  • A coin toss will determine serve and side of court.  Winner of toss chooses either side or serve and the other team chooses the other option.
  • Points are scored on every serve.  
  • Teams change sides of the court after each game.
  • Minimum participation:  A team can have a minimum of two (2) players with at least one (1) female on the court at all times.  If a team only has one (1) female, then they may play with a maximum of four (4) on the court (3 male / 1 female). If a team has less than the minimum amount by the five-minute grace period, a team will forfeit the match.
  • Teams may have up to ten (10) players signed in for each match and may rotate players during the match.   
  • Players can rotate into the game only on a side out in the front left position.
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the team members of the top three (3) finishers.  
  • The team score will be compared to all teams to determine the top six (6) places for the event.

Monday, September 11

Porterville Municipal Golf Course

All teams start at 5:30 PM

4 players, minimum of 1 female

Combined team total, lowest score


  • Players must use the discs provided by PCG.
  • Nine (9) holes will be played.
  • Teams will determine its 4-person throwing order prior to beginning and must keep that same order the entire time.
  • Player 1 will throw towards the first target.  Player 2 will then throw from the spot where the disc rests.  If Player 3 makes it in the target, Player 4 will be the first to throw towards the next target.
  • The disc must land in the target prior to a team going to the next hole.
  • If a disc comes to rest in a place that the next thrower can’t fully throw from, you may back up in a straight line between the disc and target and throw from any place along that line no closer to the target.
  • The team furthest from the target is the next to throw.  
  • The team with the better score is the first to tee-off on the next hole.  Tee-offs must be made behind the tee-off throwing line.
  • Directional arrows are in front of each tee area showing you where to aim.  Cones and discs are on the course to lead you from one hole to the next tee-off area.
  • Scoring:  Total team score will be determined by the total number of throws a team takes to complete the designated holes.  Teams will be paired up and will keep each other’s score.  Any dispute on a hole must be settled prior to playing the next hole.
  • Tiebreaker:  In the event of a tie, the scores of the tied teams on Hole #1 will be compared and the low score will settle the tie.  If still tied, this process will continue with Holes 2, 3…until a team’s original score was lower than the team they had tied overall with.
  • Minimum participation:  A team must have all four (4) players present to be eligible to compete for points.  If not all team members are present by the five-minute grace period, a team will be allowed to compete, but will be assessed a 1-stroke penalty per player for each hole their team is short players.
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the team members of the top three (3) finishers.  Four (4) medals per team.
  • The team score will be compared to all teams to determine the top six (6) places for the event.

Tuesday, September 12

Burton Ballfields

Scheduled team times starting at 5:30 PM

5 players, minimum of 1 female


  • There will be multiple stations to complete, including an inflatable obstacle course.
  • Time stops when designated members cross the finish line.
  • Minimum participation:  A team must have all 5 players present to be eligible to compete for points.  If not all team members are present by the five-minute grace period, a team will be able to compete but will accept a five (5) minute penalty.
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the team members of the top three (3) finishers.  Five (5) medals per team.
  • The team score will be compared to all teams to determine the top six (6) places for the event.

Wednesday, September 13

Zalud Park

Double elimination tournament starting at 5:30 PM

4 players, minimum of 1 female

 

  • Cornhole bags will be provided and are 6x6” weighing 15 ounces. The pitching distance will be 25’.
  • A match will consist of five (5) innings. The team with the highest total score at the end of the five (5) innings will be declared the winner.
  • The team that pitches first in the opening inning will be listed top on the bracket board. After that, the teams alternate each inning pitching first.
  • The match will be broken down into innings. An inning will begin with one (1) side of players from both teams alternating pitching cornhole bags.  That completes a half inning and the scores will be tallied.  The other half of the inning will then take place with the other two (2) players from each team pitching from the other board.
  • Two (2) members of each team will pitch from one (1) cornhole board and the other two (2) members of the team will pitch from the other cornhole board. The opposing team will also have two (2) members of their team at each of the two (2) cornhole boards.
  • The throwing order from a team must remain the same for the duration of the match. New players may play a new match, but not substitute in during an ongoing match.
  • Scoring: A cornhole bag in the hole, either thrown or knocked in, is worth three (3) points.  A cornhole bag that is not in the hole but lands with any portion of the bag resting on the board is worth one (1) point.  A cornhole bag which comes to rest not in the hole or on the board receives zero (0) points.
  • If the match is tied at the end of five (5) innings, play continues into sudden death inning(s). Each player throws one (1) bag until one team achieves a higher score over the other team at the end of an inning.
  • After each half of an inning, players determine the score prior to beginning the next half inning. Both teams should agree on the score prior to the start of the next half inning. A score can’t be protested after a new half inning has begun.
  • A bag declared to be a foul either by the pitcher stepping over the foul line or the bag touches the ground before coming to rest on the board must be removed prior to the next throw. Bags are to be returned to their original position prior to the foul bag being thrown if it touched any bags.
  • A player must pitch from the same pitcher’s box for both throws in an inning and after the inning may pitch from the other pitcher’s box for the next inning if so desired.
  • While not pitching, players are to stand behind the pitcher’s box.
  • Minimum participation: A team must have all four (4) players present to be eligible to compete for points.  If not all team members are present within the five-minute grace period, a team will be able to play the game for one (1) participation point only.
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the team members of the top three (3) finishers. Four (4) medals per team.

Thursday, September 14

Eagle Mountain Casino Event Center

Tournament check-in at 5:30 PM

3 players, minimum of 1 female

PLAYERS MUST BE 21+

 

  • The tournament will be set up as a no limit Texas Hold’em style tournament.
  • Detailed rules will be explained before the start of play by the Table Games manager.
  • Minimum participation: A team must have at least one (1) player, with at least one (1) female, present to compete.
  • Tie-breakers will be determined by Table Games manager based on hands.
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded. Points and medals will be awarded based on the team’s highest finisher.  Three (3) medals per team.
  • The team score will be compared to all teams to determine the top six (6) places for the event.
 

Friday, September 15

Porterville Lanes

4 players, minimum of 1 female

  • Teams will determine its 4-person bowling order prior to beginning and must keep that same order the entire game.
  • Lanes will be assigned by a blind draw, or based on availability.
  • One 10-frame game by each of the four (4) players will be what is counted for the team score.
  • In the event of a tie for the top six (6) teams, the tiebreaker will be determined by comparing the score of the 10th frame of Player 1 of both teams. If still tied, Player 2 10th frame scores will be compared.  This process will be repeated until all ties have been broken.
  • Minimum participation: A team can have a minimum of one (1) bowler. The score will reflect the total points from all bowlers, not the average of the team.  No one will be allowed to participate after the five-minute grace period has expired.
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the team members of the top three (3) finishers. Four (4) medals per team.
  • The total team score will be compared to all teams to determine the top six (6) places for the event.

Monday, September 18

Summit Collegiate High School

Scheduled team times starting at 6:45 PM

4 players, minimum of 1 female

  • Teams may use their own or the PCG provided basketball.
  • Round 1- Each team member gets 60 seconds to make as many baskets as they can from the designated spots. One shooter, 3 rebounders at a time. Blocks are 1 point, Free Throws are 2 points, 3-pointers are 3 points, Wing extended are 5 points.
  • Round 2- After all four (4) team members shoot, the clock is reset to two (2) minutes. The team will have two (2) minutes to shoot from the designated spots, same point values. Anyone may shoot from any of the designated spots, but no team member may take consecutive shots.
  • After the time expires, scores will be added together for an overall team score.
  • In the event of a tie the team with the most ‘5s’ made is the winner.  If neither team made a ‘5’ then the team with the most ‘3s’ and so on until a tie is broken.
  • Minimum participation/forfeit: A team can have a minimum of two (2) shooters, with at least one (1) female. Each shooter will only get one 60-second attempt, followed by the two (2) minutes and the score will reflect the total points from all shooters, not the average of the team.  If the minimum amount of team members aren’t present after the five-minute grace period has expired, a forfeit will be declared.
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the team members of the top three (3) finishers.  Four (4) medals per team.
  • The team score will be compared to all teams to determine the top six (6) places for the event.

Wednesday, September 20

Porterville Sports Complex

Scheduled team times starting at 5:30 PM

4 players, minimum of 1 female

  • Each player will go through two (2) stations in an attempt to achieve the highest team score.
Station A
PCG will provide the size five (5) soccer balls.  Kicks will be taken from 11 yards away.  One (1) practice kick is taken prior to beginning.  Each team member takes three (3) kicks each at the 1-point (70” wide), 2-point (37” wide) and 3-point (30” wide) targets.
Station B
PCG will provide the size five (5) soccer balls.  Shots will be taken from 12 yards.  One (1) practice kick is taken prior to beginning.  Each team member will take five (5) shots on the goal which will be divided up between different point sections. You may shoot at any of the sections of the target.

  • Minimum participation: A team must have a minimum of one (1) player with at least one (1) female. The score will reflect the total points from all the players, not the average of the team. 
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the team members of the top three (3) finishers (4 medals per team).
  • The team score will be compared to all teams to determine the top six (6) places for the event.

Thursday, September 21

Centennial Park

Double elimination team tournament starting at 5:30 PM

5 players, minimum of 1 female

  • Each match will be best four (4) out of seven (7) games. The first player to win four (4) games wins the match.
  • Team listed on top line of bracket will say the score. Team listed on bottom of bracket will say Ready, immediately followed Rock-Paper-Scissors-Shoot.
  • The player saying the score must do so prior to each game and both players must agree the score is correct prior to beginning the next game.
  • Each player will start with their arms out in front of their body. One hand will be in the closed fist position resting on the open palm of the other hand.
  • Each game will start off with the pre-determined player saying Ready then Rock-Paper-Scissors-Shoot while the players pump their fists in unison prior to delivering their final hand position on
  • Players must look at the opponent’s face while pumping, not at their hand. No sunglasses are allowed.
  • Hand must be closed in a fist position during the arm pumping.
  • Players will officiate their own game and keep their own score.
  • All players will “Shoot” at the same time. If a player hesitates and is late on the “Shoot” that is considered a fault and the game is replayed. Each fault in a match after the first one is considered a loss for that particular game.
  • ROCK beats scissors; loses to paper and ties with rock. PAPER beats rock; loses to scissors and ties with paper. SCISSORS beats paper; loses to rock and ties with scissors.
  • Minimum participation: A team must have at least one (1) player present to be eligible to compete for points. 
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the team members of the top three (3) finishers. Four (4) medals per team.
  • The team score will be compared to all teams to determine the top six (6) places for the event.

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