The USQA National Quoit Tour

Danville Heritage Festival Tournament

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 A tribute to the union of

Danville Iron and USQA Quoits: 

A gold-painted USQA Quoit "rings" a cross-section slice of railroad track T-rail.

The Danville Heritage Festival celebrates the rich history and traditions of this community during the third weekend of July each year. During the 19 century Danville has contributed to America with its many historical Iron Foundries and its mass production of Iron products for a young, expanding Nation. The celebration has activities encompassing all of the Danville area for the entire family. For information on events at the Danville Heritage Festival visit

http://www.vanwagnermusic.com/danvilleheritage.html

Included in these events is a quoit tournament organized by the United States Quoiting Association. The USQA Danville Heritage Festival is the third of six public tournaments (where point totals count toward accumulated total) comprising of our annual USQA National Quoit Tour. It is held at Hess Park in the Northern part of Danville, PA

This Event is played in a Doubles format only, and is open to all 2-person teams of any combination - Men, Women, & Teens.

 

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The Danville Heritage Festival Tournament returns as one of six USQA tournaments this season.  It is the third public event scheduled on our 6-tournament National Tour, and is held in July of each year during the Danville Heritage Festival.  The tournament itself is located at Hess Park . 

A map with Directions to the tournament can be found below in the General USQA Tournament section.

  

The General Public is encouraged to participate in this event.

Tournament is open to Men, Women, and Youth 12 years or older -

capable of consistently pitching the required 21-foot distance.

 

Bring the Family and enjoy a full day of exciting pitching competition!

 

 

 

Tournament Date

Saturday, July 15, 2017

  

Rain Date

  None

 

Location

Heritage Festival Quoit Grounds

Hess Park

Danville, Pennsylvania

   

Entry Fees

Main Tournament $70

Per 2-person team

Guaranteed 10 Games

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Check-in Between  6:45 - 7:30 AM   

Pool Play Begins   8:00 AM Sharp

 

$10.00 Late Fee for Any Team Arriving After 7:30am

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Hess Park

 

 

Theoretical

Tournament

 Cash Prize Awards

Example Award Layout

for 60 Teams

1st  Place $1000
2nd Place $600
3rd  Place $250
4th  Place $250
5th  Place $100
6th  Place $100
7th  Place $100
8th  Place $100
9th Place $60
10th  Place $60
11th  Place $60
12th  Place $60
13th  Place $60
14th  Place $60
15th  Place $60
16th  Place $60

Possible Total Awards Value

with 60 Teams Participating

 

$3,000

  

In cash and trophy prizes

Actual Payouts will be determined by final attendance

and will be announced before start of tournament.

 

Guaranteed 10 Games in Pool Play

For Every Team pitching in this Event

 

16 Top-Finishing Playoff Teams Win Cash Prizes

Similar to value ratios denoted by example chart at left. 

 

Best-of-3-Games Pitched in all Rounds of Playoffs

  

Tournament Reservations


No mail-in registration required

Like us via our Facebook page here  for an invite to each tournament

  (Not required but it will give us an estimate on number of pits needed)

 Teams will be added to the divisional charts as they arrive & pay---blind draw

Any participating teams arriving after 7:30 am on Tournament day will incur an ADDITIONAL $10.00 Late Fee.

PLEASE BE PUNCTUAL!!

 

 

  

 _____________________________   Food And Drink Availability  ________________________________

 

Food Vendors will be selling hot and cold food along with non-alcoholic beverages at Hess Park.

Be sure to head over to the Hess Field Pavilion between 11:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. for a picnic lunch served by local elected officials! Members of the Danville Borough Council will be cooking up some hotdogs and hamburgers for your enjoyment. 

More info on attending vendors will be provided when it becomes available.

 

  _________________________________   Local Accommodations   _________________________________ 

 

Many Hotels in the area will be booked for the Heritage Festival, so be sure to make your reservations early!

The Columbia-Montour Visitor's Bureau has a great web site that lists Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, and Campgrounds in the local area that may be available for your overnight stay while attending the Heritage Festival Quoit Tournament.  

Click on any of the links below to go to the corresponding web page on the Visitor's Bureau website:

  

Hotels

Bed and Breakfasts

Campgrounds

For further information on area events, attractions, 

overnight accommodations, and dining while at the 

Danville Heritage Festival Tournament, 

Please click on the logo at left

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  General USQA Tournament Information
 
The Danville Heritage Festival  Quoit Grounds

The Danville Heritage Festival Quoit Grounds are located just off of Interstate 80 at Hess Park. It includes a large, level field area on which up to 30 pairs of quoit pits will be constructed.  The number of registered teams participating will determine the total number of pits required for the tournament.  A minimum field of 60 teams would require 20 sets of pits.

  

 

DIRECTIONS TO THE IHF QUOIT GROUNDS

 

From the Danville exit of Interstate 80, travel south on State Route 54 for 2-1/2 miles

to Perkins restaurant and turn right then make another right onto Meadow Lane . Stay on Meadow Lane for 1/4 mile to reach Hess Park. 

 

 

From Route 54 and Route 11 intersection in Danville, travel North on 54 for 1/2 mile and turn left and Perkins restauant then turn right onto Meadow Lane. Stay on Meadow Lane for 1/4 mile to reach Hess Park. 

 

The address for Perkins Restauant is 601 Continental Blvd. Danville, PA  

   

Satellite Image provided by Google.com

  

 _____________________________   The Tournament  ________________________________

 

Guaranteed 10 Games of Pool Play. Every team will pitch 10 round-robin games against opposing teams within their division and will complete all assigned games in Pool-Play even if the loses all ten matches. Seed positions for the playoffs are then determined for qualifying teams, and are calculated from the number of wins and differential point total from all their games. The seeded teams within each division will go on to compete in the playoffs.

Best-of-Three Elimination During all Playoff Rounds! All tournaments in the USQA National Quoit Tour will use the best of three format for all rounds of the playoffs. By implementing an 8 AM tournament start and a 10-game Pool Play, the playoffs should be able to complete by early evening. Electric lighting will be available for any games that run past dusk. 

 

 
The Pits

The pits at the Heritage Festival tournament will be installed directly on the ground with the sod being removed to expose bare areas of topsoil for game play.  Additional topsoil material will be available for pit maintenance between tournament rounds.

Be aware that pitching in dirt is quite different than pitching in soft, well-maintained clay, so please come to this event properly prepared to pitch on dirt pits in their existing condition.   ALL participants will be pitching with the same advantage or disadvantage.

 

Typical natural soil Quoit Pit installed at USQA tournaments

 
Official USQA Quoits

The quoits used in this tournament are cast steel, with a weight of four pounds each.  Custom casting molds were used to make these quoits. Our custom design includes the raised letters "USQA" on the top surface in addition to the raised "A" and "B" lettering.  Each "A" quoit is painted gold, and each "B" quoit is painted black. 

Set of Official 4-Pound USQA Quoits used at the tournament.

 

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