PAST POINT CHAMPIONS
Pitching Dutchmen's Quoit Night Out #7"
entire week of 80-degree-plus warm weather prompted the Pitching
Dutchmen to schedule one last Quoit Night Out party late in the season.
A hasty invitation was sent out to all on Monday for a Wednesday evening
outing, but even with the short notice, an excellent turnout of 15
people was realized. The weather was warm enough throughout the
entire evening for shorts and T-shirts, and games were still being
played after midnight! We even had a few new attendees this time
around, and they took to the pits with little trepidation, albeit with
little form and grace sometimes, also! Sadly, this was the last
Quoit Night Out in Troy "Mervin Weaver" Frey's backyard, as he
will be tearing out the pits in the following week to prepare to move to
his new home next month, being built a few blocks away. Fear not,
for new, even better pits are in the plans for next year, hopefully
featuring TWO sets of clay boxes for our viewing audience's
entertainment! See you there next year!
sun is just setting as the early evening games begin one last time
Zimmerman" sends the Bronze ring toward the other pit. A can
these soon-to-be-retired pits. Craig Greenholt pitches his
red spray paint used to paint the pins between games can be
past Josh "Abe Zimmerman" Curtis.
sitting on the "Beer Shelf" next to Abe. Painting the
with visibility, as they become dirty and hard to see
the clay backgroud during play.
"Johnny Diffendefer" Kroplesky appears to
then his opponent, Fred "Jeremiah Wolgemuth" Rowe
seems to be
walking the balance beam during his pitch
"Sadie Mellinger" Mabry takes her turn as Brad
Bagel-Flicker Jared "Jebodiah Heffelfinger" Hess exercises his
Smucker" Kramer holds up the fence.
muscles during his first PDQC event. "Abe Zimmerman"
like he's up to no good sneaking up behind Jebodiah!
Smucker" displays both his fine quoiting form and
against an inexperienced quoit pitcher can sometimes
muscles. His quoiting attire is looking a little worn,
hazardous! After the previous two quoits thrown by
ought to get that man a new suit!
Heffelfinger" bounced out of the pits and into
Edam's foot, the
aging but still somewhat agile Edam was
Jeb's next wild pitch and acted accordingly!
offending quoit is visible lying in the grass below the
fence-climber. Jebodiah needs to work on arcing his quoit
little higher to keep them in the pit where they can't bite someone!
shows us another of his many mind boggling skills -
"Ira Bomberger" Parsons pitches against The
One-Legged, Quoit-Balanced, Sneaker-Heeled Calf-Scratching -
Quoit Master himself, Troy "Mervin Weaver" Frey.
While Greg "Ivan Zook" Sollenberger snaps his fingers and
kicks up his
to the music. Folks, this is the finest example of
Pit-Dancing as I've ever seen in these here parts...
"Jakey Stoltzfus" Noll grimaces as he puts
more rookie quoit pitchers try their hand at the
into his throw, so much so that
"Isaac Fasnacht" Lechlitner and Jay "Jay Martin"
blindingly swift movements are blurred
they are really enjoying their new-found hobby, or they are
in the camera
at themselves...Remember: Always pitch with a smile!
waiting for the pits relax and watch the antics of the players
"B" team has a good score here, with four points for the
"Jeremiah Wolgemuth", "Edam Smucker",
and a Point.
Poor "A" left one way out in center field!
Randy Flick, and "Jay
Diffenderfer" moves the black peg a notch or two higher
Flick lines up his shot while "Edam Smucker" takes
a quick snooze
the "B" team. Looks like "A" is falling
the fence. Looks like these guys are both lobbying
behind in this game!
Deck Shoes to become the official pitching
footwear of the PDQC!
fine score in the pits! Even though these are both "She"
Bomberger" does a little mud-packing in the pits, tamping
like to count them in informal play. These two quoits are
the clay after it becomes riddled with indentations
the same team so they score five points for the lucky thrower.
ridges from the heavy quoits. The club needs to
a proper tamper for this job.
"Isaac Fasnacht" spies a UFO hovering in the night sky over
the pits. The aliens are probably taking notes to build their own
quoit pits back on their home planet! "Jay Martin"
and Randy Flick appear to have already been struck with the aliens
freeze ray... .then the alien spacecraft swoops down for a closer look
at the intriguing pit construction. Sorry, I'm laying it on a
little too thick now , don't you think?!