Colonial Quoit Club is a private quoiting club in Hamilton
Township, New Jersey, located just outside of Trenton. It was
formed in May 2000 by neighbors Nick Lukasewycz and Mark
Prekop. Running from mid May to mid September, it is a regular
Friday evening event with 30 members. Guests are welcome and
can participate for a $5.00 donation. The club has some of the
best-maintained surfaces in the area, and plays within an
intimate back yard setting. Matches run from 7.00 p.m. to
11.00 p.m. every Friday evening. It is a mixed club with both
men and women competing. Statistics are kept and recorded on
the club website. The top 12 players qualify for the club
championship in September. The season culminates with the CQC
picnic in late September, boasting one of the finest food
Colonial Quoit Club uses Trenton-Style quoits which are very
common in areas surrounding the Capital city of New
Jersey. These Quoits are 2 1/2 pounds in weight but much
larger in diameter than the 3 or 4 pound quoits used in
Pennsylvania. The center hole in these quoits is about
the diameter of an entire Pennsylvania-Style quoit. But,
Quoits is quoits, and this game has it's own interesting rules
and scoring variations which differ somewhat from the
Pennsylvania game. You can find the rules and some
humorous terminology used in their version of the game on the
Colonial Quoit Club Website at www.colonialquoit.com
Lukasewycz demonstrates the proper form when pitching
Trenton-style quoits. I think his shirt ought to say
"Quoit Dreams" so that he would be more
inverted double-ringer on the pin. The upside-down
are in fact legal and are a result of sticking the quoits
against the front of the hub and having them flip over onto
the pin. The scoring in Jersey quoits is similar to the
European versions of the game - Ringers are worth only two
points, and leaners one point. Here,
Red is awarded 4 points, unless Black tops both ringers
a ringer of their own with their second quoit.
Hampton Sr. assists Paula Baum in keeping track of
scores and statistics at the 2002 Championship Tournament.
motley crew is checking the stats and quenching their thirsts
a break between games. Seated from left is
Lukasewycz, Harry Hampton Sr., and Mark Prekop.
the back row are Vic L., Chuck B., and Dan Powers.
club has created new T-shirts for the 2003 season.
out their website for ordering information.
available for purchase are these very nicely embroidered
logo quoiting caps.
Colonial Quoit Club wraps-up the evening by posing for a group
a third of their 30 club members appear here in this line-up
for the camera.