All playing to be on stiff clay ends which must not be less than
two feet in diameter, nor less than six inches deep.
The distance to be eighteen yards from center to center of mott
(head of pin). The players to stand at a distance not exceeding
three feet at right angles with the pin.
All quoits to be circular in shape and uniform in thickness. The
outside diameter must not exceed ten inches. The rim of no quoit
to exceed two and one-half inches and no quoit to be less than
four inches in the bore. Each player to choose his own weight of
The pin to be driven into the ground at an angle of forty-five
degrees till the mott is level with the clay and is not to be
touched on any account before measurement.
The removal of clay from quoits before measurement is allowable
provided the quoit is not moved by so doing.
All measurements to be made with calipers or compasses and to
reach from center of pin to the nearest part of quoit. If a quoit
or quoits interferes with a measurement, it or they may be removed
provided its removal does not interfere with the pin or quoits.
Should any motter in removing clay or quoits interfere with the
quoits to his opponents' disadvantage, the umpire to declare the
ends null and void and his opponent to have the privilege of the
No players to be allowed to measure shots unless he mott for
himself; should the motters fail to agree, the umpire to decide
and his decision to be final. No quoit to count when the distance
exceeds twenty inches from center of pin.
Should a quoit be broken during a game the measure to be taken
from the nearest portion of the quoit to the center of the pin and
the player allowed another pair of quoits to finish the game.
The player is allowed to follow his quoit after delivering it and
to see how his opponent's quoits lie.
Each player to have a motter if he desires one.
An umpire to be appointed whose decision shall be final.
The lead to be decided by a toss and the winner of each end to
lead at the next; playing alternately.
When a number of players are to participate in a match the players
shall draw for their opponents by lot. Two sets of figures to be
used and the players drawing corresponding numbers to play
When there is more than one rink they are to be numbered before
drawing and the players to take their places according to the
numbers drawn. The umpire to have power to change this article if
he thinks it necessary, and the players or player not complying
with his decision, he shall have power to rule them out of the
When there is an odd number of players, the one drawing the blank
is called the "bye." He lays off until all have played
and draws in the next round. But no one shall be a "bye"
more than once in a match.
When a match ends in three players to decide, two play off and the
"bye" then plays the winner; should the "bye"
then win that settles the match. But if the first winner of the
round is successful, then the "bye" and the first loser
play off for second and third place.
When a match ends with four players and a third prize is given,
the two players that are beaten shall play for it.
Talking to players except by the motter and all improper language
is strictly prohibited.