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Spalding's Athletic Library, 1931

Municipal Playground Rules

 

 

SPALDING'S ATHLETIC LIBRARY

Quoits and Horseshoe Pitching

Lawn Bowls

Also the Italian Game of "Boccie" and Rules for Shuffleboard

No. 86R

 

American Sports Publishing Company

45 Rose Street, New York, New York.

Copyright 1931

58 pages

MUNICIPAL PLAYGROUND RULES

The game of quoits forms a very attractive feature in the sports in municipal playgrounds, the "rinks" in the South Park system, Chicago, especially, being models of their kind. For the purpose of scoring points and governing quoit contests the following rules have been adopted for all municipal playground contests:  

WEIGHT.

In the playground contests, Spalding Official Quoits shall be used and the weight and size shall be optional with the contestants. The quoits used in the senior city championship matches shall not weigh less than three (3) pounds.

DISTANCE.

Shall be twenty feet from hob to hob in all playgrounds. The distance from hob to hob shall be thirty (30) feet in the senior contests.

HOB.

The hob shall measure at least twelve inches in length and five-eighths of an inch in diameter.

DELIVERING QUOITS.

  • No steps shall be allowed ahead of the hob in the act of pitching quoits.   

  • Pitcher may stand astride the hob, providing his feet are back of line

  • Pitcher may stand back of the hob and take step forward, providing he does not step in front of the hob.

  • The person having the lead shall deliver both quoits consecutively.   

  • The quoits must be pitched with convex surface uppermost.

  • A quoit turned in the act of delivering or by being struck with pitched quoit, shall count.   

SCORING OF POINTS.

  • Junior contests-Twenty-one points to constitute a game; best two out of three games to decide a match.

  • Senior contests-Fifteen points for a game and highest number of points in five games decides winner of series.   

RINGERS.

  • A pitched quoit which encircles the hob (ringer) shall count 3 points.   

  • A double ringer shall count 6 points.   

  • A ringer, topped by an opponent, shall count 6 points for person pitching last ringer.   

  • A triple ringer scores 9 points for person pitching last ringer.   

  • A ringer topped by two hobbers (both quoits must touch the hob) counts 7 points for person pitching the hobbers.   

  • A pitcher placing a ringer and a hobber that may be topped with a hobber by an opponent scores 3 points for his ringer.

 HOBBERS.

  • A pitched quoit resting on the hob (hobber) shall count 2 points.

  • A hobber topped by another quoit shall count 2 points for quoit nearest or resting on the hob.

  • In case of an "A" and a "B" quoit resting on the hob, they shall both be removed and the nearest of the remaining two quoits count as 1 point.

  • Two hobbers shall count 4 points providing both quoits touch the hob.

 COMBINATION OF RINGERS AND HOBBERS.   

  • A ringer and a hobber shall count 5 points.

  • A ringer topped by a Hobber pitched by an opponent shall count 3 points for person pitching the ringer.   

  • In case of a double ringer being topped by a hobber, 6 points shall be scored for person scoring second ringer.

  • In case a ringer is topped with a ringer and then a hobber by an opponent, 8 points shall be scored for person pitching the last ringer and hobber.

SINGLE POINTS.

  • When neither a ringer nor a hobber is made, the nearest quoit to the hob shall count 1 point.

  • If two "A" or "B" quoits are nearest hob, 2 points shall be scored, i.e., one point for each quoit.  

  • In case of a tie between "A" and "B" quoits, they shall be removed and remaining two measured and 1 point scored for nearest quoit.  

  • Should three quoits be in contact with the hob, two shall be considered as tied, and remaining quoit scores 1 point for owner.

HOLES.

Whenever a cavity six inches deep is dug out at any point around the hob, the hob must be removed to a smooth surface, still maintaining regular distance specified (thirty feet). 

CONDUCT.

The use of improper language or any act perpetrated to disconcert or interrupt the players while in the act of throwing his quoit, is prohibited. Each player to have the privilege of throwing his quoit over again in the event of such having taken place.