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
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.
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 shall measure at least twelve inches in length and
five-eighths of an inch in diameter.
may stand astride the hob, providing his feet are back of line
may stand back of the hob and take step forward, providing he
does not step in front of the hob.
person having the lead shall deliver both quoits
quoits must be pitched with convex surface uppermost.
quoit turned in the act of delivering or by being struck with
pitched quoit, shall count.
contests-Fifteen points for a game and highest number of
points in five games decides winner of series.
double ringer shall count 6 points.
ringer, topped by an opponent, shall count 6 points for person
pitching last ringer.
triple ringer scores 9 points for person pitching last ringer.
ringer topped by two hobbers (both quoits must touch the hob)
counts 7 points for person pitching the hobbers.
pitcher placing a ringer and a hobber that may be topped with
a hobber by an opponent scores 3 points for his ringer.
OF RINGERS AND HOBBERS.
ringer and a hobber shall count 5 points.
ringer topped by a Hobber pitched by an opponent shall count 3
points for person pitching the ringer.
case of a double ringer being topped by a hobber, 6 points
shall be scored for person scoring second ringer.
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.
neither a ringer nor a hobber is made, the nearest quoit to
the hob shall count 1 point.
two "A" or "B" quoits are nearest hob, 2
points shall be scored, i.e., one point for each quoit.
case of a tie between "A" and "B" quoits,
they shall be removed and remaining two measured and 1 point
scored for nearest quoit.
three quoits be in contact with the hob, two shall be
considered as tied, and remaining quoit scores 1 point for
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).
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.