1. Distance between hubs (pins) is 18 feet.
2. Choose who will throw first. All following first pitches are made by the player who scores on the previous pitch.
3. All pitching is alternated. At no time shall a player make two successive pitches.
4. Players forward foot must not extend beyond the board.
5. As soon as a quoit touches the ground it is considered dead and does not count.
6. Should a quoit hit the ground and then go onto the board and disturb other quoits, that quoit ring should be removed and the disturbed quoits replaced to their original position.
7. The quoit nearest the hub (pin) counts as one point in scoring. In the event a player has two quoits nearer the hub than either quoit ring of his opponent, he scores two points. (1 for each quoit)
8. If a “leaner” is made it counts as only one point. (a leaner is a quoit which rests on top or against the hub). You can count the “leaner” as two points depending on your own home rules.
9. A properly thrown quoit landing on the slate board or plastic board that bounces and turns upside down and still on the board, it still keeps it’s scoring value.
10. Should a player make a ringer and also have thrown a quoit ring nearer the hub (pin) than his opponent, he shall receive four points. (three points for the ringer and one point for the closest quoit)
11. Optional: If a quoit is half on the board and half off it is a dead quoit. They call this “daylight” because you will be able to see the ground through the quoit. Optional to count it or disqualify the point. Each ringer pitched counts as three points, except:
· When some player pitches two ringers, one directly on top of the other, six points are counted.
· When first player pitches a ringer, which is topped by opponent, the opponent receives 3 points.
· When first player pitches a ringer, which is topped by opponent, and then again topped by first player, the last ringer made counts as 3 points for the first player.
· When 4 ringers are made, the player pitching the last ringer wins the game.
12. 21 points wins the game.
Proper Care for Quoits
When you are done playing the game outdoors bring them inside so they are not exposed to the weather. If they are left in the cold or rain for long periods of time they will become more prone to chipping or cracking. To clean the rubber you can use a LIGHT BRUSH to scrub off any dirt or markings from the ground. The color quoits will attract more dirt then a darker color like black. When doing this you can use hand cleaner materials to clean the rubber, it works well. If you are playing indoors then just put them away wherever you choose. Rubber quoits will last awhile but it depends on how much you play and on what surface. If you play quoits once in awhile your quoit rings should last you many years. If your a die-hard quoit player you’ll probably want to purchase 4 new quiots every year or two. The quoits will wear down with time since they are rubber being thrown onto an object with a textured surface. Avoid playing quoits on a surface like gravel because if you miss the board the quoits will wear down quickly because of the sharp rock.
Slate Quoit Boards:
DO NOT put any chemicals like cleaners onto the surface of your slate quoit board. It is extremely important that you do not stain or change the texture of your slate board. Use a hose or a damp rag and spray or scrub the surface. You may use a mild soap but not that much since it might leave a murky look to your board, which will come off with water. Water is the key! DO NOT leave your quoit boards outside when the weather is extremely cold. It will warp the slate due to the heat and cold compression in the rock, but that would take years to happen so don’t worry if you leave it out a season or two. The slate we manufacture was formed 500 million years ago deep in the ground of Pennsylvania! Its a metamorphic rock. It is fragile and heavy (60+lbs). IF you do chip your board use a 100 grit sandpaper you can buy at a home improvement store like Lowes.com or HomeDepot.com and apply till smooth. If you have some problems with the board contact us and we will be glad to assist you.