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quoits:

see horseshoe pitchinghorseshoe pitching,
game played by two or more persons using horseshoes, the object being to throw the shoes so as to encircle a vertical iron peg that is 14 in. (35.6 cm) high. Regulation courts are at least 50 ft (15 m) long and 10 ft (3 m) wide; pitching distance is 40 ft (12.
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CHAMP Rower James Renforth CROWD PLEASER Potshare bowling was a huge draw before 1914 MAKING A SPLASH Durham club swimmers at Elvet Baths in 1933 MEN ONLY Members of Durham Quoit Club in action
They then walk to the pit where they were aiming, the winner being the person whose quoit is closest to the hob.
By the 1930s the colliery workers had obtained a five-day working week, allowing them to spend more time on the quoit pitch and the sport began to receive radio coverage on the BBC.
Each year the club elected an honourable lady patroness, who was allowed to attend dinners, but not throw quoits.
SIR - With reference to the letter from E Rees of Glynneath concerning the game of quoits, as a young boy in the village of Argoed, near Blackwood, I can remember in the early 1950s watching the Wales v Scotland Quoits International.
Guisborough tickets from Fatso's in Guisborough and the Quoit Club.
A spokesman for the Quoit Club said: "The event was going well and everybody was well behaved apart from one incident.
The semi-finals are taking place this week, with Redcar Lakes playing Hartlepool Snooker and Carlin How taking on Guisborough Quoit.
Tony Buckle scored both Unionists points at snooker, with breaks of 42, 34 and 33, while Col Savage made a 40 at snooker for the Quoit, and Mark Boyt knocked in a 42 at billiards.
Hartlepool travelled to Guisborough Quoit for their victory, with John Hartley making 35, 35 and 34 at billiards to beat Mark Boyt.
Guisborough Quoit were also away winners, against local rivals Guisborough Cons.
Redcar Unionists continue to struggle this season, and they were beaten 5-1 at Guisborough Quoit.