Trenton Style

Steel Quoits

 

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Trenton Style Quoits - This style of steel Quoits is popular in the Central potions of New Jersey, especially in and around the Trenton area. These quoits are larger in diameter, but much thinner and lighter than the standard North American Quoit.  These quoits more resemble the ancient Chakrum featured in the history section of this site.  They are 7 1/2 inches in diameter with an almost 5 inch hole, and weigh 2 1/2 pounds each, making them very similar in size and weight to an iron pitching Horseshoe.  The much larger inside hole, which itself is nearly as large as an entire Traditional American Quoit,  together with the 21 foot pitching distance, would seem to make Trenton Quoits relatively easy to score ringers with.  The lighter weight would also make this game somewhat more favorable for women and younger teens to play, as opposed to the heavier and more dangerous 4-pound Traditional Quoits. 
 

QUOITS.INFO's Featured Retail Source for Trenton Style Quoits:

Harry's Army & Navy

Robbinsville, NJ

The best source for purchasing Trenton Style Quoits is Harry's Army & Navy in Robbinsville, NJ, just outside of Trenton.  They carry two kinds of Trenton Quoits, one made of Cast Steel and the other of Forged steel.  The Forged Steel is less prone to chipping and cracking and so will last longer than the cast steel quoits, but they are also more than twice as expensive.  They sell both kinds on their website at www.harrys.com
 

Mailing Address
Harry's Army & Navy
691 Route 130
Robbinsville, NJ 08691

 

Phone Numbers

In NJ:  609-585-5450

Toll Free:  800-486-7872

www.harrys.com

Store Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am - 9pm
Sat: 9am - 7pm

Sun: 9am - 5pm

 

Email

 info@harrys.com

To place an order: allyw@harrys.com

 
2 Styles of Trenton Quoits sold at Harry's:
TRENTON QUOITS
 
ORIGINAL "TRENTON" STEEL QUOITS
REGULATION SIZE  2 1/2 LB
CAST STEEL QUOITS
SET OF 4 WITH COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS
2 STAKES INCLUDED

 

P.Q. WOLF QUOITS
SET OF 4 FORGED STEEL QUOITS, 2 HUBS
RULES OF PLAY
"OFFICIAL P.Q.P.A. QUOITS"

 

P.Q. WOLF'S OFFICAL RULES OF QUOITS

 

 

1.   Only Regulation P.Q. WOLF'S Quoits may be used: O.D. 7 1/2", I.D. 4 7/8", Weight 2 1/2 lbs.,

     Hub 5/8" dia., Height of Hub from Surface 2 3.  Pitching Distance 21' from Hub to Hub.

 

2.   Players may toe Hub or Hub Line while Pitching. Only ONE foot will be allowed to pass Hub on follow thru.

 

3.   Hub will be yielded to player delivering the pitch. Opponent must move at least 60" away from Hub.

 

4.   Players cannot be substituted once the match has started.

 

5.   Hubs may not be moved once the match has started. However the Hubs may be raised to the proper height

      PRIOR to pitching current inning. The ground surrounding the Hubs can also be raked and tamped at this time.

 

6.   START OF PLAY - Determined by flip of coin or Quoit, (Letter side up is Heads in Quoits).

 

7.   PITCHING:

      a.  The first Quoit Pitched from either end of the court MUST be a Male Quoit. Letter side up.

               Variations of the Male Quoit Pitch:

                     1. Kick Quoit-Cooked wrist & clockwise spin on delivery, Right Handed Players.

                     2. Toby Quoit-Any Quoit that flips forward or backward after hitting ground. This particular pitch

                         will take practice to master. Always a dazzling sight and possible game Clincher.                            

      b. Only TWO She Quoits ARE allowed to be pitched during a Game (Singles & Partners).

      c.  This Quoit MUST BE DECLARED prior to Pitching. Letter Side Down.

      d.  VIOLATION of this rule will result in LOSS OF GAME.

 

8.   PLAYERS:

      a.  Singles--Each choose two Quoits with same letter. Then alternately pitch to opposite Hub (PLAYERS

     WILL NEVER MAKE TWO CONSECUTIVE PITCHES). Scoring player pitches first in the following inning,

     towards opposite Hub.

      b.  Doubles--Partners are located at opposite ends of the court and do not rotate. During doubles play

     Players cannot advance any further than center court. Scoring will be counted by players at

     opposing hub.  Pitching alternately as in singles.  When a Game is won, the players shall switch to opposite end of

     court and continue Match.

 

9.   SCORING:

      a.  Ringer-2 Points---Some Possible Scenarios:

                Two "P"  Quoits on Hub -- 4 Points. 

                "Q" quoit on Hub bottom topped by "P" Quoit -- "P" Quoit 2 Points. 

                "Q" quoit on Hub bottom topped by "P" Quoit topped by "Q" Quoit "Q Quoit 2 Points.  

      b.  Leaner-1 Point-Leaner touching top of Hub wins point over leaner touching side of Hub.

      c.  Closest to Hub-1 Point- (Per Quoit with same letter) must be within O.D. of Quoit. Determined by

           placing an outside Quoit over Hub and measuring nearest Quoit. A set of calipers Will be useful for

           this measurement.

      d.  Quoit striking court wall(s) is considered foul. No Point. Remove from court.

      e.  QUOIT (S) MOVED PRIOR TO AGREED SCORING -- VIOLATION -- 2 POINTS TO OPPOSING PLAYER OR TEAM.

 

10.  MATCH:

       a.  21 Points--Game (Game must be won by two or more points).

       b.  11 point-Shutout Game (Score 11-0).

       c.  Match=Two out of Three Games.

 

11.  COURT: General Description

       a.  Permanent Ground Level-8' x 8' Square with Hub Centered. Walls constructed of Treated wood 2" x

      6 on end and anchored in ground, or 6"x 6" dug in ground with 4" minimum above ground

      exposure. Front wall may or may not be used.

       b.  Court Substance--Clay or Packed Sifted Tamped Dirt should be used. SAND IS NOT AN

            ACCEPTABLE MATERIAL. Depth of material shall be a minimum of 4 1/2". Smooth and Level.

       c.  Keep a rake and hand tamper handy to groom court during Match play.

       d.  Cover Court area when not in use and during periods of rain.

       e.  No Court Space? Place Hubs 21' apart in grass or dirt and ENJOY!!!! Repair any ground damage after completing Matches.

 

FAILURE TO FOLLOW BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY

 

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