Quoits at Beckhole

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Quoits (koits, kwoits) is a traditional game which involves the throwing of metal, rope or rubber rings over a set distance, usually to land over or near a spike (sometimes called a hob, mott or pin). The sport of quoits encompasses several distinct variations.

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Comments (5)

Neil Grimwood on January 6, 2013

One from the archives Sam!! a nice Summer scene it is too. A fast shutter speed has done the job,but i wonder if it was a winning shot;-)

Derek Geer on January 8, 2013

Good 'action' shot. Regards Derek

Yorkshire Sam on January 8, 2013

I was meaning to try it Ian but got so engrossed in photographing what was going on I never did have a go. Aye Neil this is one of the rescued bundle, every shot was a winner to me since they all landed stuck in the clay close to the pin whereas I'd probably have had caused injuries to anyone nearby hadf I been throwing them. It took a bit of getting right Derek but capturing the action in such harsh contrasts was the kind of challenge that keeps me interested.

My thanks to you all and once again Happy New Year !

Sam :o)

keepclicking on January 12, 2013

As English as the Romans. I wonder which pre dates which, quoits or Boulles. Nice culture oic, you ought to send it to the local paper etc.

Yorkshire Sam on January 13, 2013

Thanks KC, I'd do that if I ever go back and get a more recent capture of the game. A similar shot from my visit that day was used by Eastern Airways in their in flight magazine when they ran a feature on the game. A little fame but no fortune ;o).

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  • Uploaded on January 5, 2013
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    by Yorkshire Sam
    • Taken on 2008/06/19 19:40:10
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 11.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 4.33 EV
    • No flash