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History of Quoits at Bures

 


Pair of Steel Quoits

 

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Quoit bed and throwing marker
Quit bed filled with soft clay



Bures Quoits team, date unknown>>>

 

HISTORY

The earliest recorded game
Bures v Copford Green
Essex County Standard & West Suffolk Gazette
Saturday 18th May 1895


During 2013, a set of Quoits equipment was discovered in a shed by Dennis Ambrose, farm manager at Fysh House Farm.
These had most probably been abandoned when the last Bures Quoits team was disbanded decades ago. ( see above)

With a thriving Quoits team only 2 miles away at Mount Bures, it seemed appropriate to try and set up a local team in the village.

Consequently, during the latter part of the year, it was suggested by Dennis in conjunction with Dean Manning to recruit members for this new team.
By the Spring of 2014, the response had been extraordinary with 15 applicants, enough to have 3 or 4 teams.

The Bures group was subsequently accepted into the "Stoke by Nayland Steel Quoits League" during March

The inaugural match for the Bures Quoits Teams took place on "The Common" on Saturday 19th April 2014
This was an open invitation match with teams participating from Mount Bures, Holbrook and Gt Horkesley.
The Bures team although up against such stiff opposition, proudly made itself to the semi-finals before being knocked out by the Holbrook team.

The local community turned out in good numbers to support this event, many never having heard of Quoits, let alone see it being played.
The participating teams were impressed at the number of spectators present.