Serving the communities of Bures St Mary and Bures Hamlet

Quoits on the Common



Are you interested in playing Quoits, then contact:-
Neil Haswell on 07908532046
Dennis Ambrose on 01787 227781

Unfortunately the web site hasn`t received any information to publish on the 2017 season


Quoit bed and throwing marker
Quit bed filled with soft clay

Pair of Steel Quoits
Photograph >>>> Bures Quoits team, date unknown>>>

Read more about how to play the game


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.

Dean Manning (Cpt 2014)

View this photo album for more imagesw of the 2014 season

Bures Team Members 2016

Neil Haswell Glenn Powles We alternate teams as and when members are available.

In 2014/2015 we were unfortunatley last in the league, but are improving year on year and are starting to give the opposing teams a run for their money now.

The other quoits teams as you will see from the list have been established for many years and we are relatively new to this.

We also have out own internal trophy which we present at our Annual Quoits Meal to the highest scorer during the season,
Richard Andrews received this in 2015 and Kevin Leggett in 2014.
We have also won the Novice Champion for 2 years running as we are constantly getting new members.

As you will see from fixtures this weekend is the start of the season, we will keep you updated on the outcome of who has won and the outcome of scores.

Dean Manning
Paul Dowell
Chris Ayers Robert Dowell
Patrick McKenna Kevin Leggett
Matt Ward Ian Gibbs
Nigel Norton James Everett
Oliver King Geoff Aves
Richard Andrews Steve Thornton
Ron Straalen Steve Davies

Courtesy of Neil Haswell 20/4/2016

Updated 02/05/2016
updated 21/01/2017
Alan Beales