Pair of Steel Quoits
Photograph >>>> Bures Quoits team, date unknown>>>
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The earliest recorded
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.