The Pottstown PA 
14th Annual Spring Fling 
April 27, 2003
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A NOTE TO EVERYONE WHO PITCHED AT THE TOURNAMENT:  

I NEED YOUR HELP IN GETTING EVERYONE'S NAMES IN THE PHOTOS ON THIS PAGE.

I always put captions under all my photos, and I like to identify who the people are in the photos. Since I don't know all these people by name, I ask you to email me at troy@quoits.info with the First and Last name of anyone you know in these photos, so I can put them in the captions. Just identify which photo and the names of the people you know in each.  On photos with more than 4 people in them, I usually only identify the main subjects. 

Thank you for your help!

The Quoit Master again traveled to Pottstown, Pennsylvania on Sunday, April 27th, to attend the Springtime version of the Quoit tournament organized by Ken Kaas and hosted by Karl Smith.  This tournament is held twice a year, on the first Sunday after Easter and the Last Sunday in September.  Thirty teams competed for $1000 of cash prizes.  The first place team won $300, while the rest of the pot was split among the top 8 teams that finished in the playoffs.  The weather this day was sunny and very warm, and everyone was a nice sunburn red from the hot sun by the end of the day.  

 

Karl Smith has a large front yard in which 10 sets of dirt quoit pits are lined up in a row.  Playing in dirt requires a bit different style of pitching compared to pitching in clay.  The quoits do not stick into the ground like in soft clay, so the quoits must be thrown flatter to avoid excessive bouncing and rolling. 

 

Once again the crowd gathers to pitch quoits as the cooling towers of the Limerick Nuclear Power Station loom nearby.  

Karl Smith's home, just outside Pottstown, PA, has been the site for this event for many years.

The pins must all be set to the proper height before the tournament begins. Here, xxx xxx wields a tape measure as xxx xxx drives the pin home. Don't tire yourself out too much before the tournament, guys!

Ken Kaas gives some pre-game instructions and reviews the tournament procedures with all the teams.  The score sheets are ready to go on the tables, with some classy-looking bricks to hold them down.  Let the games begin! 

The first pitch of the day starts in earnest.  Look at all the suspicious-looking characters in this police lineup!

The suspects on other side of the pits pose for their profile shots!

 

In between games, those who are waiting for their pits are lined up in the grass taking in some refreshments and tobacco products.  Beer and cigars are a necessary staple at any quoit tournament!

 

xxx shows perfect "pointing form" in his follow-through 

 

Dennis the (camera lens) meanace!  A sight for sore eyes, for sure!  

waitin his turn 

 

The playoffs begin mid-afternoon with the top 16 seeded teams from the regulation play.  

drawing from the hat

 

 

xxx xxx spins a basketball on his fingertip, while xxx xxx  waits his turn and xxx xxx quenches his thirst in the dugout.

Ken Kass

Willie Wandres 

measuring a close call

xxx xxx and xxx xxx

 

ringlord

semifinals

Semifinals

finals

And the winners are... xxx xxx and xxx xxx show us what they think of themselves after their stellar performance!

The runners-up look a little more subdued, but should still be happy with their winnings!  xxx xxx and xxx xxx are already contemplating their revenge in the Fall Tournament!

The day is not complete without the required group photo!  This crowd's pose looks strikingly similar to last Fall's group!  

Cheers, everyone!