Serving the communities of Bures St Mary and Bures Hamlet

Quoits on the Common:- 2017


Are you interested in playing Quoits, then contact:-
Kevin Leggett on 07766023941


Quoit bed and throwing marker
Quit bed filled with soft clay

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



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.


View this photo album for more achived images of the 2014 season


Stoke by Nayland Steel Quoits Teams 2017

Thatchers A
Thatchers B





Bures Team Members and Report 2017

Kevin Leggett (Captain) Glenn Powles
Patrick McKenna (Vice-Capt) Mick Ainsley
Neil Haswell Geoff Aves

Dean Manning

Oliver King
Chris Ayers Steve Thornton
Dick Andrews Glen Powells
Mark Warren Nigel Norton
Patrick Cox Phil Parry
Matt Ward James Everett
Dan Sheeham Neil Haswell
Ricki Graham Andy Pentney

Novices Cup.. James Everett

League Doubles out of the hat... Won by our own Mick Ainsley & Colin from Holbrook.

Wooden Spoon (Team Effort)

We have held the wooden spoon during the first three years of out launch. However, I am pleased to report that we have now managed to hand it over to the Thatchers this year !!

This year we have played a total of 10 games winning three and accumulating a total of 239 points out of a possible 310 achievable (31 points to win a game) a big improvement year on year.

With other competitions held throughout the season, Practice is on Wednesday evenings & including the Suffolk League played often at Bures, there is always room for additional players who wish to have a go..

Anyone interested in signing on, can contact Kevin on 07766023941.
email:- kj.leggett@gmail.com

updated 27/11/2017
Alan Beales