EXERCISEºRECREATIONºSPORT


SCIENCE AT THE STAKE

by Roy W. Smith published in 1946
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   Rule 11. Broken Shoes-When a shoe lands in fair territory and is broken in separate parts it shall be removed and the contestant allowed to pitch another shoe in its stead.

   Rule 12. Sec. a-Foul Shoes-A shoe pitched while contestant stands beyond the box foul line limits. A shoe striking outside the opposite pitching box or on the hard surface area when courts are so constructed.

   Sec. b.- Foul shoes shall be removed from the opposite pitcher's box at the request of the opponent.

   Sec. c.- A foul shoe shall not be scored or credited except in the score sheet column headed "shoes pitched."

   Rule 13. Measurements-Measurements to determine points won shall be made with calipers and straight edge.

Scoring Rules

   Rule 14, Sec. a.- A regulation game shall consist of fifty (50) points in all contests where a National or Sectional title is involved. Any other contests may be decided in any manner acceptable to the state association in that state, provided that the National Rules, Constitution and By-Laws are not violated.

   Sec. b.- Game points in other tournaments, leagues or contests may be determined by local authorities to fit their conditions.

   Sec. c.- A game is divided into innings and each inning constitutes the pitching of two shoes by each contestant.

   Rule 15. Sec a. - A shoe must be within six (6) inches of the stake to score.
Sec. b-Closest shoe to stake scores .....................................1 point
Sec. c-Two shoes closer than opponent's ...............................2 points
Sec. d-One (1) ringer scores .................................................3 points
Sec. e-Two (2) ringers scores ................................................6 points
Sec. f-One (1) ringer and closest shoe of same player
scores ................................................................................4 points
Sec. g-Party having two (2) ringers against one for
opponent .............................................................................3 points
Sec. h-All equals count as ties and no points are scored.
Sec. i-In case each contestant has a ringer, the next
closest shoe, if within six inches, shall score ..........................1 point

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