The Traditional Irish Game of Rings:
1) Take turns to throw the six rings and total your score of any rings hanging on the Ring Boardhooks (values from 1 to 13).
2) A score is only counted if the ring is hanging down from the hook.
3) Rings can be thrown over or under hand for young beginners but only under hand for older or advanced players.
4) Players must stand an agreed distance from the Ring Board, marked by a line set out on the ground, called the ‘oche’. A distance of c.160cm and height of c.140cm is recommended for children under 9 years. For adults and children over 9 years a distance of c.180 cm and a height of c.160cm should provide a good challenge. For advanced players wishing to comply with World Ring Board Academy, rules the ‘oche’ must be 259cm horizontally from the face of the Ring Boardand the number 13 hook should by 178 cm vertically from the floor.