Traditional Irish Ringboard Handmade in Ireland

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‘The game of rings should be considered for all schools throughout the world as a brilliant teaching aid.’
-The World Ringboard Academy.

Ringboards are excellent tools for…

-developing organizational skills
The class could be allowed to organize and run its own tournaments

-practicing mental arithmetic
The rules of ringboard necessitate quick mental arithmetic and hand to eye co-ordination, while promoting safe fun.

-improving skill and competitiveness
Each class could run a mini-tournament to find the best player. Then perhaps each class could pick a team of their six best players to play the other classes. On sports day tournaments could be organized to find the best player in the school. Also, tournaments could be organised between schools

It was recommended recently in the UK that schools introduce dartboards to help pupils with mental arithmetic skills, but a far better game for this purpose is the traditional Irish game of Rings.

Players must stand a certain distance from the board when throwing rings, and the ringboard itself must hang at a certain height. World Ringboard Academy rules call for a distance of 259cm and a height of 178cm to the base of the 13 hook. However, we feel that for children up to the age of 9 an approximate distance of 160cm and height of 140cm are more suitable. F0r adults and children over 9 a distance of 180cm and a height of 160cm should provide a good challenge.