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William 'Dice' Davies, Cwmaman - Quoits

Born in Cwmaman, William 'Dice' Davies, during a period when the game of quoits was very popular as a sporting pastime in South Wales, stood out as one of its finest exponents.

Regarded as one of the stars of the art, which involved throwing a ring at a peg target he participated in a game dated back to the 15th century.

A record braking champion, he was 5 times Welsh Champion before 1921, was runner up on a further 6 occasions up to 1938 and won the South Wales Championship 10 times.

Representing Wales on 25 occasions he captained them 5 times. He served as secretary to the Welsh Quoiting Board for 7 years and was an International referee. His remarkable exploits over such a sustained period earned him the title of the "Grand old man of Welsh Quoiting".

Source to above: Aberdare's Hall of Fame' in the Valley's greatest sportsmen. Sobell's Sports centre Ynys, Aberdare.