Finnish towns (cucca)

Finnish towns — a game of towns with wooden bats on a flat horizontal dirt platform, which consists of knocking out from a certain distance ten pairs of cylindrical towns in pairs and individual competitions or twenty pairs of towns in team competitions.

The towns are made of birch and have a cylindrical shape (p. 17). The length of the town is 100 mm, the diameter is 70-75 mm.The ends of the towns should be smooth and have a chamfer of about 5 mm. Towns can be painted. The bits are made of wood and have a circular cross-section (page 17). The handle of the bat should be cylindrical in shape with a smaller diameter. The length of the bit should be no more than 850 mm, and the thickness — no more than 80 mm.

The site should have a flat and dense surface made of granite or limestone screenings. The platform consists of four equal parts located on both sides of the center line.

There are two "suburbs" on either side of the central line, followed by two "cities". Each "city" is separated from its "suburb" by a front line.

The site is measured from the middle of the front line of the " city "to the middle of the front line of another"city". The measurement accuracy is ± 5 cm. The site is outlined with a sharp stick (not chalk). the playground for men, juniors and senior boys has a total size of 20 x 5 m, the size of "cities" and "suburbs" 5 x 5 m. For women and juniors, it has a total size of 16 x 5 m, the size of "cities" and "suburbs" - 4 x 5 m. the playground for younger boys, girls and children has dimensions of 12x3 m, and the dimensions of "cities" and "suburbs" are 3x3 m. Rules competitions  Athletes or teams are placed opposite each other and alternately try to knock out the towns that are set in a row on the front line in the city center, at a distance of 20 cm from each other in individual play and 17-18 cm from each other in team play. Towns are set in a column of 2 pieces. each on top of the other and there can be 20 or 40 pieces. The first throws are made from a distance of 15 m and if at least one town is knocked out, the athlete enters his "city" and already from a distance of at least 10 m to the front line performs the next throws.

Typically, an athlete or team uses two or four bats to play. The number of throws is limited to 20 bits.  Counting the results of the game If 20 towns are used for the game and the athlete or team knocked them out in 20 bits, then the result of the game for the athlete or team is "0". If 20 bits are used, and there are still towns in the "city", then their remainder is multiplied by" -2". For example, if there are 4 towns left, then the final result in the batch is"-8". If an athlete or team has knocked out all the towns with fewer bits, then the remaining bits are multiplied by "+1". for example, if there are 3 bits left, then the result of the batch will be "+3". usually two games are played. as a result, the final result is summed up and, in case of a draw, a third additional game is assigned.