The heavy kitchen
implement was oftimes hurled at the men of the house. It
was vital the Widow get close to her target or --if the occasion
warranted --strike a glancing blow without killing the recipient
unnecessarily. The idea being to only get his attention,
for they do care about their menfolk.
The contestants line
up and throw Griswold skillets at man shaped targets--volunteers
are usually a scarcity.
There are three throws
given to each contestant. Play begins with the target at ten
yards and is moved 1 to 5 yards per round.
Once a contestant
throws, they must throw in each of the following two rounds.
Points are given for accuracy and distance as follows:
1 point for each yard of distance between
contestant and target.
1 point for the Griswold
impacting within one yard
3 points for the Griswold
impacting within one
foot of target.
10 points for hitting target.
15 points for hitting target in the head or groin.
20 points for
hitting the beer out of the targets hand.
Winners are determined by best single toss and
best three toss series.