FSHPA Inc. Communications,Lois Hottinger

Check here for the latest Florida World of Horseshoes News. Just E-mail me with Tournament or Player News that we need to let Florida Horseshoe Players know. It will be posted here as needed with the date posted for your information. Thanks,†† Lois Hottingeremail:lchipper@hotmail.com



APRIL 25, 2016

Congratulations to all Florida State Horseshoe Champions!!A special thank you to everyone who volunteered to make this yearís games a success.†† Best wishes for a wonderful summer and see you in the fall!!


The Florida Schedule of Tournaments for 2016Ė2017 is now available to preview on the following link.There may be changes so check back frequently.The date at the top of the schedule indicates when it was revised.Once the 2015-16 tournaments are completed, the schedule will be available on the main page link at the left.


2016-17 Tournaments


If you have an email address on file with the Florida State Horseshoe Pitchers Association, please let me know if you change youremail address.We want to be able to communicate with a majority of our pitchers using email.However, the only way we can successfully do this is with accurate addresses.You can email Lois Hottinger at the email link above.Thanks!!



                   †† †††††††††††††††† The Rules for 2016-2017 Tournament Participation Contest

1. The FSHPA member who participates in the most Florida Tournaments over quota of (16)  from  April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017 will win.  The winner will receive a $65 pair of horseshoes (winnerís choice) , and tournament shirt that identifies them as (# 1 ) for the year. If we have a tie for 1st. a mini drawing will held to decide the tiebreaker for the winner. Those who do not win the tie breaker see rule††† ( # 2)


2.  All FSHPA members who do not win the top prize and surpasses a quota of 16 Tournaments will have their name placed into a drawing.   I.E. If you complete 20 Tournaments your name will go in 4 times.  Memberís name picked will receive a Wooden Horseshoe Case ($50.00) value or horseshoes (same value as case) winnerís choice.  


3. A quota of 10 Florida Tournaments (NHPA) out of state members has been established. Any Tournament over Quota, your name will be entered into a drawing for a free Florida Tournament of your choice for 2016-2017 season.


4. All drawings will be held at the Florida State Tournament In Clearwater, Florida---- April 2017


You can follow your progress on the Florida Web Site under the Tag line-- MEMBERS THAT HAVE PITCHED IN THE MOST TOURNAMENTS. It will show FSHPA MEMBERS at the top with (NHPA) out of state members listed towards the bottom 




Bob Dunn, NHPA Historian, has just completed publishing a book about a phase of our sport that very few are aware of - The AAU National Amateur Horseshoe Pitching Championships. It is interesting and well done. After the publishing costs are recovered the proceeds will go to the NHPF, Bob will not earn a penny on this project. Please forward this postcard to all on your contact list and have it reprinted in your charter newsletter. Encourage your members to purchase a copy and for clubs to purchase copies to use in tournaments as fundraisers. Let's support Bob's efforts here to raise funds for the NHPF. Please direct all responses to Bob Dunn  bobcharlesdunn@aol.com