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



October 9, 2017

ATTENTION: ††The NHPA dues will be $25.00 for the coming 2018 season as voted on during the World Tournament in Julyóthis is an increase from the $17.00 that we were previously paying.The FSHPA dues will remain $11.00.The total amount to be paid to the FSHPA will be $36.00 for 2018.


Vicki Marteney has shared information about the death of one of their pitchers, Paul Cyr. The address

To send sympathy cards is:Denise Cyr, PO Box 181354, Casselberry FL32718.His obituary follows:

Edward Paul Cyr, 88, of Palm City, Florida, passed away on September 28, 2017 at the Village on the Green Rehabilitation Center in Longwood, Florida. Born in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, he had been a resident of Palm City for over 30 years coming from Fort Lauderdale Prior to retiring he was a marble and tile mechanic. In his leisure time, he was an avid horseshoe pitcher. Survivors include his wife, Irene M. Cyr, of Palm City; his daughter, Denise Cyr of Winter Springs, Florida; his son, Edward Donald Cyr of Palm City; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Paul Mitchell Cyr. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:00 PM on Monday, October 2, 2017, at the Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City, FL. The funeral service will be at 7:00.


Congratulations to Florida State Horseshoe Pitchers pitching in the Finals at the World Horseshoe Championships at St George Utah.Vicki Martiney, Sr. Women; Shalee Cason, Women; Bob Moulin, Elder†††

Florida is proud to have had 12 members pitch at the World Tournament.They are as follows:Don Beam, Class ED2, 15th ; Sam Caincross, Class MD2, 8th; Shalee Cason, Class WA, 4th; Robert Flanagan, Class MJ2; 1st;Jon Harris, Class SMA, 14th; Ron Hopman, Class EC1, 10th; Alan Kasch, Class MB2, 13th; Dale Marteney, Class MB1, 11th; Vicki Marteney, Class WB, 4th; Robert Moulin, Class EB1, 1st; Charles Buddy Short, Class EA1, 16th; Johnny Wilhelmsen, Class ED2, 9th.


Robert Flanagan, Class MJ2, Class Champion†††††††††† Robert Moulin, Class EB1,Class Champion

Complete results for the World Tournament can be found on the NHPA website.


The Florida Horseshoe Pitchers Association donated $500 to NHPF.We received the following letter from Gary F. Buehler, Treasurer, National Horseshoe Pitchers Foundation



The National Horseshoe Pitchers Foundation



June 7, 2017


To: Florida State HPA

c/o Marcela Santoyo, Sec-Treas

10166 Pink Carnation Court

Orlando, FL32825


Dear Marcela


I want to thank the Florida State Horseshoe Pitchers Association for its donation of $500.00 to the NHPF.The monies the Foundation receives helps in our mission of "Building for the future while preserving the past and showcasing the present."††


Please thank the Florida State Horseshoe Pitchers Association membership and inform them how grateful your NHPF board is for their donations.††


Your truly


Gary F. Buehler


National Horseshoe Pitchers Foundation





                  ††††††††††††††††††  The Rules for 2017-18 Tournament Participation Contest

1. The FSHPA member who participates in the most Florida Tournaments over quota of (16)  from  April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018 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 2017-2018 season.


4. All drawings will be held at the Florida State Tournament In Beverly Hills, Florida---- April 2018


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