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



September 27, 2015

Florida Schedule of Tournaments for 2015Ė 2016

The latest revised Florida Schedule of Tournaments for 2015-2016 is on the Florida website.(September 27, 2015)

To download the schedule, highlight all the text, right click and then you can print or copy it.If you have difficulty in making a hard copy of the schedule, please contact Lois Hottinger at lchipper@hotmail.com or call me 614-226-9985. 

To: Members of the FSHPA Inc.


Look here for future important announcements from the Executive Council.




                   ††††† ††††††††††††† The Rules for 2015-2016 Tournament Participation Contest

1. The FSHPA member who participates in the most Florida Tournaments over quota of (16)  from  April 1, 2015 through Mar.,31, 2016 will win.  Winner will receive a New Wooded Horseshoe Case.( $50.00 value) , 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 tie breaker 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 also receive a Wooded Horseshoe Case ($50.00) value.  


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 Bradenton, Florida---- April 2016


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


Florida State Championships

April 22 - 25, 2015

Flagler County HSC, Bunnell, FL


Menís Championship††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††† 1.Walter Ray Williams Jr 6/0††††††† 70.67†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elderís Classes

†††† 2.Ron Deckard††††††††††††††††† 5/1††††††† 62.33††††††††††††††††††††† ARobert Zumbahlen†††††††† 5/1†††††† 60.83††††††††

†††† 3.Bob Gray††††††††††††††††††††††† 4/2†††††† 54.67††††††††††††††††††††† BThomas W Grillis†††††††††† 5/1†††††† 60.42

†††† 4.Larry A Mobley II††††††††† 2/4†††††† 48.00††††††††††††††††††††† C†† Nick Borick†††††††††††††††††† 5/1†††††† 54.17†††

†††† 5.John Wilder††††††††††††††††††† 2/4†††††† 49.33††††††††††††††††††††† DFrank Podolski†††††††††††††† 5/1†††††43.44

†††† 6.Lance Potter†††††††††††††††††† 1/5††††††† 49.00††††††††††††††††††††† ERobert H Schake††††††††††† 6/0†††††† 39.17

†††† 7.Dale Marteney†††††††††††††† 1/5††††††† 40.33††††††††††††††††††††† FRobert Jolley††††††††††††††††† 5/0†††††† 29.20

Womenís Championship††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† GThomas J Flaherty††††††† 5/0†††††† 29.20 †††††

†† ††1.Shalee Cason†††††††††††††††† 6/0†††††† 73.00†††††††††††††

†††† 2.Vicki Marteney†††††††††††† 5/1††††††† 48.33

†††† 3.Carolle Watson ††††††††††††3/3††††††† 36.67

†††† 4.Janet McFarland†††††††††† 3/3††††††† 35.33

†††† 5.Deana W Litle††††††††††††† 3/3††††††† 35.00††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Menís Doubles State Champions

†††† 6.Pauline Flori†††††††††††††††† 1/5††††††† 31.67†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††Ron Deckard/James Hayden

†††† 7.Sandra Egan†††††††††††††††† 0/6††††††† 22.33

Elderís Championship†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Womenís Doubles State Champions

†††† 1.Tom Hall††††††††††††††††††††† 6/0†††††† 76.00††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Vicki Marteney / Susan D Benware

†††† 2.David P Jagers††††††††††††† 5/1†††††† 80.33

†††† 3.Larry Deck†††††††††††††††††† 4/2†††††† 64.67††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elderís Doubles State Champions

†††† 4.Robert Zumbahlen†††††††† 2/4†††††† 60.00††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Roy Knight Sr/Tom Grillis

†††† 5.Robert Moulin†††††††††††††† 2/4†††††† 57.00

†††† 6.Thomas W Grillis††††††††† 2/4†††††† 45.67†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mixed Distance Doubles State Champions

†††† 7.Edward Dunham†††††††††† 0/6†††††† 43.67†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bob Gray/Lee Post

Junior Boyís Championship

†††† No Junior Boys This Year††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Doubles Classes

Junior Girlís Championship††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† EDA Robert Zumbahlen/Walter K Jones

†††† No Junior Girls This Year†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† EDB Lee Kohlhafer/Claude Perusse

†† Menís Classes††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††EDC Donnie Nettles/Robert Jolley

†††† ADale Marteney††††††††††††† 4/2†††††† 48.33†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††† BEric Jones†††††††††††††††††††† 4/2††††††† 44.17††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† MDA Ron Deckard/James H Hayden

†††† CSam Caincross††††††††††††† 5/1†††††† 38.33††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† MDB James Alters/Randall Weaver

†††† DPerry Pugliese††††††††††††† 5/0††††††† 42.00††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† MDC Harold Newsome/Gerald Watson

†††† EHarold Newsome††††††††† 4/1††††††† 29.20

†††† FGerald Watson††††††††††††† 5/0††††††† 24.41††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† WDA Vicki Marteney/Susan Benware

†††† G Chris Ogden††††††††††††††††† 4/1††††††† 15.60

Womenís Classes

††††† AJanet McFarland†††††††† 4/1††††††† 44.00

††††† BSandra Egan†††††††††††††††† 4/1††††††† 22.00