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 Hottinger  email:  lchipper@hotmail.com



November 18, 2015

Florida Schedule of Tournaments for 2015–2016

The latest revised Florida Schedule of Tournaments for 2015-2016 is on the Florida website.  (November 18, 2015) 

The 12/11/15 Friday Winter Haven Reno Putman Memorial has been rescheduled for 04/08/16 Friday.    If you have difficulty printing the schedule, please let me know 614-226-9985 or lchipper@hotmail.com

From the Executive Council:

QUARTERLY NEWSLETTERS will no longer being mailed out to the membership after the December newsletter . They will only be available by going to the FSHPA website: http://fshpa.com/  Look on the left margin and click on “2014-2015 Newsletters”.  The charter membership voted to go 100% digital at our Annual Meeting on April 22, 2015.  Local clubs can print a copy for members who don’t have access to the internet.  You can keep a copy at your clubhouse each quarter to give your members the opportunity to read it.

 2016 NHPA CARDS have arrived so you can send in your dues along with a membership form that you can print from this link: http://fshpa.com/memberinfo.htm .  Please be aware that it could take a couple of weeks to get your card back depending on the volume of renewals received.  You can still use your 2015 card through 12/31/2015 but you will need your new 2016 card for pitching in your first tournament in January 2016. 

FL CLUB TEAM TOURNAMENT JAN 30, 2016  Now is the time to start building your team. Each team needs 6 pitchers from your club.  Be on the lookout for the December 2015 newsletter that will be published at http://fshpa.com/newwebnews/newsworks.htm.  It will contain the format and rules for this tournament.  A club may enter as many teams as they wish as long as the participants are members of that club.   



                                       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.  Member’s 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


Men’s Championship                                                

     1.  Walter Ray Williams Jr 6/0        70.67                             Elder’s Classes 

     2.  Ron Deckard                  5/1        62.33                      A  Robert Zumbahlen         5/1       60.83        

     3.  Bob Gray                        4/2       54.67                      B  Thomas 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                      D  Frank Podolski               5/1       43.44

     6.  Lance Potter                   1/5        49.00                      E  Robert H Schake            6/0       39.17

     7.  Dale Marteney               1/5        40.33                      F  Robert Jolley                  5/0       29.20

Women’s Championship                                                  G  Thomas 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                            Men’s Doubles State Champions

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

     7.  Sandra Egan                 0/6        22.33

 Elder’s Championship                                                         Women’s 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                            Elder’s 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 Boy’s Championship

     No Junior Boys This Year                                                            Doubles Classes

 Junior Girl’s Championship                                                EDA Robert Zumbahlen/Walter K Jones

     No Junior Girls This Year                                                   EDB Lee Kohlhafer/Claude Perusse

   Men’s Classes                                                                       EDC Donnie Nettles/Robert Jolley

     A  Dale Marteney              4/2       48.33                             

     B  Eric Jones                     4/2        44.17                              MDA Ron Deckard/James H Hayden

     C  Sam Caincross              5/1       38.33                              MDB James Alters/Randall Weaver

     D  Perry Pugliese              5/0        42.00                              MDC Harold Newsome/Gerald Watson

     E  Harold Newsome          4/1        29.20

     F  Gerald Watson              5/0        24.41                              WDA Vicki Marteney/Susan Benware

     G Chris Ogden                  4/1        15.60

 Women’s Classes

      A  Janet McFarland          4/1        44.00 

      B  Sandra Egan                 4/1        22.00