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



April 22, 2018

It is with great sadness that we learn Tommy Hall passed away April 16, 2018.  Tommy was the Florida Elder's State Champion 4 times and was inducted into the FSHPA Hall of Fame in 2017.

Tommy was also famously known for his bright yellow Dodge Charger car with "Horseshoe Tommie" on it.


2009 Tom Hall – Spring Hill          71.3

2011 Tom Hall – Spring Hill          77.0

2012 Tom Hall – Spring Hill          76.9

2015 Tom Hall – Spring Hill          76.0


                                       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 (winner’s 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.  Member’s name picked will receive a Wooden Horseshoe Case ($50.00) value or horseshoes (same value as case) winner’s 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




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