FSHPA Inc. Communications Director Bob Lemon

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, Bob Lemon   E-mail horseshoelemon@AOL.COM.



October 24, 2014

Florida Schedule of Tournaments for 2014– 2015

The new Schedule of Tournaments for 2014-2015 is now on the Florida Web Site, Revised October 24, 2014. .  There are 81 scheduled tournaments for the 2014-2015 horseshoe pitching season.  Looks like a lot of fun times in our FL World of Horseshoes.  


To: Members of the FSHPA Inc.


Subject: Two Announcements


Our State Statistician Dell Woollard has resigned to be effective after the Clearwater tournament on May 3rd,2014 I am pleased to announce that Lois Hottinger will be taking her place. Lois is working with Dell and Marvin Grubb to ensure that we have a smooth transition. I cannot tell you how important this position is and that we have members like Lois that are willing to take over. Lois will do an outstanding job as our next State Statistician.


I would like to take this time to thank Dell for her years of dedicated services as our State Statistician. She did an outstanding job working with all the TD’s and I wish her the best.


Also I would like to announce that Chuck Johnston has accepted the position of Historian and Promotional Chairman. Chuck was the Historian prior to resigning a year ago due to other commitments at the time. The Promotional Chairman position has been vacant for the several years and Chuck is willing to give it a try. I am asking that all Club Presidents work with Chuck. He will be coming up with suggestions on how to promote your club through local newspapers and social media.


Chuck will report to Gwen Mehrwerth 3rd VP Director of Promotions.


Bob Hilpertshauser




To All FSHPA Members


This is to announce that Gwen Mehrwerth has been appointed to the 3rd VP position. Gwen is replacing Tom Flaherty who resigned on November 6, 2013. Gwen is a member of the Flagler HSC and will be an asset to our association. She will be assuming the responsibility as Director of Promotions and the junior program. We are still looking for a Promotion Chairman that will report to Gwen and if you are interested you can email her at gmehrwerth@gmail.com or call her at 619-865-9586.

Gwen’s husband Ron is also a member and they both are very active with the Flagler HSC.

Bob Hilpertshauser




                    The Rules for 2014-2015 Tournament Participation Contest

1. The FSHPA member that participates in the most Florida Tournaments over quota of (16)  from  April 1, 2014 through Mar.,31, 2015 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 that did not win the top prize and surpasses a quota of 16 Tournaments will have their names 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 2015-2016 season.


4. All drawings will be held at the Florida State Tournament In Flagler, Florida---- April 2015


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 


Oct starts the bulk of our season ______Looking forward to seeing everyone !!!!!!!



Bob Lemon

1st VP. FSHPA 



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 penney 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 23 - 26, 2014

Beverly Hills, FL


Men’s Championship                                                

     1.  Walter Ray Williams Jr 6/0      75.33                             Elder’s Classes 

     2.  Ron Deckard                  5/1      65.00                                 A  Robert Zumbahlen      5/1       75.00        

     3.  Bob Gray                       4/2       61.00                                B  Robert Gordon            5/1       60.42  

     4.  Lance Potter                  3/3       46.67                                 C  Edward Dunham          5/0       53.60

     5.  Dale Marteney               2/4      46.33                                 D  Cal Callaway               5/1       49.17

     6.  Michael Trudel              1/5      32.00                                  E  Robert McNeill           4/1        44.40

     7.  Mark Hendrix                0/6      29.00                                  F  Jimmy Scott                5/0        42.40

Women’s Championship                                                            G  Richard Patton            5/0        38.00      

     1.  Shalee Cason                 6/0       71.67                                  H  Ken Gentry                4/1        23.20

     2.  Susan D Benware          4/2       41.33

     3.  Gwen Mehrwerth          4/2       40.33

     4.  Vicki Marteney             3/3       37.17

     5.  Regina Hawes               3/3       42.00                            Men’s Doubles State Champions

     6.  Eileen F Fox                 1/5        33.22                            Walter Ray Williams Jr / Robert Hottinger

     7.  Sandra Egan                  0/6       23.67

 Elder’s Championship                                                         Women’s Doubles State Champions

     1.  Larry Deck                    5/1       65.67                                  Vicki Marteney / Susan D Benware

     2.  Charles Buddy Short     4/2       67.33

     3.  Tom Hall                       4/2       71.67                            Elder’s Doubles State Champions

     4.  Robert Zumbahlen        4/2       63.33                                  Larry Deck / John R Murphy

     5.  Robert Moulin               2/4       57.00

     6.  Robert Gordon              1/5       48.00                            Mixed Distance Doubles State Champions

     7.  David P Jagers              1/5       53.00                             Walter Ray Williams Jr / Charles Buddy Short

Junior Boy’s Championship

     No Junior Boys This Year

 Junior Girl’s Championship

     No Junior Girls This Year

   Men’s Classes

     A  Ron Deckard                5/1       65.42

     B  Charles Tobler              4/2       46.25

     C  Sam Caincross              5/0       41.20

     D  Bob Lemon                   5/1       33.75   

     E  Chad Sunday                 4/1       28.00

     F  Bernie Brooks               4/0        27.00

     G Johnny Dean Foley        4/0        25.50

 Women’s Classes

      A  Eileen F Fox                 3/1        40.50 

      B  Gwen Mehrwerth         5/0        30.80

      C  Sandra Egan                 3/1        31.50