Ohio Horseshoe Newsletter - Spring 2021
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Volume 23, Issue 1 - Spring 2021
Amy Miller, Editor
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President's Message
Gary B. Roberts

The year 2020 is one we will never forget. The Coronavirus has impacted all of us in many ways. Many people have lost their jobs and small businesses are reeling. Because of the advent of three different vaccines, there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel. President Biden’s stimulus package will help but not for long if this pandemic continues unabated. I work in the health care industry and our nursing staff has been busy conducting vaccine clinics. I applaud our frontline health care workers who risk their health every day to take care of us. The vaccine effort is moving faster than any of us imagined but we still have a long road ahead.

The NHPA, as many of you know, has extended the deadline for World Tournament entries to June 8, 2021. We are all hoping that the World Tournament will be held as scheduled in Winnemucca, Nevada. I am optimistic that increased levels of Covid vaccines will make it safe to hold the event. It was disappointing to hear that the 2022 World Tournament will now be in Monroe, Louisiana rather than Lansing, Michigan. It is hoped Lansing will host the 2023 World Tournament. This change occurred because the City of Lansing sold the arena where the tournament was to be held.

By the time you read this message, you will be aware that I have become a candidate for the President of the NHPA. To say this would be a challenging job is an understatement. In order to have time for this job, I will be retiring this year. Our membership continues to decline year after year and we have been unable to secure sponsorship for our major tournaments. It will take hard work and innovation to save our sport. I refuse to give up on our sport without making every effort to develop appropriate changes. Whether I am elected or not, my retirement will allow me to have the time to contribute to promoting horseshoe pitching in Ohio and nationally.

In Ohio, we have a full slate of tournaments scheduled for the remainder of the year. Most of our older pitchers have been able to receive the Covid vaccine, and the number of new infections in Ohio is much lower. I look forward to pitching in our upcoming tournaments.

I am optimistic that this pandemic will end soon as the number of people receiving the vaccine increases. This should allow us to get back to some level of normalcy. I pray that you and your families will get through this safely.
2021 World Tournament

Winnemucca Events Complex
1000 Fairgrounds Road
Winnemucca, Nevada
July 19 - 31, 2021
Deadline: June 8, 2021
(2 sanctioned events)

The Winnemucca Events Complex (WEC) is located mere minutes from downtown Winnemucca. Formerly the Humboldt County Fairgrounds, the WEC is northern Nevada’s most well-equipped special events complex, boasting 72 acres configured to accommodate all your activities, from small, informal gatherings to large events and expositions.

Monroe, LA - 2022
Lansing, MI - 2023
2021 World Tournament
Brian Fisher - 1st VP, Publicity Director and Travel Agent

We have a group rate at the hotel in Winnemucca. The tournament will be July 19-31, 2021. The Quality Inn Winnemucca - Model T Casino, 1130 W Winnemucca Blvd, Winnemucca, NV 89445, Phone 775-623 -2588 has agreed to a $90-$95/night rate based on single queen/double room. These rooms also come with up to four breakfast vouchers per room for the onsite restaurant. The hotel also has an attached casino and is just minutes from the pitching venue. If interested in securing this rate just give them a call to reserve. There are also other hotels available such as the Candlewood Suites and Winnemucca Inn plus several more. The closest airport is Reno which is about 2 hrs away. The Amtrak train would be another option. If you have any travel questions, please call me at 937-239-6877.
Welcome New Members
Willie Costello, Chandlersville
Dave Dutro, Adamsville
Russ Faulhaber, Barnesville
Bobby Jarrett, Norwish
Nick Jarrett, Chandlersville
RJ Jarrett, Chandlersville
Michael Lucas, Zanesville
Bruce MacLaine, Zanesville
John Morgan, Newton Falls
Jerry Swingle, Zanesville
Jim Brandenburg, Greenville
Paul Poor, Celina
2021 Ohio State Championship
Entry Deadline: Thurs, Aug 19, 2021

Scorekeeping is included in the Entry Fees

Friday Night Warm Up Tournament
Friday - Sept 3, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
$25.00 Adults ($20 plus $5 scorekeeping)
$15.00 Juniors ($10 plus $5 scorekeeping)
Limited to the first 36 pitchers to enter
Six - 6 Man Classes pitching 40 Shoe Games
Mixed Classes

State Singles Tournament
Sat / Sun -- Sept 4-5, 2021
$40.00 Adults ($35 plus $5 scorekeeping)
$20.00 Juniors ($15 plus $5 scorekeeping)

State Walking Doubles Tournament
Limited to first 24 teams that have paid their entrance fee
Applications will be processed in the order received
Once limit reached, you will be placed on a waiting list
Saturday - Sept 4, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
$64.00 Per Team ($50 plus $14 scorekeeping)
Team must have combined ringer percentage of 110% or less
Mixed Classes

2021 OHPA Awards
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Portable Court Donators
Thank You for Your Support!

Tom King, Chillicothe
Darke County Horseshoe Club, Greenville
Randy Shoemaker, Chillicothe
Ross County Horseshoe Club, Chillicothe
Greene County Horseshoe Club, Xenia
Ray Welsh, Louisville
Bremen Horseshoe Club, Bremen
Hershel McCollister, Frankfort
Dan Sanders, Powell
Irvin Fraley, Vermillion
Harry Menegay, Sterling
Harley Thomas, Bremen
Fulton County Horseshoe Club, Wauseon
Whetstone Horseshoe Club, Columbus
Dick and Dianna Guill, Mansfield
Hilliard Horseshoe Club, Hilliard
Ron Cook, Chillicothe
Jim Knisley, Bremen