Horseshoe Pitchers Compete
by Sandi Fahy
Photo by SANDI FAHY
CLEARWATER - Over 50 horseshoe pitchers from around the state and from as far away as New York, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana gathered at Ed Wright Park on November 3 for the Second Annual Carl Steinfeldt Open Horseshoe Tournament. Participants competed in seven classes in the event sanctioned by the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association.
The winner in Class A was Warren Woolsey. Ken Duquet and Robert Zumbahlen came in second and third, respectively. Norman Ed Herald took first place in Class B. Judy Dennis finished second, Paul Clay third. In Class C, it was John Wagner (1st), Richard Kosko (2nd) and Paul Duman (3rd). Other top scorers were Cal Callaway (1st), Patricia Ann Callis (2nd) and Joe Deshaies (3rd) in Class D; Bob Garey (1st), Kenneth Jones (2nd) and Joseph West (3rd) in Class E; Mable Adcox (1st), George Corson (2nd) and Pete Balkus (3rd) in Class F; and George Rayburn (1st), Chris Sheriff (2nd) and Martin Frick (3rd) in Class G.
The Clearwater Horseshoe Club will also be hosting the Clearwater Rita Rosa Open tourney on December 1 and the Florida State Club Championships on January 28. The Clearwater Dr. Perich Eye Opener is scheduled February 2. On the calendar for March 1 is the Clearwater Norm Gaseau and Hall of Fame Open. Four tournaments are also planned in April, including the Florida State Championship on April 26. The Clearwater Fun 'n Sun Open is set for May 3. Starting time for all tournaments is 9 a.m. with the exception of the state competition. Participants must be members of the National Horseshoe Pitching Association. Tournament director is Ron Deckard. He can be reached at (813) 884-2932.
League play is currrently scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to approximately 9 p.m. League play ends in March. Arlene Jones is league director. For further information, you may call her at (727) 709-5287.
The Clearwater Horseshoe Club is located at Ed Wright Park, 1326 South Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Spectators are welcome at all tournaments.
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