2014 World Horseshoe Tournament is in the Books

The NHPA World Tournament trailer will be starting it’s journey to Topeka KS this next week or soon after where we hope to see this years champions in the Men’s division Alan Francis, Women’s division Joan Elmore and Elder’s division David Holmes come to defend their titles in 2015. Click this link to see how all the Kansas pitchers finished in this years event in Buffalo NY.

2014 Kansas State Tournament

The deadline for mailing your 2014 State Tournament entry form in is midnight Aug 1st., this coming Friday. Click 2014 State Tournament Entry Form  to get your copy of the entry form in the event you have misplaced the one that was sent to you earlier.


The KHPA council have all agreed to allow the Ottawa tournament on Sunday Aug 3 to be a qualifying event for the 2014 Kansas State Tournament due to the fact that we have had several new members get 2014 cards in the past couple weeks and have struggled to get a qualifying event in. Anyone using this event as a state qualifier must turn in their state tournament entry form to the tournament director when checking in for the tournament. Pre register for this event with Barney Bell by calling 785-835-6635 or 785-418-8240

Ashley-Strunk-150Tournament Results

  • Bonner Springs results for 7-19-2014 are now posted. There were 34 entries. Ashley Strunk was the high over average pitcher in this event where 53% of the entires pitched over their entry average. This makes for a great tournament. The competition was awesome.
  • Wichita results for 7-19-2014 are now posted. There were 28 entries. The high over average pitcher was Claude Bray, who pitched 13.29 percentage points over his average on his way to a 1st place finish in Class B. Brenda Keeler shot 7.27 percentage points over her entry average as she claimed the tournament champion patch with a 65.5 ringer average. Thirty-nine percent of the entries in this event pitched over entry average which made for a very competitive day in Wichita as well.
  • Edgerton results for 7-26-2014 are now posted. There were 19 entries. Ashley Strunk was the high over average pitcher again this week on her way to a first place finish in Class B. Bernie VanLerberg was the only other over average entry as he claimed the tournament championship patch.

Junior Tournament

Earl Romine directed a non-sanctioned Juniors tournament at Gage Park in Topeka on Sunday 7-27. There were 9 entry’s in this event. Thank you for putting this together Earl we need more of this kind of promotion to get more juniors in our charter. click this link to view photo’s of the event 
It is time to start thinking about the KS/MO Border War tournament coming up on Sat Sept 20. Don’t miss out on the fun this year get your name on the sign up list by contacting Bernie VanLerberg 913-422-7095
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Join us at the 2014 World Horseshoe tournament.

Kansas Booth at Buffalo


Those of you who have not been following the coverage of the 2014 WT might find this information in the Daily Shoe interesting. Be sure and look at the scoresheet shown in day five from the Junior preliminaries . There is also an article in Day six about the Kansas booth.


  • Edgerton will be hosting the World Tournament Alternative sanctioned event  Saturday July 26 at 9:AM which will be the last chance to qualify for the 2014 State tournament. This event will also count as a qualifying event for the 2015 WT. Pre-register for this event by calling Ed Shanley at 913-893-6024.
  • TOPEKA will be hosting a non-sanctioned juniors tournament on Sunday July 27. Click this link for all the details, you can even help promote junior horseshoe pitching by posting some of the posters in your neighborhoods. It is free just bring some junior pitchers out to enjoy the afternoon. Who knows you might be promoting a future World Champion!! You can pre-register and get more info by contacting Earl Romine at 785-256-6123.
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KHPA Charter Communication — July 14, 2014

July 14, 2014

  THE 2014 WT IS UNDERWAY Click this link to get the easy to follow pitching schedule for the Kansas pitchers in the 2014 World HorseshoeTournament. This schedule will give you a good idea when to start looking for results on the tournament coverage. By clicking on this link at the time your Kansas friends are pitching you might even get […]

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KHPA Charter Communication — July 7, 2014

July 6, 2014

NOTICE TO ALL As reported last week the Firecracker Open scheduled for July 12 in Wichita was rescheduled for Saturday, July 19 In Linwood Park, Wichita Ks. The tournament director for that event has also changed. Adam Peterson will be filling in for Steve DeTommaso who is vacationing. Please pre-register for this event with Adam […]

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KHPA Charter Communicat​ion — June 30, 2014

June 30, 2014

Note Firecracker Open Rescheduled. The Firecracker Open Tournament originally scheduled for +July 12 at Linwood Park in Wichita has been changed to +July 19. Please make a note of the change on your KHPA tournament schedules. Help The Tournament Directors!!!! The KHPA welcomes the flood of new membership in 2014 mostly due to news of […]

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KHPA Charter Communication — June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014

MEMBERSHIP NUMBERS Susan Fulton reported that we hit the combined adult and jr membership number of 200 as of Friday, June 20. This will be the first year since 2011 when the total membership was 203 at the end of the fiscal year on +Oct 1, 2011, that we have seen the total 200 membership […]

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KHPA Charter Communication — June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014

2014 KANSAS DELEGATES The Kansas delegates representing you at the 2014 NHPA convention will be Terry Cuthbertson  and Roger Vogel. Thanks to both for stepping up and representing our charter. Please review the proposed By-Law changes at this link  and share your thoughts with one or both of the delegates. The NHPA Secretary/treasurer Dick Hansen is stepping down […]

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KHPA Charter Communication — June 9, 2014

June 9, 2014

July 4 Tournament The Ottawa tournament on July 4th has been renamed. After a club meeting the members of the Ottawa club contacted Melvin Jeardoe and asked him to change the Chatouqua Open tournament to the Barney Bell Open. They all felt that after all he has done in the way of recruiting and improvements to the court complex in […]

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KHPA Charter Communication — June 2nd, 2014

June 2, 2014

Press Release Visit Topeka issued a press release prior to the first 2015 WT qualifying event in Topeka on Saturday, May 31st. The Topeka Capital Journal staff writer Phil Anderson came to the courts at about the end of the morning session and put together this article which was published in the Sunday edition of the Capital Journal. Results The results of […]

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KHPA Charter Communicat​ion —May 26, 2014

May 26, 2014

BREAK IN WEATHER REWARDS BONNER ENTRIES Never give up on a scheduled tournament in Kansas until the Tournament Director has called you and cancelled it. We all looked at rain falling in our communities and on radar in the Bonner Springs area where the forecast for the day was RAIN. Entries who showed up at […]

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