Reservations for on-site camping start May 1st 2014! The fairgrounds have dump stations, rest rooms and showers available for use.
To get all necessary information for camping, please click this link!
Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS) will be providing full hook-ups including sewer to accommodate as many RV’s as possible and will have 120V 30 amps and 22V 50 amps electric. It will be the campers responsibility to supply their own electrical cords, hoses, “Y”s or any items needed for the hook-up. Rate for a full hook-up is $35.00, just electric & water $30.00 or electric & tents $25.00.
If you have any questions, or want to make camping reservations, please call Paul Thomas after May 1st (716) 434-1154
Coming up this Saturday
Pre-register with Larry by calling 785-456-5001 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org If you do not have your 2014 NHPA card yet you can apply for it at check in by completing this Membership Application and still pitch in this tournament.
Tulip Festival News
Attention all Members
Ks-Ne Border War Entry Update
10th year of Topeka Horseshoe Association Sanctioned League
The start of the 10th year of Topeka Horseshoe Association Sanctioned league had to be postponed this week due to rain. Next week if weather cooperates it appears that they could be starting the 2014 season with as many as a dozen or more members than the 32 members who pitched in that league last year. I would like to see more of our clubs in the Ks charter with sanctioned courts take advantage of this NHPA Sanction Club/League program.
Ryan Russell and Cody Sullivan receive National Top Ten awards
2015 World Tournament
Wamego Tulip Festival
Pop Tamboer Memorial Open Tournament
I would like to know if anyone would be interested in participating in the upcoming Pop Tamboer Memorial Open Tournament on April 12th. We will be taking 2014 NHPA/KHPA annual sanction fees. This handicapped tournament will be held at the 922 Santa Fe (see below) facility in Wichita. If you have trouble finding the club house, give me a call on my cell phone.
I am having two, maybe three sessions and it is on a first come, first serve basis. Call, text or send an email as soon as you can because the time slots will fill up quickly. Those of you who are already signed up earlier need not reply. I will contact you later in the week for playing times.
Starting times will be 9:00, 1:00 and maybe 5:00. Please come early. Google Map
415 South Taylor
El Dorado KS 67042
The results from the St. Patrick’s Open in Wichita are now posted. They had 23 entries, six that pitched over their entry averages. The highest over average for the tournament was David Bennett who was 7 percentage points over average on his way to his first place finish in D Class. Other over average pitchers included Brenda Keeler, Adam Peterson, Virgil Chase, Joe Mortinger and OraLee Jeardoe.
The photo’s you see scattered throughout this article were taken at the Sertoma fundraiser In Topeka on +Saturday March 29. Good Job Terry Cuthbertson thank you for introducing many new faces to the sport while supporting a great cause.
Shortly after our plea to anyone who could help us find more of the past State Tournament results last July Roger Potts contacted me and said he could help us out. I picked up his records last summer and while the snow was piling up this past winter got around to scanning all his records so Rich could post them up on the website State Tournament Results.
Roger had the two that we were previously missing 1976 and 1982 and then filled in all the 60’s and seven years of the 50’s. Roger had many of the box scores from those years so as you look at the results for the 50’s and 60’s we combined the articles out of the “Horseshoe Pitcher” and “News Digest” magazines on a single PDF file for each year so be sure and check out all the pages of the files as you go through them.
Thanks again to Bob Booe and Roger Potts for supplying us with all of these records from the KHPA’s awesome past. There are more articles from the past that we can add to the list but that is something we can do next winter when it is too cold to pitch shoes.