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Just want to make sure you have the 2014 Georgia State Singles Entry form. You can download it and fill in your information.

2014 Georgia State Singles Entry

It was a Hot Day on the side of Stone Mountain for Horseshoe Pitching. The weather was Very Hot and Humid to start with but the humidity seemed to drop off some or I just got used to it. We had seven teams on hand trying to win the coveted GHPA Interleague Traveling Trophy. We first want to Thank Tim and Maxi for all of their Hard work getting ready to host this event. We do appreciate all they did for us.

In the Class A Group it came down to a battle between Coni Hix and Larry Myers to see who would win the Class Champion Team Patch. After all of the pitching was done Coni and Larry wound up tied with 5 and 1 records. Coni took 1st Place on the point tie breaker  with Larry taking 2nd Place. Coni is really ramping up her game in preparation of the upcoming State Singles Tournament as she had a Red-Hot 72.5% game for her high game of her day. Way to go Coni keep it up.

Class B saw one of our rising Stars Jesse Rogers walk away with the Class B Team Championship Patch. Jesse edged Lee Howington out of 1st Place by just ½ a game to take the title. Lee was right on Jesse’s heels but Don Hutchens tied Lee to give him the half a game loss and that was enough to  force him into 2nd Place. What turned out to be even more important was the Head to Head match-up between Jesse and Lee where Jesse hung tough at the end to squeak out the one point victory.

Class C saw Chuck Poole continue to pitch well. Chuck has won four Class Championships in a row had he continued to be a show of consistency again today. Chuck only had one tie against Trace Mason on his way to the Class C Team Championship Patch. Suzanne Miller took 2nd Place as she got back on track with a solid day of pitching.

At the end of the Pitching for the day The Perry Team of Larry Myers, Dan Sanders, and Chuck Poole took the 2014 GHPA Interleague Championship Title and the Traveling Trophy back to Perry. The Marietta Team of Larry Munn, Lee Howington, and Gary Riebesehl followed them up with a Solid 2nd Place finish. The feel good story of the Day has to go to the Stone Mountain team who took home 3rd Place and entertained us with their Victory Dance. I think I even saw Jim Haley break into dance for a second or two. Congrats to all who came out to pitch today.

We will be off next week for the Labor Day Holiday Weekend and have our next Tournament September 6th at the Four Stakes Horseshoe Pitching Club in Hull. Sign In by 9:30 AM with pitching to start at 10:00 AM.

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Thank you,

Dick Hansen

NHPA Sec/Treas


The 2014 Georgia Horseshoe Pitcher's Association Tournament Schedule has been placed on our Tournaments page. Make sure you take a look to see when and where we are pitching this year. We have a new club forming in Lawrenceville and will be holding a couple of tournaments there. Just as soon as I get the directions I will put the link online too. You will notice more color to the links on our tournaments to better clarify things. The tournaments once I post the results will be highlighted in the color of this sentence.  Regularly scheduled tournaments will be listed in this color. Tournaments that do not count toward any Georgia Pitcher Awards will be in this color.