We had a good turnout at the Brunswick Stew Tournament with 23 pitchers on hand. It was good to get back to some kind of normal and be able to see friends again. It was great having Robbie Bloodworth back on the courts along with his son Seth pitching his first tournament. We also had another new pitcher Scottie Harris pitched his first GHPA tournament and we want to welcome him to our horseshoe family. Lawrenceville had a good turnout the week before with 30 pitchers attending.
In Brunswick in the 30 ft Championship Class we had two pitchers make it to the final game undefeated and facing each other for the Title. Ron Cloutier and George Schmidt had a great game but Ron was on fire and took the win and the 30 ft Championship Title. With George taking 2nd Royce Byrd took home 3rd Place with a fine effort all day.
The 40 ft Championship started out with a bang as Robbie gave Ronnie Miller a good old fashioned butt whipping 81 to 40. Ronnie did manage to start pitching in the next game a little and took out number one seed Matt Braswell thanks to a really good handicap. When the final game rolled around there was crowd with a chance to take home the title as everyone spent the day beating up on each other. In the final game Ronnie had to have a ringer on the last shoe to defeat Scottie and for once didnít choke and took down Scottie after a game that went back and forth all of the way. Ronnie got some help as Matt beat Robbie on the last shoe also to give Robbie two losses and Ronnie the 40 ft Championship Title.
Matt took 2nd Place followed by Robbie 3rd Place.
Class A saw Bryan and Rose Strong wind up facing each other in the final game tied for 1st Place. Rose edged Bryan out by four points for the win and Class Championship Title. Bryan took 2nd Place with Jim McElveen taking 3rd Place.
Class B Saw another Strong take the title as Lily Strong went undefeated to claim the Class B Title followed by Jason Boatwright in 2nd Place.
Our next GHPA tournament is April 24th in Marietta. We hope to see everyone there.
The deadline for entering the Newberry South Carolina Horseshoe Tour Tournament is this Wednesday April 7th.
Get your entries in itís always a lot of fun. Iíve attached an entry form for anyone wanting to enter it.
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