EXERCISEºRECREATIONºSPORT


HORSESHOE COMPENDIUM

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(a)     The rotation or round robin plan. When forty (40) or less entries are to compete, each entry shall play the other one game, the winner of the moat games being declared the champion.
(b)     Double Rotation Plan. When the playing is stretched over a period of two weeks, this method shall be given preference. During the first week of play, the player3 shall compete as in paragraph (a) ; the ten, twelve, fourteen or sixteen players finishing highest in games won, qualifying for the second week's play. During the second week of play those chosen as qualifying shall play each other at least three (3) and not more than five (5) games, preferably, each player playing the other once each day. The player winning the most games shall be declared the Champion of the World. All other players, qualifying for the second week of play, shall receive prizes graduated according to their order of finishing.
(c)     When there are over forty to compete, the group method of elimination shall be employed; that is: the players may be divided into groups of preferably six, eight or ten, each player in the group playing one game with every other in the same group. By selecting the two, three, four or five highest in each group, eliminations can be made to 12 to 16 players; the3e to play according to paragraph (a) in deciding a championship.
(d)     A diversion from these systems may be granted by the Executive Committee.
     Sec. 2. The title of Champion Horseshoe Pitchers of the World can be contested for only in National Tournaments authorized by the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association of America, or in a series of games, (not less than six wins in a scheduled 11-game match), same to be authorized by a majority vote of the Board of Directors, it being understood that the Board of Directors will give preference to those finishing among the first six in the last previous previous tournament. The Board, however, may, at its discretion, select some other opponent for the champions. Not more than three such contests may be held annually. A representative selected by the board shall be in attendance to conduct the match. No bid under five hundred ($500.00) will be accepted, and 25 percent of this amount shall go to the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association of America.
     Sec 3. In a National Tournament games won and lost shall determine the winner.
     Sec. 4. If three-cornered ties, or more, cannot be decided by the game method in first play-off, they shall be determined by the point method. The contestant having the highest number of points shall be declared the winner. If the championship is involved, however, play must continue among those tied until a champion is declared by games won.
     Sec. 5. Special Feature Games may be arranged each day, they having no bearing upon the schedule or championship, and while they are being conducted, the Tournament Committee shall have the privilege of clearing the courts of other contestants, but players may continue with any game already started.
     Sec. 6. Profane or abusive language will not be permitted upon the tournament grounds by players or members.
     Sec. 7. Roberts Rules of Order, Revised, and reading as follows, shall govern the order of conducting meetings:
     1. Reading of the minutes of the previous meeting (and approval of same).
     2. Reports of officers and boards and standing committees.
     3. Reports of special (select) committees.
     4. Special orders.
     5. Unfinished business and general orders.
     6. New business.

ARTICLE IV.
     Section. 1. "Any horseshoe manufacturer, in introducing a new pitching horseshoe or change made in any pitching horseshoe must submit blueprints of same to the National Secretary for an official approval. Following acceptance of the blueprints by a unanimous decision of the committee, the manufacturer must submit the finished product to the committee for a final acceptance before he may affix the official five cent manufacturers' tax stamp to each pair of shoes disposed of by the manufacturer and/or his agent or agents. The aforementioned tax is to be used for conducting a National Tournament only.
     "In submitting blueprints to the National Secretary, five (5) blueprints will be submitted so that the National Secretary shall in turn submit these blueprints to each of the five members of the National By-Laws and Rules com-


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