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HORSESHOE COMPENDIUM

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see Jackson win the second. In the third and final game the excitement was intense as an immense crowd surrounded the courts, and the score seesawed until the score stood, Jackson 49, Mossman 48. Mossman, pitching first, missed with both shoes, and the veteran Jackson, pitching second, also missed both of his, and when the final count was made, Jackson had won the world championship on a shoe a good four inches away from the stake, and Putt Mossman had come to the end of his championship trail.
     The men divided $3,060.00 in prize money, $445.00 going to men below 12th.
     Mrs. Lanham did not defend her title, and Mrs. Brouillette swept through to her first championship without losing a game in 14 starts. Mrs. Francisco was second, Mrs. Besancon, of Detroit, Mich., was third, and fourth went to Mrs. Cole of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
     The women divided $405.00 in prizes, $150.00 going to first, and $100.00 to second.
     The total prize -for this tournament was $3,465.00.
     Again there was no summer tournament in the North in 1926, and the two champions rested easy until February 14-23, 1927, at St. Petersburg.
     Twenty-six starters faced the barrier as play got under way in the preliminaries. Only a few games had been played when it became apparent that a new power had arisen in the top notch ranks. A young schoolboy from Montpelier, Indiana, named Jimmy Risk was bowling over the best of them, and he continued to mow 'em down all through the first week of play, winning 25 consecutive games with an average of .652. The lanky Blair Nunamaker thundered along in second with 23 wins and two defeats. Tied for third were the two main actors of the year before, Mossman and Frank Jackson, each with 22 wins and three defeats. C. C. Davis, back to the horseshoe wars after a two-year absence, trailed along in fifth with 21 wins and four defeats.
     C. C. Davis stepped out high, wide and handsome in the finals to win the title with 29 victories and four losses, with Risk coming in second, only one game behind. Davis set a new record by averaging .692 in the finals, while Risk had but .622. Blair Nunamaker took third with 27 wins and six defeats, averaging .625; Frank Jackson came in fourth with 25 wins and eight losses, averaging .646. Mossman took fifth and Duryee was sixth. The players divided $1,670.00 in prize money.
     In the women's division there were only five entries. Mrs. Francisco won four straight games in the preliminaries, but Mrs.


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