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     New Jersey Horseshoe Pitchers Association was organized May 27th, 1934, and applied for and received a charter from the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association in July, 1934.
Current Officers
     President, D. Eric Brown, 2900 Carmen St., Camden, N. J.
     First Vice President, Paul Puglise, 88 Lyon St., Paterson, New Jersey
     Second Vice President, Reynold Santoro, 211 Broad St, Perth Amboy, New Jersey
     Secretary and Treasurer, Claude E. Hart, 17 Van Reypen St., Jersey City, New Jersey.
      Executive Committee-Lee n. Davis, 2 Brookway Ave., Englewood, N. J.; Michael Mahoney, Lincroft, N. J.; John Landers, 11 Moore Terrace, West Orange, N. J.; Walter AngilIy, 114 Romaine Place, Newark, N. J.; Frank Maisch, 601 Madison St., West New York, N. J.; Harry Oberhauser, 70 Laurel Ave., Arlington, N. J.
     Prior to organization of the State Association, most of the activity consisted of match games between the top players. Frank Boyce, of Oldbridge, was recognized as the state champion from 1925 to 1933, closely followed by George MacNeil, of Absecon. During 1933, Joe Puglise, of Paterson, began to challenge the leaders and went on to win the official state championship in a tournament held at the State Fair in Trenton in September of that year. Other tournaments were held in Paterson, Egg Harbor, Camden and Perth Amboy, but the most popular ones were held at the Boyce Farm, in Oldbridge.
     With the organization of the association, horseshoes really began to flourish. A 14-year-old school boy, named Lawrence Mahoney, of Lincroft, began to astound the players and fans alike by winning from men twice his size and in tournaments would average around 50 percent ringers. At the state championship tourney held at the State Fair in Trenton, in September, 1934, the followers of the sport were even more amazed when he made a clean sweep of his nine championship games and copped the state title with an average of 59 per cent ringers.
     Joe Puglise saw his title go overboard even though he averaged 62 per cent for the day. Since that time the lad from Lincroft has dominated horseshoe pitching in New Jersey and won the state championship for the sixth consecutive year in 1939. During those six years he has not lost a single game in any state championship tourney. Several players have tried to unseat him. Puglise has been a constant threat and Johnny Rosselet, of Elizabeth, Otto Peters of Jersey City, Eugene Hillman of