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HORSESHOE PITCHING ---- HOW TO PLAY THE GAME      69

     The first week the 33 men played each other one 50-point game and prize money below the twelfth place was awarded on the preliminary result. Buckman won eleventh place and started to pitch in the finals, but the first day his arm gave out and he was allowed to stop playing any further games by agreeing to accept the prize for twelfth or last place in the finals.
     The second week each of the eleven highest players played each other one 50- point game each day for three days, the championship of the world to be decided on the most games won. Jackson and Mossman tied for championship. They agreed to play off the tie in a series of best two out of three 50-point games Thursday afternoon. In the first two games each won one game. In the third game in the forty-third inning, the score was Jackson 49, Mossman 48. Mossman pitched first and missed the stake with both shoes Jackson then pitched and missed the stake with both shoes, but placed one of his shoes nearest to the stake and won the worlds championhip while thouusands of horseshoe fans watched and cheered with tense excitement as the shoes fell. This is the first world's championship that has ever been won by pitching off a tie.
     WORLD'S RECORDS BROKEN -- Mossman's total percentage of ringers record in preliminaries, .674; his total percentage of ringers record in the finals. 677 ; his total percentage of ringers record in all tournament games, in both preliminaries and finals, .676, were all new world's records. He equalled his Lake Worth tournament record by pitching 10 consecutive double ringers in the preliminaries in beginning his game with Harry Robinson, and made 21 ringers in the first 22 shoes pitched.
OFFICIAL RECORDS, MEN'S TOURNAMENT, ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA,
FEBRUARY 14-23, 1927 FOR WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP
Preliminaries
NAME ADDRESSWLPtsRDRSPOPPct.
Jimmy Risk, Montpelier. Ind.25012507722531184384.652
Blair Nunamaker, Cleveland, Ohio23212347772231296514.600
Frank Jackson, Kellerton Iowa22312067502361224484.613
Putt Mossman, Eldora, Iowa22312098222541354610.607
C. C. Davis, Columbus, Ohio21411527262221162481.625
Bert Duryee, "Wichita Kans19611386871851290641.533
Fred Brundige, Lake Worth. Fla.19611006301541300713.486
C. R. Thompson, Tampa, Fla.18711427322071336667.548
C. C. Brundige, Columbus, Ohio18711046051351396768.432
D. T. Leonard, Adams Basin N. Y.17810495791351306773.443
Leslie Robison, Peoria, Ill13129835841281404902.416
Parker Moore, Chicago, Ill13129465421061406875.385
H. H. Robinson St. Petersburg, Fla.1812948543941448968.375
George Conklin, St. Petersburg, Fla.11148404456213781010.323
LeRoy C. Hill. Columbus, O11148875431111402989.387
O. J. Hawkins, Newark, O10157604527713701055.330
Chas. Jarvis Marion, Ind 9167984406814021064.314
Abner Whipple. Connersville, Ind.8177914075315181167.268
H. B. Kuder, Medina, O7187583975114421106.275
Harry E. See, Canton, O6196353113213461157.231
D. H. Bliss Rockport, Ill5206343684713761183.267
J. S. Butler, St. Petersburg, Fla.4216963885814001191.277
O. R. Starkweather, Lansing, Mich.4216333524214141184.249
Geo. B. Webb, Wooster, O4216074135214381193.289
E. M. Routson Piqua, O322643453513961190.247
C. W. Gunkle, St. Petersburg, Fla.0253681551211801250.123
        Totals325325235091376530293516823509.391

     Players finished as noted above, the first 12 playing in the finals; 13th prize $35; 14th, $30; 15th $25; 16th $20; 17th $15; 18th, 19th, 20th, each $10; total $155.
     Duryee, Jackson, Nunamaker and Risk each won! one game from Davis in the preliminaries.
Finals
NAME ADDRESS W LPtsRDRSPOPPct.
C. C. Davis, Columbus, Ohio294161013834681998819.692
Jimmy Risk, Montpelier, Ind.285158413634602030919.622