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1924 WORLD TOURNAMENT (WINTER)
LAKE WORTH, FLA. - FEB. 18-23, 1924

Permission granted by author, Gary T. Kline of
"The Official N.H.P.A. History of the World Tournament 1909-1980", Reflection Press, Dayton, Ohio
Gary T. Kline's book on past world tournament (before 1980) is recommended reading for any horseshoe pitching enthusiast. With his kind permission, we bring excerpts from his fabulous collection of data, to wit:

1924 WORLD TOURNAMENT (WINTER) LAKE WORTH, FLA. - FEB. 18-23, 1924
MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
W.L.R.SP.PET.
1.C. C. DAVISCOLUMBUS, OHIO2205861012.579
2.FRANK JACKSONKELLERTON, IOWA2025971162.514
3.PUTT MOSSMANELDORA, IOWA1936121216.503
4.LOREN MAYAKRON, OHIO1935801172.495
5.JAS. MCDONALDLAKE WORTH, FLA.1755521310.421
6.A. J. BUCKMANFREMONT, OHIO1665221126.464
7.GEO. W. RANDOLHUNTINGTON, IND.1575191274.407
8.C. R. THOMPSONTAMPA, FLA.1575241292.406
9.L. A. REDFIELDSHORTSVILLE, N.Y.1575061378.367
10. FRED BRUNDIGECOLUMBUS, OHIO1394741256.377
11. HENRY BORNATLANTIC CITY, N.J.9134081242.329
12.GLEN B. PORTERGLENDALE, CALIF.9134741382.343
13. T. C. REEDMCKEESPORT, PA.9134871416.344
14. JOHN W. FEASELCOLUMBUS, OHIO9134211272.331
15. JOHN MICHAELMIAMI, FLA.8143801218.312
16. DAVID T. LEONARDADAMS BASIN, N.Y.8144331288.336
17. GEO. RITCHEYCOLUMBUS, OHIO7154421296.341
18. FRED NUSSBAUMDAYTONA, FLA.6164051814.223
19. C. E. MALLERYWADSWORTH, OHIO6163791300.292
20. O. J. HAWKINSNEWARK, OHIO4183631286.282
21. H. E. RINGERSPOKANE, WASH.4183271252.261
22. JAMES F. FRANCISCOST. PETERSBURG, FLA.2202331214.192
23. EARLE A. CRANEDAYTONA, FLA.1211691060.159
TOTALS2422421040228784.362
Ralph Spencer, Picher, Okla., entered this tournament, but his right arm began troubling him and he had to drop out. All ties were played off in 50-point games. Tie played for eleventh place resulted in Born winning, but another tie for twelfth place, which was again played off by 50-point games resulted as shown above. Loren May broke one of his shoes Friday, and a small steel splinter entered the second finger of his right hand; this lost him a number of games and reduced his percentage of ringers. Six consecutive double ringers were pitched by Loren May in finishing his game with Buckman. This was a world's record, since the complete written score records have been kept, as they have been since the St. Petersburg tournament of Feb., 1923. Five consecutive double ringers have been pitched a number of times before in tournament games.