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HORSESHOE PITCHING GUIDE

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    Rule 15. A shoe that does not remain within eight inches of the stake shall not be counted.
    Rule 16. The closest shoe to the stake shall score one point. If both shoes are closer than either of an opponent's they shall score two points.
    Rule 17 A ringer shall score three points. To bo a ringer a shoe must encircle the stake far enough to allow a straight rule to touch both calks and clear the stake.
    Rule 18. Two ringers is the highest, score a pitcher can make and shall count six points.
    Rule 19. All equals shall be counted as ties. That is, if both contestants have one shoe each equal distance from the stake, or against it, or ringers, they are tied, and the next closest shoe counts.
    Rule 20. If one contestant shall have two ringers, and the other one, the pitcher having two ringers shall score three points.
    Rule 21. In case of a tie of all four shoes, such as four ringers, or four shoes each one inch from the stake, no score shall lie recorded, and the contestant who pitched last shall be awarded the lead.
    Rule 22. Calipers shall be used for all measurements.
    Rule 23. In case of any dispute, or where the rules do not specifically cover a disputed point, the referee or committee in charge shall have full and final jurisdiction.

Scoring Values

    1- A closest shoe to the stake scores one point.
    2-Two shoes closer than opponent's scores two points.
    3- A ringer scores three points.
    4- A ringer and a closer shoe than opponent's scores four points.
    5- Two ringers scores six points.
    6--A beaner or hubber counts only as (closest shoe).
    7- All equals shall be counted as ties, and points are cancelled.
    8- In case each contestant having a ringer, the next closest shoe shall score.
    9- If each contestant has a double ringer, both are cancelled and no points scored.
    10- Where ringers are pitched and cancelled, or knocked off by an opponent, they are credited to contestant pitching the ringer, as a ringer, but no points are scored.
    11- Two ringers is the highest score a pitcher can make with two shoes, and shall count six points.
    12- To be a ringer, a shoe must encircle the stake far enough to allow a straight edge to touch both calks of the shoe and clear the stake.
    13- All shoe shall be within eight inches of the stake to score.