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HORSESHOE PITCHING GUIDE

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play and more than 16 entries, then the step method would have to he used. This would bo the quickest way to conduct a tournament, hut it does not give a player a fair opportunity as in a rotation tournament.
    Procedure of Step Method-A. After determining the number of entries taking part, number pieces of cardboard from number one to the number of entries.
    B. Register the players in order.
    C. Numbers 1 and 2 play each other, 3 and 4, 5 and 6, 7 and 8, etc.
    D. After the first round is played the losers drop out of the tournament and the winner between 1 and 2 will play the winner between 3 and 4. The winner of 5 and 6 will play the winner between 7 and 8. At the close of each round the losers drop out and the winners continue until one winner is left.
    E. It is best to divide the players in a tournament into groups or brackets of 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, etc.

How to Organize a Horseshoe Club

    A. Call together a group of 10 or more men interested in the horseshoe game, at a convenient place for such a meeting.
    B. Explain that the purpose of the meeting is to organize a horseshoe club, affiliating with the Buckeye Horseshoe Association of Ohio.
    C. Elect a temporary chairman and secretary and proceed to elect the following officers, either by ballot or acclamation: a president, vice president and secretary-treasurer, the officers to act as a board of directors and handle all business of the club for the welfare of the organization and the horseshoe game.
    D. After the organization is perfected, the secretary should notify the state secretary of the Buckeye Horseshoe Pitching Association, whoso headquarters are in Akron, O., and send the following information:
    Names and addresses of the officers of the club for the ensuing year.
    Club membership fee at 10 cents for each member- not less than $1.00.
    Proposed plans of your club for the season.
    Upon the payment of due to the Buckeye association, a charter will be issued and a copy of a constitution and by-laws to govern a club will bo forwarded by the state secretary.
    Duties and authority of horseshoe clubs.
    Arrangements between members of the club with other clubs.
    Conduct a tournament for club or community members.
    Organize an invitation tournament, to which neighboring clubs are invited to take part.