by Roy W. Smith published in 1946
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   Sec. j-In case of tie, such as four (4) ringers, or contestants' shoes are equal distance from the stake, causing no score for either, party pitching last in the inning will start the next inning.

   Sec. k-A leaning shoe has no value over one touching the stake.

   Rule 16. Sec. a.- The points shall be scored according to the position of the shoes at the inning's end, that is, after the contestants have each thrown two shoes.

   Sec. b.- Ringer credits shall be given on the same basis.

   Sec. c.- The winner of points shall call the result. In case of tie, the party pitching last shall call.

   Rule 17. Definition of Ringer-A ringer is declared when a shoe encircles the stake far enough to allow the touching of both heel caulks simultaneously with a straight edge, and permit a clearance of the stake.

   Rule 18. Recording of Results-The recording of results shall be as follows:

W-Games won; L- Games lost; P-Points; R-Ringers; DR--Double Ringers; SP-Shoes Pitched; OP-Opponents Points; PR- Percentage of Ringers.


   Rule 19. Sec. a.- A tournament committee, satisfactory to the Board of Directors, shall supervise National contests.

   Sec. b.- A referee appointed by the committee shall decide points when contestants are in doubt. He shall also see that rules are complied with.

   Sec. c.- Appeal may be made to the committee if a ruling of the referee is not considered proper. Decision of the committee shall be final.

   Sec. d.- All protests shall be made immediately the occasion arises. Protests covering shoes or conditions of play can only be made before start of the game.

   Sec. e. -- If rain or other elements interfere, players must stop play and not resume until officials authorize. On resuming play, score at time of interference will be in effect; also the same courts