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Alan Francis & Joan Elmore retain titles
June 6, 2007
The National Horseshoe Pitchers Association is proud to announce the World Horseshoe Pitching Championships to be held in Ardmore, OK July 23, through Aug. 7, 2007. It is being held in Oklahoma in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of their statehood. Pitchers will compete for $136,000 in prize money. There are 984 pitchers entered, including 6 children less than 9 years of age.
Champions will be crowned in the following Divisions; Men, Women, Senior Men, Senior Women, Elders (over 70 yrs. of age) Junior Boys, Junior Girls, and (9 and under) Junior Cadets.
Entries from 46 US states, 5 Canadian Provinces will vie for the crowns. Present Men's Champion Alan Francis of Ohio with an 89.9 ringer average will be present to defend his crown, as will Joan Elmore, of Tennessee with an 84.9% ringer average the current Women's Champion. The hosting facility will boast 50 regulation clay courts at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum, admission is free.
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