ED DOMEY, Sutton, Massachusetts

Inducted 1987

Organizer: Ed Domey, born in 1932, started in the sport at age 12 and as a teenager was a competitive pitcher in Massachusetts and Connecticut.  He was featured as a trick shot artist while pitching ringers blindfolded.  Ed got away from the sport for a while, but in the mid-1960’s, after watching the World Tournament in Keene, NH, returned to the sport and became one of the more productive promoters ever.  Winter pitching became a problem, so Ed built the famous Heritage Recreation Center.  The doors were opened in May of 1972.  The center started out with 4 clay courts and 4 sand courts and soon were all clay.  Then 6 additional courts were added and for over 10 years the arena was a beehive of horseshoe pitching activity.  From October to May, league play was held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, open round robin events were held on Friday nights, and junior pitching and coaching were held on Saturdays.  Tournaments were held two weekends a month. 


Ed become the Director of Game Related Sales for the NHPA and held that responsibility for over 20 years.  Through reorganizing the process, Ed raised several thousand dollars for the NHPA which was used in a variety of ways to modernize the organization and the World Tournament.  Ed qualified for the Men’s Championship Classes at 3 World Tournaments with a high performance of 76.1%.