Wally Shipley, California

Awarded 1970

Wally Shipley Wins Stokes Award
"The coveted Arch Stokes Memorial Award went to Wally Shipley of Alhambra, California. Wally, who is president of the South California Horseshoe Pitchers' Association was also coordinator of the 1970 World Tournament.

He spent almost two years in preparation for the event, raising funds and promoting the tourney. His pre-tournament spadework and liaison with NHPA officials during the meet resulted in the best run, smoothest World tournament in history. There were no wrinkles or hang-ups. The seating accommodations were the best ever.

All in all it was a job extremely well done and Wally Shipley richly deserves the Stokes Memorial Award."