Happy 2016 everyone! What a weird and wonderful year with
the weather so far. As many of you know the 2016 World Tournament
will be held in Montgomery, Alabama - so if you need qualifying
events, any early spring tournament will be a great way to achieve
this. Check the VaHPA website for the current schedule. Don?t
forget to check our neighboring states also. North Carolina
? Raleigh area ? even though it?s January and February, are
already holding some tournaments!. .
Just a reminder: even though the new horseshoe pitching season has already started, if you haven't gotten your membership card yet for 2016, you will need to do this BEFORE you will be eligible to play in any tournaments.
League Directors, the annual reminder of the importance of getting your membership lists sent in, before your league starts up. Even though we are just in February, it is not too early to think about your spring meetings and getting your players sanctioned.
The following State offices will be up for election/re-election in 2016. 1st VP- currently held by Chuck Duymich, and Secretary/Treasurer ? currently held by Pat Snelgrove. Anyone interested in either of these positions should notify the Executive Council by the end of July.
A reminder that the Spring KickOff meeting for the State Council will be held in the middle of March. All Clubs should make sure that April Campbell, Committee Chair, has a list of your committee reps. Stay safe in the snow, and I?ll see you at a tournament soon!
Danny passed away February 17, 2016. The Stuarts Draft Horseshoe Club, Grottoes and Churchville Horseshoe Clubs will all miss his involvement. Danny loved the comaraderie and the competition that fair-play sport can bring. He loved pitching horseshoes and playing cornhole. He was well known throughout the community for supporting many sports – having children involved in baseball also, he never stopped. Our buddy, horseshoe pitching will miss you. Pat Snelgrove, President, Stuarts Draft HS Club
Aaah! Pitching horseshoes outdoors in the middle of winter... gotta be nuts right? Our shoes are rusty, so are our arms. But some of us just do it because we love the sport and there’s nothing else going on until spring time. So, (continued on the next page)