Iowa State Fair

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2014 IOWA STATE FAIR – AUGUST 7-17
                             HORSESHOE PITCHING TOURNAMENT

Horseshoe Pitching will be held each day of the 2014 Iowa State Fair.
All events will take place on 12 outside clay courts east of Pioneer Hall.

           Superintendent –  Danny Sease: ddsease@msn.com:        515/238-1043
           IHHPA President – Ron Stanerson rwstanerson@netins.net:  319/430-0028 
           IHHPA Secretary/Treasurer – Dick Huitt  dnphuitt@q.com:  515/344-1089

                                            SPECIAL EVENTS

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S  IOWA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS      
                                                       9:30 A.M. - SUNDAY, AUGUST 10 & 17
IOWA STATE FAIR 15TH ANNUAL MIDWEST SENIOR CLASSIC 
                                                       9:30 A.M. - MONDAY, AUGUST 11
IOWA AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP 
                                                       1:30 P.M. - THURSDAY, AUGUST 14

Pitch & Win every weekday afternoon for adults and children (10 & over)

PLAYING SCHEDULE :

Thursday, August 7

  •  Class 10 Farmers’ Championship 9:30 a.m.   Non-sanctioned
  •  Class 1 Open Singles 1:30 p.m.  Non-sanctioned

Friday, August 8
 

  •  Class 4 Iowa State Regional Team Championship - 9:30 a.m. Sanctioned       
  •  Class 1 Open Singles 2:30 p.m.  Non-sanctioned

Saturday, August 9

  •  Class 11 Doubles State Fair Championship - 9:30 a.m. Non-sanctioned
  •  Class 1  Open Singles 2:00 p.m.  Non-sanctioned

Sunday, August 10 

  • Class 5 Women’s Championship 9:30 a.m.  Sanctioned
  • Class 5 Junior & Cadets Championship 9:30 a.m.  Sanctioned
  • Class 1 0pen Singles 2:00 p.m. Non -sanctioned

Monday, August 11 

  • Class 12 Iowa State Fair Midwest Senior Classic -    9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Sanctioned
  • Class  1  Open Doubles 6:00 p.m.

  Tuesday, August 12  
 

  •  Class 6 Open Doubles 9:30 a.m.  Non-sanctioned
  •  Class 1 Open Singles 1:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, August 13  
 

  •  Class 8 Seniors’ ISF Championship 9:30 a.m. Non- Sanctioned
  •  Class 1 Open Singles 1:30 p.m. 
Thursday, August 14
  •  Class 1 Open Singles 1:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.  Non-sanctioned
  •  Class 2 Iowa Amateur Championship 1:30 p.m.  Non-sanctioned

Friday, August 15 

  •   Class 9 Two Player Pro-Am 9:30 a.m.  Non-Sanctioned 
  •   Class 1 Open Singles 2:30 p.m. Non-sanctioned

Saturday, August 16

  • Class 3 Iowa State Elder's Championship  9:30 a.m.  Sanctioned
  • Class 7 Men’s Iowa State Championship - 1st Round 1:30 p.m.   Sanctioned

Sunday, August 17

  • Class 7 Men’s Iowa State Championship -  9:30 a.m. Sanctioned
  • Class 7 Men’s Iowa State Championship -  Final Round 1:30 p.m.  Sanctioned
TICKET INFORMATION (APPLICABLE AUGUST 7-17)

All persons entering the Fairgrounds must pay an admission fee.  Anyone wishing to leave the Fairgrounds and return the same day may do so by having hand stamped at gate before leaving.  (This does not apply to vehicles.)  General admission charged at the gate is $11 for adults, $5 for children (6-11 years) and $10 for North Lot parking.  Discount admission tickets may be purchased for adults at $8 each and for children at $4 each at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in the Entry Department or by mail.  Parking at $8 per day may also be purchased in advance.  Send orders and payment to:  Iowa State Fair Entry Department, P.O. Box 57130, Des Moines, IA 50317.  Please postmark your orders June 1 - July 20.  Make checks payable to the Iowa State Fair.  Admission tickets and parking tickets are good for any one day.  Please Note:  Gate admission will be half price on Sunday, August 19th.
                                               ADMISSION AND PARKING TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.


ENTRY FORM
2014 IHHPA State Tournament
Iowa State Fair – Des Moines, IA
Name  ______________________________________
Address _____________________________________
City/State/Zip _________________________________
Phone(_______)_______ - ______________________
Male ___________________ Female ______________
NHPA Card # _________________________________
 
Midwest Senior $15                               ___________ 
State Team $75                                      ___________   
State Elder's $15                                    ___________ 
State Men     $15                                     ___________
Championship Class $20                    ___________  
State Women $15                                   ___________ 
State Juniors Free                                  ___________
Pro-Am   Per Team $30                        ___________
Championship Team $40                    ___________ 
   TOTAL                                                                            $_____________

Send entries to Dick Huitt, Treas. IHHPA,
3108 Don Lee Ct Des Moines, IA 50317.
 

Check rules below for deadlines and membership requirements.
 
 
RULES AND REGULATIONS

Play is governed by the Official Rules of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association of America.  Contestants will pay scorekeepers $1.00 per game for all NHPA sanctioned events.

Open Singles, Open Doubles, Senior and Amateur events are open to any pitchers from anywhere.  Farmers Championship is open to Iowa pitchers only.  No advance registration is required for these events.  Register day of event.
Championship Events ( * ) require membership in National Horseshoe Pitchers Association.  Advance registration is required. All Pitchers participating in the Iowa State Championship tournament must wear a shirt with their name neatly lettered on the back at least 1 inch high. No alcohol or tobacco of any kind shall be permitted within the confines of the courts. Advance registration is required. Entry deadline is July 24th.  Memberships are available for $31 from Secretary/Treasurer Dick Huitt (address on page 1). 

Averages will be used to determine class placement in various events.  Players with no average on record may qualify day of event time permitting.  After a game is completed, a player shall go to the next assigned court and prepare one pit for play.  

Method of play in all championship events will be 40-point cancellation or 40-shoes cancellation.  Exceptions are in team and handicap where play will be count-all with number of shoes to be announced the day of event.  Open events method of play will be announced the day of event.  Check entry deadline on each event.  No late entries accepted.
 
 Class 1 Open Singles – Registration fee is $5.  Premiums:  1st - $10; 2nd - $8; 3rd - $7; 4th thru 6th - $5, plus ribbons.  All Opens are limited to number of courts available.  Open to all pitchers.  Register day of event.
 
 Class 2 Iowa Amateur Championship – No registration fee.  Premiums:  1st - plaque plus $10; 2nd - plaque plus $8; 3rd - $7; 4th thru 6th - $5, plus ribbons.  Open to all pitchers.  Register day of event.

* Class 3 Iowa State Elder's Championship – Registration fee for all classes is $15. Advanced registration is required.  Championship Premiums:  1st - plaque plus $55; 2nd - plaque plus $45; 3rd - $40; others - $15, plus ribbons.  Other Classes Premiums:  1st - plaque plus $55; 2nd - $45; 3rd - $40; others - $15, plus ribbons.  Entry deadline is July 24th.

* Class 4 Iowa State Regional Team Championship – Registration fee is $75 per 3-player team.  Eight teams will play round robin schedule with the Championship Team and places determined by team win-loss record.  Team combined ringer % average cannot exceed 132%.  Premiums:  1st - plaque plus $165 & traveling trophy; 2nd - $150; 3rd - $135; 4th - $120; 5th thru 8th - $75, plus ribbons.  Team registration deadline is July 24th.  Send registration to:  Iowa Regional Director, Vern Kollasch, 1110 Hampton, Iowa City, IA 52240.

*
Class 5 Women’s, Junior & Cadet Championship
– Women’s – Registration fee for all classes is $15. Advanced registration is required.  Championship Premiums:  1st - plaque plus $55; 2nd - plaque plus $45; 3rd - $40; others - $15, plus ribbons.  Other Classes Premiums:  1st - plaque plus $55; 2nd - $45; 3rd - $40; others - $15, plus ribbons.  Entry deadline is July 24th.  
  Juniors Championship– No registration fee.   Premiums:  plaque for 1st and 2nd, plus ribbons.  Other Classes Premiums:  plaque for 1st, plus ribbons.
  Cadet Championship- plague for 1st, plus ribbons.  Register day of event.

 Class 6 Open Doubles – Registration fee is $8.  (Separate classes for men and women, if enough)  Premiums:  1st - $20; 2nd - $12; 3rd - $10; 4th thru 6th - $8, plus ribbons.  Open to all pitchers.  Register day of event.

* Class 7 Men’s Iowa State Championship – Registration fee for Championship class (12 man) is $20.  Championship Premiums:  1st - plaque plus $110; 2nd - plaque plus $80; 3rd - $55; 4th - $45; 5th - $35; 6th - $30; others - $20.  Registration fee for all other classes (6 man) will be $15. Advanced registration is required.  Other Classes Premiums:  1st - plaque plus $55; 2nd - $45; 3rd - $40; others - $15, plus ribbons.  Entry deadline is July 24th

  
  Class 8 Seniors’ Iowa State Fair Championship – Men and Women age 60 by the day of Tournament.  Registration fee is $4.  Paid scorekeepers.  Championship Premiums:  1st - plaque plus $15; 2nd - $8; 3rd - $7; 4th thru 6th - $5.  Other Classes Premiums:  1st - plaque plus $10; 2nd - $8; 3rd - $7; 4th thru 6th - $5, plus ribbons.  Open to all pitchers.  Register day of event.

* Class 9 Two Player Pro-Am – Registration fee for Championship class is $40 per team.  Championship Premiums:  1st - plaque plus $125; 2nd - plaque plus $100; 3rd - $75; 4th -$50; 5th - $40; 6th - $40, plus ribbons.  Registration fee for all other classes is $30 per team.  Other Classes Premiums:  1st - plaque plus $75; 2nd - $65; 3rd - $55; 4th - $40; 5th - $30; 6th - $30, plus ribbons.  Teams can be mixed.  (Men, Women, Juniors, 30 or 40 ft. Pitchers)  There can be only one IHHPA member or former member on a team.  An Amateur is one who has not been a member of the NHPA/IHHPA, has not pitched in an IHHPA Sanctioned League or a non sanctioned league.  An Amateur who is champion in one Pro-Am will not be eligible to pitch in another Pro-Am as Amateur.  Registration deadline is July 24th.  Send $30 registration fee and both players’ information to Dick Huitt (address on front). 

 Class 10 Farmers’ Championship – Registration fee is $5.  (Entrants must farm a minimum of ten acres or be retired farmers.)  Paid scorekeepers.  Championship Premiums:  1st - plaque plus $15; 2nd - plaque plus $9; 3rd - $7; 4th thru 6th - $5.  Other Classes Premiums:  1st - plaque plus $10; 2nd - $7; 3rd - $6; 4th thru 6th - $5, plus ribbons.  Open to all Iowa pitchers.  Register day of event.

 Class 11 Doubles State Fair Championship – Registration fee is $8.  Mixed teams allowed.  Choose your partner.  Combined averages cannot be over 100%.  Premiums:  1st - plaque plus $20; 2nd - $12; 3rd - $10; 4th thru 6th - $8, plus ribbons.  Open to all pitchers.  Register day of event.

* Class 12 Iowa State Fair Midwest Senior Classic – Men and Women age 60 or over day of the tournament.  Mixed 30-40 ft. classes.  Registration fee for Championship Class is $20.  Championship Premiums:  1st - plaque plus $100; 2nd - plaque plus $75; 3rd - $50; 4th - $40; 5th - $30; 6th - $25.  (WILL BE NOTIFIED WHEN YOU PLAY)  Remaining classes’ registration fee is $15.  Other Classes Premiums:  1st - plaque plus $55; 2nd - $45; 3rd - $40; 4th - $30; 5th - $20; 6th - $15, plus ribbons.  Registration deadline is July 24th.  Send $15 registration fee to Dick Huitt (address on front).

 

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