for Eastern PA Horseshoe Pitchers Association
The following rules and regulations were voted on and adopted by the membership present at the February 2005 meeting at Mt. Wolf:
Ø A $15.00 fee will be required for all Eastern PA tournaments in 2005. The state tournaments may be different. $2.00 from each entry fee at all tournaments (except a state tournament) are to be given to the sec/treas for use in future PA state tournaments.
Ø The NHPA card will cost: Adults $15.00 (NHPA dues & ins. $12.00 + Eastern PA dues $3.00 = $15.00) Juniors $8.00 (NHPA dues & ins. $5.00 +Eastern PA dues $3.00 = $8.00)
Ø The dress code will be strictly enforced. (One warning only will be given.)
Ø Men pitching 40ft. and men and women pitching “less than 40ft” may be mixed in classes. Tournament directors will decide.
Ø Allow pitchers 70 yrs. old and over to pitch “less than 40ft”. Approval to pitch less than 40 ft. must be announced to the class before the class starts to pitch.
Ø Use NatStats three highest tournament percentages. Percentages are determined from the last 12 months or the last 10 tournaments. Percentages will be taken from the internet prior to each tournament. The total ringers will be divided by the total number of shoes pitched for those three tournaments.
Ø The Eastern PA Points Championship will award points for each position finished in every class at all Eastern PA completed tournaments. (except the Eastern PA doubles and state tournaments) Weekly standings should be posted at each tournament;
1st place………………………$100.00 + plate
2nd place……………………… $75.00 + plate
3rd place……………………….$50.00 + plate
Ø All pitchers must pay $1.00 per game to scorekeepers in all Eastern PA sanctioned tournaments.
Ø Pitchers are not allowed to practice at a tournament until the time is announced by the tournament director. Directors will allow a minimum of twenty minutes for “warm-ups” prior to the start of each class.