2008 Rules and Regulations for Eastern PA Horseshoes


1)     A $15.00 fee will be required for all Eastern PA tournaments in 2008. 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. Junior’s fee is $5.00.


2)     The NHPA card will cost:

Adults $15.00 (NHPA dues $12.00 + $3.00 Eastern PA dues = $15.00)

Juniors $8.00 (NHPA dues $5.00 + $3.00 Eastern PA dues = $8.00)


3)     The NHPA dress code will be strictly enforced. (One warning only will be given.)


4)     All tournament directors will have at their discretion the option of whether or not to have separate 30ft. and separate 40ft. classes. Classes with a ringer percentage spread of 15 pts. or more may be handicapped at 90%. Handicapped classes will be 50 shoe limit games.


5)     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.


6)     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.


7)     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) ). In each class, first place will be awarded 10 points, 2 place 9 points, 3 place 8 points, 4 place 7 points… continuing down to the last pitcher in a class. If a pitcher competes in more than one class, only the highest rank will be included. Standings will be posted at each tournament by the tournament director. The most current list is on the Eastern Pennsylvania Horseshoe Pitchers web site. www.pennshoes@yahoo.com


1st place………………………..$100.00 + a plate

2nd place………………………...$75.00 + a plate

3rd place…………………….…...$50.00 + a plate


8)     All pitchers must pay $1.00 per game to scorekeepers in all Eastern PA sanctioned tournaments.


9)     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.