Pennsylvania Horseshoe Pitchers Hall of Fame

Eligibility Requirements and Committee Guidelines



Mission Statement


The purpose of the Pennsylvania Horseshoe Pitcher’s Hall of Fame Committee is to recognize deserving individuals who have made significant contributions to the game of horseshoes.





To be eligible for induction into the Pennsylvania Horseshoe Pitchers Hall Of Fame, a person must be, or have been, a member of either charter of Pennsylvania (East or West) for a minimum of 8 years.  Membership time in each charter is combined to meet overall time requirement.


Individuals may be nominated in one of three categories: 

·         player              

·         promoter

·         combination of player/promoter 



·         Candidates may be nominated by anyone. You do not have to be a pitcher or an NHPA member in order to submit a nomination for someone.

·         Any candidate for consideration into the Hall of Fame must have a résumé or history.  Examples of items to include in the résumé or history:

·   activities in the sport of horseshoes (promotional and participatory),

·   tournaments won, tournament records, state tournaments

·   county, state, and national records or titles

·   positions and offices held,

·   contributions to the good of the game

·   any other information that may be helpful.

·         The category for which the candidate is being nominated must be stated.

·         Candidate submissions are to be sent to the committee chairperson.

·         Deadline for submissions:  June 1st.

·         Deadline for votes to be returned to Chairperson:  July 1st.

·         Any candidate in consideration for election into the Hall of Fame must receive 75% of the total first place votes to be inducted into the Pennsylvania State Hall of Fame.

·         Chairperson should notify each committee member by August 1st and also the person in charge of obtaining plaques and certificates.

·         Each committee member will be responsible for submitting a vote for every name listed on the ballot and having his or her ballot returned to the committee chairman by the designated deadline.   Committee Members may abstain from voting if they feel that no candidates are worthy of induction.


  The following guidelines will govern the structure of the Hall of Fame Committee

·         The Hall of Fame committee shall consist of 8 members, all in good standing, and will consist of 4 members from each charter (Eastern and Western).

·         Each charter will be responsible for selecting committee members.  

·         The committee shall be structured such that the members from the two charters will alternate in succession (East, West, East, etc.). 

·         The committee will be governed by a committee chairperson.

·         The committee chairperson will serve a two year term.

·         The committee chairperson will be the person who has progressed to the top of the list.

·         Members will move up the list, every two years, ultimately serving as chairperson.

·         After serving as chairperson, that member may choose to be placed back on the committee or be replaced.  If, after serving as chairperson, a member wishes to remain on the committee, he or she will be placed at the bottom of the committee list.

·         If, or when, a committee position needs to be filled, either scheduled or unscheduled, the President of the charter from which the committee vacancy resides will have the responsibility of placing a new member on the committee. 

·         If an unscheduled position needs to be filled, the member filling that position will take the place of the most junior member on the list from that charter, and the remaining members from that charter will move up accordingly. 

·         The committee list will be maintained by the Chairperson and handed over to the next chairperson after his or her term is complete.

·         The committee chairperson shall have the following responsibilities:

o        communicating the list of candidates to committee members, along with resumes and supporting documentation

o        coordinating any discussions

o        distributing the ballots

o        collecting the votes and communicating the results

o        maintaining the Hall of Fame committee list during his or her tenure