2019 Fall Club Challenge on 10/6/2019
WINNERS: Selinsgrove Club
2019 Team members are Chuck Carl, Jim Brooks, Tom Reuther, Rick Hawk, Terry Badman, Nelson Snook, and Ivan Header.
There were a total of 6 clubs represented; Selinsgrove, Reedsville, Carlisle, Huntingdon, Tri-county, and Delaware Valley. The day was overcast and misty, with periods of light rain, perfect for horseshoes. After the round robin competition, three teams had a record of 2 wins and 3 losses. The remaining three teams all had a record of 3 wins and 2 losses. Needless to say the won/loss records show just how tight the competition was.
The three way play off started with the team captains flipping one shoe each, matching shoes were paired and the odd shoe was given the bye. Reedsville and Tri-County were paired with Selinsgrove taking the bye. Reedsville defeated Tri-County and the championship games were set between Reedsville and Selinsgrove. Reedsville and Selinsgrove each won one match early and the final and deciding match was underway with nerves on edge, as the game was extremely close.
If memory serves me well the score was Selinsgrove 28 and Reedville 26 (30 points to win). Reedsville threw and had 1 close to the pin, Ivan Header then threw his first shoe and it went to the rear of the pit. He stepped up, threw his second shoe and it found the mark, a ringer. The Selinsgrove team mobbed him. It was a wonderful day.