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United States Police and Fire Championships (USPFC)
8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #107. San Diego CA 92111
Tele: (858) 571-9919; Fax: (858) 571-1641; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Horseshoe Pitchers Association (NHPA) 3085 south 76 St., Franksville, WI 53126
Tele: (262) 835-9108
Singles: Full Distance (40 foot) Unisex: 18+ “A” Division
“B” Division “C” Division
Singles: Short Distance (30) foot Elders: 70 & older
Doubles: Full Distance (40 foot) Unisex: 18+ “A” Division
“B’ Division “C” Division
NHPA Officials: (Obtained through local or regional Department of Parks and Recreation.) PERSONNEL
Scorekeepers: 1 Scorekeeper per pit. They must be familiar with NHPA rules of scorekeeping. MEDICAL
Phone numbers of emergency assistance
Basic medical supplies, such as a first aid kit will be provided by the host at each venue. Communications shall be available at each venue and preparations made in case it is necessary to summon emergency services.
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Clay based horseshoe courts as per NCHPA regulations. A minimum of twelve (12) courts are required. (If clay based courts are not available and would result in not holding this event, sand based courts may be used with the approval of the USPFC Director).
Horseshoes: Extra pitching shoes (two sets) shall be provided by host. Competitors must supply their own horseshoes.
Miscellaneous: Score sheets, pencils, etc.
Bracket Board: A large bracket Board will be maintained and visible to the competitors so that they will know when and who they play next. If computer, stats are available player print outs will be provided.
BRACKETING FOR ALL EVENTS:
- Round Robin Pool Play (See Bracketing Rules).All competitors enter, useing seeding from past years. Players, will be assigned to pools. Each player in a pool will compete against every other player in his/her pool. The size of the pools, are determined by the number of players, in the Tournament.
- Use results of the pool play to rank each player from first to last. If the pool has An odd number of competitors divide the ranking so that the top half has one less Than the bottom half. The top 1/3 of each pool will be the “A” Division; the Middle, 1/3 will be the “B’ Division and the bottom, 1/3 will be the “C” Division.Exception: Anyone with a 15% or less
“Ringer Percentage” should be placed in “C” Division.
A separate, Round Robin play in each division, will take place for Medals.
The tournament is a two day event. The singles tournament should be held on the first day and the doubles event will be held on the second day. A third day may be necessary during world game competition if, player participation warrant’s it.
Closest to the stake
Two shoes closer than the opponent’s scores
One ringer scores
Two ringers scores
One ringer and closest shoe of the same player scores
Player having two ringers vs. one for the opponent scores When each player has one ringer, the next closes shoe scores
1 point 2 points 3 points 6 points 4 points 3 points 1 point
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A regulation game shall consist of forty (40) shoes pitched. A game is divided into innings and each inning constitutes the pitching of two shoes by each competitor. The points shall be scored according to the shoes at the innings end after the contestants have each thrown two shoes.
Ringer credit shall be given on the same basis.
The winner of points shall call the result. In case of a tie, the contestant pitching last shall call.
All equals count as ties. A leaning shoe has no value over one touching the stake. DOUBLES SCORING: Partners’ points are added together.
GENERAL SPORTS RULES for HORSESHOES
The player having the first pitch in a designated inning shall pitch two shoes in succession before the other player pitches two shoes.
The player scoring points shall pitch first in the next inning. In case of no score, the player who pitched last shall pitch first in the next inning.
Ties: Tie games shall be broken by pitching as many innings as necessary to determine a winner. If there is a tie for a medal, the winner will be determined based on ringer percentage.
DOUBLES GAMES: Two team players will, pitch from opposite ends of the court against the opposing team. An inning is complete when all four players have pitched two shoes.
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AWARDS: A maximum of 10 sets of medals (1st through 3rd place) will be needed (3 sets for each division).
THE GENERAL RULES APPLY TO ALL SPORTS.
YOU MUST BE FAMILIAR WITH ITS CONTENTS.
PRECISE RESULTS MUST BE FORWARDED
TO THE HOST COMMITTEE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THIS SPORT
The USPFC Director assigned to your sport is knowledgeable and experienced in providing assistance during the preparation and running of the sport. Questions, a detailed accounting of your preparations, and any area requiring approval of the USPFC shall be submitted in a timely
manner to this USPFC Director.
The USPFC Directors want to work with you to make your sport a success.
PLEASE USE THE USPFC DIRECTORS AS A RESOURCE.