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2008 Virginia State Double
June 21, 2008
By Kevin Snelgrove
Poem by Pat Snelgrove

 

Harper and Brown sat with the Halls
Harper and Brown said they would fall.
All the ringers that Harper and Brown spend.
Would make a dynasty end!

 

Richmond area members swept all the classes at the Virginia State Doubles event held this past weekend at the pitching complex in Stuarts Draft. Twenty five teams competed for the prestigious State Double Champion and State Class Champion titles.

Twelve years is a long time, and the team of Rick and Amy Hall have been the Virginia State Doubles Champions all that time. After knocking off the rest of the competition in A class, they faced off undefeated with the team of Richard Brown and Herman Harper, both from Richmond.

Twenty eight shoes into the game (40 point limit) the Halls stood 38 to 34. Herman was hot throwing and gained another three points, 38 to 37 the Halls favor. Richard knew the victory was close. He fired down two ringers. Amy took a deep breath, focused and covered Richard’s shoes – “four dead”. Amy encouraged Ricky and he responded“…no pressure..”.

Ricky’s first pitch glanced the peg, the second shoe as always followed the first – missing the ringer but landing for a point. Herman could smell, feel and taste the victory, wasted little time pitching. Leaving his hand he knew he had a ringer One ringer ends a dynasty, two ringers “Icing on the Cake!” As he threw up his hands in jubilation, Amy said “It’s been a long twelve years, congratulations”. As one dynasty ends, another one begins. We look forward to the competition trying to take the title “VIRGINIA STATE DOUBLE CHAMPIONS” from Richard & Herman next year.

The B class title of State Class Champions was secured by teammates Hope and Joe Presho also from the Richmond Horseshoe Club. They went 6 wins and 1 loss to secure the 1st place position. Their only loss was to club mates Bobby Spencer and Anthony Brown, the son of the newly crowned Richard Brown. 2nd place went to Randy Rickard, Spotsylvania and Gail Walker from Mineral.

Floyd and Charlene Hix (father and daughter) from Ruther Glenn took the State C Class title with a 5 and 1 record. 2nd place went to a father and son team – Paul & Dayton Campbell (7 years old) - from Mineral. Dayton will be representing Virginia at the World Tournament in York, PA as the second seed in the Cadet Division on July 11&12.

In D Class John Dandridge and Thomas Banks from the Richmond Horseshoe Club found themselves in a playoff for 1st place with a Mary and Gene Dunivan from the Stuarts Draft Club. Dandridge and Banks won the playoff and the title of Class Champions.

For this year, Richmond is no doubt the horseshoe pitching capital of Virginia

Kevin


2008 Doubles Championship
 Passes On!

By Pat Snelgrove

 

Hall & Hall took the title each year
Doubles Champs twelve times ya hear.
“Will this year be different, will someone else win?
We’ll do our best to earn it ag’in.”

Talking quietly they approached the court
“Doubles is fun stuff – I love this sport!”
Opponents prepared, round robins in hand,
Team by team they took their last stand.

Ringer by ringer, shoe by shoe,
when the dust settled we were left with two.
Brown & Harper, Hall & Hall -
each had played and won them all.

Undefeated, the teams squared off,
Brown & Harper won the toss.
Right from the start they turned on the steam,
both sides confident about their team.

Ringer by ringer, shoe by shoe,
the score crept up by one then two.
Lead shifting this way, lead shifting that,
on the pin, shoes landing flat.

Thirty shoes stood 38/34,
Halls ahead, then Harper scored more.
38/37. …Pitching back, “four dead” was the call,
To Herman & Ricky – “GIVE IT YOUR ALL”.

Ringer by ringer, shoe by shoe,
what is a Doubles Champ to do?
Repeat to yourself “No pressure” “Just Focus”
yeah right. ringers don’t come like hocus-pocus

It was anyone’s game, now do-it-or-die,
Ricky pitched points, Herman let fly.
That was it! The Title switched hands.
On the last throw, that’s how it stands.

One ringer did it, two nailed it shut.
Brown & Harper earned it, now they can strut.
“Its been a long twelve years, congrats” from the Halls
“And by the way, we’re coming back next year to challenge y’all
.”




 
2008 Virginia State Doubles
38-08-014  Virginia State Doubles


A Class    Saturday, Jun 21 2008  10:00 AM

Pos     Team                              Entry Avg Hcp  Won   Lost  Pts   Rgrs  Sh    R%
  1. R Brown & H Harper                     60.39    0     5     0   222   167   276  60.51
  2. R Hall & A Hall                        67.38    0     4     1   206   148   232  63.79
  3. R Walker & C Walker                    59.77    0     2     3   135   118   228  51.75
  4. R Weakley & E Thompson                 52.31    0     2     3   170   128   268  47.76
  5. J Colyer & H Phillip                   54.00    0     2     3   135   116   248  46.77
  6. R Deal & M Bunch                       50.40    0     0     5   101    78   204  38.24

B Class    Saturday, Jun 21 2008  10:00 AM

Pos     Team                              Entry Avg Hcp  Won   Lost  Pts   Rgrs  Sh    R%
  1. J Preshoe & H Presho                   35.13    0     6     1   279   129   332  38.86
  2. R Rickard & G Walker                   42.99    0     5     2   274   149   376  39.63
  3. W Sturtz & B Willis                    41.09    0     5     2   268   117   348  33.62
  4. B Ramsey & M Taylor                    32.89    0     3     4   223   110   380  28.95
  5. B Spencer & A Brown                    37.02    0     3     4   183    99   360  27.50
  6. R Hughes & D Hughes                    31.40    0     2     5   224   119   380  31.32
  7. C Otto & Y Guyer                       39.08    0     2     5   221   108   364  29.67
  8. R Charity & P Snelgrove                37.95    0     2     5   208   108   380  28.42

C Class    Saturday, Jun 21 2008  10:00 AM

Pos     Team                              Entry Avg Hcp  Won   Lost  Pts   Rgrs  Sh    R%
  1. F Hix & C Hix                          27.33    0     5     1   198    65   304  21.38
  2. P Campbell & D Campbell                28.31    0     4     2   229    87   288  30.21
  3. M Noel & E Vannoy                      25.27    0     4     2   186    66   340  19.41
  4. B Hartless & H Soussis                 27.52    0     3     3   182    68   348  19.54
  5. J Ham & J Skillman                     26.80    0     3     3   209    69   364  18.96
  6. B Tinley & J Cummings                  26.77    0     2     4   160    50   304  16.45
  7. R Bennett & C Coleman                  22.63    0     0     3    53    14   148   9.46

D Class    Saturday, Jun 21 2008  10:00 AM

Pos     Team                              Entry Avg Hcp  Won   Lost  Pts   Rgrs  Sh    R%
  1. J Dandridge & T Banks                  11.53    0     5     2   222    42   408  10.29
  2. M Dunivan & G Dunivan                   6.00    0     4     3   164    32   412   7.77
  3. D Sturtz & K Huff                       9.04    0     3     3   164    33   360   9.17
  4. C Moore & S Hite                        8.14    0     1     5    76    16   356   4.49



2008 Virginia State Doubles
Photos by Kevin and Pat Snelgrove

 


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