|This year, the event was planned with flexibility in mind
to handle up up 244 people if necessary. The pre registration
forms helped out immensely. Having a plan in place to go from
round robin play to double elimination and if necessary, single
elimination, worked very well. A new volunteer tournament director
Jeremi Skillman and assistant director Sue Guyer both understood
the challenges they could face. I spoke with them for a few
moments, and took a few photos, before I left to go to the main
park for the Corn Hole event, leaving with a good feeling that
they would do a great job.
Tournament Story by Sue Guyer
The Stuarts Draft Horseshoe Club, in connection with Augusta
County Parks, hosted the 7th annual horseshoe tournament on
Saturday August 24, 2010. The weather was forecast to be the
biggest entry that day, with the temperature to reach the high
90’s and heat index to be around 105!
The “Draft” lived up to its name with a breeze all day. We
had 27 preregistered pitchers with more arriving that morning,
ended up with 35 pitchers in all including Scott Shields coming
all the way from PA.
The first few rounds went very fast, giving the desk
a challenge to keep up with them. With the double elimination
format, it was a matter of running the games in sequence, but
it also gave the players a chance to sit, cool off and hydrate.
There were some great moments during the day and it was fun
hearing everyone come to the desk laughing and having a good
The last three games were tight games between Carrie Turner
and Steve Wheeler for the semi-championship and the championship
game between Carrie and Randall Weakley with Weakley taking
the championship. Randall spoke after the games saying what
great games Steve and Carrie played. “They were good smooth
pitchers, laying down a lot of ringers.”
As everyone left, they all said they were looking forward
to next year’s Sweet Dream Tournament. We had a great time,
and are looking forward to it!
on the Sweet Dreams Day Corn Hole Tournament)