The 2014 Virginia State Doubles Horseshoe Tournament
held at Jim Barnett Park Winchester, Va.
Hosted by the Winchester  Horseshoe Club
June 6, 2014

Tournament Results                  Photo's

Virginia State Doubles  
June 21, 2014
By Pat Snelgrove


Weather predictions were for possible storms all day, so the light drizzle that started at 8am had everyone a little worried. However, by 9am, that ended, and sign-ups began in earnest. With 26 teams signed up, it looked like we were set for a good day of pitching, provided the rain held off.
 
In E Class, partners in the top seeded team of Gary Martin & Mickey Gillespie kidded each other all day about who-was-carrying-who. However, the truth was tallied at the end of the games, and both pitchers had thrown an even 22% for the day! In their third game, they were dealt a loss by the team of Jack Abrams & Larry Huff, their only loss of the day. Meanwhile, the team of Abrams&Huff were a little cold starting, and lost their 1st game to partners Donnie Carver & Michael Toye. At the end of the schedule round robin games, Martin&Gillespie faced a playoff against Abrams&Huff.  Gillespie&Martin took the lead from the beginning. By shoe 20, they were ahead 31-20. But Abrams&Huff mustered, and closed the gap, so that at the end of 30 shoes (shoe limit game), the score stood 38-35 Martin&Gillespie.  Good pitching all!
 
D Class also ended in a playoff game. Partners Michael Baden & Wanda Harris faced off against Debbie Barbour & Victor Riggleman.  During round robin games, Barbour & Riggleman were dealt a loss by Baden&Harris in the 3rd round. Later on, Baden&Harris were dealt their only loss of the day by John Ham & Jeremi Skillman in a really tight game that ended with a 44-41 score on their very last game. This forced the playoff with both teams having 3-1 records up to that point. The playoff game was really tight, with the lead going back-and-forth. By shoe 10, score stood 12-13. Then by shoe 16, tied 20-20. The Baden&Harris each scored twice with un-covered six packs, took the lead and never looked back. They won the playoff and class title with a final score of 50-35. Congrats everyone. Good game!
 
Partners Yogi Guyer & Randy Rickard (5th seed to begin the day), took first place in C Class, with a 4-1 record. Their only loss was by Ray Barb & Sam Kuske in the 3rd round – with the score tied 22-22 at shoe 18, Guyer&Rickard “got stuck” for the next 4 innings, while Barb&Kuske kept piling up the points. There were so many close games all day long, but the closest was between partners Regina Thomas & Clinton Parker vs. John Cummings & Chuck Duymich. With the lead yawing back-and-forth, the game ended 40-39, favor of Cummings&Duymich.
 
Junior boy, Andrew Dudley, and his partner Chuck Hansen took B Class by storm. They won all their games, ending the day 5-0. Andrew threw a very impressive 47.5%overall. He has been practicing this summer, facing competition from his brothers Johnathan Payne and Tyler Payne.  Payne&Payne teamed up for the event, and as it happened were also in B Class.
 
And vying for the 2014 title and coveted patch of “State Doubles Champion”, four teams played through their round robin twice. Since the 2013 defending championship team (Charles Walker & Ronald Walker) was not available, the class line-up was by percentage. Top seed was a “new” team to the state doubles, with partners Glenn Barlow & George Maitland. Second seed was team Amy Hall & Ricky Hall, who hold Virginia’s record for winning the State Doubles 14 times already.
During the first round of play, Hall&Hall won their first two games, but lost to Barlow&Maitland. In the meantime, Barlow&Maitland had won all three of their games.  In the second round of games, Barlow&Maitland won their first two games, but lost to Hall&Hall. In the meantime, Hall&Hall had won all of three of their games.
 
The two teams had to face each other ONE MORE TIME to playoff for the Championship Title!! Hall&Hall hit the scoreboard with a bang! By shoe18, the score stood 31-10 their favor. It wasn’t for a lack of trying – Barlow&Maitland were coverering as many of those double ringers as they could. And then the inexplicable happened. Hall&Hall lost steam, while Barlow&Maitland never let up. By shoe 26, they had closed the gap to 37-32! By shoe 28, it was 38-35...Then the last inning...it was anyone’s game. ... Amy threw down, got 1 ringer. Barlow threw down, missed the pin completely. Score was then 42-35. Ricky threw back, missed the pin...Maitland threw back, got 1 ringer.   The game ended after 30 shoes with a score of 42-38 in favor of the Halls. Great pitching everyone!! 
 
Amy & Ricky Hall are the 2014 Virginia State Doubles Champions
As it turned out, the weather made it a great day for pitching horseshoes. The rain held off until about ½ hour after the courts were closed up, awards handed out and everyone heading home. The VaHPA extends it’s sincere thanks to the Winchester Horseshoe Club for hosting.


Results

38-14-011  VA State Doubles


AMIX    Saturday, Jun 21 2014  10:00 AM    (Rank: W/L - Rgr% - H2H - Pts)

Pos    Team                            Entry %  Hcp   Won  Lost   Pts  Rgrs HToH  OvrAvg   Sh   R%
---   ------------------------         ------   ---   ---  ----   ---  ---- ----  ------   --   --
 1. Hall & Hall                         59.42    0     6    1     270   179   0    4.17-   324  55.25
 2. Barlow & Maitland                   62.07    0     5    2     263   188   0    9.27-   356  52.81
 3. Walker & Walker                     58.03    0     2    4     162   104   0   16.77-   252  41.27
 4. Flowers & Keefer                    49.88    0     0    6     156   126   0    8.98-   308  40.91

BMIX    Saturday, Jun 21 2014  10:00 AM    (Rank: W/L - Rgr% - H2H - Pts)

Pos    Team                            Entry %  Hcp   Won  Lost   Pts  Rgrs HToH  OvrAvg   Sh   R%
---   ------------------------         ------   ---   ---  ----   ---  ---- ----  ------   --   --
 1. Dudley & Hansen                     43.93    0     5    0     207   103   0    1.02-   240  42.92
 2. Owens & Owens                       45.49    0     3    2     173    97   1    5.08-   240  40.42
 3. Campbell & Pilcher                  42.65    0     3    2     179    94   0    3.48-   240  39.17
 4. Campbell & Weakley                  42.43    0     2    3     169    87   0    6.17-   240  36.25
 5. Payne & Payne                       42.62    0     1    4     161    98   1    5.50-   264  37.12
 6. Hartman & Morris                    39.99    0     1    4     135    77   0    8.95-   248  31.05

CMIX    Saturday, Jun 21 2014  10:00 AM    (Rank: W/L - Rgr% - H2H - Pts)

Pos    Team                            Entry %  Hcp   Won  Lost   Pts  Rgrs HToH  OvrAvg   Sh   R%
---   ------------------------         ------   ---   ---  ----   ---  ---- ----  ------   --   --
 1. Guyer & Rickard                     33.53    0     4    1     199    93   0    0.66    272  34.19
 2. Parker & Thomas                     36.67    0     3    2     187    91   0    1.67-   260  35.00
 3. Cummings & Duymich                  34.87    0     3    2     180    88   1    5.14-   296  29.73
 4. Hamm & Wells                        35.60    0     2    3     154    82   1    7.13-   288  28.47
 5. Barb & Kuske                        36.39    0     2    3     182    81   0    8.26-   288  28.13
 6. Altizer & Rogers                    35.22    0     1    4     157    82   0    5.50-   276  29.71

DMIX    Saturday, Jun 21 2014  10:00 AM    (Rank: W/L - Rgr% - H2H - Pts)

Pos    Team                            Entry %  Hcp   Won  Lost   Pts  Rgrs HToH  OvrAvg   Sh   R%
---   ------------------------         ------   ---   ---  ----   ---  ---- ----  ------   --   --
 1. Baden & Harris                      28.44    0     4    1     242    93   0    2.56    300  31.00
 2. Barbour & Riggleman                 29.24    0     3    2     216    94   0    2.09    300  31.33
 3. Evans & Evans                       27.43    0     2    2     123    54   0    4.93-   240  22.50
 4. Campbell & Oates                    32.83    0     1    3     113    59   1    8.25-   240  24.58
 5. Ham & Skillman                      27.24    0     1    3     118    44   0    8.90-   240  18.33

EMIX    Saturday, Jun 21 2014  10:00 AM    (Rank: W/L - Rgr% - H2H - Pts)

Pos    Team                            Entry %  Hcp   Won  Lost   Pts  Rgrs HToH  OvrAvg   Sh   R%
---   ------------------------         ------   ---   ---  ----   ---  ---- ----  ------   --   --
 1. Gillespy & Martin                   26.42    0     4    1     184    66   0    4.41-   300  22.00
 2. Abrams & Huff                       20.12    0     3    2     179    57   0    1.12-   300  19.00
 3. Carver & Toye                       21.07    0     2    2     169    55   0    1.84    240  22.92
 4. Figgins & Figgins                   18.58    0     1    3     101    45   1    0.17    240  18.75
 5. McCarthy & Redman                   22.94    0     1    3     123    41   0    5.85-   240  17.08

 

Photo's by
Kevin Snelgrove

 



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