Information & Rules
Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to register. All team members must be present at the start of the event or the team will forfeit.
Good sportsmanship shall prevail at all times.
Players shall refrain from the use of foul language at all times.
Each team will have a maximum of three members. Two members of each team will pitch during each game. Substitutes may only be made at the start of a new game.
Male team members will pitch from 40 feet Female members have the option to pitch anywhere behind the 30 foot line, but once a distance is chosen, it must be used throughout the match.
The tournament will be single elimination bracket play. Each round of the tournament will consist of a best-of-three match. The first team to win two matches advances to the next ruing. The loser is eliminated
Each game will be played to 21 points or 32 innings, whichever comes first.
Ringers will count as 3 points with individual points for shoes closest to the stake. A ringer is declared with the touching of both caulks simultaneously with a straight edge and permit a clearance of the stake.
Points are counted when they are no farther than 6" from stake measured by one horseshoe width.
First pitch shall be determined by the toss of a coin or flipped shoe. In successive games, loser shall pitch first.
No contestant, while opponent is in pitching position shall make any remark, utter any sound, nor make any movement that might interfere with opponent’s playing.
A player, while not pitching, must remain on the opposite side of the stake to the player who is pitching, and behind the rear of the pitching platform.
No contestants shall walk to the opposite stake during play.
No contestant shall touch his own or opponent’s shoe or shoes until winner of point or points has been agreed upon by contestants or decision rendered by referee. Players should voice their agreement.
Winner of point or points shall give name and announce the results of each inning.
Any shoe pitched that hits front, back, or side of pitching box shall be declared foul and removed from box.
If any shoe is called foul, or hits in a foul area, then hits any shoe(s) in the fair area, the fair shoe(s) shall be scored in their final position.
When a shoe lands in a fair area and is broken into several parts, it shall be removed and contestant allowed to pitch another shoe.
No score shall be allowed when pitching opponent’s shoe. All shoes pitched shall be declared dead and contestants will be allowed to pitch again.
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