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Clarksville to host Professional Horseshoe Pitching Tournament this weekend


Clarksville Montgomery County Convention and Visitors BureauClarksville, TN – For horseshoe pitching enthusiasts, the 2014 HP Pro Tour Open Horseshoe Tournament will be making its way to Montgomery County’s Civitan Park June 28th-29th.

The HP Pro Tour is a series of horseshoe pitching tournaments, held monthly during the spring and summer, where competitors try to get as many ringers as possible and walk away with big cash prizes. Sixty pitchers from across the Southeast will make their way to Clarksville to take part in the competition.

2014 HP Pro Tour Open Horseshoe Tournament at Montgomery County’s Civitan Park June 28th-29th.

2014 HP Pro Tour Open Horseshoe Tournament at Montgomery County’s Civitan Park June 28th-29th.

Entrants will represent multiple divisions, from juniors and amateurs to professionals.

What  makes the HP Pro Tour different from other tournaments is that it doesn’t adhere to standard, regular horseshoe scoring.

Typically, horseshoes that lean against the stake or land the closest are scored, but on the HP Pro Tour, only ringers count. Close isn’t good enough to win this competition!

The 2014 tournament series kicked off in Newberry, SC in April and will finish in September in Texas. Each tour stop is fast-paced as there are several players competing in a short amount of time. Competitors will play a series of multiple games to determine who is the best horseshoe pitcher in the first round. The second round serves as the elimination round and the finals are match play brackets.

The HP Pro Tour was the creation of several horseshoe enthusiasts in 2009 after their sport grew in popularity.  The staff of the HP Pro Tour are also pros themselves, making this event for professionals, by professionals. More and more people participate as the years go by and because of that, winners of each Pro Tour stop wins money for advancing into the finals.

The upcoming competition at Civitan Park will include accomplished pitchers including, eight-time HP Pro Tour Division I Champion, Brian Simmons; eight-time Kentucky State Champion, Charlie Meredith; Tennessee Hall of Famer and seven-time World Champion, Joan Elmore; and seven-time Women’s World Champion, Sue Snyder.

Competition will begin by 9:00am each morning and will end at 8:00pm on Saturday, June 28th and then at 3:00pm on Sunday, June 29th. Admission is free and spectators are encouraged to come out and watch all levels of competition. The horseshoe arena is located behind the ballfields at Civitan Park.

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