What's New - Archive

 

September 25, 2014 - The weather is still holding on but you know summer is officially over when the Fall 2014 Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter gets published! Check it out here.

September 2, 2014 - The Ontario Provincial Singles Championships results have been finalized and can be viewed here.

August 20, 2014 - The Ontario Provincial Singles Championships schedule has been finalized and can be viewed here.

August 12, 2014 - The Ontario Provincial Doubles Championships results have been finalized and can be viewed here.

May 29, 2014 - The Ontario Provincial Doubles Championships schedule of playing times has been assembled and can be viewed here.

May 29, 2014 - The Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic tournament results are in and can be viewed here.

May 15, 2014 - The Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic schedule of playing times has been finalized and can be viewed here.

April 29, 2014 - Tickets are now available for Gene's famous BBQ chicken dinner at the Elmer Hohl Banquet. The price is $12.50 per person. If interested, please contact Wayne Becker or Terrie Singbeil ASAP!!

 April 19, 2014 - Entry forms for all tournaments listed in the Spring 2014 Newsletter are now available online for you to print, fill out and send in:

  • Elmer Hohl on May 24-25 - Entry deadline May 1
  • Doubles on June 7-8 - Entry deadline May 13
  • Youth/Adult Doubles on June 21 - Deadline June 7
  • Canadians on August 12-16 - Entry deadline July 14
  • Worlds on July 14 - 26 - Entry deadline May 15
  • Singles on August 23-24 - Entry deadline July 31
  • Barrie Annual on Aug 30 - 31 - Deadline August 22

March 24, 2014 - The Spring 2014 Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter has just sprung (see what I did there!?) in my mailbox from the very talented Ken Payne. It has been added to the site and can be accessed here. Great job Ken in making this Newsletter look professional and an interesting read!

February 7, 2014 - Due to inclement weather, the annual Oven Mitt Tournament originally posted for January 25th has been re-scheduled for Saturday, March 15th. Sign up is at 11am and play is at noon at the Guelph Legion.

November 13, 2013 - Looking to do something fun and memorable to start off the year 2014 that does not involve jumping in frigid Lake Ontario in your underwear? Plan now to attend the much talked about annual Oven Mitt Tournament hosted by the Guelph Legion on Saturday, January 25th. Last year's event sported 43 adventurous souls and we want this number to climb. Sign up is at 11am and play is at noon. Oh, and aprons are optional!

October 21, 2013 - The Fall 2013 Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter has been published and can be viewed here.

August 28, 2013 - The Ontario Provincial Singles Championships results have been tabulated and can be viewed here.

August 20, 2013 - The Ontario Provincial Singles Championships schedule of playing times has been completed and can be viewed here.

June 10, 2013 - The Ontario Provincial Doubles Championships results have been finalized and can be viewed here.

May 28, 2013 - The Ontario Provincial Doubles Championships schedule of playing times has been finalized and can be viewed here.

May 28, 2013 - The Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic tournament results have just come in and can be viewed here.

May 8, 2013 - The Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic schedule of playing times has been finalized and can be viewed here.

April 28, 2013 - As a fundraiser for the 2013 Canadian Championships in Belleville in July, two tournaments have been setup. The first on May 25th in Rockland (click for details) and the second on June 1st at the Rengar Horseshoe Palace in Belleville (click for details) .

April 20, 2013 - Entry forms for all tournaments listed in the Spring 2013 Newsletter are now available online for you to print, fill out and send in:

  • Elmer Hohl on May 25-26 - Entry deadline May 1
  • Doubles on June 8-9 - Entry deadline May 13
  • Youth/Adult Doubles on June 15 - Deadline May 25
  • Canadians on July 10-13 - Entry deadline June 10
  • Worlds on July 22-August 3 - Entry deadline May 16
  • Bernie Baetz on Aug 17 - Entry deadline July 22
  • Singles on August 24-25 - Entry deadline July 31
  • Barrie Annual on Aug 31 - Sep 1 - Deadline August 24

April 18, 2013 - The Spring 2013 Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter has been assembled and can be viewed here.

February 4, 2013 - The 2013 Ontario Provincial Singles Championships will be hosted by the Peterborough Horseshoe Club this year. The tournament is scheduled for August 24-25th and will be held at the Peterborough Naval Association. Here is a map of the venue along with nearby accommodations.

October 14, 2012 - The Fall 2012 Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter has been completed and can be viewed here.

August 26, 2012 - The Ontario Provincial Singles Championships results have arrived and can be viewed here.

July 26, 2012 - The Ontario Provincial Singles Championships schedule of playing times has been completed and can be viewed here.

July 21, 2012 - Looking for hotel accommodations for the Ontario Singles? Click here for some suggestions.

July 16, 2012 - The Ontario Provincial Doubles Championships resultshave been compiled and can be viewed here.

June 14, 2012 - The Ontario Provincial Doubles Championships schedule of playing times has been finalized and can be viewed here.

June 3, 2012 - The Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic tournament results have been tabulated and can be viewed here.

May 15, 2012 - The Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic schedule of playing times has been finalized and can be viewed here.

April 16, 2012 - Entry forms for all tournaments listed in the Spring 2012 Newsletter are now available online for you to print, fill out and send in:

  • Elmer Hohl on May 26-27 - Entry deadline April 30
  • Youth/Adult Doubles on June 9 - Entry deadline May 26
  • Doubles on July 7-8 - Entry deadline June 6
  • Canadians on July 11-15 - Entry deadline June 10
  • Worlds on July 30-August 11 - Entry deadline May 17
  • Singles on August 18-19 - Entry deadline July 5
  • Bernie Baetz on August 25 - Entry deadline July 21
  • Barrie Annual on September 1-2 - Deadline August 24

April 4, 2012 - The Spring 2012 Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter has been uploaded for your viewing pleasure and can be accessed here. Ken Payne has done a phenomenal job as always putting together the 26 pages of informative horseshoe articles, details on upcoming tournaments and updates on your favourite sport.

December 4, 2011 - The Woodstock Moose Family Center is hosting two OvenMitt Horseshoe Tournaments this winter. The dates are Monday, December 26th and Sunday, February 5th. Register by 12:45pm, pitch and freeze at 1pm. The cost is $5.00 and everyone is welcome. Chili will be available. Dress for the weather and BYOO (Bring Your Own Ovenmitts).

November 5, 2011 - The Tournaments page has been updated for you hardcore players looking for winter play.

November 2, 2011 - The Fall 2011 Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter has been completed for your viewing pleasure and can be read here.

July 12, 2011 - The Ontario Provincial Doubles Championships results have been tabulated. Click here for the official standings.

June 19, 2011 - The Ontario Provincial Singles Championships schedule of playing times is now online and can be viewed here. The Woodstock Family Moose Centre's breakfast will be served on Saturday and Sunday for $ 5.00 each.

The Banquet will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 6:00pm for $12.00 each, serving Roast Beef and Ham Dinner. Please call the Moose Lodge if you are interested at 519-537-6010 and leave a message for Al McKay.

June 1, 2011 - The Ontario Provincial Doubles Championships schedule of playing times is ready and can be viewed here.

June 1, 2011 - The Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic tournament results are in and can be viewed here.

May 24, 2011 - The Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic will be hosting a Country Dinner and Dance on May 28th & 29th. Click here to see the flyer.

May 10, 2011 - The Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic schedule of playing times has been finalized and can be viewed here.

March 27, 2011 - Entry forms for all tournaments listed in the Spring 2011 Newsletter are now available online for you to print, fill out and send in:

  • Elmer Hohl on May 28-29 - Entry deadline April 30
  • Doubles on June 11-12 - Entry deadline May 11
  • Youth/Adult Doubles on July 2 - Entry deadline June 2
  • Singles on July 9-10 - Entry deadline June 9
  • Worlds on July 18-30 - Entry deadline May 19
  • Bernie Baetz on Aug 6 - Entry deadline July 2
  • Canadians on August 11-14 - Entry deadline July 11
  • Barrie Annual on Sep 3-4 - Deadline August 26

March 27, 2011 - The Spring 2011 Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter has been assembled and is available for your perusal here. This issue is a whopping 28 pages and packed with insightful articles, horseshoe history and more. Enjoy!

December 26, 2010 - The Blainville Horseshoe Club in Québec is honoured to be host to the 2011 Canadian Horseshoe Pitching Championships from August 11-14th. A lot of information is already available on the official Horseshoe Canada website.

October 11, 2010 - The Fall 2010 Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter has been published and can be read here.

July 27, 2010 - The Ontario Provincial Singles Championships results have been tabulated and are available here.

July 3, 2010 - The 6th Annual Easter Seals Horseshoe Tournament is being hosted by the Elgin Horseshoe Pitching Club on July 24th. Click here for details.

June 23, 2010 - The Ontario Provincial Singles Championships schedule of playing times is now ready and can be viewed here.

June 22, 2010 - The Ontario Provincial Doubles Championships results are in! Click here for the official standings.

June 3, 2010 - The Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic tournament results are in and can be viewed here.

June 1, 2010 - The Ontario Provincial Doubles Championships schedule of playing times has been finalized and can be viewed here.

May 10, 2010 - The Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic schedule of playing times has been finalized and can be viewed here.

April 14, 2010 - The KW Khaki Club in Wellesley is hosting a 50’s & 60’s Dance on May 29th with a special guest performing a Tribute to Elvis! Click here for details.

April 14, 2010 - Entry forms for all tournaments listed in the Spring 2010 Newsletter are now available online for you to print, fill out and send in:

  • Elmer Hohl on May 29-30 - Entry deadline May 1
  • Doubles on June 12-13 - Entry deadline May 12
  • Worlds on July 26-August 7 - Entry deadline May 13
  • Singles on July 10-11 - Entry deadline June 10
  • Canadians on August 10-14 - Entry deadline July 10
  • Bernie Baetz on Sep 19 - Entry deadline August 17
  • Barrie Annual on Sep 4-5 - Deadline August 27

April 11, 2010 - The Spring 2010 Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter is ready for your viewing pleasure and can be read here.

February 7, 2010 - Please be advised that the price for a one year membership is $20 per player, $1 for juniors. If you are already a member but not sure if you are paid up for the current year, check our Membership page or click here.

October 5, 2009 - The Fall 2009 Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter has been published and can be viewed here.

August 23, 2009 - The Ontario Provincial Singles Championships results are in and can be viewed here.

July 27, 2009 - The Ontario Provincial Singles Championships schedule of playing times is now ready and can be viewed here.

June 21, 2009 - The Ontario Provincial Doubles Championships results have been tabulated and can be viewed here.

May 27, 2009 - The Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic tournament results are in and can be viewed here.

May 26, 2009 - The Ontario Provincial Doubles Championships schedule of playing times is now ready and can be viewed here.

May 10, 2009 - The Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic schedule of playing times has been finalized and can be viewed here.

April 29, 2009 - Due to the late mailing of the Spring newsletter, we are extending the entry deadline for the Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic to May 7, 2009. Tournament Directors are Wayne and Darlene Becker.

April 12, 2009 - The Spring 2009 Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter has been completed and can be viewed here. For your convenience, all tournament entry forms from the newsletter can be individually printed:

  • Elmer Hohl on May 23-24 - Entry deadline May 7
  • London Doubles on June 6 - Deadline May 30
  • Doubles on June 13-14 - Entry deadline May 14
  • Canadians on July 8-11 - Entry deadline June 8
  • Worlds on July 27-August 8 - Entry deadline May 14
  • Singles on August 15-16 - Entry deadline July 14
  • Barrie Annual on Sep 5-6 - Deadline August 31
  • Bernie Baetz on Sep 5-6 - Entry deadline August 17
  • Merv Lichty on Sep 19 - Entry deadline September 1

March 30, 2009 - The Tournaments page has been updated with plenty of tournaments for you to pitch in so that you can get your minimum 3 sanctioned tourneys under your belt to qualify for the Canadians this year.

March 8, 2009 - Horseshoe Ontario is proud to announce that the East Elgin Community Complex in Aylmer, Ontario is hosting the 2009 Canadian Championships from July 8-11th!

Please be reminded that you need to have played a minimum of 3 sanctioned tournaments within 12 months of the tournament date in order to pitch in the Canadians.

We will notify you when the official entry forms are ready.

February 22, 2009 - The Rankings page has been updated again with the latest stats and the number of sanctioned games played per pitcher has returned as promised.

December 28, 2008 - We are sad to announce that we lost a great woman from our horseshoe scene. Jean Markle passed away on December 26th. Visitations are being held at Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennel Ave. E., Hamilton, (905-387-2111) on Monday, December 29th from 7-9pm and Tuesday, December 30th from 10-11am with service to follow.

December 16, 2008 - The Rankings page has been updated with the latest stats for all current pitchers. Please be aware that the number of sanctioned games played per pitcher is missing from the list but will return with the next update.

October 18, 2008 - The Fall 2008 Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter has been compiled and includes record-breaking news along with several pictures for your enjoyment! Access the Newsletter here.

August 27, 2008 - The Tourney Results page has been updated with the final stats from the Ontario Provincial Doubles Championships and the Canadian Championships. Congratulations go out to all players.

July 10, 2008 - The Ontario Provincial Doubles Championships schedule of playing times has been finalized and is available here. Please note that since we emailed the schedule, there has been a change in JUNIOR "A" BOYS and 40' "E" & 40' "F".

June 16, 2008 - The Ontario Provincial Singles Championships results have already been tabulated from the weekend, which was yesterday! We're getting better at this. The results can be viewed here. Here's a summary of the Champions:

Peewee -- Seth Lindsay
Junior Girls -- Joanna Vienneau
Junior Boys -- Scotty Lumb
Elders -- Steve Csandi
Senior Men -- Charlie Fromm
Ladies -- Sandy Janssens
Mens -- Ron Parisien

Congratulations to all!

June 10, 2008 - The Ontario rankings on Canstats have been compiled using the results from 2007. Canstats is unable to access the current results in order to post the current rankings because of a problem with data transfer using the Shoes program. Please refer all ranking questions to the results posted on Horseshoe Ontario under the Horseshoe Ontario Stats or contact Dawn directly at dmorse@golden.net.

Congratulations to Keith Lindsay who pitched a perfect game at the Beachville Doubles Tournament on June 7. Keith and Ernie Pellow were in a play off game against Shea and Ken Pellow. Keith pitched 10 straight ringers for a 25 - 0 win.

May 29, 2008 - The Ontario Provincial Singles Championships schedule of playing times has been confirmed and can be viewed here.

May 27, 2008 - The Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic final results have been tabulated and can be viewed here.

May 8, 2008 - The Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic schedule of playing times has been finalized and can be viewed here.

March 23, 2008 - The Spring 2008 Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter has been completed and Dawn has once again done a superior job on this record breaking 22-page opus! Access the Newsletter here.

March 23, 2008 - Tournament entry forms have now been added to the website for the following:

  • Elmer Hohl on May 24-25 - Entry deadline May 1
  • Doubles on July 26-27 - Entry deadline July 1
  • Canadians on August 12-16 - Entry deadline July 12
  • Worlds on July 7-19 - Entry deadline May 15
  • Singles on June 14-15 - Entry deadline May 15
  • Barrie Annual on August 30-31 - Deadline August 22
  • Warm-Up For The Canadians Aug 9 - Deadline Aug 6
  • Merv Lichty on Sep 20 - Entry deadline September 1

March 23, 2008 - There has been an addition to the Non Sanctioned Tournament section that was not included in the paper copies of the Newsletter. The following tournament was added:

Sept 14 - 44 Annual Silver Shoe; Hespler Legion, Cambridge ON; More information contact Sue Maltby (519) 658-5653 or Tom Gallina (519) 824-3531.

March 17, 2008 - Get your calendars out and start planning your Spring and Summer holidays with all the tournaments that have just been added to the Tournaments page.

March 1, 2008 - The Horseshoe World has lost yet another dedicated man to the sport of pitching horseshoes and the fellowship that the sport creates within the competition on the courts.
On Monday February 25th, 2008, Bernie Baetz, the President of the K W Khaki Club, a long time member of Horseshoe Ontario and Michigan-Ontario Friendship Games, passed away. Beloved husband of Connie (nee Counter) for 50 years. Devoted father of  Bob (Marlene Schueller), Tim (Sylvie Bournival), Dave, and Lisa Sullivan (Mike). Cherished grandfather of Caitlin, Clin, Cody, Dean, Robbie, Cassandra and Michael. Also survived by sisters, Betty Wagner (Herb) and Helen Wojcik; brother Bob Baetz (Judy) and brother-in-law, Frank Hughes. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Otto and Violet Baetz, brothers Bill and Harry and sisters Marg and Jean.

                                         Roy Hartman
                                         President, Horseshoe Ontario

January 23, 2008 - Please be aware that the Horseshoe Ontario stats under the Rankings section have just been updated with a slight modification... 30 feet distance pitchers are categorized with an E for Elder.

November 27, 2007 - Don't forget to renew your Horseshoe Ontario membership for 2008 before the end of the year as the price goes up to $20 starting January 1, 2008!

October 17, 2007 - The Fall 2007 Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter has been published and is ready to be viewed. Access the Newsletter here.

September 7, 2007 - Here's a special note from Paul Watson:

"We at the Hamilton Horseshoe Club are having an "APPRECIATION NIGHT FOR JEAN MARKLE" on Saturday September 22. The purpose of this night is for Jean's horseshoe friends to come out and thank her for all her years of work for horseshoes all across Canada. This lady has been selling games related items at tournaments for 40 years!!!!! That is one hell of a lot of unpaid volunteer work! We want this to be an opportunity to say Hi to Jean and THANKS. Here are the details: Appreciation Night for Jean Markle Saturday Sept. 22, 2007. Hamilton Horseshoe Club 170 Brockley Drive Hamilton Cost is $10.00 which includes supper and a band to play later. Doors open at 4:00 PM and Dinner is at 5:00 PM, Band will start at 7 or 8 PM. . IF THEY DO NOT COME FOR THE DINNER, JUST THE BAND, THERE IS NO CHARGE. For those coming to the dinner, they must call the Club and book their seat before Sept. 15. Number at the club is 1-905-561-4344. If you have any photos of Jean during her "career" which she could keep later that would be appreciated. For any questions call Moe McGregor at the Club or Betty Anne Ellis at home at 1-905-547-7814"

August 25, 2007 - The Ontario Provincial Singles Championships results have been summarized and can be viewed here.

July 30, 2007 - The Ontario Provincial Singles Championships schedule of playing times has been confirmed and can be viewed here.

July 17, 2007 - The Canadian Horseshoe Pitching Championships results are now available at the Horseshoe Canada website.

July 17, 2007 - Here's another note from our Statistician:

" I would like to thank all of you for your patience while the computer problems were being resolved. The computer that holds the Shoes program has now been fixed and the program is up and running. I am pleased to say that all tournament results that I have received as of this morning, July 16, have now been entered into the shoes program and a ranking update has been sent to both Horseshoe Ontario and to Canstats."

June 21, 2007 - The Ontario Provincial Doubles Championships final results have been tallied and can be viewed here.

June 13, 2007 - The Canadian Horseshoe Pitching Championships schedule is now available at the Horseshoe Canada website.

June 7, 2007 - Here's a special note from our Statistician:

"The computer that holds the horseshoe stats is experiencing some major difficulties at this time. We are working at getting this problem rectified as quickly as possible. The most current rankings were compiled on May 21, 2007. If you have any questions regarding your ranking, please contact Dawn Morse either by email, dmorse@golden.net or phone at (519)576-6739."

June 4, 2007 - The Ontario Provincial Doubles Championships schedule of playing times has been finalized and is posted here.

May 29, 2007 - The Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic final results have been tabulated and can be viewed here.

May 16, 2007 - The 2007 Canadian Championship T-shirts have arrived! If interested, contact Al Mackay at 1-519-537-7634 or rat@execulink.com. Prices are $22 or $25 for X-Large. There is an additional $5-$6 for names added and shipping is $5 extra.

If you are interested in advertising in the Canadian Championship sponsorship booklet, the deadline has been extended to June 1st. Contact Al Mackay as above or mail your details to Al Mackay, 41 Light Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 6G7.

May 11, 2007 - The Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic schedule of playing times has been finalized and can be viewed here.

April 9, 2007 - The Spring 2007 Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter is now online for your viewing pleasure. And once again, Dawn has done a superb job on your, now expanded, 20-page beast! Access the Newsletter here.

April 9, 2007 - Tournament entry forms have now been added to the website for the following:

  • Elmer Hohl on May 26-27 - Entry deadline May 6
  • Doubles on June 16-17 - Entry deadline May 27
  • Canadians on July 10-14 - Entry deadline June 5
  • Worlds on July 23-August 4 - Entry deadline May 17
  • Singles on August 18-19 - Entry deadline July 20
  • Barrie Annual on Sep 1-2 - Entry deadline August 24
  • Merv Lichty on Sep 15 - Entry deadline September 1

March 26, 2007 - The Tournaments page has been updated with tons of new listings up to the end of the year, including the Ontario Provincial Singles and Doubles championships. Entry forms for all major tournaments will be available soon.

October 17, 2006 - Here's a special note from the Newsletter editor:

"Inadvertently a daily result for the Canadian Championship was reported in the newsletter not the final standings. The online version of the newsletter has been corrected reflecting the final standings and average of each of the participants. In making the corrections it was noted that two participants were missed in the report. They have also been added in the corrections. My apologies to all the participants." Editor

October 15, 2006 - The Fall 2006 Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter is now online and can be viewed here.

September 19, 2006 - All pitchers who are without current games played in a sanctioned tournament in the last 12 months have been removed from the posted rankings. We are trying to clean up the Shoes program and remove any pitchers that have not renewed their memberships and are deceased or infirmed and no longer able to pitch. It appears that there are quite a few pitchers that had a posted ranking that have been deceased, infirmed or unable to pitch for quite some time. After we have completed the exercise of cleaning up the database, we will once again resume posting all pitchers with a ranking.

September 10, 2006 - The Ontario Provincial Singles Championships results have been tabulated and can be viewed here.

August 2, 2006 - The Ontario Provincial Singles Championships schedule of playing times is posted here.

July 31, 2006 - The Canadian Championships and the World Horseshoe Pitching Tournament results have been added to the Tourney results section.

June 20, 2006 - The Ontario Provincial Doubles Championships results are in and have been posted online here.

June 8, 2006 - The Ontario Provincial Doubles Championships schedule of playing times is posted here.

May 31, 2006 - The Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic results have been tabulated and are ready for your viewing pleasure. Click here for the final scores.

May 16, 2006 - The Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic schedule of playing times has been completed and can be viewed here.

April 28, 2006 - Please be aware that the location of the Ontario Michigan Friendship Tournament for 2006 is Ontario. The Spring 2006 Newsletter mailed out to the members shows that the Ontario Michigan Friendship Tournament will to be held in Michigan. The mistake was found after the newsletters came back from the printers. The location was corrected in the online version of the newsletter but anyone who received the newsletter by mail will have gotten the wrong location.

April 19, 2006 - The Spring 2006 Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter is now ready for your viewing pleasure! You'll notice with this issue that the overall look and feel is closer to the original Newsletter that gets sent out by mail.

To view the Spring 2006 edition, click on the "Newsletter" link on the left side of the page or click here. The passcodes for the previous Newsletters will also be removed in the next few days as we convert them to the new format.

January 29, 2006 - Tournament entry forms have now been added to the website for the following:

  • Elmer Hohl on May 27-28 - Entry deadline May 7 - Entry form
  • Doubles on June 17-18 - Entry deadline May 28 - Entry form
  • Singles on August 19-20 - Entry deadline July 20 - Entry form

October 16, 2005 - The Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter Fall 2005 edition is now complete and online for your perusal. Check your email for the passcode to access the Newsletter. If you have not subscribed to receive the online version of the newsletter, visit our Member profile section for details.

October 13, 2005 - Several new sanctioned tournaments have been added to the Tournaments page covering from now until mid 2006.

August 22, 2005 - The National Post ran an article in their August 20th newspaper showcasing the 2005 Canadian Horseshoe Championships that were held in Halifax, NS from August 10-13th. Thanks to Gerry Roeder for pointing out the article. The story is called Horseshoe Heaven. It's well worth the read!

July 12, 2005 - The results of the Ontario Singles have been tabulated and are now available online. Click here for all the stats.

June 27, 2005 - A new feature has been added to our webpage. You will now be able to access your ranking on either CANSTATS or the Horseshoe Ontario Stats by clicking on the RANKINGS button on the left.

June 23, 2005 - The Ontario Singles schedule of playing dates and times has been completed and is available online here.

June 15, 2005 - The Ontario Doubles results have arrived and are now posted online. Click here for all the stats.

June 2, 2005 - The Ontario Doubles schedule of playing times has been finalized and can be viewed here.

May 30, 2005 - The 17th Annual Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic results are in and can be viewed here.

May 15, 2005 - A $1,000 prize package has been added to the Ontario Provincial Horseshoe Pitching Doubles Championships at The Woodstock Moose Family Center on June 11th & 12th 2005. Entry Deadline is May 21st or entries will be taken at the Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic before or on May 28 (cash only).

May 11, 2005 - The 17th Annual Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic schedule of playing times has been finalized and can be viewed here.

April 4, 2005 - Please be aware that the Beachville Legion is hosting a sanctioned tournament on Sunday, April 10th at 12:30pm.
Please contact Al Mackay at 519-537-7634 for details.

March 13, 2005 - Tournament entry forms have now been added to the website for the following:

  • Elmer Hohl on May 28-29 - Entry deadline May 7 - Entry form
  • Doubles on June 11-12 - Entry deadline May 21 - Entry form
  • Singles on July 9-10 - Entry deadline June 18 - Entry form
February 5, 2005 - The newsletters slated to be sent in February and May have been cancelled. There will now be a larger newsletter sent out in April. This newsletter will replace both the Feb and May newsletters. The reason for this is that the entry forms for the Canadians and the Worlds will not be available until the beginning of March and there was a distinct lack of input from the members of Horseshoe Ontario and we only received 2 or 3 small articles which did not give us enough content to create a newsletter. The new cut off date for submissions to the newsletter is March 11th.

January 11, 2005 - The dates and locations for the Ontario Doubles, Ontario Singles and Canadian Championships have been announced and are now posted on our Tournaments page. Details and registration forms to follow!

October 17, 2004 - The October 2004 Newletter is now online. If you have provided us with your email address, check your mailbox for the passcode. If you have not sent us your email address and would like to view the Newsletter online, just fill out the Member profile and we'll provide you with the passcode for the current and past newsletters. Enjoy!

August 26, 2004 - The results of the Ontario Singles are in! So are the Canadian Championships and the Worlds Tournament. Click on the Tourney results link to the left for all the stats.

August 9, 2004 - The Ontario Singles schedule of play times has been completed and is available here. Good luck everyone!

July 12, 2004 - The deadline for registration into the Ontario Singles is approaching fast! Mail in your entries no later than July 24th.

June 14, 2004 - The results of the Elmer Hohl and the Doubles tournament are now online. Click on the Tourney results link to the left for all the stats.

May 18, 2004 - The May 2004 Newletter is now online. If you have provided us with your email address, check your mailbox for the passcode. If you have not sent us your email address and would like to view the Newsletter online, just fill out the Member profile and we'll provide you with the passcode.

May 13, 2004 - The schedule of playing times for the Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic on May 29 & 30th is now online. To view the agenda, click here.

April 18, 2004 - We invite you to check out our new MessageBoard! Register your username and post questions, comments, ideas and share your knowledge of the sport of horseshoe pitching with others.

March 21, 2004 - The deadline for submissions for the May Newsletter is April 3rd. This will be the last newsletter for the summer and will cover the time from May 15th to Oct 15th. If you are planning on hosting any tournaments and wish them to be advertized in the Newsletter, the information has to be sent to Dawn Morse (Newsletter@HorseshoeOntario.com) by April 3rd.

February 22, 2004 - The Tournaments page has been updated with lots of new entries and the inclusion of registration forms for the major tournaments. Here's a summary of the major tournaments this year and the entry forms:

  • Elmer Hohl - deadline May 1st - entry form
  • Doubles - deadline May 25th - entry form
  • Canadians - deadline June 10th - entry form
  • Worlds - deadline May 20th - entry form
  • Singles - deadline to be determined - entry form not available yet

December 21, 2003 - Sadly, a good friend of Horseshoe Ontario, Bob Jones, former New York State Champion, passed away on Friday, December 19th due to a stroke. Condolences go out to him and his family from everyone at Horseshoe Ontario. Funeral proceedings will be on Tuesday, December 23rd at 11:00am at St. Mark Open Door Baptist Church, 2901 Highland Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY. If anyone wants to send cards, mail them to his father, Mr. Willie Jones at 2081 Virginia Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14305. For further details, contact Pat McBratney at 905-894-7290.

October 25, 2003 - Several sanctioned tournaments have been added to the Tournaments page for the fall and winter seasons at indoor clubs like Wingham, Hamilton, Brantford and Rengar Horseshoe Palace in Belleville.

July 15, 2003 - The 2003 Ontario Provincial Singles results are now posted online. Click here for the complete tournament results.

July 1, 2003 - Help us get Drew to the World's Tournament this year by attending a Benefit in his name on July 11th filled with fun games and activities for the entire family. Click here for details.

July 1, 2003 - The 2003 Ontario Provincial Singles schedule has been finalized and is now online. Click here to view the agenda.

June 11, 2003 - Don't forget to register for the Hamilton Open coming up on June 21st, which is not this weekend but the next.

June 10, 2003 - The 2003 Ontario Provincial Doubles have come to a close. Click here to see the tournament results!

June 1, 2003 - The 2003 Ontario Provincial Doubles schedule of playing times is now online. Click here to view the schedule!

May 30, 2003 - The Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic tournament results are in and ready for your perusal. Click here for the standings.

May 22, 2003 - The May 2003 Newletter is now online. If you have provided us with your email address, check your mailbox for the passcode. If you have not sent us your email address and would like to view the Newsletter online, just fill out the Member profile and we'll provide you with the passcode.

May 13, 2003 - The 2003 Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic schedule of playing times along with other important information is now online. Click here for all the details!

February 16, 2003 - The February 2003 Newletter has been mailed out and is also online for your viewing pleasure. If you would like to view the Newsletter online, please fill out the Member profile and we'll provide you with a passcode.

October 21, 2002 - This is a reminder of the Annual General Meeting this Saturday, October 26th at the Brantford Ringer Club at 10am. In addition, if any of you know of a member or promoter, past or present, that deserves to be honoured in the Horseshoe Ontario Hall of Fame (see left menu), please contact Bernie Baetz or Fern Laducer or send an email to info@HorseshoeOntario.com before this Friday, October 25th. Thanks and see you at the meeting!

October 9, 2002 - Horseshoe Pitching on TV !? You bet! Bell Mobility recorded a TV commercial about the Biggest Tournament in the World. The commercial was auditioned at the Woodstock Club with Horseshoe Ontario member Stan Leis standing next to Jim Hehn as he pitches the shoes and Jim polishes a trophy at the end. The commercial is airing on TV right now - watch for it! This is an excellent publicity boost for the greatest sport in the World! Thanks Bell.

October 1, 2002 - The September 2002 Newsletter is now online! For those of you that have provided us with your email address, check your inbox for the September 2002 "passcode" to view the Newsletter online. For those of you without an email address, the Newsletter was mailed out first thing Monday morning, so you should receive it shortly.

September 4, 2002 - Congratulations Lloyd Harvey of Brampton! Lloyd is the winner of Horseshoe Ontario's Wordsearch Contest which ended on August 31st. A draw was held from all the correct entries we received by mail and email and Lloyd's name was drawn. Lloyd wins a Horseshoe Unlimited T-Shirt from Jean Markle and a "Digger" complements of Bill Vanderburg.

Thank you to all who participated; we hope you had fun playing. To see the answer to our Contest's mystery phrase, click here.

August 26, 2002 - The results of the 2002 World Horseshoe Tournament and the Canadian Championships are now posted online. Just click on the "Tourney results" button on the left.

August 17, 2002 - Here's a follow up to Dawn Morse's earlier message:

The problems with the new Shoes program appear to be resolved and all the tournament results received have now been entered into the Shoes Program and sent to CANSTATS. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Also thanks to Sam Tomasevic for updating the Ontario results and keeping CANSTATS current while the problems with the Shoes program were being resolved.
August 10, 2002 - We have a celebrity among us... our very own Drew Becker is the Junior Boys World Champion! Kitchener-Waterloo's local newspaper, The Record, has even written an article about Drew's success. For more on Drew, click here.

July 30, 2002 - An important message from Dawn Morse:

We recently received a new and improved version of "Shoes" (the software program) used to record and calculate the rankings. Unfortunately, there is a problem with how the program is working and I am unable at the present time to update the rankings.
All the rankings received before July 23rd should appear in the next CANSTATS update. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you require an update, please refer to the CANSTATS report.
The rankings will be updated as soon as the problem is resolved and a
notice will be sent out on the website. Thank you for your understanding.

July 16, 2002 - The results of the Ontario Provincial Singles are now posted... click here or check out our Tourney results section.

July 3, 2002 - The schedule for the Ontario Provincial Singles is now posted online. To check your pitching date and time, click here.

June 24, 2002 - Results of the 2002 Michigan/Ontario Friendship Tournament are now posted. Check out our "Tourney results" page or click here to see the standings.

June 16, 2002 - Just a quick reminder that the entry deadline to pitch in the Ontario Provincial Singles Championships is June 24th. Entry forms are available here.

June 14, 2002 - The Ontario Provincial Doubles Championships results from the June 8th weekend are now posted. For complete standings, visit our "Tourney results" page or click here.

June 6, 2002 - The results of the Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic from the May 25th weekend are now posted. To view the standings, click on the "Tourney results" button on the left or click here.

May 30, 2002 - The schedule for the Ontario Provincial Doubles Championships is now online. For your pitching date and time, click here or refer to the box on the right of the screen.

May 15, 2002 - The May 2002 Newsletter has been mailed out. For those of you that have provided us with your email address, the Newsletter is now online for your viewing pleasure. Check your email for the May 2002 "passcode" to view the Newsletter online.

Contest notice: The May 2002 Newsletter contains a Wordsearch Contest. To enter, complete the Wordsearch, figure out the "mystery phrase" and send in your entry by snail mail or email. To access the Wordsearch, either refer to your Newsletter, click on the Wordsearch Contest icon on the right, click on the new "Contests" button in the menu on the left or click here.

May 10, 2002 - The schedule for the Elmer Hohl Ringer Classic is now online. For pitching date and time, click here.

May 7, 2002 - The votes are in and the results have been tabulated! The winner of our Caption Contest is Tom Woodward. Congratulations Tom and thanks to all who participated. The see the winning caption and other entries, click on the Caption Contest logo on the right.

May 1, 2002 - Our Caption Contest is now over. All entries are being reviewed and a winner will be announced shortly. Thank you to all who participated and good luck!

April 19, 2002 - There is less than two weeks left to enter our very first Caption Contest! Submit your funny captions to us by April 30th for your chance to win some cool prizes. To enter, click here or click on the logo on the right side of the screen.

April 18, 2002 - Message from Wayne Becker, Tournament Director:

It has been brought to my attention that a lot of people are concerned about the Horseshoe Ontario Doubles tournament being walking doubles. To answer this problem, it is the decision of the tournament committee that this tournament is to be STANDING DOUBLES. We hope this resolves this issue. Thanks to everyone for their input into this issue.

April 1, 2002 - By popular demand, we've added a Hall of Fame section to the website. To see all members, past and present, that have been inducted into the Horseshoe Ontario Hall of Fame, click on the Hall of Fame button in the menu on the left.

March 4, 2002 - In case you were not aware, the February 2002 Newsletter was created and distributed by Dawn Morse. She will also be responsible for future issues of the Newsletter. If anyone has an article or idea for the next Newsletter, please send it either by email or snail mail to:

February 25, 2002 - The February 2002 Newsletter is now online. All members who have provided us with their email address have been sent a "passcode" to view the Newsletter online. If you would like to view the Newsletter from the comfort of your computer, please fill out the Member Profile page with all information requested, including your email address, and we will send you a "passcode" to access the Newsletter online.

February 22, 2002 - Horseshoe Ontario is holding its first contest on the web! The theme is a Caption Contest. We show you a picture and you send us your funny caption for that picture. The funniest caption of all the entries we receive will win prizes. To enter, just click on the Caption Contest logo in the right column and follow the instructions. Hurry, contest closes on April 30th, 2002.

January 19, 2002 - Hey, have you heard? There's a new club in town! The Belleville Horseshoe Club is open for business and is accepting new members! The indoor club hosts an impressive 8 courts in a facility called the Rengar Horseshoe Palace located at 1090 Blessington Road in Belleville, north of the 401 off Highway 37. The club is holding its first sanctioned tournaments on February 9th and April 6th. For further details, please contact John Taylor at 905-372-8843.

January 1, 2002 - Please be advised that the annual membership fees have been increased to $15.00. Those of you that have mailed in your membership at $10.00, please forward the extra $5.00 to the membership chairperson. The additional $5.00 will be used for the newsletter, supporting the Canadian Championships, help fund the Ontario Singles and Doubles, ongoing operating expenses, and all other costs involved. Junior memberships remain at $1.00.

November 2, 2001 - The Horseshoe Ontario Hall of Fame Dinner will be held at the K W Khaki Club on Sunday, December 2nd at 2:00pm.

September 21, 2001 - The September 2001 Newsletter is now online. All members who have provided us with their email address have been sent a "passcode" to view the Newsletter online. If you would like to view the Newsletter from the comfort of your computer, please fill out the Member Profile page with all information requested, including your email address, and we will send you a "passcode" to access the Newsletter online.

August 20, 2001 - The 2001 Canadian Championships results are now available! Visit our tourney results page or go directly to the Horseshoe Canada website.

August 16, 2001 - The 2001 Ontario Singles Championships playing times are now posted online. To view the pitching dates and times, click here.

August 2, 2001 - The 2001 World Horseshoe Pitching Tournament is currently underway in Hibbing, Minnesota. For complete tournament results, check out our "Tourney results" page.

July 17, 2001 - The 2001 Ontario Doubles Championships results are now online! Click on the "Tourney results" button on the left of the screen or just click here.

June 25, 2001 - Some information boxes have been added to the right side of this page to serve as reminders or updates. Those of you with computers set at a lower resolution will need to scroll to the right to see them.

June 12, 2001 - The deadline for entry for the Ontario Doubles has been extended! The cutoff date is now June 17th. So, don't delay, enter now!

May 29, 2001 - Only one week left to register for the Ontario Doubles! The deadline for entry is June 4. To enter, just print the entry form, fill it out, write a cheque and send it in. DO IT NOW! Did we mention the added $2,000 prize money AND trophies for the winner of each class!?

While you're at it, fill out the Ontario Singles entry form also as the deadline for registering is July 30. There is also an added $2,000 prize money AND trophies for the winner of each class!

And, don't forget the June 25th deadline for the Canadian Championships held at the K-W Khaki Club in Wellesley, Ontario on August 15-18. Visit the Horseshoe Canada website for further details.

May 25, 2001 - The Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter is now online! All members who have provided us with their email address have been sent a "passcode" to view the Newsletter online. If you would like to view the Newsletter from the comfort of your computer, please fill out the Member Profile page with all information requested, including your email address, and we will send you a "passcode" to access the Newsletter online.

May 17, 2001 - As you all may know by now, Frank Weaver is no longer the editor of the Horseshoe Ontario Newsletter. The Newsletter is now crafted by our former editor, Al Springall. If you have any questions, comments or articles you would like to submit for the Newsletter, Al can be reached as follows:

May 2, 2001 - Several new tournaments have been added to the Tournaments page for the remainder of the 2001 season. Start planning your schedule now!

April 24, 2001 - Official entry forms for the 2001 Ontario Provincial Doubles and 2001 Ontario Provincial Singles Championships are now available online for you to print, fill out and put in the mail to register. To access the forms, pick your preference below:

April 23, 2001 - A new MessageBoard has been implemented since the former MessageBoard is no longer available. All previous messages have been lost. Please feel free to re-post any messages that you deemed important.

March 1, 2001 - Effective immediately, clubs that are hosting sanctioned tournaments are to contact Dawn Morse to obtain their Tournament Sanction Number. Dawn can be reached as follows:

  • Dawn Morse
  • 8 Rosebank Crescent
  • Kitchener, Ontario, N2E 2R4
  • phone: (519) 576-6739
  • email: dmorse@golden.net

January 31, 2001 - The Horseshoe Ontario logo above and on every page within this website has been modified a bit. We added the affiliation with Horseshoe Canada and we included a .com at the end so that you will always, subconciously, remember our website address.

January 30, 2001 - By popular request, we've added two new features / buttons to the main menu:

  • CANSTATS - a direct link to Horseshoe Ontario members' pitching stats.
  • MessageBoard - A place to chat, exchange ideas, ask questions, answer questions, meet other horseshoe pitchers, etc. Enjoy!

November 24, 2000 - The Horseshoe Ontario website has gone through a make-over! We've changed the look and feel of the site, added several new features and made it easier to navigate. We hope you like the changes. Please send us your comments here.

November 24, 2000 - The domain name www.HorseshoeOntario.com has been registered and should be ready shortly.

October 28, 2000 - Horseshoe Ontario is pleased to announce its new President, as voted in by you, the members, at the Annual General Meeting held today. Congratulations Al Springall.

August 13, 2000 - Red Deer, Alberta has been awarded the 2002 World's Tournament. This is great news considering this will be the second time ever that a Canadian city is hosting the World's Tournament. The first was in Kitchener, Ontario in 1997 with a World's tournament record attendance!

 

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