Teams and schedule of play to be determined at festival grounds
Scheduled Through The Week of March 15th thru 25th 2013
LEHIGH SOUTHERN RULES
2 Person Teams
Entry Fee: CALL 980-1276
FREE FESTIVAL MUGS WITH $AVINGS ON
REFILLS WITH ENTRY DURING EVENT!
See rules attached
I/we agree to participate in the Lehigh Spring Festival Horseshoe Tournament 2012
I/we also have read and will obey all the rules set forth during the Tournament.
X ____________________________________ Date:_______________
Lehigh Spring Festival Horseshoe Tournament
728 Chemstrand St.
Lehigh Acres Fl. 33974
For more info contact
ED HOLSCHER 239-980-1276
Or visit www.LehighSpringFestival.com
LEHIGH SOUTHERN RULES
Sec. 5.1: Games can be played on Doubles Team basis.
Sec. 5.2: A regulation game consists of the pitching of ( 21) points and must be won by (2) in all contests.
Sec. 5.3: Choice of Pitch. - Choice of first pitch shall be determined by the toss of a coin or shoe. In successive games between the same players, the loser shall have choice.
Sec. 5.4:PLAY OF THE GAME AND VALUE OF THE SHOE
Section A. Innings The game is broken down into innings. Each inning consists of four pitched shoes, two by each contestant.
Section B. Value of the Shoe
1. Ringer - A ringer is a shoe which comes to rest encircling the stake. A straightedge touching both points or any part of the heel calks of the shoe must clear (not touch) the stake in order for a shoe to be declared a ringer. A ringer has a value of three points.
2. Shoe in Count - A shoe which is not a ringer but comes to rest with any portion of it within 6 inches of any part of the stake is a shoe in count. A shoe in count has a value of one point. A "leaner", or any other shoe which is touching the stake (but not a ringer), is considered a shoe in count and has a value of one point.
3. Shoe Out of Count - A shoe which comes to rest further than 6 inches from the stake is a shoe out of count and has no scoring value. A shoe which is declared to be a foul shoe (see Section H) is considered to be a shoe out of count (no matter where it comes to rest).
Section C. Delivery of Shoes
1. The contestant pitching first shall deliver both shoes (one at a time) and then the other contestant shall deliver both shoes (one at a time). A contestant may deliver the shoes from either the left or right platform but, in any one inning, both shoes must be delivered from the same platform. A contestant shall pitch the entire tournament with the same hand or arm, except in the case of a medical emergency.
2. A contestant shall deliver both shoes within 30 seconds. The time shall start when the contestant steps onto the platform with the intention of pitching. (As opposed to retrieving shoes or removing foreign material from the platform).
NOTE: Extra time taken to repair a damaged shoe by filing a burr, etc., or a delay resulting from a distraction not caused by the contestants, shall not be penalized.
Sec. 5.5: In delivering the shoe the pitcher must stand within the pitcher's platform.
Sec. 5.6: A player, when not pitching, must remain on the opposite side of the stake to the player in action and to the rear of the pitchers platform. (Refer to 2.9 and diagram)
Sec. 5.7: No contestant shall walk to the opposite stake or be informed of the position of shoes prior to the completion of an inning.
Sec. 5.8: Broken Shoes - When a shoe lands in fair territory, and is broken in separate parts, it shall be removed and the contestant allowed to pitch another shoe in its place.
Sec. 5.9: All fair shoes will be counted where they lay, even though they may have been hit by a foul or a fair shoe.
Sec. 5.10: Foul Lines. - Any shoe delivered while the pitcher's foot extends on or over the raised foul line shall be declared foul and removed from counting distance.
Sec. 5.11: In delivering a shoe, the pitcher must remain behind the foul line until the shoe has left their hand.
Sec. 5.12: A foul shoe shall not be scored or credited.
Sec. 5.13: Foul Shoes. - A shoe pitched while the contestant stands beyond the box foul line limits. A shoe striking outside the opposite pitching box or on the hard surface area when courts are so constructed.
Sec. 5.14: Foul shoes will be removed from the pitchers box.
Sec. 5.15: A shoe must be pitched over if it hits the tent or any foreign object. (Providing it is less than 12 feet high.)
Sec. 5.16: Measurements. - Measurements to determine points scored shall be made with official device and straight edge.
Sec. 5.17: Conduct of player and members.- No contestant, while opponent is in pitching position, shall make any remark or utter any sounds within the hearing of opponent, nor make any movement that does or might interfere with the opponent's playing.
Penalty: Both shoes of the offender shall be declared foul in the inning complained of.
Sec. 5.18: Any Horseshoe Pitchers who indulges in heckling or unfair rooting against a pitcher in a tournament or league play, whether with malicious intent or otherwise, shall be expelled from Fair grounds..
Sec. 5.19: Any player repeatedly violating rules or guilty of un-sportsmanlike conduct may be barred from further participation in the contest. 1st offense - warning, 2nd offense - disqualified without refund of money.
Sec. 5.20: N0 gambling or wagering of any sort allowed.