Eastern Pennsylvania Horseshoe Pitchers Association:

EPHPA Rules and Regulations


Rules and Regulations for Eastern PA Horseshoes are as follows

1. A $15.00 fee will be required for all Eastern PA tournaments in 2014. The State Tournaments may be different. $2.00 from each entry fee at all tournaments [except State Tournaments] is to be given to the Treasurer for use in future State Tournaments. Juniors fee is $5.00.

2. The NHPA Card fee is- Adults $25.00 [NHPA dues $17.00 + Eastern PA dues $8.00]

Juniors $8.00 [NHPA dues $5.00 + Eastern PA dues $3.00 ]

3. The NHPA dress code will be strictly enforced. [One warning only]

4. All tournament directors will have at their discretion the option of having separate 30 and 40 classes. Classes with a ringer % spread of 15 points or more may be handicapped at 80%. Handicapped classes can be 30, 40 or 50 shoe games.

5. Opponents will be seated according to current NATSTATS averages.

6. The Eastern PA Points Championship will award points for each position in every class at all outdoor Eastern PA completed tournaments [except State Tournaments]. Standings will be posted at each tournament by the tournament director. The most current standings will be on the Eastern PA webpage at www.pennshoes.com.

1st Place-----------------------------------------------------$100.00 plus a Plate

2nd Place----------------------------------------------------$75.00 plus a Plate

3rd Place----------------------------------------------------$50.00 plus a Plate

7. All pitchers must pay $1.00 per game to scorekeepers in all Eastern PA sanctioned tournaments.

8. Pitchers are not allowed to practice at a tournament until the time is announced by the tournament director. Directors will allow a minimum of 20 minutes warm up before the start of the class.

[Most of our directors use the telephone to call with starting times. It is important to have an up to date number on our member list. Contact Dave Holliday if a number change is required. [It would also help if your answering machine would identify you. ]