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NEXT EVENT:
Aug. 24 (SUNDAY)1:00-4:00PM: The Glad Tiding Church Men’s Ministry: is having a horseshoe tournament and barbeque.
It’s on Sunday, 8/24, from about 1:00 to 4:00 (or thereabouts; however long it takes to run the tournament).
It's a private event but anyone interested can call Matt Lusher (SFHPC Secretary) at 425-922-9519 to confirm space available.
$10 entry fee. Round Robin format. 40 shoe games.


Aug.130th (Sat) Noon: MEDA SF - Horseshoe Picnic
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Sept.13th (Saturday)N: Reserved for private group bbq/tournament.

Sept.14th (SUNDAY!!)Noon: Lord of the Ringer 6- LOTR6! Horseshoe Tournament & Skate JAM.
Note the date! It is on a SUNDAY. Sign in at 11AM, start time Noon. Team Doubles : $10 per player.

Oct.18th (Sat)9:30 AM-2 PM: Golden Gate Classic Horseshoe Tournament. NCHPA League Tournament

Questions:
Contact Peter@sfhorseshoepitching.com
SFHPC Logo B-R-YThe San Francisco Horseshoe Pitching Club is a place for local horseshoe pitchers to find other horseshoe pitchers, where to play in the City, and how to participate in regional and national tournaments sponsored by the NCHPA and NHPA.If you are looking for other local players to play horseshoes with go to the SFHPC Members page and join this website or contact another player listed there.
Visit the other pages of this website for information about organized horseshoe pitching throughout Northern California, instructional videos, places to find
professional equipment, and other horseshoe related links. BEST of the BAY 2010!!! - SF Weekly!
Listed as one of the Best Places to Recreate in GG Park!
CLUB NIGHT & DAYS: Golden Gate Park
WINTER Hours: Subject to cancellation due to weather and court conditions.
Fridays: 4:30 pm - dusk pm There is a group of members that are regularly pitching on Friday afternoons
Saturdays: Noon - dusk pm Pick-up match, round robin tournament with whoever shows up. No experience necessary.
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Click on photos to View more Historic Photographs courtesy of the Tom O'Brien Family on the History Page
The 1962 Welcome Committee!
Welcome 1962 NCHP
Golden Gate Park -With Historic Club House (now burned down and gone)- Group of players in front of Club House

See Historic Photos Album for additional Historic photographs from the original Golden Gate Horseshoe Club in 1976 and 1981.
Gavin Newsom & Brian Simmons
Mayor Gavin Newsom (current CA Lt. Governor) w/ World Champion Brian Simmons at the 1st Annual Guardsmen SF Horseshoe Pitching Tournament and rededication of Golden Gate Horseshoe Courts 2009.
Dale Koistinen - 2012 World Champion
2012 World Champion Dale Koistinen!
Congratulations Dale! Dale lives in Oakland and is a retired school teacher.
He had 15 wins with no losses in his Mens I1 Class group in Knoxville, Tenn. with a 41.5% tournament ringer average.
Dale became an Associate Member of the San Francisco Horseshoe Pitching Club last year....Hmmm..
If YOU join the SFHPC who knows??? Maybe you'll be the next World Champion!

NEXT TOURNAMENTS:
First Saturdays: Noon - 4 pm: 1st Saturday of the Month Challenge Tournament & BBQ.
* No more 1st Saturday Tournaments scheduled for 2014.*
Every 1st Saturday of the Month during the summer (May-Aug) is an open challenge tournament and bbq.
Show up at noon and toss your name in a hat.
Teams will be drawn at random for a single elimination tournament. ... Cost of entry is pitching in for BBQ & beer.
Contact Bill Gardner for more info: gardner.bill37@yahoo.com
Golden Gate Park Horseshoe Pits
The May 4th DERBY DAY PARTY kicked off another season of monthly matches on the 1st Saturday of each month.
Like last year, we’ll supply the BBQ, Beer, Blues and a trophy. You can take it to work to show off and brag about for a whole month.
So get out there and practice all you can….. Then plan to be there on Derby Day. We’ll draw names from a hat to choose teams.
Pitching in $15 per person will help cover the cost of the food and beer.
Sign up by Noon……. Start time around 1:30 Questions/info…call Bill @ 370-9284

2014
July 22, 2014 (TUES): California State Firefighers Olympics Horseshoe Tournament
Come out and watch some of the State's best horseshoe pitching fire fighters! Starts at 10 AM


Photos of the Tournament: Singles Tournament followed by a Doubles Tournament.
It was a great day. Happy to have fire fighters from across the state in SF pitching horseshoes.
SFHPC member and SF Firefighter Jamie Boyle hosted a great event.

2014 CSFF Olympics -1

2014 CSFF Olympics-2


Sept.14th (SUNDAY)Noon:Lord of the Ringer 6- LOTR6! Horseshoe Tournament & Skate JAM.
Presented by Bloodwizard Skateboards:
"The most evil skateboard/horseshoe event ever!"
Sign ups for horseshoes at 11 am- $10 Teams of 2- if you don't have a partner there will be singles there to team up with.
Starts at High Noon
Double Elimination tournament.
Games to 21.
Cancellation horseshoes
Cash Prizes & Trophies
Skate Jam
Free to skate
Best trick

Oct.18th (Sat)9:30 AM-2 PM: Golden Gate Classic Horseshoe Tournament. NCHPA League Tournament



2013

Hockey & Horseshoes 2013
Group Photo SF Bulls Hockey & Horseshoes Tournament Nov. 23, 2013
Hockey-Horseshoe Banner
Where To Play:
[Untitled] Golden Gate Park Horseshoe Pits Stern Grove Horseshoe Pits

Horseshoe Courts Revival

LATEST NEWS:
SF BULLS HOCKEY & HORSESHOES at the COW PALACE
ATTENTION ***CHANGE OF VENUE***

AS OF LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON THE BULLS CALLED AND SAID THE RODEO ARENA
IS SWAMPED AND MUDDY AFTER THE RAINS AND ASKED US TO PLAY ELSEWHERE
We will play at Goldent Gate Park and caravan to the Hockey Game afterwards.
We still have our beer sponsors Alaskan Brewing Co & Mendocino Brewing Co., we'll have out the BBQ,
and have prizes from the Bulls that I'll pick up in the morning. SORRY.
Tickets: www.sfbulls.com/sfhorseshoes
Use this link for combo Hockey/Horseshoe tickets. (Not the general Bulls ticket)
See Tournament Schedule below for more details.
Nov. 23rd (Sat) 2PM - 5 PM: SF BULLS HOCKEY & HORSESHOES at the COW PALACE!SF BullsSFHPC is partnering with the SF Bulls professional hockey team for a day of horseshoes and hockey at the Cow Palace!!
Hockey-Horseshoe BannerThe SF Bull have just started their 2nd season playing at the Cow Palace.
On Saturday November 23rd the SF Bulls take on the Utah Grizzlies.
Doors open at 6:00 PM and puck drops at 7:30 PM. We will be holding a pre-game horseshoe tournament
in the Cow Palace **CHANGE- arena is rained out - We'll play and Golden Gate Park and then go to the game afterwards.
[**outdoor rodeo arena next to the Main Cow Palace building***]. Buy a ticket to the hockey game
and be entered to play in our tournament! Use the following link to purchase your ticket and support the SFHPC.
The SF Bulls can ONLY keep track of tickets associated with the horseshoes if ordered using the above link.
You can select the section you want to sit in. Buy your tickets early to get the best seating options.
We will set up horseshoe pits in the outdoor arena for an open recreational doubles horseshoe tournament.
Come early, and start tailgating and playing horseshoes with us and then head inside for the hockey game.
More info and details to come...stay tuned.

Cow Palace Map


Oct 19th (Sat) 9AM - 1 pm: Northern California Horseshoe Pitching Association national sanctioned tournament.This is our second of two NCHPA sanctioned tournaments this year.
Sign in is by 9:30 AM. You must be in the National Horseshoe Pitching Association to play and be qualified.
Qualifying requires tossing 100 shoes to determine your 'ringer average' and where to rank you. We can do that for you tonight, or before the tournament starts.
Just ask me or someone from the SF Horseshoe Pitching Club to watch you toss your 100.
The tournament will be handicapped. That means, you have a chance of winning even if you play someone a lot better because they have to spot you points depending on how much higher their ringer average is.
We will break the tournament into groups based upon rankings. Each group will play a round robin tournament to determine the winner. It will be singles play, not team.
Entry fee: $10
Winner of each Group : $20 ; 2nd place $10.
Prizes: Patches and tournament plaque nameplates.
Coffee & doughnuts provided.
Annual membership dues are $35/yr. $27 goes to the Nor Cal and National Associations, ...we get a whopping $8 for the SFHPC!!!
You can register and pay the day of the tournament. Even if you can't make this tournament, please consider joining the club to give us your support.
There are over 150 tournaments in Northern California alone that you can play in as well as National Tournaments across the US.
If you haven't seen or played in a sanctioned tournament before, it's a lot of fun and a good chance to see some really great horseshoe pitching.
If you want to see how good you really are, here is your chance!
If you have any questions about this, send me an email.
Sept. 14th (Sat) Noon: Lord of the Ringer V Horseshoe Tournament / Skate Jam
LOTR5 1st Place
Bill Gardner & Mario Avila - 1st Place!

LOTR5 2nd Place
Steve & Jim Canning - 2nd Place!

LOTR5-3rd Place




Just ANNOUNCED! Next weekend. The tournament that started it all is BACK for it's 5th straight year.
As everyone knows who's been before this is a great event. Come play horseshoes, win cash and prizes, and watch or ride your board between games.
See photo's & video's of past LOTR's at the bottom of this page.
This is a double elimination doubles tournament. So bring a partner. If you you don't have a partner we'll find one for you.
Horseshoes will be provided if you don't have your own.
See you there!
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June 29th (Sat) 9AM - 1 pm:
Northern California Horseshoe Pitching Association national sanctioned tournament.
June 29th is our first of two NCHPA sanctioned tournaments this year.
Sign in is by 9:30 AM. You must be in the National Horseshoe Pitching Association to play and be qualified.
Qualifying requires tossing 100 shoes to determine your 'ringer average' and where to rank you. We can do that for you tonight, or before the tournament starts.
Just ask me or someone from the SF Horseshoe Pitching Club to watch you toss your 100.
We'll be at the courts on Wednesday cleaning up and preparing the courts for Saturday. If you want to come help and we can qualify you then.
The tournament will be handicapped. That means, you have a chance of winning even if you play someone a lot better because they have to spot you points depending on how much higher their ringer average is.
We will break the tournament into groups based upon rankings. Each group will play a round robin tournament to determine the winner. It will be singles play, not team.
Entry fee: $10
Winner of each Group : $20 ; 2nd place $10.
Annual membership dues are $35/yr. $27 goes to the Nor Cal and National Associations, ...we get a whopping $8 for the SFHPC!!!
You can register and pay the day of the tournament. Even if you can't make this tournament, please consider joining the club to give us your support.
There are over 150 tournaments in Northern California alone that you can play in as well as National Tournaments across the US.
If you haven't seen or played in a sanctioned tournament before, it's a lot of fun and a good chance to see some really great horseshoe pitching.
If you have any questions about this, send me an email.
Oct. 20 (Sat) 9:30 AM: GOLDEN GATE CLASSIC - NCHPA Return to Golden Gate Park Horseshoe Tournament!Come join us for the Northern California Horseshoe Pitching Associations first sactioned full National Tournament hosted by a San Francisco based club in San Francisco in 23 YEARS!!!This Tourament will be hosted by the SFHPC. You must be a registered member of the NCHPA and qualified to pitch in this tournament since you must have a qualified ringer percentage rating to participate. The SFHPC became a member club in the Northern California Horseshoe Pitching Association at the end of 2011.
We will provide opportunities for SFHPC members to join the NCHPA and toss 100 horseshoes in order to establish your initial ringer percentage.
If you do not have a ringer average don't worry, you can become qualified the Day of the Event. Just show up a little early and we'll get you qualified.
Who you play in the tournament is based upon your ringer percentage and games can be handicapped. Tournament will follow official NHPA rules.
Players will be grouped to compete against players of similar skill level (ringer average %) in a round robin within your classification.
Prizes, raffles, and great competition. This tournament will be drawing players from all over the State of California and out of State.
Spectators are FREE! Come watch and play with some of the best horseshoe pitchers in the State. Have you ever wondered how good you really are? Come play and find out!
Tournament Entry Fee: $10/person
SFHPC Membership: $8/person per year
NCHPA/NHPA Dues: $27/person per year
Never played before? Want to give it a try? Come out and get some pointers from the pro's. We will have horseshoes available for people wanting to play.
Contact peter@sfhorseshoepitching.com if you have any questions.
***The San Francisco Horseshoe Pitching Club has joined the National Horseshoe Pitching Association !! ***
We are an 'official' club for the 2012 Golden Gate Classic, the 1st nationally sanctioned SF tournament hosted by an SF Club in 23 years!!
You must be a member of the NHPA to participate in sanctioned tournaments.
Annual Membership in the SFHPC will be $35/year. $27 goes to State & National Dues, $8 will go to the club fund.
You will obtain a qualified ringer average and be able compete in your ringer average class at tournaments across the state and country.
There are over 150 tournaments a year across Northern California a year.
Join the SFHPC and help support the continued restoration and maintenance of these public horseshoe courts.
Email peter@sfhorseshoepitching.com to join or for more information.
SF Rec & Park Logo
The Golden Gate Classic and future SFHPC tournaments are being brought to you by the partnership the San Francisco Horseshoe Pitching Club is forming with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department in a committed effort to build community relationships that assist in the restoration and maintenance of our city's park facilities. We are restoring our corner of the Park and welcome everyone to participate and enjoy this historic public facility by playing the sport it was created for in 1922. We gratefully thank the SFRPD management and staff for their assistance and support in restoring the Horseshoe Courts and making events like this possible.
We are a park partner with the San Francisco Parks Alliance and a member of the non profit Friends of the Oak Woodlands-Golden Gate Park.
Join this website! Click on the SIGN UP! button at the top right of the page and follow the instructions!
It's FREE. Meet other players and support horseshoe pitching in San Francisco!
If you don't want to sign up on this club website but still want to meet other player just send me (pznkz) an email at peter@sfhorseshoepitching.com and I'll let you know when and where we'll be playing.
NEED HORSESHOES?? Visit Kimmy's NHPA Horseshoe Shop for all your horseshoe equipment needs. Tell them SFHPC sent you.
Contact us if your organization would like to have a tournament. We have enough horseshoes and equipement to facilitate a large group or event.
Sept. 22nd (Sat) Noon-5 pm: 2nd Annual Cal Poly SLO Alumni Tournament & BBQ!
1st Place 2012 CPA Tournament
1st Place - Team Bimbos: Jim & Steve Canning
2nd Place 2012 CPA Tournament
2nd Place - Team Horseshoes & Beer: John Mendoza & Elias
3rd Place 2012 CPA Tournament
3rd Place-Team Alaskan: Dan Schnieder & Joe Peters
THANK YOU! Alaskan Brewing Co. - our beer sponsor.
CPA2 - Tee Off Bar & Grill
Tee Off Bar & Grill BBQ pork & slaw waffle cones
Tee Off Bar & Grill Tee Off Bar & Grill BBQ Pork & Slaw waffle cones
CPA2 CPA2 Brackets and Trophies CPA2
The 2nd Annual Cal Poly Alumni Tournament and BBQ! Several members of our horseshoe club turned out to be alumni from Cal Poly SLO...So we decided to throw a party and invite all former alumni as well as anyone else who wants to come out and join us. Proceeds are going to the SFHPC for the continued restoration and maintenance of the Golden Gate Park Horseshoe Courts. The SFHPC saved and restored the Golden Gate horseshoe courts and are continuing our efforts to restore them. We are welcome our new SFHPC Tournament Beer Sponsor - Alaskan Brewing Co.!
As well as San Francisco's favorite "5 Star Dive Bar" the Tee-Off Bar & Grill as a new sponsor!
The Tee Off was featured on the Food Networks, Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. See video below.
Owners Paul & Krystal will be serving up one of their signature bbq pork creations and other savory offerings!
The Tee Off is a great bar with great food across the street from the Lincoln Park Golf Course.
Alaskan Brewery will be serving a selection of their delicious cold brews to wash down the 5 Star BBQ between your horseshoe matches!
This is going to be a tournament not to miss! Great Food, Great Beer, Great time playing horseshoes....and great people.
This is an OPEN tournament to the PUBLIC. You do NOT have to be an alumni of Cal Poly.
AWARDS & CASH PRIZES!!!
Tournament will be limited to the FIRST 36 Teams to register early!
Click on Tournament EVITE to register. Register to reserve your team spot! Pay on the day of the event when you sign in.
or email me at peter@sfhorseshoepitching.com
Walk-ons are welcome but only pre-registered team spots will be reserved.
Sign-in by 11:00 AM !!!!
We will provide horseshoes if you don't have them.
Tournament Format:
Group Round Robin, with games to 21, win by two, leaners COUNT as 2pts, cancellation horseshoes, no slop.
Six Groups of six teams each. (everyone plays at least 5 matches) Winner of each Group & two wild cards advance to an 8 slot single elimination bracket.
Wild Card teams will be the 2nd place group finisher with the highest total points without winning the group.
NCHPA members welcome, declare your average when registering. Teams with a combined NatStat average over 40% will be split with a random draw partner.
Tournament registration includes participation in the tournament and a food and beverage ticket.
Spectators and non-playing guests will be allowed to register for just the barbecue alone at a separate cost. Includes lunch, and beer.

DATE: Saturday, Sept. 22
SIGN IN: By 11:00 AM
TIME: Start: 11:30AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Golden Gate Park Horseshoe Courts, San Francisco, Calif. (map)
COST: Doubles Team (Entry into Tournament + barbecue + beer) – $40
Barbecue + Beer Only (Single Person) – $15
Tee Off Bar and Grill Alaskan Brewing Co logo
San Francisco Horseshoe Pitching Club - San Francisco Horseshoe Pitching
Round Robin Group Format Card for 6 Teams - Each team plays 5 games; winner advances to finals.

Tee Off Bar & Grill 3129 Clement St(between 32nd Ave & 33rd Ave) (415) 752-5439
Sept. 1st (Sat) Noon: Lord of the Ringer IV Horseshoe Tournament / Skate Jam
1st Place LOTR 4
1st Place: Gino Rinaldi & Peter Zepponi
2nd Place LOTR 4
2nd Place: Jim & Steve Canning
3rd Place LOTR 4
3rd Place: Jon Bastian & Karoline
LOTR 4 bracket
32 team bracket & just some of the cool prizes
Alaskan Brewing Co
Alaskan Brewing Co. - Our offical Beer Sponsor- Great!
LOTR4
Good Times!
LOTR4 - Skate Jam
Horseshoe Tournament / Skate Jam
LOTR4 - Skate Jam
LOTR 4 -
LOTR4 - Skate Jam Prizes
LOTR 4- The CASH & Prizes...+ a lot of other great prizes!!

Blood Wizard Skateboards presents their 4th Annual Lord of the Ringer IV! Come play at the Tournament that STARTED IT ALL!
The LOTR #1 was the first SFHPC co-sponsored tournament that kicked off the revitalization of these courts. -
Check out the History pages to see us digging the abandoned pits out of the hillside!!
Tournament starts at Noon sharp. Come early to warm up and register. $20 per team. Double's team tournament.
We are welcoming our new SFHPC Tournament Beer Sponsor - Alaskan Brewing Co.!
Also check out a preview of the 1st Place hardware! Custom designed BloodWizard Skateboards artwork! + cash + swag
Alaskan Brewing Co logo LOTR4 Prize





LOTR4 flyer
Sept. 9 (Sat): 4th Annual Guardsmen SF Horseshoe Tournament & BBQ
****CANCELLED********CANCELLED********CANCELLED****
We just received notice that the Guardsmen are cancelling this years tournament.
The extremely high costs of SF Rec & Park permit fees have made it prohibitively expensive.
We hope that we can have them continue the tradition they began with this tournament again next year.
The SFHPC and Friends of the Oakwoodlands -GGP are working with SF Rec & Park to correct this problem.
If you want to email the Guardsmen to thank them for their tournaments, and tremendous amount of volunteer labor and financial assistance in
restoring the horseshoe courts to their current playable condition please do so. Also if you've enjoyed one of their tournaments in the past, let them
know that you'd like to see them continue the annual event.
Email: info@guardsmen.org
August 4th (Sat) 4:00 pm : V-O-Cal TournamentThree Day trail building event with overnight camping next to the horseshoe courts!
Following Saturday's trail building we will host an informal horseshoe tournament for all the volunteers who wish to participate.
We anticipate 100 - 150 trail building volunteers. Sign up to volunteer and get:A rare chance to camp overnight in GG Park! Free Food!On-Site Trail building training,
V-O-Cal Flyer
Meet new people, Project Momento, Music ...AND horseshoe pitching in the afternoon & evening.More INFO and registration at www.v-o-cal.org V-O-Cal Flyer
May 19 (Sat) 1:00 PM: SF Parks Alliance - Love Your Parks Day!
In conjunction with San Francisco Parks Alliance's "Love Your Parks Day", we will hold an informal horseshoe tournament for anyone who wants to come out an try playing some horseshoes. SFPA is the SFHPC's non-profit park partner for physical improvements in and around the horseshoe courts. SFPA is also our fiscal sponsor on the two grant applications we have recently submitted for facility improvements along with the Friends of the Oak Woodlands - GGP. Click here for info on 'Love your park Day' in the Oak Woodlands. There will be a tour and work party from 9:30 AM-1:00PM beginning at the Dalia Dell. (across from the horseshoe courts).
April 14 (Sat): SF Parks Alliance & SFHPC Oak Woodlands and Horseshoe Court Tour
SFPA sponsored a public walking tour, with guides from the Friends of the Oak Woodlands-GGP and the SFHPC to show the restoration work, and route of the new Park Bond trail through the surrounding Oak Woodlands.
March 30: New Grant Applications
On Friday March 30th we submitted two Community Challenge Grant applications. The first was a revised application to finalize the Grant Award originally recieved with the SF Guardsmen as our Fiscal Sponsor. Since then we have created a non-profit Community Organization called the Friends of the Oak Woodlands - Golden Gate Park who is a park partner with SF Parks Alliance. We revised the Grant to transfer the fiscal sponsorship to the SFPA. The Grant is targeted on new backstop railings to increase spectator safety. The 2nd Community Challenge Grant Application is for the restoration of the fallen "Horse" sculpture and "Horseshoe Pitcher" man. The pieces of the the Horse which collapsed last year have been collected and stored at a Park Maintenance site.
Oct. 22 (Sat) 9:30 AM: GOLDEN GATE CLASSIC - NCHPA Return to Golden Gate Park Horseshoe Tournament!Come join us for the Norther California Horseshoe Pitching Associations first sactioned full National Tournament in San Francisco in 22 YEARS!!!This Tourament will be hosted by the Half Moon Bay Horseshoe Club along with the SFHPC. Please visit their club or website. You must be a registered member of the NCHPA and qualified to pitch in this tournament since you must have a qualified ringer percentage rating to participate. The SFHPC is in the process of becoming a member club in the Northern California Horseshoe Pitching Association prior to this tournament. We will provide opportunities for SFHPC members to join the NCHPA and toss 100 horseshoes in order to establish your initial ringer percentage. Who you play in the tournament is based upon your ringer percentage and games can be handicapped. Tournament will follow official NHPA rules. Players will be grouped to compete against players of similar skill level (ringer average %) in a round robin within your classification. Prizes, raffles, and great competition. This tournament will be drawing players from all over the State of California and out of State. Come watch and play with some of the best horseshoe pitchers in the State. Have you ever wondered how good you are? Come play and find out! Stay tuned for more information!
Contact peter@sfhorseshoepitching.com if you have any questions.
SF Rec & Park Logo
The Golden Gate Classic and future SFHPC tournaments are being brought to you by the partnership the San Francisco Horseshoe Pitching Club is forming with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department in a committed effort to build community relationships that assist in the restoration and maintenance of our city's park facilities. We are restoring our corner of the Park and welcome everyone to participate and enjoy this historic public facility by playing the sport it was created for in 1922. We gratefully thank the SFRPD management and staff for their assistance and support in restoring the Horseshoe Courts and making events like this possible.
Sept. 10 (Sat): 3rd Annual Guardsmen SF Horseshoe Tournament & BBQ
Another Fantastic Tournament held by the Guardsmen of San Francisco!!! We filled the courts and had a great day with both A & B divison play drawing first time players as well as a couple of former World Champion pitchers!! A delicious smoked BBQ by the Guardsmen and Beer Garden donated by Sierra Nevada Brewery. This year they provided a nice selection of different beers to select from! A Special Thank You to Damon Bruce from Sports Radio KNBR 1050AM noon-3PM who was the Master of Ceremony, and SF Rec & Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg who came out to support all of our hard work bringing top quality horseshoe pitching back to San Francisco. Thanks to Kimmy Stockli, Current and 5 x California State Women's Champion.
2011 Guardsmen - Bruce & Ginsburg
KNBR's Damon Bruce & SFRPD General Mgr. Phil Ginsburg
2011 Guardsmen Tournament - Sierra Nevada Beer Garden
Sponsor Sierra Nevada Beer Garden!!!
2011 Guardsmen - BBQ
World Famous Guardsmen Smoker BBQ
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Peter Zepponi 4th place finisher w/ Gino Rinaldi
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Kone Elevator Team
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Marc Gille of the Guardsmen - Tournament Organizer
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5x Calif State Champion Kimmy Stockli talking with KNBR's Damon Bruce -
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Kids enjoying the historic horseshoe sculpture by Vet Anderson - recently restored by SFHPC and Greco Granite
2011 Guardsmen Tournament 1st Place A division
1st Place! Sue & Travis Sluys ( former jr. world champion) Mac Watters (Guardsmen)
2011 Guardsmen Tournament 2nd Place
2nd Place: Bill Terry &
Mac Watters (Guardsmen)
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3rd Place: _ & Jeff Williams ( former Jr world champion)
2011 Guardsmen Tournament-1st Place B division
1st Place B Division: Brian Robinson & ____
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Gino R. & ? checking the score
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Registration includes tournament play and food & beverages. Also on site will be multiple California State Women's Horseshoe Pitching Champion Kimmy Stockli for pitching demonstrations and instruction. Visit www.kimmyshorseshoeshop.com for all your horseshoe pitching needs. Contact her and she can bring your new 'pro' shoes with her!
Kimmy just won the California State championship again over Labor Day weekend in Bakersfield. Nice Job!
The Guardsmen and the San Francisco Horseshoe Pitching Club proudly announce the 3rd Annual Horseshoe Tournament at the historic Horseshoe Courts in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. On Saturday, September 10th, we continue on the momentum of last year's great event; and will be hosting the 3rd Annual Horseshoe Tournament. This event will be a 64 team, double elimination horseshoe tournament, BBQ sandwiches, Sierra Nevada beer garden, with KNBR's Damon Bruce as the master of ceremonies. Registration is $50 per two player team and $15 per spectator (both include food and beverage). Play starts at 11:30am (come 1/2 hour prior to register) Spots are quickly filling-up! Register today at http://guardsmen.org/sfhorseshoetournament/ to guarantee a spot!If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marc Gille at mgille@hotmail.com.
2011 Gurardmen Tournament Flyer
Damon Bruce Show 1050 KNBR Damon Bruce PR photo


July 30th 2011 (Sat): Round #2 East Bay Masters of Ken Baker's East Bay Summer Series in LIVERMORE. SFHPC's Gino Rinaldi & Peter Zepponi, Team: 006 face tough competition and take 3rd Place and take home several lbs of thick cut apple smoked bacon! Thanks to EBSS and Prime Smoked Meats! EBSS 2011 Round 1SFHPC will be representing the 415. Ken Baker hosts a really fun series of horseshoes! Check it out. go. peter@sfhorseshoepitching.com
Contact: Ken Baker,, (925) 980-0083 (925) 980-0083
email: kbaker@eastbaysummerseries.com
www.eastbaysummerseries.com
Save the Dates:
June 11 2011 - Kick Off
July 30, 2011 - Eastbay masters - sponsored by: Prime Smoked Meats (mmmm Bacon!)
Sept. 17, 2011 - Finals : sponsored by: Mission Cigar & Pipe (Pleasanton)
Double Elimination
$15 per person
Leaner’s 2 points
Follow Your Shoes
Warm-ups 10:00am
Tournament starts at 11:30am



June 18th : Lord of the Ringer III Horseshoe Tournament / Skate JamLOTR3 FlyerBlood Wizard Skateboards presents their 3rd Annual Lord of the Ringer III. Kimmy Stockli, 3 x women's California State Champion and owner of Kimmy's Horseshoe Shop was there and brought several items from her online horseshoe supply store. Visit www.kimmyshorseshoeshop.comTeam Knocked Up! from the East Bay Summer Series went UNDEFEATED to win1st place and title of LORD OF THE RINGER for 2011! Kevin Grimes and his pregnant wife were a force to beat....although...there were some protests that it was an unfair advantage being 3 against 2!
Jeff Williams and his partner fought hard and took home 2nd Place after barely squeaking by last year's Lord of the Ringer Champions Team 006, Peter Zepponi & Gino Rinaldi.
Team 006 was up 21 - 20, but with the 'must win by 2 rule' invoked, Williams shut the door with a six pack and moved onto the finals leaving 006 in 3rd place.
One of the most memorable matches of the day was 006 vs. the East Bay Summer Series team 'Harder Than a *****'s Heart'. HTAWH had a massive 17-2 lead over team 006 but could not close the deal and was crushed 21-17 without being able to score another point!!! A loss not soon to be forgotten for sure...I bet they'll be looking for a rematch in Livermore on July 3oth.
Another Great Tournament & Skate Jam put on by Blood Wizards' Rico Castro & Justin Visser!
Thanks!
pz

1st Place!!!
Team: Knocked Up - Mr & Mrs Grimes + jr.
LOTR3-1st Place
2nd Place!!
Team: 4 Dead - (?) & Jeff WilliamsLOTR3-2nd Place

LOTR3 trophy
3rd Place!
Team: 006 - Peter Zepponi & Gino RinaldiLOTR3- 3rd Place
LOTR3 - skate jam LOTR3 - overview from above
LOTR3 - The Brackets & Stockli
5x California Champion Kimmy Stockli
LOTR3 - Jeff Williams in finals
Jeff Williams - former Jr. World Champion



May 18, 2011: The first steps were taken today by SF Rec & Park to restore the restrooms and maintenance closet! After being closed for 20 years, SFRPD has begun to evaluate the current state of the facilities. SFHPC and the Friends of the Oakwoodlands are partnering with Parks Trust to pursue additional grant funding in order to continue the restoration of the horseshoe courts and surrounding amenities as well as the Oak Woodlands and trails.
May 14th (Sat) Noon-5 pm: Cal Poly SLO Alumni Tournament & BBQ!
Cal Poly Alumni Association
The was the First Annual Horseshoe Pitching Tournament and BBQ organized by the SFHPC and the Cal Poly Alumni Association.
This was a charity fundraiser open doubles tournament to support the CPAA Bay Area Scholarship Program.
All players welcome, not just Cal Poly Alumni.
BBQ tickets will be also available for non-playing adult and children spectators. Sign up, bring your family and enjoy a day in Golden Gate Park.
You are encouraged to pre-register even for the just the BBQ so we can plan accordingly.
Online Registration is now open at http://sfsjcpaahorseshoe2011.eventbrite.com/
DETAILS:
Two person team double elimination tournament.
Registration $50/team (aka $25 per person) includes full BBQ and beverages.
Matches to 21 pts, "Leaners" will count as 2 pts.
NO SLOP allowed unless agreed upon by both teams prior to match. (bouncing off concrete, backboards, or in front of the pit is a foul shoe and must be pulled)
No handicap Open Tournament.
First 16 teams to loose two matches move to B division bracket to play for King of the Rookie.
Top 16 teams play for championship!!
PRIZES for winners!!! Raffles all day. Cal Poly stuff! Cal Poly Wine! and wine donated by Kinero Winery
Full BBQ and beer.
Horseshoes will be provided, but bring your own if you've got 'em.
More details to come, online registration is available at the Cal Poly SF-San Jose Chapter website listed below.
http://sfsjcpaahorseshoe2011.eventbrite.com/
Nov. 19, 2010: SFHPC in the National News! on PBS NewsHours with Jim Lehrer.
On Thursday Nov. 18, the producers of PBS NewsHour contacted me to get some horseshoe pitching footage to open and close a piece on the Bay Area's ranked ballot voting system.
So that afternoon I met them at the GG Park Horseshoe Courts to shoot some footage. And for the record...they told me to MISS! Thanks to Gloria Koch-Gonzalas , GG Park Director, and the office of the General Manager for rapidly mobilizing to clear out a dozen or so piles of debris, glass, rocks, trash etc that SFHPC members had swept and raked up the day before during a volunteer clean up.
PBS NEWSHOUR VIDEO (Click to Watch) ...the most interesting parts are from 0:10 - 0:18 and 7:20 -7:28.
Some photos of the clean up before the PBS film shoot and of the filming:
PBS Newshour PBS Newshour PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Peter Zepponi pitching for PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Peter Zepponi pitching for PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour


Nov. 16, 2010: Horse Sculpture Restoration: Thomas Sperow is continuing the restoration on the Horse Sculpture. He has drilled and epoxied a number of steel anchors into the cliff to provide a solid attachement for the restoration work. Visit Greco Granite's Photo Gallery to view photos of the restoration in process.
Greco Granite Blog to read about it.
Nov. 15, 2010: Not Horseshoes, but SFHPC founder and architect Peter Zepponi broke ground on two new US Bocce Federation regulation tournament bocce ball courts in Justin Herman Plaza directly in front of the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero. Zepponi Architects donated all the design services for this project to continue to build relationships with the City & County of San Francisco and the SF Rec & Parks department.Mayor Newsom, and supervisors were on hand for the offical ground breaking ceremony. Also present was Benji Tosi, 7 x US National Bocce Champion,and past US Bocce Federation President John Ross. This project was a joint venture with Platinum Advisors, Salesforce.com, AECOM, Boston Properties, Zepponi Architects, Webcor Builders, City/Co of SF, SFRPD, SFDPW, Local Laborers' #261, and the US Bocce Federation.
Stay tuned for upcoming events with the San Francisco Bocce Club!!! www.sfbocce.org
Bocce Groundbreaking Bocce Groundbreaking
Bocce Groundbreaking Bocce Groundbreaking

September 25th(Sat): Moped Army Taco Tournament (Informal). 3pm - 7pm. SF 2-stroke moped club will be having a picnic and tournament following a morning scooter rally.
DOES ANYBODY HAVE PHOTOS ?
October 2nd(Sat): Round #3 and the Finals of Ken Baker's Summer Series in LIVERMORE. SFHPC will be representing the 415. Summer Series 2010Contact us if you want to go. peter@sfhorseshoepitching.com
Contact: Ken Baker, (925) 980-0083 email: kenbaker@budweiser.com
www.eastbaysummerseries.com
June 19 2010 - Kick Off
Aug 14 2010 - Eastbay masters - sponsored by: Prime Smoked Meats (mmmm Bacon!)
Oct 2 2010 - Finals : sponsored by: Mission Cigar & Pipe (Pleasanton)
3rd Place: Peter Z & Jim Soderborg, SFHPC
EBSS 3rd Place
1st Place: 'Horseshoes & Beers' John Mendoza & (name ?)EBSS 1st Place winners Mission Pipe Owner Ryan and 1st Place TeamEBSS Mission Pipe & Cigar
My half of 3rd Place prizeEBSS Finale 3rd Place Prize EBSS Finale 2010 It's a family affair - EBSS PicnicEBSS finale 2010






East Bay Summer Series Finals 2010

Sept. 8, 2001:
1) SFHPC member Tony Rinaldi, 9 yrs old, won the California State Junior Cadet Horsehoe Pitching Title over Labor Day Weekend in Bakersfield, CA!!! WOW! Winning the state championship in his first year to participate!!! Way to go Tony!
Tony pitches in NCHPA sanctioned tournaments through the Half Moon Bay horseshoe pitching club.
***looking ahead to next year***
2) On Oct.22nd 2011, we will be hosting the Half Moon Bay horseshoe pitching club for a sanctioned NCHPA tournament!!! This will be the first in nearly two decades. During the summer we will provide more information and opportunities for players to become qualified to pitch in this sanctioned event!
3) Any Cal Poly SLO grads out there??? We are in the process of working with the Nor Cal and SF/SJ Cal Poly Alumni Associations to schedule a Cal Poly Alumni Horseshoe Tournament and BBQ!!!
4) SF Police & Fire Tournament??? We are in the process of trying to organize an SF Police & Fire horseshoe tournament.
If you are a member of either of these departments, or know someone who is, please contact us.


The Guardsmen - 2nd Annual SF Horseshoe Pitching Tournament on Aug. 21st was another huge success!!!
Jeff Williams and Brian Robinson throw 4 dead in the semi final match at the 2nd Annual San Francisco Open Horseshoe Tournament presented by the San Francisco Horseshoe Pitching Club and the Guardsmen of SF. Jeff is one of California's top ranked pitchers, Brian was a non-ranked walk-on, but clearly no stranger to horseshoes. His partner Dave Morey picks up the shoes.
The RESULTS are in!
1st Place- Bill Terry & Terry Ferrel (Ringer King) - Team: Terry & the Pirate (Half Moon Bay Horseshoe Club)
2nd Place- Jeff Williams & Mac Watters - Team: The Ringers (#3 in State of CA according to mynhpa.com) & Guardsman)
3rd Place- Dave Morey & Brian Robinson - Team Zeel (Novato walk-ons)...love the Cal Poly SLO shirt Brian!
4th Place - Peter Zepponi & Gino Rinaldi - Team Double 06 (SFHPC)
B Division
1st Place- Chris Mohler & Greg Kaminskis - Balboa League B Team


The 2nd Annual SF Horseshoe Tournament getting underway.







For more photos, visit the San Francisco Horseshoe Pitching club on Facebook.
1st Place B-Div 2010 SF Open
1st Place B-Division
Chris Mohler & Greg Kaminskis
3rd Place 2010 SF Open



3rd Place A-Division
Dave Morey & Brian Robinson
2nd Place 2010 SF Open


2nd Place A -Division
Jeff Williams & Mac Watters
1st Place 2010 SF Open



1st Place A-Division
Bill Terry & Terry Ferrel (ringer king)
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SFHPC & Guardsmen Horseshoe Court Restoration Work Parties
2nd Annual SF Horseshoe Tournament The Tournament is on! August 21st. Pre-Registration website is OPEN and the spots are filling UP!!Go to : www.sfhorseshoetournament.com to register online.Register soon. It will sell out! Limited to 64 teams. Double Elimination. Horseshoes will be provided if needed. Prizes! (no cash)Enjoy an all you can eat World Famous Guardsmen Smoker pulled pork BBQ and Sierra Nevada sponsored Beer Garden!
Scroll down for photos of last years event and for more, go to the SF Int'l photo album and Mark Rogers Photography albums!
It's a great time and supporst a terrific charitable organization, The Guardsmen! www.guardsmen.org
Since 1947 The Guardsmen has been helping at-risk youth with the resources they need to thrive. Each year The Guardsmen sends 2,500 youth to outdoor education programs and provides scholarship support more than 250 students at Bay Area private schools.
Play: Team Doubles; Games to 15 pts. Semi-Finals and Final games to 21 pt
Leaners count as 2 pts. Ringers 3, Points 1; Women and Seniors (70 yrs) can pitch from the 30' foul line. 'Follow your shoes': Open pit (no scoring) the other team pitches first. No slop allowed in A Division; Slop OK in B Division. Slop= hitting anywhere outside the sand pit.
Official Rulings: SFHPC member ruling to be final.
2009 GuardsmenTournament Results: Can they repeat?
“A” Experienced Bracket (double elimination) 1st Place: Ryan Heredia & Joey Rzeplinski; "Throw from the Hip" 2nd Place: Eric Frago & Steve Gibson; "Dead Ringers" 3rd Place: Bill Terry & Terry Ferrel; "Half Moon Bay"4th Place: Peter Zepponi & John Bastian “Team SFHPC”
"B" Beginner Bracket (double elimination)
1st Place: Anthony Schwab & Peter Schwab; "Schwab & Son"
2nd Place: Matthew Wakefield & Tony Grasso; "Quit Your Pitchin' "
3rd Place: Jorge Calderon & Sarah Calderon; "Lucky 21"
The RESULTS!!Sat. June 26th -Lord of the Ringer 2010!!! See LOTR-2 Photo Album for more pics.
LOTR-2 1st Place!!
1st Place!!! Gino R & Peter Z: Double 06
LOTR-2 2nd Place
2nd Place: Marc B (Rico) Ken B: EBSS



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