New Tour Tie Breaker

Over the last 9 years, the Horseshoe Tour has used several diverse ways to break ties, but at most tournaments we still spend a great amount of time after the first day of qualifying is completed, going through this process. In some cases, players leave the site before the final stats are posted, and we must locate them and get them back to the courts just to pitch a minimum number of shoes, (down and back in most cases). Much of the time, players choose not to even return, so our staff has decided to try and solve this time-consuming problem by going back to a system we used briefly in the past…… your “entering average” as a tie breaker. This gives some meaning to you regular season average on Natstats also and worked very well we used it.

Starting in 2018, your entering average, or seed number on your round robin card, will determine who gets a tied spot after qualifying.

2018 Newberry, SC SummerFun Event

We are ready to start working on the 2018 season, which is the 10th year anniversary of the Horseshoe Tour, and the Newberry, SC SummerFun event, on April 21-22, will be our 50th tournament since we began back in 2009. Deadline for entries is Wednesday April 11th, and the entries for this tournament, as well as the other events, will be posted under “Tournament Info” on the menu bar at the top of this page. It always helps us when you get your entry in early, and not wait until the last minute, so it’s time to start thinking about it.

The room block for the host hotel in Newberry has been set, because of the festival that weekend, we only have 20 rooms available. When you call, ask for the “SummerFun 2018” rate, regular rooms are $114 per night, suites are $139. The direct number to the hotel is 803-276-6666. The Hampton Inn is located in the center of town, adjacent to the Opera House, and the Pork in the Park festivities. Only about a mile from the courts. The final day to reserve a room is April 6th. Click the link below to book a room:

Newberry will also host the “Pork in the Park” Festival on Saturday, April 21st, which is the same weekend of the SummerFun Tour event. The activities are located in the square, across from the Hampton Inn, if you like bar-b-q, you will love this festival! For more info, click the link below.

Address to Park:
Marion Davis Park
2905 Fair Avenue
Newberry, SC
(located on Highway 121 at Nance Street)

Hampton Inn, Newberry Opera House
1201 Nance Street
Newberry, SC 29108
Phone: 803.276.6666

Holiday Inn Express and Suites
2012 InterContinental Hotel Group Torchbearer Award Winner
I-26/Exit 76 (Main Street/SC Hwy. 219) 121 Truman Avenue
Newerry, SC 29108
Phone: 803.321.3955

Newberry Manor
1710 College Street
Newberry, SC 29108
Phone: 803.597.5031

Econo Lodge
1147 Wilson Rd
Newberry, SC 29108
Phone: 803.276.1600

Days Inn
I-26 & Hwy. 34 Exit 74
Newberry, SC 29108


Dreher Island State Park
3677 State Park Road
Prosperity, SC 29127

Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area
302 State Park Rd
Ninety Six, SC 29666

Saluda River Resort
1283 Saluda River Rd
Silverstreet, SC 29145

2018 Schedule

Below is the current 2018 schedule of events.

April 21-22 Newberry, SC
June 2-3 Clarksville, TN
August 18-19 Winnemucca, NV
October 13-14 Morgan City, LA

** Additional tournaments could be added at a later date.

2017 “Big Game” Checks

The “Big Game” checks have been mailed, please get them cashed before the end of the year, so we can balance out books for the year. Congratulations to the top 35 players who placed!!

There was a number of ties, remember, the first and only tie breaker, is number of events attended by a player, after that, the money for the two or more tied places is added together, and divided equally between the tied places.

All tournament results from this season, and every season, as well as the big games at each event, are located at the top of this page, on the menu bar, under “Results”.

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