I am sorry to report that the Bryan, Texas Horseshoe Tour Tournament scheduled for May 23-24, 2020 has been canceled. As we did for Newberry, any entry fees paid will be immediately refunded. Unfortunately, the host site was forced to cancel due to the Covid-19 virus restrictions within their area and in surrounding states. With many states extending travel restrictions deep into May and beyond, and not knowing whether social distancing orders will be lifted by then in East Texas, there was no choice but to cancel. It’s a shame because a lot of effort over the past year went into working out this event. We’d especially like to thank Jeff Finke, all the Bryan area club members, and the local CVB people who helped organize the event. On the bright side, we’ve been told that Bryan, Texas will be on the Tour schedule for 2021… so that’s some good news!
Now, we must look ahead to the next scheduled Tour event in Lowell, NC scheduled for June 20-21, 2020. We still have a green light for Lowell, so please send in your entries as you normally would and as soon as you can so we can get a gauge on what to expect for this one. It was a great tournament last year and we sure hope to repeat that. One other thing… with everything being so uncertain right now, I’ve decided to postpone the Hall of Fame and Tour Achievement Awards Ceremony until 2021 in Newberry, SC. We just won’t be able to do it justice trying to squeeze it in somewhere this season and I don’t want to do degrade the experience for those involved.
As I’m sure it is for you, it is very discouraging for all of us involved in the Tour to watch our season erode away like this. A lot of the seeds for what should be taking root this season were planted one, two, perhaps even three or more years ago and seeing it just fall apart really hurts. Be assured that the last thing we want is to cancel and that every effort is being made for each one of these events to go forward. That’s why we’re taking this one event at a time… with three events still in play, we’re hoping to still salvage some assemblance of a Tour and for now we remain hopeful that we can complete the 2020 Tour season. We will continue to update you on all events through the website and Facebook.
Bobby White, President
The Horseshoe Tour