Being it’s our 9th season, we’ve now got enough stats to work with to determine eligible candidates for Hall of Fame induction, so we’re doing it! The Inductions of the first class of players will take place at the end of this season during the National Championship Tournament in Florence, SC. But this is not your typical Hall of Fame set up. We’re doing it different. There’s no nominating, no voting… nothing like that. The only way in is to earn your way in Horseshoe Tour style, by again, rewarding excellence!
We’ve been working on this concept for the past few seasons and feel that now is the right time to implement it. We have developed a formula based on player ability, earnings and experience that awards and tracks a player’s total career points. When a player hits 12,500 points, they are automatically in the Hall of Fame… it’s as simple as that!
Now, it could take a long time to get to 12,500 points, so we thought it would be nice to reward players along the way as they gain more and more points towards the Hall of Fame mark. So, we set up achievement levels at every 2,500 points. When a player passes up those marks, they receive an award and increase their career status. more details will be posted as this develops over the next few months leading up to Florence.
Click Horseshoe Tour Hall of Fame System PDF for HOF criteria
Click here for Horseshoe Tour Career Points List
Horseshoe Tour President
Great news from Clarksville, work on the cover for 10 of their 22 courts has begun, and work on a better drainage system has been completed. All this will improve the facility, provide some relief for the horseshoe players, and decrease the weekend preparations on the courts. We will be able to complete the tournament during inclement weather without using the Agricultural Building for backup, which is time consuming for the Recreation Dept. The majority of the work will be completed by the time we play there on June 3-4. Deadline for the tournament entries is May 24th. We are expecting a great crowd there this year, so get your entries in so we can list you on this site. Thank you to the City of Clarksville, and the Recreation Dept. for their commitment to the horseshoe facility.
The phone number for the LaQuinta front desk for reservations is 931.906.0606
The address of the facility at Civitan Park in Clarksville, TN.
650 Bellamy Ln
Clarksville, Tennessee 37043
We are receiving entries now, the deadline for the Newberry, SC event is April 19th. Entries for the tournament are located at the top of the page under “Tournament Info”. The Hampton Inn will again be the host hotel for the SummerFun Tour tournament. The room block is open, but there are a limited number of rooms available. Be sure to mention the SummerFun Horseshoe pitching rate. The number of the hotel is 803-276-6666. There will be no reception this year due to some conflicts, but we plan to have supper on Friday night at the Palms Restaurant, the food is great, and the prices are reasonable, anyone is welcome to join us there. The usual card game will be held in the lobby of the Hampton Inn, as we have done in the past. Info on Bubba’s hot dog contest will be posted later.
Because we will only have five events on our schedule in 2017 (instead of six as last year), resulting in a less amount of funding coming from the sites, the number of points places will be reduced to 35 payout spots in order to maintain the integrity of the system. The new terminology will be “Points” system, even though a big game (one ringer over your entering average) is how you score points at a site. Also, this year, we will implement what we are calling “Travel Points” for players who play in any tournament anywhere. Each player who attends an event will automatically receive 3 travel points to be added to your points total for the tournament, this ensures that a player who participates in multiple events during the year, gets additional credit for traveling.