2023 Changes for the Tour

In an effort to continue funding the Horseshoe Tour “Big Game” points payout, the Tour staff has decided to increase the tournament entry fee to $90 starting in 2023. This $10 increase is the first in a few years, and will bolster the payout from top to bottom in the standings. This also gives players the opportunity to partner with the Horseshoe Tour, and the individual sites to help fund it.

In the past we have offered the “Open Division” at all sites, then only at first time sites, but with the lack of entries to even run this division, we have decided to eliminate this division all together. The fact that players are now opting to play in the Prime Divisions in order to play the entire weekend, and receive all the benefits of the Prime Division, has basically initiated this move.

We have used two different methods in the past for breaking “match” ties in the finals, but starting in 2023 we will go to a much simpler method of a 10 shoe tiebreaker in all classes.

A new document will be added to the website listing all the Horseshoe Tour Hall of Famers. The criteria for entering the HOF is already listed on the site.

Updated versions of the tour entry form, the 2023 schedule, the new big game chart, and rules have been uploaded.

Cajun Coast Classic

Our final horseshoe event of the year is in Morgan City/Patterson, Louisiana on October 29-30. The deadline for entries is October 19th. The Hampton Inn & Suites in Morgan City, LA will be the host hotel, ask for the Cajun Coast Classic room block to get the $109 per night rate.

Hampton Inn & Suites Morgan City
6365 Highway 182 E, Morgan City, LA 70380 US

Address of the Horseshoe Facility:
Kemper Williams Park
264 Cotten Rd
Patterson, Louisiana 70392

There will be a doubles tournament prior to the tour event on Friday, info listed on flier below:

A player reception will be held at the Visitors Center in Morgan City from 6:00-7:00 on Friday evening.

Camping available on site:
Kemper Williams RV Park

30 & 50 amp hookups with sewer and water on hard surface Dump stations
160 rally RV Campsites adjacent to Civic Center
Tent sites available
For Reservations Call : 985-395-2298
264 Cotten Rd
Patterson, Louisiana 70392

Additional Hotels in the area:

Amelia Extended Stay – Amelia
Best Western – Franklin
Clarion Inn & Conference Center – Morgan City
Comfort Inn & Suites – Morgan City
Cypress Bayou Casino & Hotel – Charenton
Hampton Inn & Suites – Morgan City
Holiday Inn Express – Morgan City
La Quinta – Morgan City
Motel 6 – Morgan City
Quality Inn – Franklin|
Red Roof Inn – Morgan City
Ambassador Inn & Suites – Baldwin

Rail Yard Ringer 2, North Platte, Nebraska

Our next Horseshoe Tour stop is in North Platte, NE on September 24-25. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, September 14th, and it’s never too early to get your entry in. The site has 30 horseshoe courts with lighting.

Two 30 shoe grudge games will be played on Friday, September 23rd in North Platte prior to the doubles tournament, deemed the “family feud”, and will pit two brothers, Marcus Thomsen verses Joe Thomsen, from Nebraska in the first game, and the second game will pit two sisters, Marlene Ray verses Maxine Griffith from Tennessee. One game only, $100 to the winners. These games will be streaming live on Face Book starting at 5:00 PM.

Friday night fun doubles.

The host hotels for the event are listed below:

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites North Platte
300 Holiday Frontage Road, North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 532-9500 $109 per night Deadline to book: September 7th
Located 3 ½ miles from the horseshoe courts

Best Western Plus North Platte Inn & Suites
3201 South Jeffers Street, North Platte, NE, US, 69101
(308) 534-3120 $119 per night Deadline to book: September 7th

North Platte area hotels:

22RYR_Hotel Rate Sheet

Address to Cody Park:
1402 N Jeffers St, North Platte, NE 69101

The Rail Yard Ringer reception will be held on Saturday evening at the “Pals Brewing Company” at 7:00. All horseshoe players and family are invited to attend.

Pals Brewing Company
4520 S Buffalo Bill Ave, North Platte, NE 69101

Gaston County Clash, Lowell, NC

Our next event on the Horseshoe Tour is the Gaston County Clash in Lowell, North Carolina. This is our third consecutive year at this site, the date of the tournament is June 25-26th, deadline for entries is June 15th. This will be a double point site. The event is coming up quickly, so get your entry in asap. The Hampton Inn in Gastonia, NC will be the host hotel for the event, horseshoe rate $119. If you have already booked at the regular rate, it will be adjusted to the book rate.

The 2022 Gaston County Clash will be hosted by GO Gaston and Gaston County Parks & Recreation. Visit gogaston.org to find things to do in your downtime in Gaston County.

Booking Link: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=GSTNCHX&groupCode=CHHHSE&arrivaldate=2022-06-24&departuredate=2022-06-26&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Rate is $119. I will comp a room with 10 rooms booked for this event. Cutoff is June 13th.

George Poston Park, Lowell, NC Horseshoe Pitching Facility
Address: 1101 Lowell Spencer Mtn Rd, Gastonia, NC 28056

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