After 46 years, Utah once again welcomes The National Horseshoe Pitchers Association World Tournament at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George, July 22–Aug. 3.
Utah has hosted the tournament 13 times from 1947 to 1966 in Murray. This year, the NHPA will honor Utah’s own Arch Stokes, who built the courts back in 1947. His grandson Louis Cook, 81, will accept his grandfather's induction into the Hall of Fame on his behalf on July 28.
The Red Rock & Ringers event will host competitors from 46 US states, four Canadian Provinces, Norway, South Africa and Namibia. The Dixie Center will be transformed into 42 horseshoe competition courts and the event will be open and free to the public. In honor of the celebration, the NHPA will offer screenings of the horseshoe pitching film, Pitching Hope, during the week.
Adult competitions begin July 22 and will continue during a three-day period playing up to 15, 40-shoe games. All competitors, youth to senior, will be able to compete for the World Title in one of eight divisions. The top four to six positions in the adult divisions will receive cash prizes.
For more information on the World Tournament visit horseshoepitching.com.