2017 World Tournament

Jerry Dugan is the first World Class Champion from KS in the preliminaries of the 2017 World Tournament . He finished 13-2 with a 29.33% ringer average in Elders G2

Jerry Dugans

 Dan Hiatt of KC became a World Class Champion in the Men’s D1 class of the preliminary rounds of the 2017 World Horseshoe Tournament. Dan had to win an exciting come from behind playoff game to seal the deal. He finished with 12 wins and 4 losses with a 35.47 ringer average.


 Sandy Rongish of Wichita became a World Class Champion in Women's K Class of the preliminary rounds of the 2017 World Horseshoe Tournament . She had 11 wins and 2 losses with a 17.31% ringer average.


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Kayla Kvacik became the 4th Kansas pitcher to become a World Class Champion at the 2017 World Horseshoe Tournament. Her 1st place finish come in Women E class where she finished with 10 wins and 3 losses and a 49.42% ringer average.

KHPA members can nominate their peers for this award for their outstanding promotion of Horseshoe Pitching in the State of Kansas. Just simply list the outstanding accomplishments or work ethic of the nominee at the local club or charter level in a short letter to one of the Achievement Award committee members prior to August 1st . The committee is made up of the last three recipients with the latest recipient serving as the chairperson of the committee. The contact info for the Chairperson of the committee can be found on the officers tab of the KHPA website.

The award will be presented to the recipient at the annual meeting that is held each year at the state tournament.