updated 7/9/20

Membership applications should be mailed to:
Pam Nelson, 660 S Coats Road. Oxford, MI 48371

The MHPA has been awarded the 2022 World tournament scheduled for July 18 through 30th. additional Information will be provided at a later date. But, it is time to get your friends and associates out to pitch. and ready to qualify.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE NHPA. FOR 2020 WT The 2020 world tournament at Monroe, La has a change in entry deadline. The council has moved the entry deadline from May 13th to June 1st due to the (COVID-19 pandemic). Also requirements for 4 tournaments is being changed to only TWO (2) since a lot of charters are having to cancel events during this pandemic. You can find a copy of the registration form here. Don't miss out.

Apr 13, 2020

To all Michigan horseshoe pitchers and their families. I hope all is well and everyone is safe and healthy. Hope to see all of you on the courts soon.
At the current time all tournaments and meetings have been canceled until further notice. There will be no change in our present schedule.
If a tournament director can not make their tournament or find some one else to run it. The officers will make a decision at that time.
We will be changing the amount of tournaments that are required for state tournaments. If there is a change in schedule we will let everyone know as soon as possible. We will also fill in the St Judes tournaments.

Stay safe and healthy
Hope to see you all soon
John Stephenson

MHPA Sanctioned Mail-In TournamentsTournament 30-20-042: Mackinac Island Asphalt Classic. June 5, 6:00pm deadline Tournament 30-20-043: Unsalted Open. June 12, 6:00pm deadline Tournament 30-20-044: (Still to be named), June 19, 6:00pm deadline. Paul Bachelor at 810-772-8678 is running this one. More information is coming on this one. Tournament 30-20-045: No Show Pitch Open, June 26, 6:00pm deadline
The format is five games of 40 shoe count-all.
As soon as possible after the deadline, classes will be formed and published on Facebook or e-mailed to you.
We will use the class guidelines to prevent wide average spreads, where appropriate.
These games will be pitched on sanctioned courts and the results reported to NATSTATS.
If you need your courts sanctioned to participate, contact Regional director Keith Schafer.
To enter, call Keith Schafer at 517-256-8224 or email your entry to michhorseshoectdir@yahoo.com.

It is with deep sadness that we once again have to make changes to our pitching schedule.
We are in the process of putting together a proposal to send to the Governor's office. Hopefully, by July we will be able to get together and pitch some shoes.
2nd Vice President Position
We had no nominations at the spring meeting for the position of 2nd Vice President. Therefore, John Stephenson appointed Debbie Markley to this position until the end of this year. We will be voting on this position in the fall. If interested in running, please contact John Stephenson.
June Tournaments
Due to the stay at home order being extended to June 12th, all of the June tournaments have been cancelled. Some of these tournaments may get rescheduled down the road.
E Tournaments
We will be running some E Tournaments. The E Tournaments will count towards state and will be a part of your NATSTATS. The dates for the E tournaments are June 5th-7th, June 12th-14th, June 19th-21st and June 26th-28th. Deadline to sign up for these tournaments are the Friday before them at 6:00 p.m. There is no entry fee and you're only pitching for a patch. If you have any questions on how these tournaments work or would like to sign up for them, please contact Keith Schafer at 517.256.8224.
Doubles Tournament
The State Doubles Tournament has been cancelled for this year. St. Clair Shores has agreed to host it again next year.
Seniors Tournament
The date for the Seniors Tournament has been changed to September 19th.
St. Clair Shores
St. Clair Shores has cancelled all sanctioned tournaments for this year.
State Tournament Requirements
With tournaments being cancelled left and right, you will only be required to have two tournaments in for state.

Tina Schafer, 1st Vice President

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