Another World Championship Title Comes to Clearwater
Each year the National Horseshoe Pitching Association hosts a World Tournament. Accommodations and facilities must have the ability to accommodate between 1200-1500 entries from the United States and around the world for a two-week period. Cedar Rapids Iowa was this year's location.
Clearwater Horseshoe Club member, Ron Deckard, won his fourth consecutive World Senior Men Championship. Ron competed in a field of 160 entries from around the world. Monday-Wednesday were position rounds, and Thursday-Friday were the top ringer averages in the field competing for the championship.
Ron's third title was the most consecutive win in a row since 1970. John Paxton, who currently holds the most wins (five in a row), shares the title with Stan Manke, who also has five titles. Ron will be looking to share that elite group in 2011. Ron's third title also passes the great Carl Steinfelt, who was also a member of the Clearwater Club and held three Senior Men World Titles.
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