BY DAVE PEDERSEN
SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS
Summer league play may have recently ended in the Rockford Ringers Horseshoe Pitching Club, but the action has not.
Some of the top players in the state will compete in the tournament called the Holland Classic named in honor or former state association president Jim Holland. The event is Saturday, Aug. 9 at Rockford Riverside Park. 8220 Elm Street.
Tourney director is Robyn Holland. Participants must be members of the state and national horseshoe pitching associations which keep track of ringer averages.
There will be six six-person classes playing 50-shoe games that are only handicapped if there is more than a 10 percent spread in ringer percentage. Classes D, E and F pitch at 9 am and classes A, B and C pitch at noon. Spectators can take part in door prizes, a 50-50 drawing and concessions are available. Please do not bring in coolers.
Marlys Timm is league director for the Rockford Ringers club. She said league play finished up with 12 pitchers on Tuesday and 18 in the Wednesday league.
“However, anyone who wants to pitch is welcome to come to Riverside Park at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings through August,” adds Timm, who plays along with her husband Marvin. “Have fun pitching with us and see if you like it. You can join the league next year.”
The league awards will be handed out after the state tournament on Labor Day weekend in Alexandria.
To learn more about the club contact Marlys Timm at 612-751-1525 or Martimm2@aol.com.