Penticton horseshoe tourney a ringing success

Nearly 100 pitchers competed in the B.C. Horseshoe championship held near the Penticton Drop-In Centre Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.

Bill Flannigan of Summerland tosses a shot on Saturday during the B.C. Horseshoe Pitchers Championship.

Bill Flannigan of Summerland tosses a shot on Saturday during the B.C. Horseshoe Pitchers Championship.

Nearly 100 pitchers competed in the B.C. Horseshoe championship held near the Penticton Drop-In Centre Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.

Organizer Carol Perry said it was very successful.

“Everyone was quite happy,” said Perry, who was assisted by her husband Bud in putting the championship together.

“The facilities are among the best in the Okanagan Valley.”

Penticton’s lone winner was Gordon Dyck in Class F of the Elders 30-feet division. Dyck earned a payout of $85 for winning seven of nine games.

“I played better than usual,” said Dyck, adding that the competitors were pretty good. “Games were close.”

Winning the junior category was Victoria’s Lindsay Hodgins.

The men’s class A winner was Victoria’s Tom Moffat, while Dry Creek’s Paul Onyschtschuk won class B.

Class C went to Cloverdale’s Parri Kirk and class D went to Victoria’s Richard Stevens.

Class E was won by Victoria pitcher George Taylor. In second was Summerland’s Ron Moser.

The women’s A class was won by Carol Skrodolis of Powell River. Summerland’s Juanita  Laye was third. Class B went to Victoria’s Melanie Taylor.  Class C was won by Quesnel’s Helene Boudreau, while Class D went to Kamloops’ Jenna John. Faith Juell of Salmon Arm won Class E and F went to Marlene Marshall of Salmon Arm.

Second went to Summerland’s Margo Pearson and third to Penticton’s Dorothy Harrold.

Elders 30 Feet Class A was won by Matt Honkanen of Salmon Arm. Class B was won by Cloverdale’s Jim Grant. Class C went to Abbotsford’s John Collin. Provincial player Bob Price won Class D.

Class E went to Abbotsford’s Archie Radowits. Class G was won by Powell River’s Harry Bey.

The Penticton Horseshoe Club is having its windup later this month said Perry.

People who have interest in joining the club are welcome to come. For info, she can be reached at 250-493-8891.