by Tom Moffat
February 26, 2014, Victoria (ISN) – Greater Victoria Horseshoe Pitching Association (GVHPA) is gearing up for its upcoming 2014 season. We have Men’s and Ladies leagues starting in April along with a Junior program.
We are always looking for new members and no experience is necessary. The Men’s and Ladies leagues consist of teams of 5 players and compete for 18 and 16 weeks respectively followed by playoffs for teams and individuals.
Men’s league starts April 1 and play on tues or Thursday nights while the Ladies start on April 16 and play on wed nights.
It is preferable new people interested in playing contact us at the start of the leagues but we will accept new players at any time.
Playing horseshoes is not expensive , a membership in GVHPA cost $60. which entitles one to play in any of the leagues. We also have darts and crib nights at our club at 620 Kenneth st. in Saanich. (Glanford park). Contact Tom Moffat at 250-474-1785 for more information.
GVHPA also holds 4 tournaments each year. In May 24,25 Victoria Open, June 14-15 Victoria Memorial Mixed Doubles, July 26,27 GVHPA and Saanich Opens, and Sept 7 Victoria Autumn Mixed Classic.
There are many tournaments throughout the summer on the island and province. With BC Championships being held labor day weekend in Cloverdale, and Canadian Championships in Calgary Aug 13-16.
GVHPA has players at all skill levels and a new player will fit in very easily. If it’s a night out you want , or you want to compete with the best our club has to offer we have players for you to play.
Horseshoe pitching has been happening in Victoria since 1935 with many provincial , Canadian , and even a world championship.
Check us out we are a real friendly group. Our website is www.gvhpa.org