The photo is of the four Sooke Champions from left to right; Rich Hobday

The photo is of the four Sooke Champions from left to right; Rich Hobday

Sooke horseshoe champions

Local contigent from Sooke wins at Calgary horseshoe championships

The week of August 12-16 the Canadian Horseshoe Championships were held in Calgary Alberta.

With 138 contestants entered 15 from the Victoria Horseshoe Club including four from Sooke.   They had great results, 12 out of the 15 placed in the top four spots.

The four members from Sooke where as follows in their respective divisions:

– Gordie Butts 1st place (mens 40 ft B Division)

– Rich Hobday 1st place (elders 30 ft E Division)

– Ron Dumont 3rd place (elders 30 ft C Division)

– Clayton White 4th place ( mens 40 ft C Division)

The group of horseshoe players from Sooke  are now in the process of forming a Sooke Horseshoe Pitching Association. With the support from the Sooke community they hope to have horseshoes courts ready to play on in Sooke the summer of 2015.

If anyone is interesting in playing horseshoes watch for the public input meeting announcement for September 15 or October 13.

Your support at this meeting could make the difference in the Sooke Horseshoe Club becoming a reality.

Rich Hobday

Sooke Horseshoe Committee