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Sheila Shepard Wins 6th World Championship Title

In the Elders Championship, Rich Pintor, of Idledale, placed 6th and David Cooper, of Burlington, placed 14th. The CHPA had 66 participating members (including 16 first timers) at the World Tournament in St. George, Utah. The total number of entries for the event was 1036. Along with Sheila's Senior Women Championship victory, seven other CHPA members won their class.

More World Tournament Information

Colorado had seven pitchers who placed second. Seven pitchers also finished in third place. A total of 39 pitchers brought home money (top six places) for a sum of $10,430. 
For more World Tournament results, follow these links
CHPA:  CHPA at the World Tournament
NHPA:  2017 WT Coverage

Colorado State Singles Tournament

Joe Rossi captured his first Men's Championship, after a playoff with Tony Gentry, while Sheila Shepard won her eleventh title (6th consecutive) as Women's Champion. The Elders' Champion is Rich Pintor for the sixth time (5th consecutive). Kyle Donham, of Morrison, won his first Junior Championship. The Cadet Champion is Christopher Beltran, of Pueblo, who went undefeated in six games with a ringer average over 41%.  

Congratulations to all of the Champions and Class Winners.

State Awards

Submitted by Vicki Barham

The State Banquet was held once again at the Fort Collins Elks. Great job Dale Stromberg for arranging a great meal. A special thank you to all the presenters and to Mel Yockstick for keeping excellent records.

CHPA PITCHING AWARDS

2016 Men's Rookie of the Year:  Loran Scott from Littleton 
     Loren played in 3 tournaments and ended up with 27 points.

2016 Men's Most Improved Player:  Jim Vigil from Centennial 
     Jim ended in 2015 with 26.82% --In 2016 ended with 35.20%
     He had a gain of 8.38% 

2016 Men's Player of the Year:  Jim Vigil from Centennial
     Jim played in 24 tournaments and ended up with 258 points.
2016 Women's Rookie of the Year:  None This Year

2016 Women's Most Improved Player:  Judy Saiz from Colorado Springs
     Judy ended in 2015 with 13.67% --In 2016 ended with 21.09%
     She had a gain of 7.42%

2016 Women's Player of the Year:  Jan Knaub from Milliken
     Jan played in 25 tournaments and ended up with 247 points.
2016 Elder's Rookie of the Year:  Philip Chimburg from Arvada
     Philip played in 3 tournaments and ended up with 30 points.

2016 Elder's Most Improved Player:  Casey Montoya from Pueblo
     Casey ended in 2015 with 16.41% --In 2016 ended with 30.48%
     Gained 14.07%

2016 Elder's Player of the Year:  Steve Harman from Meeker
     Steve played in 36 tournaments and ended up with 381 points.
     He won 10 tournaments
2016 Junior Rookie of the Year:  None this year

2016 Junior's Most Improved Player:  None for this year

2016 Junior's Player of the Year:  Matthew Medina from Gypsum
     Matthew played in 3 tournaments and ended up with 33 points.
2016 Cadet Rookie of the Year:  Jeremiah Velasquez from Pueblo
     Jeremiah played in 2 tournaments and ended up with 14 points.

2016 Cadet's Most Improved Player:  Amylynn Medina from Gypsum
     Amylynn ended in 2016 with 18.37% --In 2016 ended with 20.42%
     Gained  2.05%

2016 Cadet Player of the Year:  Amylynn Medina from Gypsum
     This player played in 2 tournaments and ended up with 29 points.
2017 Janie Thompson Junior Scholarship Award:  None this Year

2017 Decade Of Service Award:  Justina Whited from Cortez Club
This award is given annually to a member who has been active in the CHPA association for 10 years or more. Justina has been a CHPA member for 19 years. She has served as Cortez League Director for 14 years (2004-2017).

2017 Arch Wood Sportsmanship Award:  Jack Fehringer from Loveland
The CHPA Sportsmanship award was started in 1993 and named after Arch Wood - a popular veteran horseshoe pitcher in Colorado. Clubs may nominate a person who is a hard worker, helps promote their club and has a good attitude.

2017 President's Achievement Award:  James Bond from Colorado Springs
  • Joined CHPA in 2006  (12 years CHPA Member)
  • Tournament Director:
         Colorado Springs Invitational:  2011 - 2017
         Everett Snead Open:  2011 - 2017
         007 Special Tourney:  2017
  • Colorado Springs Club President:  2009, 2010
  • Colorado Springs League Director:  2009 - 2013
  • Colorado Springs Sec/Treas:  2009 - 2013
  • Played in 11 World Tournaments:  2007-2017
2017 Ted Allen Memorial Award:  Maurice Drake from Grand Junction
Maurice Drake has always shown up early to help with setting up for league and tournaments. He voluntarily sprays for weeds and helps get clay for the pits when needed. He built an indoor court for the club on his property so they would have a place to practice during the winter months. Maurice is always happy to help new pitchers improve their game skills. He has been a loyal member of the league for 22 years. 

2017 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

This year two pitchers were inducted into the Hall Of Fame for Pitching Excellence:  Fred Shepard and Rick Slovonsky.

Elders Division

Fred Shepard from Westminster, Colorado, has been a CHPA member for 46 years. In 1972 he started pitching in Colorado in the Men's division. He moved to the Elders division in 2010. He has pitched in 356 CHPA tournaments over the years, including:  5 National League Championship tournaments, 14 World Tournaments and 21 Colorado State tournaments.

Colorado state tournament wins:
     Singles, 2012 Elder's Class-A
     Singles, 2009 Men's Class-C
     Six CHPA State Doubles Championship titles.
     Five State Tournament Of Championship titles.
     Four CHPA State League Championship titles.

Won NHPA Pro Tour Class-D Tournament in 2016 in St. George, Utah

Fred qualifies for the 2017 Hall Of Fame Elders Pitching Excellence by winning three (3) World Class titles:

  1. 2016 Elders Class-D1 (12.5-2.5, 51.50%) in Montgomery, Alabama
  2. 2011 Elder's Class-E (13-2, 52.50%) in Monroe, Louisiana
  3. 2007 Senior Men's Class-C (11.5-3.5, 38.67%) in Ardmore, Oklahoma

Juniors Division

Rick Slovonsky from Northglenn, Colorado, has been a CHPA member for 8 years. He joined the Denver club in 2010 with his grandparents, Sheila and Fred Shepard. He was born in Denver and is currently a junior at Thornton High School. He has Played in 37 CHPA tournaments. His favorite shoes are Elmer Hohls and his pitching style is a flip shoe. His love for other sports are Football and computer gaming.

Colorado State Tournaments:

  1. Pitched in 7 CHPA State Tournaments from 2010-2017
  2. Pitched in 5 Colorado Junior's State Championship competitions: placed 2nd in 2016, placed 5th in 2015, placed 2nd in 2014, and placed 3rd in 2012.
  3. Finished 2nd in 2010 in the Cadet Championship.
CHPA Awards Webpage

2017 Officer Election Results

President
1st. Vice President
2nd. Vice President
3rd. Vice President
4th. Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Vicki Barham
Ken Rodenberg
Jan Knaub
Dale Stromberg
Fred Shepard
Sheila Shepard
Bryan Wilson

Tournament Results for July and August

Eagle Open (click link to see complete results on CHPA website)

This tournament was held in Gypsum and directed by Mark Silverthorn. The event consisted of 22 pitchers divided among three classes. Lunch was also provided. 

Class A                 W    L     R%    
1    MAURICE DRAKE     6    1    45.00
2    MEL YOCKSTICK     5    2    47.86
3    JEFF McDONALD     4    3    46.79
4    JAN KNAUB         4    3    47.14
5    MELVIN CRIDER     3    4    37.50
6    STEVE HARMAN      3    4    37.14
7    KEN TRUJILLO      3    4    35.36
8    MARTIN BATTS      0    7    31.79
Class B
1    FRANK ANDERSON    6    0    37.50
2    STEVE RUDDOCK    3.5  2.5   26.25
3    DANNER BARTLETT   3    3    29.17
4    MATTHEW MEDINA    3    3    40.00
5    ALAN DESJARDINS  2.5  3.5   27.92
6    SEAN BARTLETT     2    4    28.75
7    TERRY FRIESEN     1    5    20.00

Class C                    
1    CRAIG HOFFMAN     6    0    32.50
2    MARK SILVERTHORN  3    3    23.33
3    MATT MEDINA       3    3    14.58
4    DOUG BARTLETT     3    3    21.67
5    LYNN TRUDEAU     2.5  3.5   22.92
6    AMYLYNN MEDINA    2    4    15.00
7    JOE GERSTER      1.5  4.5   18.33

 

Colorado Springs Club

Mel Carney directed this tournament which consisted of 17 pitchers in four classes.

Class A                    
1    DON SCHNECK       6    0    47.50
2    MEL CARNEY        3    3    28.75
3    STAN EWALT        3    3    45.00

Class B                    
1    EVERETT SNEAD     4    2    27.50
2    JUDY SAIZ         4    2    25.83
3    JOE MARTINEZ      3    3    24.58
4    JAMES BOND        1    5    20.00

Class C                    
1    MATT BRICKELL     4    0    17.50
2    MONTY BRICKELL    3    1    17.50
3    DALE MALDONADO    2    2    7.50
4    TAMMY CARNEY      1    3    12.50
5    JEFF    WILCOX    0    4    11.88

Class D                    
1    KATHY BILL        4    0    11.25
2    RICHARD BRICKELL  3    1    12.50
3    SHIRLEY KNIGHT    2    2    8.75
4    LAURA LARSEN      1    3    3.75
5    BRANDON LARSEN    0    4    4.38

 

Rocky Mountain Open

Vicki Barham directed this tournament in Boulder. A total of 33 pitchers, among five classes, participated.  Rich Pintor threw 10 consecutive ringers as the high for the tournament.

Class A                    
1    RICH PINTOR       5    0    71.00
2    JEN SPEAKMAN      3    2    55.50
3    BARB ADAMS        2    3    53.00
4    MEL YOCKSTICK     2    3    52.50
5    JOHN DEWEY        2    3    49.50
6    SHEILA SHEPARD    1    4    56.25

Class B                    
1    FRED SHEPARD      6    1    56.07
2    JAN KNAUB         5    2    54.64
3    JOHN PETRAITIS    4    2    49.17
4    KEN RODENBERG     4    2    47.50
5    JIM VIGIL         2    4    39.17
6    JOE HEIT          1    5    41.67
7    LYLE SAINE        0    6    38.33

Class C                    
1    ED SHEPARD        6    0    26.25
2    DON CONKLIN       4    2    39.58
3    MONTY RAINS       4    2    35.42
4    VICKI BARHAM      3    3    33.33
5    ROBERT CROFT     1.5  4.5   32.50
6    DANDAN GALLEGOS  1.5  4.5   33.75
7    STEVE RUDDOCK     1    5    29.17

Class D                    
1    LISA FERNANDEZ    5    0    30.00
2    ARLO SORHEIM      3    2    22.50
3    DALONE FERGUSON   3    2    21.50
4    JAMES BOND        2    3    16.50
5    JAIME CARDENAS    2    3    18.00
6    RICHARD BARHAM    0    5    14.00

Class E                    
1    SCOTT W. CLINE    5    0    21.00
2    FRED BORRA        4    1    9.00
3    DALE STROMBERG    3    2    20.50
4    DANIEL NEAD       2    3    7.00
5    GIL CARDENAS      1    4    5.50
6    NINA PEARSON      0    5    5.50

 

Western Colorado Doubles 

Jeff McDonald directed this tournament in Grand Junction. Play consisted of four doubles teams.

Class A                    
1    MELVIN CRIDER     5    1    39.74
1    FRANK ANDERSON    5    1    28.21
2    MAURICE DRAKE     4    2    39.10
2    MARK SILVERTHORN  4    2    20.51
3    JEFF McDONALD     3    3    44.87
3    MATT MEDINA       3    3    15.38
4    LEONARD LOPEZ     0    6    19.87
4    RON DYER          0    6    12.82

 

North Weld Open

Cassie Lapcewich directed this tournament in Windsor with 17 participants.

Class A                    
1    JEN SPEAKMAN      4    1    59.60
2    JOHN PETRAITIS    4    1    39.20
3    JAN KNAUB         3    2    43.60
4    KEN RODENBERG     2    3    36.40
5    JACK FEHRINGER    1    4    28.00
6    JOE HEIT          1    4    28.80

Class B                    
1    STEVE HARMAN      4    1    31.50
2    JIM VIGIL         3    2    36.00
3    ARLO SORHEIM      3    2    20.50
4    ED SHEPARD        3    2    23.00
5    LILLIAN STROMBERG 2    3    29.50

Class C                    
1    DALLAS BROWN      4    1    29.20
2    DALE STROMBERG    4    1    17.60
3    JAMES BOND        3    2    18.40
4    JAMIE LAPCEWICH   3    2    19.60
5    MARK BERGON       1    4    15.20
6    NINA PEARSON      0    5    6.00

 

Boulder City Championship

The Wednesday league team (John Petraitis, Rick Barham and Vicki Barham) prevailed over the Tuesday league team (John Dewey, Robert Croft and Pauline Dewey) to win the City Championship.

1    JOHN PETRAITIS    3    0    53.33
2    RICHARD BARHAM    2    1    14.00
3    VICKI BARHAM      2    1    29.33
4    JOHN DEWEY        1    2    50.67
5    ROBERT CROFT      1    2    29.33
6    PAULINE DEWEY     0    3    4.00


Steve Ruddock Open

Vicki Barham was the tournament director with five classes and 32 players. The Rich Pintor pitched 11 consecutive ringers for the high.

Class A                    
1    FRED SHEPARD      5    0    50.00
2    SHEILA SHEPARD    3    2    71.50
3    JEN SPEAKMAN      2    3    60.50
4    BARB ADAMS        2    3    45.50
5    RICH PINTOR       2    3    60.50
6    KEN RODENBERG     1    4    42.50

Class B                    
1    JIM VIGIL         6    0    41.67
2    DON CONKLIN       5    1    46.25
3    STEVE HARMAN      4    2    31.67
4    LARRY CHANEY      3    3    35.42
5    JOE HEIT          2    4    38.33
6    PETE PINTOR       1    5    32.92
7    LILLIAN STROMBERG 0    6    20.83

Class C                    
1    VICKI BARHAM     5.5  0.5   38.33
2    ED SHEPARD        5    1    32.50
3    BEN DELEON        4    2    23.33
4    LISA FERNANDEZ    3    3    23.33
5    STEVE RUDDOCK     2    4    28.33
6    EVERETT SNEAD    1.5  4.5   23.75
7    ARLO SORHEIM      0    6    13.75

Class D                    
1    RICHARD BARHAM    5    0    22.00
2    JAIME CARDENAS    4    1    18.50
3    JULIAN ROMERO     3    2    23.00
4    DALE STROMBERG    2    3    14.00
5    NINA PEARSON      1    4    12.00
6    SAM RAMOS         0    5    10.50

Class E                    
1    ANDRE PINTOR      5    0    17.50
2    JAMEY HUFF        4    1    20.50
3    STEVEN RUDDOCK JR 2    3    9.50
4    DAN NEAD          2    3    9.50
5    IVAN FERNANDEZ    2    3    8.00
6    GIL CARDENAS      0    5    2.50

Schedule

Date Deadline Tournament
10/14 10/9 Denver Doubles
    Knaub Arena 10286 WC Rd #46
    Milliken, CO
 
10/28 10/23 Sheps Blind Draw
9 AM   Knaub Arena 10286 WC Rd #46
    Milliken, CO
 
See the full Schedule

Thank you from Dale Boss

Dale Boss would like to thank members of the Boulder Horseshoe Club and members of the CHPA who showed their support by attending the memorial service for Billie. He also appreciates those who sent their condolences.
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