Bentley horseshoe club names award winners

The Bentley Horseshoe Club, along with the Lacombe Horseshoe Club, held their windup supper together as they have for many years

Winner: The Bentley Horseshoe Club 2014 Player of the Year was new member Logan Mehls who earned both his five per cent and ten per cent AHPA ringer crests. He is shown here competing in the club’s annual August tournament in Bentley.

The Bentley Horseshoe Club, along with the Lacombe Horseshoe Club, held their windup supper together as they have for many years and announced their 2014 year-end award winners.

Bentley Player of the Year, as determined by club members, was new member Logan Mehls who earned both his 5% and his 10% ringer crests. His enthusiasm and dedication was motivating for other members.

The Bentley Men’s League Champion was club president Paul Norvila with 33 total points based on points earned by his number of wins and games played throughout the season. In second place was Dave Kilbourn with 31 points.

The Bentley Lady’s League Champion was Zone 4 Horseshoe Pitchers Association secretary/treasurer Winnona Kilbourn with 32 points earned throughout the season. June Norvila placed second with 31 points. Kilbourn also won Most Improved for the Lacombe Club.

The High Average for Bentley was AHPA membership chairperson Dave Kilbourn with 21per cent ringers.

Earning High Game Over Average was club treasurer Hazel Heistad who shot a 35 per cent game when her average was 13.75 per cent: over 21 per cent above her average.

Bentley’s Most Improved was club secretary June Norvila who improved 3.1 per cent from the start of the year.

Club statistician Pearl Boettger keeps track of all regular league games and does the calculations for the year-end awards. Regular league play runs from about mid-May to mid-September, weather permitting.

Alberta Horseshoe Pitcher’s Association (AHPA) league crests are awarded annually for most of these accomplishments in clubs who qualify. Bentley league champions get their names engraved on a club trophy.

The Bentley club is inviting more members to join in the fun and outdoor exercise in the spring and is looking forward to hosting their 2015 tournament on August 8 and 9.