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Horseshoes tournament draws many competitors

BRISTOL — Brian Simmons of Bristol claimed the Class A crown in the Sodbusters Horseshoe Pitching Club’s competitive Father’s Day Open tournament in Bristol on June 16 and 17. The tournament at the Sodbusters’ home courts near the Bristol Recreation Field drew 93 competitors who mostly hailed from Vermont but also include participants from other New England states, New York and Quebec.
Simmons, a past world champion, amassed a record of six wins and one loss, which was identical to Quebec’s Sylvianne Moisan. But the local champ scored 225 ringers for an 80.36 ringer percentage, compared with the Canadian’s 222 ringers and 79.29 ringer average.
Sodbuster Tyler Howard was the only other pitcher to garner more than 200 ringers; he scored 205 for a 73.21 ringer percentage and third place in Class A.
Other Sodbusters who won their divisions were Georgia McCormick, Class C; Destinnie Wilke, Class F; and Jennifer Bassette, Class K.
Results for the Sodbusters pitchers who took part in the Father’s Day Open tournament, with place, win-loss record, and ringer percentage, were:
Class A: 1. Brian Simmons, 6-1, 80.36; 3. Tyler Howard, 4-3, 73.21; and 8. Dan Gonyaw, 0-7, 42.50.
Class B: 5. Debra Brown, 2-5, 53.93; 7. John Remy, 2-5, 46.07; 8. Michael Devino, 2-5, 43.21.
Class C: 1. Georgia McCormick, 6-1, 48.57; 5. Michael Brown, 3-4, 35.42.
Class D: 5. Vicki Pelletier, 3-4, 36.79; 6. Dawn Coleman, 3-4, 36.07.
Class E: 2. Ron Williamson, 6-1, 28.21; 7. Juanita Ratta, 1-6, 8.57.
Class F: 1. Destinnie Wilke, 8-0, 41.88; 2. Brianna McCormick, 7-1, 37.81.
Class G: 2. Matt Coleman, 5-2, 28.93; 4. Leon Ross, 3.5-3.5, 27.14; 7. Nate Pelletier, 2.5-4.5, 26.07.
Class H: 3. Donna Lewis, 5-2, 17.50; 5. Zach Prescott, 3-4, 20.00; 6. Lou Cousino, 3-4, 12.50.
Class I: 3. Maurice Cyr, 3-2, 19.20; 4. Alan Curler, 3-2, 16.09.
Class J: 4. Jackie Gorton, 4-3, 12.24; 6. Thomas Brooks Jr., 2-5, 11.86.
Class K: 1. Jennifer Bassette, 6-0, 20.90; 3. Lisa Briggs, 4-2, 14.33; 4. Beverly Forgues, 3-3, 2.43.
Class L: 5. Bob Briggs, 2-5, 10.56; 6. Christopher Hudson, 2-5, 5.17; 8. Steven Brown, 1-6, 5.29.

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