City to host horseshoe championship

The Ontario provincial doubles horseshoe tournament will be held on June 12 and 13 and hosted by Royal Canadian Legion Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch 234, at 919 York Road here. 


This will be the sixth time hosting the championships (three doubles and three singles matches), with 1991 being the biggest  Ontario singles cham­pion­ship in the province’s history.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see some of the top players, including some who play at the world cham­pion­ship level, including the city’s own Tommy Gallina, who finished in sixth  place at the world championships last year in Springfield Illinois, and is part of last year’s provincial doubles championship team.

He will be partnered with Charlie Fromm, of Maryhill – a three time Canadian champion in the senior men’s singles.

Guelph has hosted some of the biggest horseshoe events in Ontario history. All spectators are welcome each day of the com­petition.

Game related sales will be displayed each day. Some of the finest displays of Canadian made horseshoes will be for sale, as well as clothing and accessories to support the Ontario Horseshoe Organiza­tion.

Contact Tom Gallina at 1-519-824-3531, Pat McBratney  1-519-856-1299 or president Maurice Ferris  519-822-1565 for more details.