1967 Missouri State Tournament

The winner of a record shattering Missouri State Fair Horseshoe Pitching Tournament was Dave Baker of Wentworth, Baker won 10 of the 11 games and averaged 74.4%.

Paul Lattray led the qualifing rounds with 93 ringers out of 100 shoes and 282 points, for a new state record. Another record was broken when 241 points were required to enter the Championship Class, the highest ever required. The best game was 89.3% by Baker, second best game was 87.0% by Horace Gilmore of Blue Springs.

The winner's trophy in the Championship Class was donated by John Elkins, a frequent winner of the State Tournament but now in poor health.

Sedalia, Missouri - August, 1967

                       Hometown            W     L      R      S      PCT.
 1. Dave Baker         Wentworth          10     1                   74.4%
 2. Harold Heidel      Rosebud             8     3                   65.1%
 3. Paul Lattray       Webster Groves      7     4                   70.0%
 4. Claude Long        Carthage            7     4                   65.3%
 5. Harry Strohm       Kansas City         7     4                   66.5%
 6. Lillard Pinion     Stewartsville       6     5                   67.6%
 7. Horace Gilmore     Blue Springs        6     5                   64.8%
 8. Ray Cavin          St. Joseph          5     6                   62.1%
 9. W.J. Lilly         Lamar               4     7                   61.9%
10. Jim McIntosh       St. Louis           3     8                   61.1%
11. Joe Carmack        Lecoma              3     8                   58.2%
12. John Watkins       St. Louis           0    11                   52.4%