1970 Missouri State Tournament

The State Championship Horseshoe Pitching Tournament was held on the Missouri State Fairgrounds with an added class due to the large number of entries which totaled 66.

A new champion was crowned, Lillard Pinion of Stewartsville, he had been runner-up the last two years. The defeanding State Champion, Dave Baker placed second. Ray Cavin of St. Joseph gave the championship trophy, and LaMonte Community Bank gave the reserve trophy. Winston's Angus Farm gave the class "B" Champion trophy.

At the annual meeting, Earl Winston was re-elected as President, Charles Killgore was also re-elected as Vice-President.

The Junior's Division drew twelve entries including one girl, all contestants were 16-years old and younger.

Sedalia, Missouri - August, 1970

                       Hometown            W     L      R      S      PCT.
 1. Lillard Pinion     Stewartsville      11     0                   66.8%
 2. Dave Baker         Wentworth          10     1                   74.2%
 3. Joe Carmack        Lecoma              7     4                   63.2%
 4. Bill Kempfe        Alma                6     5                   63.0%
 5. Claude Long        Carthage            6     5                   63.9%
 6. Earl Winston       LaMonte             6     5                   60.8%
 7. Charles Killgore   Plattsburg          5     6                   55.7%
 8. Bob Stowe          Centralia           5     6                   60.7%
 9. Ray Plute          Warrensburg         4     7                   60.1%
10. Harold Heidel      Rosebud             4     7                   56.4%
11. Horace Gilmore     Springfield         2     9                   56.1%
12. Ray Cavin          St. Joseph          0    11                   54.0%
Juniors
                       Hometown            W     L      R      S      PCT.
 1. Danny Plute        Warrensburg         5     0                   34.9%
 2. Lynden Francis     Cainsville          4     1                   33.4%
 3. Kelly Guier        Sweet Springs       3     2                   22.7%
 4. Ron Guier          Sweet Springs       2     3                   24.1%
 5. Jeff Mistler       Owensville          1     4                   10.2%
 6. Randy Francis      Cainsville          0     5                   13.8%