7th Annual Hall of Fame Invitational


"Celebrating 25 Years"

Quail Ridge Horseshoe Club

Wentzville, Missouri

Home of the NHPA Hall of Fame


May 5-6, 2018


The Hall of Fame Invitational is known as one of the premier events in the world for the top 40' & 30' pitchers. A 16 man round robin class for each division is comprised of the best of the best, going head to head for two straight days.

Never been to a world tournament? this is as close as it gets to the annual world tournament. The "TOP GUNS" pitching for that top prize of $1,000.



PAST CHAMPIONS & RUNNER-UPS

1994 Champion Walter Ray Williams, Jr., CA 11-0 87.0% Runner-Up Don Harris-30ft, MO 9-2 69.2%
1995 Champion Alan Francis, MO 10-0 87.4% Runner-Up Walter Ray Williams, Jr., CA 9-1 87.0%
1996 Champion Walter Ray Williams, Jr., CA 11-2 82.4% Runner-Up Brian Simmons, ME 11-2 80.1%
1997 Champion Alan Francis, OH 12.5-0.5 86.6% Runner-Up Brian Simmons, ME 11.5-1.5 83.0%
1998 Champion Art Tyson, NY 13-1 79.0% Runner-Up Alan Francis, OH 13-1 89.3%
1999 Champion Paul LaCrosse, CO 15-0 79.0% Runner-Up Alan Francis, OH 14-1 82.5%
2000 Champion Alan Francis, OH 15-0 82.7% Runner-Up Art Tyson, NY 13-2 76.1%
2001 Champion Alan Francis, OH 15-1 81.3% Runner-Up Paul LaCrosse, CO 14-2 74.0%
2002 Champion Alan Francis, OH 15-0 83.6% Runner-Up Paul LaCrosse, CO 11-4 76.5%
2003 Champion Alan Francis, OH 15-0 84.6% Runner-Up Walter Ray Williams, Jr., FL 13-2 78.6%
2004 Champion Alan Francis, OH 15-0 85.1% Runner-Up Art Tyson, NY 13-2 75.9%
2005 Champion Alan Francis, OH 15-0 90.7% Runner-Up Walter Ray Williams, Jr., FL 12-3 73.2%
2006 Champion Alan Francis, OH 15-0 88.9% Runner-Up Jim Walters, OH 14-1 73.1%
2007 Champion Alan Francis, OH 15-0 88.5% Runner-Up Jim Walters, OH 13-2 75.2%
2008 Champion Alan Francis, OH 15-0 88.8% Runner-Up Jim Walters, OH 14-1 78.5%
2009 Champion Alan Francis, OH 15-0 86.1% Runner-Up Jim Walters, OH 14-1 79.5%
2010 Champion Brian Simmons, VT 15-0 86.9% Runner-Up Alan Francis, OH 14-1 88.8%
2011 Champion Alan Francis, OH 15-0 86.6% Runner-Up Tom Williams, MI 11-4 72.6%
2012 Champion Alan Francis, OH 15-0 86.7% Runner-Up Tom Williams, MI 14-1 76.8%
2013 Champion Alan Francis, OH 15-0 87.4% Runner-Up Tom Williams, MI 13-2 72.9%
2014 Champion Alan Francis, OH 15-0 86.4% Runner-Up Mike Creek, PA 14-1 76.8%
2015 Champion Dan Watson, AL 15-0 74.8% Runner-Up Jim Walters, OH 13-2 74.1%
2016 Champion Alan Francis, OH 15-0 85.8% Runner-Up Stan Griggs, MO 12-3 68.0%
2017 Champion Alan Francis, OH 15-0 81.8% Runner-Up Dan Watson, AL 11-4 72.4%


- Schedule of Events -

Saturday, May 5th - 9:00 a.m. Introductions
Saturday, May 5th - 10:00 a.m. Play Begins

Sunday, May 6th - 9:00 a.m. Play Resumes


2018 Line-Up

    

PLAYER HOMETOWN RIN. % APPERANCES 1. Alan Francis Ohio 89.65% 22nd 2. Dan Watson Alabama 79.28% 7th 3. Gary Bearpaw Oklahoma 76.08% 5th 4. Austin Bailey Illinois 74.55% 7th 5. Gale Greene Vermont 74.10% 11th 6. Raymond Bedard Massachusetts 71.03% 10th 7. Matt Fuller Washington 70.69% 1st 8. Stan Griggs Missouri 68.84% 20th 9. Garry Opper Idaho 67.40% 2nd 10. Dalton Rakestraw Kentucky 65.84% 2nd 11. Don Davis Washington 65.33% 3rd 12. Rick Howe Massachusetts 64.26% 10th 13. Gary Roberts Ohio 64.17% 6th 14. Dan Gonyaw Vermont 63.94% 1st 15. Steve Johnson Missouri 61.96% 10th 16. Joshua Olson Minnesota 61.93% 2nd




30' PAST CHAMPIONS & RUNNER-UPS

1998 Champion Sue Snyder, KY 7-1 77.6% Runner-Up Loree Meier, MO 6-2 63.8%
1999 Champion Amy Francis, OH 7-1 69.4% Runner-Up Ruth Rife, OH 6-2 71.2%
2000 Champion Joan Elmore, TN 8-1 75.7% Runner-Up Amy Francis, OH 7-2 72.7%
2001 Champion Bob Logan, IN 7-1 81.5% Runner-Up Rose Diekamp, MO 6-2 71.7%
2002 Champion Bob Logan, IN 7-0 80.9% Runner-Up Rose Diekamp, MO 5-2 72.4%
2003 Champion Bob Logan, IN 7-1 82.4% Runner-Up Joan Elmore, TN 6-2 80.7%
2004 Champion Amy Francis, OH 9-1 72.8% Runner-Up Melvin Bray, KS 8-2 69.1%
2005 No Event Held
2006 Champion Amy Francis, OH 7-1 72.0% Runner-Up Rose Diekamp, MO 6-2 68.6%
2007 Champion Nick DiRaimo, MO 7-0 59.5% Runner-Up Amy Francis, OH 6-1 71.2%
2008 Champion Joan Elmore, TN 15-0 85.3% Runner-Up Sue Snyder, KY 14-1 84.7%
2009 Champion Joan Elmore, TN 15-0 80.3% Runner-Up Marlene Ray, TN 12-3 75.8%
2010 Champion Sue Snyder, IN 14-2 82.3% Runner-Up Joan Elmore, TN 13-3 79.5%
2011 Champion Herschel Walters, IN 14-1 82.9% Runner-Up Sue Snyder, IN 12-3 77.4%
2012 Champion Marlene Ray, TN 14-3 78.5% Runner-Up Herschel Walters, IN 13-4 74.0%
2013 Champion Joan Elmore, TN 15-0 79.0% Runner-Up Bobby Fields, TN 12-3 74.5%
2014 Champion Joan Elmore, TN 14-1 78.9% Runner-Up Roger Vogel, KS 13-2 76.9%
2015 Champion Roger Vogel, KS 15-0 80.5% Runner-Up Joan Elmore, TN 14-1 83.5%
2016 Champion Joan Elmore, TN 14-1 79.9% Runner-Up Roger Vogel, KS 13-2 79.0%
2017 Champion Joan Elmore, TN 15-0 78.8% Runner-Up Marlene Ray, TN 13-2 76.3%



2018 30ft Invitational Line-Up

    

PLAYER HOMETOWN RIN. % APPERANCES 1. Joan Elmore Tennessee 85.57% 15th 2. Shalee Cason Florida 81.23% 1st 3. Daniel Dunn Indiana 81.10% 2nd 4. Marlene Ray Tennessee 78.90% 10th 5. Russell Phillips Washington 77.89% 5th 6. Roger Vogel Kansas 77.14% 5th 7. J.D. Drake Michigan 75.58% 3rd 8. Maxine Griffith Tennessee 73.96% 6th 9. Larry Shaw Ohio 73.30% 3rd 10. Amy Francis Ohio 73.18% 15th 11. Jim Ellison Alabama 73.09% 2nd 12. Edward Griffith Missouri 71.60% 4th 13. Tom Westbrook South Carolina 70.96% 1st (7-Times - 40' Div) 14. Terry Beagle Michigan 70.31% 10th 15. Gregg Craven Missouri 70.19% 8th 16. Herschel Walters Indiana 69.91% 7th