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Putt Mossman, Iowa & Missouri - 1967
C.C. Davis, Missouri - 1968
Vicki Chapelle Winston, Oregon & Missouri - 1970
Earl Winston, Missouri - 1988
Jack Claves, Missouri - 1991
Alan Francis, Missouri & Ohio - 1996
Joe Faron, Missouri - 2011





Established in 1958, the Stokes Memorial Award commemorates the memory of Arch Stokes, one of the most beloved and important figures in the history of horseshoe pitching. The Award is presented each year to the person who has done the most during the proceding three to five years to promote, foster and build the sport.

Lee Elbe, Missouri - 1984
Earl Winston, Missouri - 1992
Vicki Winston, Missouri - 1995
Joe Faron, Missouri - 2006
Jeanette Claas, Missouri - 2013





This Award recognizes contributions to the game and the NHPA as a result of specific activity or extraordinary longevity.

Harvey Wobbe, Missouri - 2006
Quail Ridge Horseshoe Club, Missouri - 2007
Jeanette Claas, Missouri - 2012
Quail Ridge Horseshoe Club, Missouri - 2013
Joe Faron, Missouri - 2014
Dee and Gary Null, Missouri - 2017





This Award is presented annually to those individuals who have been outstanding in their contributions to the game on a local or statewide level.

Lee Elbe, Missouri - 1983
Jim Acock, Missouri - 1984
Vicki Winston, Missouri - 1993
Don Harris, Missouri - 2001
Jeanette Claas, Missouri - 2002
Roy Evans, Missouri - 2005
Larry Langewisch, Missouri - 2008
Gary Buehler, Missouri - 2012
Gregg Craven, Missouri - 2012 (Sanctioned League Director of the Year)
Gregg Craven, Missouri - 2013





Given each year to the Regional Director who displays the attitude and initiative in fulfilling his/her duties of upholding the image of the National Horseshoe Pithcers Association.

Elwyn Cooper, Missouri - 1996
Donna Bastel, Missouri - 2016





"Bob Pence Award"
Most Adult Members

1990 - 773 members
1991 - 979 members
1992 - 1,015 members
1993 - 1,103 members
1994 - 919 members
1995 - 956 members
1996 - 951 members
1997 - 967 members
1998 - 967 members
1999 - 897 members
2010 - 821 members
2015 - 656 members
2016 - 670 members




Largest Increase Over Previous Year Adult Membership

1983 - 185 members
1988 - 154 members
1990 - 244 members




Most Junior Members

2008 - 115 members
2010 - 141 members
2011 - 111 members
2012 - 69 members




Largest Increase Over Previous Year Junior Membership

2002 - 17 members
2005 - 16 members
2006 - 15 members
2007 - 13 members
2008 - 14 members
2010 - 35 members