Shoes fly at Ladysmith horseshoe tournament

There were many winners from Ladysmith during the Ladysmith Bernice Busch/Murray Rayner Memorial Open horseshoe tournament.

Plenty of horseshoes were pitched at the Ladysmith Bernice Busch/Murray Rayner Memorial Open June 30 to July 2 at Transfer Beach.

Enthusiasts of all ages came together to toss a shoe and compete in both open and specialized categories.

“There were 54 players on the Saturday alone,” said Vince Herkel of the Ladysmith Horseshoe Club. “Our Ladysmith club did very well.”

The following tournament results include Ladysmith winners from July 1-2:

Taking first place in the Class A — Women was Kathy Juteau. Second place in the Elders 30 feet — Class C went to Terry Auld.

Third place in the Women — Class D category was won by Pam Quendack, and following her was Shirley Lyon.Third place in the Class B — Men was Vince Herkel, and in fourh place was Ron Denman.

Marco Sertic took third place in a tie in the Elders 30 feet — Class B, while Cliff Henry came in fifth in the same category.

Four Ladysmith Horseshoe players will also be representing the town at the Canadian Championships in Saskatoon this week. They are Vince Herkel, Bob Barker, Lou Busch and Ray Jerome.