Cornhole and Horseshoes Standard Fare at B & B

bb 8By Sue Moore

Winners of the 2017 horseshoe pitching contest were Bob Gettys, on the left in a blue shirt, and his partner, Bryan Wolthuis, wearing a white shirt. Wolthuis is the son-in-law of three-time winner Scott “Stubby” Haynes. Bob and Bryan beat Stubby and Scott Plankenhorn in the finals to take home the trophy.  Both were first-time winners. Horseshoe competition is good for bragging rights all year long, according to chairperson Brett Grossman.

“I have been told that at 80 pitchers for the Vicksburg B & B horseshoe tournament, it’s the largest organized event of its kind in the state,” Grossman said. ”What’s remarkable is that last year we had 75 men and five women sign up in advance and all 80 of them were there for an 11 a.m. start on Saturday morning.”

“For the cornhole competition we had 92 participants for the second year in a row. We hope to have a full slate of 100 this year,” he said.  That contest kicks off at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 27.

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