Welcome to the home of the First State Horseshoe Club!

Player lines up to pitch a horseshoe in an outdoor court, hand and horseshoe in focus

Uniting horseshoe enthusiasts throughout Delaware, the First State Horseshoe Club holds regular horseshoe tournaments and gatherings throughout the region. Be sure to check out our tournament schedule for more information on tournament locations near you.

We also support a number of local horseshoe leagues that run throughout the year. Again, check out our schedule for more information.

If you would like to contact the First State Horseshoe Club you can reach out to us directly or contact one of our officers.

Board Of Directors

Regional Director

Dan Carter
13 Arden Avenue
New Castle, De. 19720
302-602-1045 C
302-326-1311 H


Rich Menton
606 Ilse Drive
Newark, De. 19713
302-598-1761 C
302-731-7287 H

1st Vice President

James Biddison (Jr)

1702 Barnaby Street

Newark, DE 19702

760-583-8948 C



Mary Lou Bishop
4 Long Meadow Court
Newark, DE 19711
302-369-1721 H


Steve Wilson
15 Cobblestone Dr
New Castle, DE 19720
302-384-3151 C
302-832-5543 H





Newark Senior Center …..200 White Chapel Road (SAND COURTS)

Tournament Directors……  Mary Lou Bishop  (302) 369-1721 or  marystoney@verizon.net


Newark Elks Lodge 2281…..42 Elks Trail, New Castle , DE 19720 ( Clay Pits )  

Tournament Directors………Dan Carter  (302) 602-1045 or  lotringers@aol.com

 All Elks Tournaments will be held at Newark Senior Center Till courts are completed at elks lodge                                             

Tournament Directors



Mary Lou Bishop:  (302) 369-1721 or  marystoney@verizon.net

Dan Carter:  (302) 602-1045  or lotringers@AOL.COM


First State Horseshoe Club LEADERS

To appear on this list, the member must have at least 3 NHPA sanctioned tournaments during 2019.

Natstats for Delaware dated 03/04/20
 Men 40′
1. Joe Smith  47.32
2. Bob Burris  46.14
3. Robert Scott 39.84
4. Marvin Price 39.54
5. Tom Chance 39.41
6. Steve Wilson 38.21
7. Mickey Lynn 31.74
8. Rich Menton 30.19
9. Michael Szczerba 26.83
10. Dan Carter 23.67
11.Kevin Alvini 23.59
12.Mike Tate 20.58
13. Dick Seyler 20.50
14. Wayne Saulsbury 14.40

Women 30’

1. Mary Lou Bishop  24.42

 Men 30


Junior Girls 30’, age 18 or under for the entire calendar year


Junior Boys 30’, age 18 or under for the entire calendar year


Cadet Girls 20’, age 12 or under for the entire calendar year


Cadet Boys 20’, age 12 or under for the entire calendar year




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