Monday, March 8, 2010
The Greengrass Shoe Pitch
It was twenty years ago that the Tarms held their first horseshoe pitch tournament on Greengrass Day. They gave away a pair of 2 year old geldings as prizes to the winning team. It was a huge success and has grown in attendance every annual tourney, and is always held in a large open park in the city. It draws large crowds and many food and beverage vendors, as well as performers and bards. It is very festive and the tourney goes thru the day until a champion team is declared the victor. Teams are paired against each other in single-set matches, winner take all and moves on, If a round begins with an odd number of teams, then a losing team from the previous round is chosen randomly to advance to even the brackets. The tourney advances until only one team remains as the champion. As tradition, the Tarms select a pair of 2 year old geldings to award the champions.