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World Horseshoe Pitching Championships to be held in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- The National Horseshoe Pitchers association will be holding the annual World Horseshoe Pitching Championships in Cedar Rapids beginning July 26.

The event will last for two weeks in the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.  The arena will be equipped with 50 portable horseshoe courts filled with clay.  Many of the competitors will pitch for about three days with five games each day.  There are 1,268 total entrants from the United States, Canada and Norway.

Pitchers will be competing for $170,000 in prize money, trophies and scholarships.  Eight pitchers will also be given the title of "World Champion" in one of eight different divisions including Open Men and Women, Senior Men and Women as well as Junior Boys and Girls. 

Admission will be free and spectators are encouraged for all levels of competition. Concessions and souvenirs will also be available.

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