Horseshoe pitchers from all over travel to Kilgore tournament
Horseshoe pitchers from 15 to 80 years old converged from across the region Saturday to compete in the Kilgore Horseshoe Oil Classic Tournament.
The tournament, one of five annual contests at Kilgore’s horseshoe pit at North Street City Park, saw 31 contestants test their mettle, taking turns tossing shoes at the stakes 40 feet apart. All are members of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association. Many, like Willie Booth and T.K. Gibson, have been throwing in the tournament for more than two decades.