General Information

Singles – Saturday, July 18, 2020
Doubles – Sunday, July 19, 2020

TIMES: Competition begins at 9 a.m. both days.

SITE: University Place Courts (49th & Francis, Lincoln) – View Map

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division.

QUALIFYING: Use 2020 state or club ringer percentage. All others throw shoes and record the number of ringers out of 50.


Event Name                         

Singles – 40’ Distance
49% & Over

Singles – 30’ (Women & Seniors)
**46% & Over

Singles – 30’ (Junior Boys & Girls)
*Novice 0-10%
*Open 11% & Over

Doubles (Sunday only)

*Handicapped based on ringer percentage
**Optional handicap based on ringer percentage
***Combined ringer % of both players

Competition Format and Rules

RULES: National Horseshoe Pitchers Association rules will apply, with the exception of some Cornhusker State Games modified rules based on entry numbers.

FORMAT: The 30’ divisions are limited to pitchers who normally pitch using a 30’ distance. All games in the 30’ divisions will be 40 shoes. Handicapping events will be optional at the discretion of the tournament director, depending on the range of ringer percentages. If used, handicapping will begin after deducting five points from the difference between each player’s ringer %.

SINGLES: 6-8 entries per class, competing in a round-robin tournament as two groups of eight or nine. This format may be adjusted according to the number of entries and time schedule. Scoring will be 40-shoe or 50-shoe games. During round-robin play, ties will remain ties (1/2 point each).

DOUBLES: Doubles is limited to 48 teams, which will be placed into eight groups consisting of a maximum of six teams in each group. Combine the team players’ total ringer percentage for placement in the round robin tournament. Competitors will pitch 50-shoe games. In doubles events, only team ringer percentages will be kept.

TIES: First place ties will be settled by ladder playoffs. Other ties in standings will be settled by ringer percentage.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

$15 per participant until March 26
$20 per participant until May 28
$25 per participant until June 18
$30 per participant until July 6
Additional events – $7

MULTI-EVENT DISCOUNT NOTE: If registering for multiple events, all entries must occur in the same transaction to receive the multi-event discount.

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOTE: If registering for a doubles event, the participant must still select “Myself” or “Another Participant” (NOT “Team”) on the first step of the registration process. The participant will be asked to list the doubles partner’s name. Entering their name DOES NOT register them for the event. Each participant must register themselves, or the participant can register their doubles partner by selecting “Another Participant” on the first step of the registration process.

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2019 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber or soft cotton lightweight tri-blend upgrade available); Pass for free admission to SportFest, the Opening Ceremonies, and all competition venues; Sponsor gifts and coupons.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee. Registering online saves time, money and trees.

Athlete Packets

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Save time, avoid hassles and receive your CSG gear more than a week before the Opening Ceremonies by shipping your athlete packet ($10) or team box ($15).  Athlete packets contain the athlete shirt and Super Pass. Athlete packets will begin to ship in late June. The packet shipping option will only be available for those registered by the final entry deadline. If you don’t choose the shipping option, you will need to pick up your athlete packet or team box.

For those who did not select the packet shipping option during registration, athlete packets and team boxes can be picked up at the following locations, dates and times:

Lincoln East High School (enter through the southeast doors), 1000 S. 70th St. (Lincoln – View Map)
Thursday, July 16 | 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, July 17 | 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 18 | 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 19 | 7 a.m. – Noon

Athlete packets contain the athlete shirt and Super Pass, which includes admission to all venues and SportFest and the Opening Ceremonies.  The athlete packets DO NOT contain any sport specific information such as schedules, maps, bib numbers, etc. For sport-specific details, refer to your sport General Information.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Director Neal Craig at 402-261-5735 or Assistant Director James Shaw at 402-477-9711.

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or

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Fax: 402-413-1119

Mailing address: 
Po Box 29366
Lincoln, NE 68529

Shipping address:
3260 Folkways Blvd Suite B
Lincoln, NE 68504