St. George hosts World Horseshoe Pitching ChampionshipsThe 2017 World Horseshoe Pitching Championships will take place at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George. The event begins July 17 with the Golden Ringer VIP Tournament and opening ceremonies. The junior pitching championships are set for July 22, and the world championship final rounds will commence July 29 at 10 a.m.

The event will include many of the top horseshoe pitchers in the world, including 21-time world champion Alan Francis, along with an amateur field ranging from 6 to 92 years old. There are 1,041 athletes registered from 47 states and five countries.

“This is a fun spectator event and is a tremendous complement to the variety of sports the St. George area is known for,” said Kevin Lewis, director of the St. George Area Sports Commission. “Having a top-notch indoor facility like the Dixie Convention Center — which lets us to set up 60 courts — gives us the opportunity to attract a significant event like this.”

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