Shelbyville Horseshoe Club was firing iron back and forth on Thursday night and Lloyd Ruff almost ran the table picking up the win.
Ruff finished 1st with a record of 6-1. He won the first five matches, before he and Roy Franklin dropped game 6 to George Mose, 30-17. Ruff came back strong with partner Rich Galvin in a 30-10 rout.
Carroll Rhodes edged out Mose for 2nd place on points. Rhodes and Mose both had 5-3 records. Rhodes had 37 points in two losses to capture 2nd, while Mose had 21 points in two losses to settle for 3rd.
Dorothy Hack stood alone in 4th place. Hack, back from Florida, finished 4-3. She was up and down all night, losing game 1, winning game2 and 3, losing game 4, then winning game 5, losing game 6 and winning game 7.
She and Patty Doty combined to beat Rich Galvin and John Stevens, 30-19, and Carroll Rhodes and Stevens in a shootuout, 30-25.
Rich Galvin and Patty Doty, a recent winner, both had 3-4 records. Galvin finished in 5th with 73 points in losses, while Doty finished in 6th with 68 points in losses.
Shelbyville Horseshoe Club 5.29
Class A: 1. Lloyd Ruff 6-1, 17 points; 2. Carroll Rhodes 5-2, 37 points; 3. George Mose 5-2, 21 points; 4. Dorothy Hack 4-3, 49 points; 5. Rich Galvin 3-4, 73 points; 6. Patty Doty 3-4, 68 points; 7. John Stevens 2-5, 80 points; 8. Roy Franklin 0-7, 77 points