ScoreMagic – Horseshoes


Horseshoe Scoring will never be the same because of SCOREMAGIC 

Shoe tracking made Easy Peasy.

What can be the most confusing part of scoring in horseshoes? The process of figuring out what you scored vs what your opponent and adding up all the ringers, singles, and misses. Well we at Scoreholio thought this was something we could help with. And since we never do anything the basic way, we thought that we should add some MAGIC!!

The Idea:

The sport of horseshoes has 3 options for scoring:

0 points for a shoe outside of the stake

1 point for a shoe within distance of the stake

3 points for a ringer

With each player only throwing 2 shoes, that gives us a range of points to be scored from 0 -6 per round. With only one player scoring each round. 

After looking at the possibilities, a hypothesis began to emerge. Could you calculate what combinations of shoes were thrown based off of the round score?

Well you can, and that is where the Magic happens!

The Possibilities:

Scoring Player Non-Scoring Player
Round Score Ringers Dead Ringer Single Miss Ringers Dead Ringer Single Miss
0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
0-2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1
0-4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
1-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
1-2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
3-1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
3-3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

As you can see from the table above, you can track what shoes were thrown based off the round scores for the following: 0-1-2-3-4-6. 

Note: there is NO way to throw a 5 for the round.

For scores 0-1-3 there are two (or 3) possibilities for how the shoes are tracked. However, you can easily see which combination it was based on how many total ringers were thrown.


Video Tutorial


The Build:

We had the idea and all the possible outcomes, it was time to start building the Magic. All we needed to know was what each player scored, we built scoremagic with one team on each side of the scoreboard. 

Players can easily pick who played the round, what their round score was, and submit the round. Easy Peasy

The Process:

Scoremagic is ready to transform the scoring process for the sport of horseshoes. Let’s walk through how it works. 

Click Start Game:


Decide if you would like to use Scoremagic or Basic Scoring: (who wouldn’t want to be part of the Magic?)

Click any number to bring up the ScoreMagic Scoreboard:

Score the round:

Step 1: Who threw (this is important, don’t miss this step)

Step 2: What did they throw? 

Step 3:  3-4 or 6 options will ask how many total ringers were thrown


Submit the score and the system will do the scoring for you:


Need to edit something? All you have to do is click on the squares along the bottom to edit the scoring for that round. 

ScoreMagic Stats:

Who is ready for stat overload? Since we know what you and your opponent threw for that round, you can dive into the stats. 

Key for stat abbreviations:

SPR: Scoreholio Player Rating

PPR – Points Per Round

DPR – Differential Per Round (Your points per round – your opponents points per round)

OPPR – Opponents Points Per Round

2-R: Double Ringer Round

1-R: Single Ringer Round

0-R: Zero Ringer Round

TS: Total Shoes Thrown

TR: Total Ringers Thrown

DR: Dead Ringer

SNGL: Singles

Miss: Miss

RND or R: Rounds

The above line will be your percentages and the below line is your total. 

We give you three places to find them:

#1- Your Player Profile

Go to Player Profile and click on the PROFILE tab on the top middle. Use the toggle switch to go to ScoreMagic Stats

You will need to upgrade to SPR+ to see all your stats. When you upgrade not only will you see your stats, but you will be able to see any other player’s stats as well. 

#2- In Tournament Dashboard


Within any tournament dashboard you can now see every round that was thrown during the tournament. Click on a player name and see their individual matches. 

#3- Player Profile – Rankings

On Player Profile in the app, click on Rankings. You can see all the players Scoremagic Stats.


Change can sometimes have a learning curve. The screens are different but the results over time make the process much easier. Give ScoreMagic a go, your players will adapt to the change and we know they will love to see their stats. It’s MAGIC.

Want to check out a YouTube video on how to use the scoreboard?

Click HERE.