The Claymore Club 1940. Heel and Tap Club 1922.

Repost The Claymore Club has 8 (chartered) members but some accounts say 9 members. The annual tournament among its members is the Claymore Stag Tournament (The Claymore) fought in short heel (gaff) using odd number of gamecock stags which happened to be 9 stags when the club was founded in 1940. – Gameness til the…

Frank Shy, Narragansett

Repost Breeder Cockfighter: Frank Shy Gamecock Strain: Narragansett Specialty: Stag Tournament Weapon: Short Heels (one and quarter gaff) “Hometown”: Narragansett, Rhode Island Papa told me a lot about Frank Shy since childhood. And Frank Shy’s Narragansett strain of gamecocks. – Gameness til the End Narragansett takes Claymore 7-2; Tucwest second; Murphy third Northeast, May 13…

World Series of Long Heel Competition

Repost – Gameness til the End Gamecocks And Gentlemen Meet In Dixie March 27, 1961 Robert H. Boyle Some 600 cockfighting fanciers from all over the U.S. packed a pit in a southern town last week to watch the ‘World Series of Long Heel Competition’ In the southeastern U.S. last week millions of people watched or…