The SPC board has voted to split the cost of court resurfacing/repainting with the park district. All six existing courts will be resurfaced, and the large crack running through courts 2 & 5 will be repaired. The park district hopes to do this some time in April. The SPC board also voted to replace the stolen windscreen by the Challenge Court. The park believes that the person responsible for taking the previous windscreen was caught.
"We are pleased to present the 2018 USAPA\IFP Official Tournament Rulebook! This revised rulebook has been 2 years in the making and is a result of countless hours from the USAPA Rules Committee and careful review by the USAPA Board of Directors."
Courtside finished off the 2017 tournament season by offering its 3rd annual Resolution Round Robin tournament from December 28-30th. Nearly 200 players registered to compete in this year's tournament. Sunrise Pickleball Club member, Craig Fraser, did a fantastic job as usual serving as tournament director. Congratulations go out to the following members for earning medals in their divisions!
Val Graden and David Pelton won gold in 4.0B Mixed Doubles
Roddy Gee and Byron Lee won gold in 4.0 Mens Doubles
Brian Guzman (with Victor Kess) won gold in 3.5A Mens Doubles
Susan Whalen (with Ron Greeno) won gold in 3.5B Mixed Doubles
Kathy Yamamoto (with Robo Pearson) won silver in 4.0A Mixed Doubles
Mo Nard and Lisa Ryan won silver in 3.5A Womens Doubles
Mike Gardner (with Didi Martin) won silver in 3.5B Mixed Doubles
Sue O'Connell (with Dan Busch) won bronze in 4.0B Mixed Doubles
Kathy Yamamoto (with Joanna Kean) won bronze in 4.0 Womens Doubles
Reine Steel and Laurie Lozano won bronze in 3.5A Womens Doubles
Our final quarterly Round Robin Mixer of the year was held on Saturday, December 2nd. Despite earlier forecasts of rain, it ended up being a dry (though chilly) morning— another beautiful day for Pickleball!
Players were divided into two skill divisions: Intermediate (2.5-3.0) and Advanced (3.5-4.0). We ended up with 16 players in the lower division, and 32 players in the upper division. After 6 rounds, we added up each player's total points to determine the top 2 players in each division:
Intermediate: Barbara Ivanusich & Pam Reilly
Advanced: Gordon Hunt & Peter-Charles Jordan
We then paired these players up and had a finals round consisting of a single game to 15. Peter and Pam took first place and won $20 restaurant gift cards. Gordon and Barbara were runners-up, and received $10 gift cards to Mr. Pickles. Thank you to everyone who played their heart out today and made this Round Robin a huge success!
Sunrise Recreation and Park District continues to make a name for itself with its two highly successful annual tournaments. This year's fall tournament drew nearly 220 competitors, with many brackets filling up several weeks in advance. Men's singles was offered for the first time in our area. (Maybe women's singles will be next?) With so many different events, the start times had to be staggered throughout the day, with some matches continuing into the evening. What a wonderful sight to see our Rusch Park courts continuously filled with incredibly fun to watch, competitive matches, all weekend long! We had several SPC members medal in their brackets. Congratulations to the following members for their clearly hard-fought victories!
Lydia Brambila (with Cam Martin) won gold in Mixed Doubles 4.0/4.5 Overall
Brian Guzman won silver in Mens Singles 3.5 A
Michelle Daniels (with Kyle Daniels) won silver in Mixed Doubles 3.0 A
Val Graden (with David Pelton) won bronze in Mixed Doubles 4.0/4.5 4.0 Group
Reine Steel and Laurie Lozano won bronze in Womens Doubles 3.5A
Ed Boes (with Rich Waters) won bronze in Mens Doubles 3.5 C
Gary Pike (with Danessa Udy) won bronze in Mixed Doubles 3.0 A