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    Thank you Paddletek!

    By Reine Steel, 10/18/2018

    A special thank you to Paddletek for donating some awesome Bantam TS-5 paddles as our Round Robin Raffles grand prizes this month!  We have now raised $1395 for the Gene Ahner Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to qualifying families so their kids can participate in the many programs offered through the Sunrise Recreation & Park District.  Bob Hansen and Larry Hawe were the lucky winners!  Thanks to Amber Lao as well for securing these donations for us, and all the members who bought raffle tickets.

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    October 2018 Round Robin Mixer Results

    By Reine Steel, 10/17/2018

    Two Round Robin Mixers were held the weekend of October 13-14.  There were 40 players in the lower division, and 48 players in the upper division.

    Upper division:

    First place:  Sean Tenner & Kingsley Lee
    Second place:  Rodney Coleman & Michael Fike

    Lower division:

    First place:  Lee Swayne & Larry Hawe
    Second place:  Mike Edelstein & Connie Hoetger

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the Round Robins and the raffles benefiting the Gene Ahner Scholarship Fund.

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    New Pickleball League Forming

    By Reine Steel, 08/27/2018

    Local pickleball player Ed Lee is forming a FREE regional pickleball league. Players can sign up for different divisions in their skilll levels: Women's, Mixed, Men's, and Singles.  Ed will send out each division's contact info,  and teams then self-schedule their matches at an agreed upon time and place.  Scores get reported back to Ed, who will keep track of everything and email division standings each week.  At the end of the 6 week Round Robin, there will be a single elimination playoffs tournament. If this sounds like fun, contact Ed at edleforce@yahoo.com or 916-934-9799.

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    August 2018 Round Robin Mixer Results

    By Reine Steel, 08/27/2018

    Our bi-monthly Round Robin Mixers were held the weekend of August 25-26.  We ended up with 32 players in the lower division, and 48 players in the upper division.

    Upper division:

    First place:  Mo Nard & Kingsley Lee
    Second place:  Dan Busch & Tony Biondi

    Lower division:

    First place:  Kelly Andrews & Julie Ryce
    Second place:  Pamela Reilly & Keith Jensen

    THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Round Robins and the raffles benefiting the Gene Ahner Scholarship Fund.

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    June 2018 Round Robin Mixer Results

    By Reine Steel, 07/11/2018

    The club's summer Round Robin Mixers were held the weekend of June 23-24.  This was our first time splitting the upper and lower divisions across two days, so that more members could have an opportunity to compete. We ended up with 36 players in the lower division, and 48 players in the upper division.

    Due to the new format, we were able to take the top 4 players by points, rather than just the top 2. This gave players who were not undefeated a chance of reaching the final, making play more competitive for the duration of the 6 rounds. We ended up with two exciting finals matches:

    Upper division:

    First place:  Norm Readdy & John Sharpe
    Second place:  Jim Kiley & Mike Kelly

    Lower division:

    First place:  Lee Swayne & Amy Papenfuss
    Second place:  Ed Musgrave & Barbara Treichak

    In addition to the tournament, the club held a raffle each day with proceeds benefiting the benefit the Gene Ahner Scholarship Fund.  The Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to qualifying families, allowing their kids to participate in programs offered through the Sunrise Recreation and Park District.  The prize for each raffle was a Champion 2.0 graphite paddle and 3 Dura-Fast balls.  Allison Campbell and Mike Kelly were the lucky winners, while the club managed to raise $490 for the scholarship fund! THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the raffle and contributed to this very worthy cause.

     

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