With double the courts, we are now able to accommodate up to 96 players in each Round Robin division! Pre-registration is no longer required – simply show up and play!
We used a new format which assigned matches randomly using a deck of cards. Each player was dealt a card at the start of each round. The number on the card was their court number. Hearts & Diamonds were teammates and Clubs & Spades were teammates. Black team served first; red team chose side.
Each round of play was 10-12 minutes. Instead of stopping at 11, players tried to win as many points as they could in that time! We played for 6 rounds.
All players were given a scoresheet and tracked their own scores. On Saturday, the top 4 players (by total points) went into a playoff game to determine winners and runner ups. On Sunday, we decided to have separate finals for men and women in order to make things more interesting.
Here were the results:
Upper Division Men
Winners: John House & Janus Klecki
Runners up: Robert Beanland & Kingsley Lee
Upper Division Women
Winners: Kathy Yamamoto & Val Graden
Runners up: Sue O’Connell & Julie Rathbone
Winners: Wade Nonnenberg & Max Kennegott
Runners up: Tom Bylsma & Ken Barton
The club would like to sincerely thank all 92 players that participated in our first tournament, as well as our tournament desk team (Reine, Steve, and Lisa), all the board members, and volunteer refs! This was an important fundraising event for the club, raising around $3500, which will go towards paying back the park district for the new courts.
For the first time in Rusch Park history, all 12 courts were kept busy for nearly 6 hours, with a total of 180 games of pickleball played! It was a fantastic sight to see so many happy players and spectators, and such fun, competitive matches at every level.
Congratulations to our medal winners:
Gold - Rita Weighall & Curt Clawson
Silver - Amy Papenfuss & Mike Lynch
Bronze - Ellise Blom & Lee Swayne
Gold - Julie Klinger & Todd Klinger
Silver - Twee Washburn & Chuck Moy
Bronze - Teena Parduhn & Rick Jenkins
Gold - Kathy Yamamoto & Stan Fukui
Silver - Mo Nard & Kingsley Lee
Bronze - Joanna Kean & Richard Wise
Gold - Mo Nard & Kingsley Lee
Silver - Joanna Kean & Richard Wise
Bronze - (Tie) Kelly Andrews & Jasen Ashdown / Susan O'Connell & LeRoy Weighall *
(* We were unable to complete our 4.0 playoffs due to rain, so a tie was declared)
The July 2019 Round Robin Mixers were held the weekend of July 13-14. There were 44 players in the Upper Division and 24 players in the Lower Division.
Winners: Lou Valdez & Tony Biondi
Runners up: Chuck Moy & Chris Froshaug
Winners: Loni Ghiorso & Peter Schwartz
Runners up: David Ghiorso & Gina Dobler
Sunrise PickleballClub is proud to announce our inaugural tournament – sponsored by the club – and being held on Saturday September 28th. This will be the very first tournament to include play on our 6 brand new courts.
“Rush to RuschPark” is a one day tournament Mixed Doubles Only. Sign up with your partner, with whom you’ll play all day in a Round Robin Format. Each partnership MUST CONSIST of at least one member of the Sunrise PickleballClub. All proceeds from this tournament will be earmarked for the court construction fund. Entry fees for Sunrise PickleballClub members are $35.00 and if your partner is not a member they will pay $45.00 (now might be a good time to join !!!)
This tournament is being offered to skill levels 3.0-4.5. We are limiting entries to the first 16 teams in each division, so sign up now!! Here is the signup link: https://sunrisepickleballclub.org/R2RP
Deadline for registration is September 15, 2019 and all fees must be paid in full no later than September 23.
Don’t miss out!!! Sign up now and enjoy a day of fun and competition.
The May 2019 Round Robin Mixers were held the weekend of May 4-5. There were 36 players in the lower division, and 48 players in the upper division.
First place: Norm Readdy & Kim Hughes
Second place: Don Peters & Jim Jones
First place: Bill Tanner & Gary Pike
Second place: Howard Slayton & Connie Hoetger