Mens Doubles 8:30AM
Womens Doubles 1:30PM
To sign up text Trish - 916.580.4453
Guys ONLY tournament! Grab your favorite buddy and test your skills. Must be a Member. Limit of 7 teams per level. Spots will go fast! Contact Trisha Pollock for info firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $20.00 per person.
Round Robin Tournament for Beginner’s 2.0-3.0 January 16th! Grab your favorite Partner and COME PLAY!!!! Lots of Fun and Prizes...please reach out to Trisha Pollock for info email@example.com. Cost is $20.00 per person.
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)