Color Team Tourney … Our annual fun team tourney is Tuesday, December 12th from 3-7 p.m. with a potluck in the Marinette auditorium. All of the information is posted on our webpage and signups are handled on the webpage through SignUp Genius. Registration is only $2. Here’s some basic information about this event…. Please read this and then get registered as soon as possible.
This event is not really a tournament. This is more like a “ladder” event limited to the first 88 entries. Each entrant will be placed on one of four teams… each team will wear a specific color. Similar to the ladder, all games will played against players of similar ability but they will be on one of the other 3 teams. For example, Marcia on the red team will play with Pat from the blue team and play against John from the white team who is playing with George on the gray team. So you will want to cheer for players wearing your “team color”.
Each player will play only 5 games … 13 min each … in the 2 ½ hrs of play time. The first 44 players will be assigned a court for game 1 while the other 44 cheer for their teammates. Then the next 44 players go onto the courts. Players rotate this way until all players have completed their 5 games.
After all games have been played, the points will be captured for each team and the winning “team of 22 players” will be announced. So please understand that we need lots of players of all levels to even out the teams.
Christmas Party … Just a reminder that the Christmas party tickets are still on sale from any board member. The party is Saturday, December 2nd starting at 4:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased during the Monday and Friday ladders. Ticket prices are $10 for members and $20 for any guests. Remember that we are also collecting non-perishable items for the food bank during the Christmas party…. So bring those items on December 2nd.
SSIPA Tourney at Marinette … Our club will be sponsoring another tournament at our facility on January 30 – February 1. Signups for this tourney will begin on December 1. All members from the Sun City Pickleball Club will receive a $10 discount when registering. The tourney is for players at least 60 years old. There will be events for levels from 2.5 – 5.0 so look on pickleballtournaments.com to find this event, find a partner, and remember to register starting December 1 [edit: Dec, 4, 4:00pm].
See you soon,
|“A” Bracket Finish|
|Shirly Bostwick/Kathy Masters||72|
|Kathryn Cummings/Sheryl Hokeness||72|
|Susie Brooke/Diana Colonna||65|
|Barbara Heywood/Dee Ottiano||61|
|Cheryl Alsagoff/Jill Briggs||59|
|Debbie Still/Paula Beaty||43|
|“B” Bracket Finish|
|Beverly Jenkins/Jean Ward||75|
|Becky Vosmeier/Janet Ohl Hardy||71|
|Evelyn Widhalm/Judy Nichols||63|
|Patricia Klepadlo/Ann Clark||53|
|Cindy Golden/Hoppi Lilien||50|
|Sheila Wirt/Nancy Schieno||20|
This event is not really a tournament. This is more like a “ladder” event limited to the first 88 entries. Each entrant will be placed on one of the four teams… each team will wear a specific color. Similar to the ladder, all games will be played against players of similar ability but they will be on one of the other 3 teams. For example, Marcia on the red team will play with Bob on the blue team against John from the white team who is playing with George on the gray team. So you will want to cheer for players wearing your “team color”.
Each player will play only 5 games, 13 minutes each, in the 2½ hours of play time. The first 44 players will be assigned a court for game 1 while the other 44 cheer for their teammates. Then the next 44 players go onto the courts. Players rotate this way until all players have completed their five games.
After all games have been played, the points will be captured for each team and the winning team of 22 players will be announced. So please understand that we need lots of players of all levels to even out the teams.
Everyone will be assigned to a team and notified of the team assignment by Sunday, December 10th. The 4 teams colors are: Red, White, Blue, and a Black or Gray combo.
So sign up soon…
Event: Tuesday, December 12
Starts: 3 pm. (be there by 2:45 to get court assignment)
Dinner: Potluck (bring a dish or 2 to share). Iced teas and lemonade plus dinnerware will be provided.
Cost: $2/person (must be paid to any board member by Friday, December 8th to reserve entry)
- 3 people for scoresheet retrieval after each round
- 2 people as timekeepers
- 1 person to enter scores on the computer
- 4 people for food setup in the auditorium
Sun City Pickleball Club member Malcolm Derr won a gold medal at the 2017 USA Pickleball Association Championships. Derr teamed with Carl Tietze (Apache Junction) for the men’s 70-and-older 5.0-4.5 doubles title Sunday (Nov. 5) at Palm Creek in Casa Grande, Ariz. Carl is on the left and Malcolm on the right.
Good Evening Sun City Pickleball Club Members. This is just a reminder about a few items. First, the Monday and Tuesday ladders are underway. Mike Luke (email) needs to hear from anyone that has not yet contacted him but still wants to play in the Monday morning ladders. For the Tuesday afternoon ladder, Roland Lefebvre (email) needs to hear from anyone wanting to play in the Tuesday 2:00 p.m. ladder. So please take the time to contact Mike or Roland to help them make out the schedule for these events.
Next, Phil Arinno is the coordinator for the Sun City West team play. We need 2.0 – 4.5 players, both male and female, to contact Phil if you are interested in playing for our club against Sun City West. This is a nice social event plus an opportunity to have a tournament type playing experience. The next event is Sunday, November 12th at 1:00 p.m. at Sun City West.
See you all very soon,
Good morning. Here’s a few more items for our club.
Marinette Screens … Have you been to the Marinette courts lately to see the new dark screens that were recently installed? These screens will help to improve visibility during play as they block some of the glare from the Arizona sun. Thanks to Rich Peterson for his efforts to get these tested and ordered. Rich installed the North entrance screen and had help from Dave, Rich, Stan, Jerry and Mike with the court screens.
Introduction to Pickleball Clinics … Bill Booth has added an evening introduction to pickleball lesson at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24 at the Marinette Recreation Center courts. This session is for prospective players unable to attend the 10:00 a.m. session. The lessons are free to RCSC card holders and sign-up is offered at suncitypickleballclub.org.
Sun City West Inter-club Play for November … The November event is Sunday, November 12th at 1:00 p.m. at the Sun City West courts. Sign-up is open on our webpage for players rated 2.0 and above. The first 6 players to sign up in each division will play. There are additional signup slots in case of cancellations. Check the webpage for specific details.
Christmas Party … Don’t forget to purchase your Christmas tickets from any board member. Tickets are $10 for club members and $20 for your guest. The date is Saturday, December 2nd.
2018 Membership Dues … Club dues for 2018 are now being accepted. Complete the membership form along with a copy of your current RCSC card and deposit in our club mailbox by the bulletin boards at Marinette dome with your $25 check. You may also complete a form and show your card to any board member along with your $25 cash/check. Dues must be paid by January 31, 2018 to be able to play during club hours.
Get out to the courts and enjoy the fellowship of pickleball.
Hello Club Members: Phil Arinno asked that this be published immediately.
Sun City West Inter-club Play … Our first match with Sun City West will be held on Sunday, October 29th at Marinette beginning at 1:00 p.m. Phil Arinno coordinates our club players from Sun City. He still needs 4 men that are rated 2.0 – 3.5 to fill our squad. Contact Phil Arinno immediately if you are interested. Phil can help you with your rating if needed. All information about this event is on our webpage so please check it out if you are interested in this event.
I hope everyone is volunteering for the upcoming RoundUp at Sun City tournament to be held at our Marinette facility on October 31 – November 2.
Reminder: The first Sunday of each month continues to be court wash day at Marinette.
See you soon,
An evening introduction to pickleball lesson has been scheduled for 6:00 PM Tuesday, October 24 for prospective players that are unable to attend during the morning. Sign up here.