by Rick Masters
Today four Sun City Club members entered the “Dual in the Desert 17th Annual Pickleball Tournament and all four brought home a medal! Congratulations Ladies!
Womens Doubles 4.0, 65+ Jan Hodgson & Alice Ritzman – Bronze
Womens Doubles 3.5, 65+ Karen Madison & Partner – Gold
Womens Doubles 3.0, 65+ Dianna Graham & Partner – Gold
BIG THANK YOU to the Tournament Directors, Rich & Barbara Heywood! Thanks to all the volunteers who kept the matches running smoothly: Jeff Skaggs, Candy Laube, Tammy Evans, and PK for arranging delivery of all the pizza for lunch! Great prizes for 1st & 2nd place high point scorers of each group! Follow us on our Facebook page, “Sun City Pickleball Club” for more photos!
SUN CITY PICKLEBALL CLUB MEN bring home the hardware from the “Grand Canyon State Games, a USAPA National Qualifier” at Pecos Park in Phoenix on Saturday, February 8th, 2020. (Club member’s names in Bold)
Men’s Doubles 3.5: 70+, Joe Gilfillan / Mike Baker: Great job winning the bronze medal!
Men’s Doubles 4.0: 50+, Grant Boulay /Greg Karpo: Grant and Greg were moved to the “Opportunity Bracket” after their first match, but won their way back to play for the Gold! The Gold match went 4 games, 12-10, 5-11, 11-6,15-9. Way to remain focused and win that Gold medal, Congratulations!
SUN CITY PICKLEBALL CLUB LADIES take GOLD at the “Grand Canyon State Games, a USAPA National Qualifier” at Pecos Park in Phoenix on Friday, February 7th, 2020. (Club member’s names in Bold)
Women’s Doubles 4.0: 50+, Donna Holick /Kari Rambo
Women’s Doubles 4.0:60+,70+ Jane Powell & Jan Hodgson
Women’s Doubles 3.5: 70+, Karen Madison / Barb Patterson
Women’s Doubles Age, 70+, Gwen Miller / Polly Unger – Silver Medal
Congratulations ladies – Way to represent!
SUN CITY ADDS 13 MEDALS IN WEDNESDAY’S SSIPA MIXED DOUBLES AT MARINETTE
Mixed doubles competition meant 13 top-three finishes Wednesday for the Sun City Pickleball Club as a Super Senior International Pickleball Association tournament, presented by Aetna Medical Solutions, concluded the second of three days at the Marinette Recreation Center.
Twenty-five divisions of mixed teams (women and men) were contested at the 20-court complex under mixed clouds and 60-degree conditions. A total field of 522 is entered in the event for those 50 and older. Thursday’s final day features women’s doubles and men’s singles, starting at 8 a.m.
The host club has 28 medals through two days.
Wednesday’s Sun City gold medalists were: Judy Nichols and club president Dave Breault, 75 and older age group, 3.5 skill level; Jan Hodgson and Joe Gilfillan, 70 and older, 3.5; Charlotte Peters and Michael Koehlmoos, 70 and older, 3.0; Sylvia Csabon and Al Hager, 65 and older, 4.5; Michele Kiesling and club vice president Tom Jeffers, 65 and older, 3.0; and Julie McRitchie and Grant Boulay, 50 and older, 3.5.
Club silver medalists: Elaine Greer and George Greer, 70 and older, 3.0; Connie Chambas and Michael Kapp, 65 and older, 3.5; Patty Evans and Frank Spina, 65 and older, 3.0; and Carol Acker and Scott Sutherland, 60 and older, 4.0.
Club bronze medalists: Ann Clark and Bob Thacker, 70 and older, 3.0; Jane Powell and Steve Welch, 65 and older, 4.0; and Alice Ritzman and Tony Anfinson, 65 and older, 3.0.
Well it was another fine day for Sun City Pickleball Club! All our players came out to win today and win we did! We beat Sun City West 63 games to 45 games and in points it was a blowout – 941 points to 791 points! Congratulations to all the players today. Fun was had by all.