Mixed Doubles Tournament - March 27-28 2009

2009 TOURNAMENT SEASON OPENER

Our "Blind Draw Mixed Doubles" was another successful tournament and a great start into our second tournament season. Over 200 players and spectators signed in and attended the 2-day games. We were once again blessed with perfect pickleball weather.

Kathy Dillon handled the referee sign-ups and the referee game assignments. Thanks to Kathy and all the referees. Everyone did a great job.

We had a lot of fun, great competition, and everyone gained a little more tournament experience. The cheers of the enthusiastic crowd could be heard from blocks away.

As always, the food was outstanding. Thanks to Aileen Niver and Lin Filbin for the healthy snacks spread on Friday and to Kathy Dillon and her crew for the sandwich, chips and pasta luncheon on Saturday. Can it get any better than that?

Thanks to all players for their participation and for their hard fought, but always fair games. The wonderful crowd that filled the lawn seating area made our tournament a real sports event and was very much appreciated.

And the winners were:

"A" Bracket
Gold Metal Winners: Helmut Koehne & Carole Palmroth
Silver Medal Winners: Don Parent & Lin Filbin
Bronze Medal Winners: Jim Westby & Katie Didion

"B" Bracket
Gold Metal Winners: Elliott Holden & Kathy Dillon
Silver Medal Winners: Dennis Hordyk & Pinky Hordyk
Bronze Medal Winners: Tom Bartley & Romayne Whittaker

Helmut Koehne,
Tournament Director