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Friday, December 20, 2013

Club Pickleball Tournament

Our Paso Robles Pickleball Club Website:  Join us for Pickleball anytime you are visiting the Central Coast of California.  Paso Robles was recently named the 2013 "Wine Region Of The Year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.  Pickleball and wine tasting.  Doesn't get much better!!!!

25 players today as we had a for-fun-blind-draw-single-elimination-tournament.  Prior to the start of the tournament, the "everyone up" call when out to the participating players asking them to gather round so we could explain the format, rules, etc.  Ever called out to a group of mature players (O.K., senior players) asking them to "gather up?" 10 minutes later.....

I digress.  This was actually a seeded, blind draw tournament, pairing some of our more experienced players with a less experienced partner.  We wanted the tourney to only go for the first hour of the two-hour class.  Thusly, the single elimination format.  Coming away with top honors was the team of Shelly Hanna-Tom Comar,  defeating Pete Gomez-Kelly Forrestall 11-8.  Third place went to Tony Domingos-Ed Rodriguez, who were victorious over Scott Ellis and Ellen Frost, 11-6.

A big thank you to the other participants in this tournament:  Kathy Stanley, Reggie Haggatt, Sue-Lin Bracken, Letty French, Steve Sidwell, Richard LeVine, Dick Solis, Cathy Brady, Don Odle, Janice Van Bever, Dick Beiden, Nancy Mello, Doug Bates, Keith Haynes, Cal French, Bob McLaughlin.

L-R: Pete Gomez, Kelly Forrestall, Shelly Hanna, Tom Comar, Ed Rodriguez, Tony Domingos

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