Sunday, July 15, 2012

2012 PICKLEBALL CANADA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT JULY 7 - 8 TOURNAMENT POINTS


2012 PICKLEBALL CANADA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT JULY 7 - 8 TOURNAMENT POINTS
Tier 1 -- National Tournament

1st Place ......1600 points

2nd Place .......800 points

3rd Place .......400 points
Member No. Name Tournament Points
192 Banns Paul 800
453 Booth Pat 800
443 Bourne Randy 2400
404 Brown Linda 800
17 Burke Ed 400
266 Caldwell Colin 800
411 Darvill Peter 2400
42 Edward Shirley 1600
303 Evans Larry 800
90 Gillis Diane 400
378 Khan Matt 400
189 Haworth Carol 2400
252 Hill Diane 3200
126 Hill Earl 1200
415 Jetelina John 2000
416 Jetelina Olga 2000
392 Jmaeff Dan 800
391 Jmaeff Brenda 1600
196 Kennedy Wayne 3200
470 Kusch Beryl 400
41 Kusch John 3200
385 Logan Gerry 400
183 Lehman SJ 400
418 Loskot Vera 3200
457 McWilliam Stewart 400
336 Mah Tim 400
28 Mezei Andy 800
248 Meerkerk Henry 400
402 Orcutt Teresa 1200
59 Orlovsky Ed 400
60 Orlovsky Lily 400
34 Parkes Brian 400
448 Parkes Kathy 400
377 Pool Claire 400
452 Postler Milda 2400
10 Power Doug 1200
461 Priebe Ross 800
176 Pemink Karen 400
370 Rudolph Jerry 400
3 Ross Doug 800
156 Saunders Jim 1600
157 Saunders Terry 1200
397 Thompson Joey 400
300 Touchet Dave 1600
386 Witt Mandy 400
423 Zhekhovskiy Denis 2400
422 Zhekhovskaya Luba 2400
Updated Aug 1, 2012:
Fosbery Pat  2000
Fosbery Sue  2000
Schwartz Mike  3200
Schwartz Laura 3200

Monday, July 9, 2012

2012 Pickleball Canada National Champions Names and photos





On July 7th and 8th Abbotsford Rec. Centre was the host site of the first Pickleball Canada National Open Tournament.
ARC and Yale Secondary gyms provided 14 courts which enabled the City of Abbotsford to host this prestigious event.
168 registered participants from all over Canada and the USA were playing in this event including most of the top Canadian players.
Many of our top local players participated as well as large contingents from our neighbouring municipalities in addition to Vancouver Island and the Interior.
Top teams came from most Canadian provinces. The USA teams included players from Washington, Oregon, California and Arizona.
Top USA teams Jennifer Lucore and Darcy Jacobsen, Billy Jacobsen and Chris Miller. They are USAPA National Champions. Mayor Banman welcomed all the players and lead the singing of our National Anthem on Saturday morning. The level of play was superb, with 20 events scheduled over 2 days from 8am to 6 pm both days. Congratulations to all the winners. Dave and Shirley Shepherd from Abbotsford were the Tournament Directors and would like to thank all the participants, volunteers, referees and local sponsors of this event. It was a very festive occasion with many equipment suppliers displaying the latest products. A huge thank you to ARC, Mandy Hadfield and Jenny Thornton for helping us to host this National tournament.
Local Abbotsford winners included Gene Latray, Ken Franz, Debbie Holley, Claire Pool, Matt Khan, Henry Meerkerk, Mandy Witt, Gerry Logan and Jerry Rudolph.
Some of the out-of-town participants are:
B.C. - Ed Burke, Christine Perras, Jim and Terry Saunders, Doug Ross, Tim Mah, Brian Lam, Keith and Linda Brown, John and Pat Booth, Jim Boris, Ken Akins, Glenn Degregario.....
Alberta - Linda Dane (Edmonton,AB), Dorothy Downie, Bill Canning (Red Deer, AB), Jake Jacobsen, Hazel Sakaluk. 
Sask.- Larry and Debra Evans
Ontario - Peter Werry (PAO Treasurer), Peter and Susan Singleton (London, ON)
Washington, USA - Vi Stockman, Earl Hill, Billy and Darcie Jacobsen, Chris Miller, Jason Hanson, Alan Gadbaw, Bud Meltsner.
California - Rosie Roper, Devon Heys, Lisa Copeland, Jennifer Lucore, Gordon Bolton, Maria Doest
Texas - PJ Leonard
A list of winners is shown below.
2012 Pickleball Canada National Open Championship on July 7 -8, 2012:
Event GOLD SILVER BRONZE
OPEN Singles Mens Billy Jacobsen (Seattle,WA) Chris Miller (WA) Brian Lam (Coquitlam, BC)
OPEN Singles Womens Jennifer Lucore (San Deigo,CA) Darcie Jacobsen (Seattle, WA)
OPEN Doubles Mixed Zhekhovskaya/Zhekhovsky (Surrey,BC) Caldwell/Orcutt (Surrey,BC) Iggulden/Iggulden (Surrey,BC)
OPEN Doubles Mens Jacobsen/Miller (Seattle, WA) Skinner/Zhekhovskiy (Surrey,BC) Power/Wagner (Nanaimo,BC)
OPEN Doubles Womens Lucore/Jacobsen (Seattle,WA, California) Lerner/Zhekhovskaya (Surrey,BC) Orcutt/lehman (Surrey,BC)
Under 55 Doubles Mixed Schwarz/Schwarz (Nanaimo,BC) Lam/Postler (Coquitlam,BC/Kelowna)Fosbery/Fosbery (Kelowna,BC)
Under 55 Doubles Mens Schwarz/Fosbery (Nanaimo,BC) Power/Wagner (Surrey,BC) Gene Latray/Ken Franz (Abbotsford, BC)
Under 55 Doubles Womens Schwarz/Fosbery (Nanaimo,BC) Iggulden/Coss (Surrey,BC) Saunders/Power (Kelowna, BC)
55+ Doubles Mixed, NicholsBourne (Vernon, BC) Jmaeff/Jmaeff (Kelowna,BC) Stern/Savoy (Nanaimo, BC)
55+ Doubles Mens, Ellis/Iggulden (Surrey, BC) Evans/Priebe (Regina,SK/Surrey,BC)McWilliam/Morgan (Kelowna,BC)
55+ Doubles Womens, Postler/Edwards (Surrey, BC) Jackson/Jmaeff (Kamloops,BC) Debbie Holley/Claire Pool (Abbotsford, BC)
60+ Doubles Mixed, Kusch/Lerner (Surrey, BC) Saunders/Saunders (Kelowna,BC) Gillis/Mah (Surrey, BC)
60+ Doubles Mens, Kusch/Touchet (Surrey, BC) Bourne/Banns (Surrey, BC) Matt Khan/Henry Meerkerk (Abbotsford/Chilliwack, BC)
60+ Doubles Womens, Kathy Parkes/Judy Van Aert(Chilliwack,BC) Crawford/Peusepp (Kelowna, BC) Roper/Kusch (California, USA/Surrey, BC)
65+ Doubles Mixed, Hill/Oehlenschlaeger (Surrey, BC/Nanaimo ,BC) Darvill/Griffiths (Ladner,BC/Chilliwack,BC) Jetelina/Jetelina (Surrey, BC)
65+ Doubles Mens, Darvill/Meltivier (Ladner, BC/WA) Ross/Saunders (Surrey,BC/Kelowna,BC) Hill/Parkes (Surrey,BC/Chilliwack, BC)
65+ Doubles Womens, Hill/Jetelina (Surrey, BC) Booth/Brown (Kelowna, BC) Mandy Witt/Gerry Logan (Chilliwack/Abbotsford, BC)
70+ Doubles Mixed, Kennedy/Loskot (Surrey,BC/CA) Haworth/Hill (Chilliwack,BC/WA) Orlosvky/Orlovsky (N.Vancouver, BC)
70+ Doubles Mens, Jetalina/Kennedy (Surrey,BC) Mezei/Metivier (Surrey, BC) Ed Burke/Jerry Rudolph (Kelowna,BC/ (Abbotsford, BC)
70+ Doubles Womens Haworth/Loskot (Chilliwack/BC/Surrey,BC) Stockman/Griffiths (Lynden, WA,Chilliwack,BC)Penink/Thompson (Kelowna, BC)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Non-conforming and Homemade Paddles Not Allowed at National Tournament July 7 - 8, 2012

Players are reminded to use conforming paddles approved by IFP rules at the National tournament.  Effective July 1, 2012, IFP rules change: Rule 2.E.5. Homemade paddles will no longer be allowed in sanctioned tournament play.  These  changes can be found atusapa.org under Official Rules. They will be included in the next printing of the rulebook.  Rule 2.E.5. Alterations: (deleted: Homemade or) Modified paddles are acceptable so long as they meet all specificationsIt is becoming increasingly difficult for tournament directors to determine if homemade paddles meet all of the paddle specifications so homemade paddles will no longer be allowed in sanctioned tournament playModified paddles such as added edge guards, changed grips, etc. will still be allowed if they meet all the specifications.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

IFP Rules Change effective July 1, 2012

Effective July 1, 2012 IFP Rules will change as noted below. These changes can be found at usapa.org under Official Rules. They will be included in the next printing of the rulebook.

Rule 2.E.5. Alterations: (deleted: Homemade or) Modified paddles are acceptable so long as they meet all specifications.

It is becoming increasingly difficult for tournament directors to determine if homemade paddles meet all of the paddle specifications so homemade paddles will no longer be allowed in sanctioned tournament play. Modified paddles such as added edge guards, changed grips, etc. will still be allowed if they meet all the specifications.

Rule 2.E.8 Model Designation. The manufacturer must have a clearly marked brand and model name and/or number on the paddle. Paddles with different core material, surface material, or other significant differences must have a unique name or number. Each unique model must have been offered for sale to the general public and samples of each unique model must have been submitted to USAPA and passed USAPA tests. Paddles used in USAPA sanctioned tournaments after January 1, 2014 must conform to this rule.

To make sure all paddles in sanctioned tournament play meet the Paddle Specifications the paddles will need to be identified with brand name and model name or number. All paddles used in sanctioned tournament play will need to be tested and pass the deflection test. There is no charge for this service. To give time for paddles to meet this requirement it will become effective starting January 1, 2014.

Rule 9.D. (last sentence only) If a player (deleted: is inside) has touched the non-volley zone for any reason, that player cannot volley the return until both feet (deleted: are on) have made contact with the playing surface completely outside the non-volley zone.

This is a wording change to the last sentence only of rule 9.D. It is being made to help eliminate confusion with the interpretation of the rule.