Monday, July 29, 2013

Pickleball Canada's Area Ambassador Courtenay, B.C

We are very pleased to announce that Harold Osborne has been appointed as Pickleball Canada's Area Ambassador for Courtenay, B.C. effective July 29, 2013.  Harold has played pickleball for two and a half years and he plays 5 times a week. Along with a few other members they are working with the rec center management to steer the steady future growth of 110 players in the right direction.Before retiring he was a commander of the POWER SQUADRON in Ontario and past president of the ONTARIO MASTERS CYCLING ASSOC.  He recently competed in the 2013 Pickleball Canada National Open Championship.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Thank you to all Participants, Volunteers and Sponsors of the 2013 Pickleball Canada National Open

Hello Everyone,
On behalf of the City of Abbotsford thank you for attending the 2nd Annual Pickleball Canada National Open Championships on July 6th and 7th here in the City of Abbotsford. In follow up to our tournament I am forwarding a letter from Dave Shepherd, President, Pickleball Canada and Tournament Director, 2013 National Open.
Ryan Coreau
Community Recreation Coordinator
Abbotsford Recreation Centre

On behalf of Pickleball Canada, I would like to thank all the participants, volunteers and sponsors for making this year's National another great success. The calibre of play was extremely high and although it was extremely competitive all matches were played in a spirit of friendship and fair play. It would be fair to say that we are seeing in Abbotsford some of the best play in the country. We welcomed participants from all parts of North America, from Ontario to Vancouver Island, from Alaska to Arizona. Other than local players in the Greater Vancouver area, all the other participants came to Abbotsford at considerable personal expense to play in the National, and we hope they enjoyed the event and their visit to Abbotsford. We are very fortunate to be able to have this wonderful venue at Abbotsford Rec. Centre and Yale Secondary School and most of all, the cooperation and support we receive from the City of Abbotsford and their entire team is immeasurable. Fortunately this is a city that has a great reputation as a welcoming host city for sporting events.
As Tournament Director for this event, I am certainly aware of some of the limitations when trying to fit in 21 events in 2 days. This year there were 228 registered participants compared to 163 last year.
Planning for next year's event will get under way in about 2 month's time.
I invite your comments and feedback on this year's tournament.
Again, a big thank you to you all.
Dave Shepherd,
President, Pickleball Canada

Tournament Director, 2013 National Open

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Results of 2013 Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 6 - 7, 2013

Tournament Results

Pickleball Canada National Open Championship - 2013-07-06
Men - Singles
Gold Silver Bronze
Open Chris Miller Billy Jacobsen Brian Lam
Women - Singles
Gold Silver Bronze
Open Jennifer Lucore Darcie Jacobsen Joy Leising
Men - Doubles
Gold Silver Bronze
55+ Maurice Parobac - Dan Jmaeff Brian Brunink - Matt Annan Brad Pape - Henry Paynter
60+ Randy Bourne, - Dave Touchet Brian Parkes - George Pool Basil Taylor - Paul Bannes
65+ John Kusch - Henry Meerkerk Peter Darvill - Bud Meltsner Brian Parkes - George Pool
70+ Ron Hohman - Larry Silver John Jetelina - Wayne Kennedy Dave Anthony - Danny Hui
Open Chris Miller - Billy Jacobsen Denis Zhekhovskiy - Scott Lenan Zachary Grubbs - Josh Grubbs
Open Juniors Spencer Loughlin - Jimmy Ahn Brandon Kirk - Ryan Rizzo Samuel Brittain - Brayden Latray
Under 55 Rob Schneider - Dave Briones Rhys Martell - Mat Khan Ken Franz - Gene Latray
Women - Doubles
Gold Silver Bronze
55+ Debby Holley - Claire Pool Diane Gillis - Shirley Knorr Milda Postler - Shirley Edwards
60+ Brenda Jmaeff - Kathleen Parkes Terry Saunders - Wendy Porteous Pat Khan - Beryl Kusch
65+ Diane Hill - Olga Jetelina Susan Nigh - Diane Weeres Janis Puusepp - Pat Crawford
70+ Alice Tym - Betty Silver Inge Scholz - Vera Losko Karen Peniuk - Pat Thomson
Open Jennifer Lucore - Darcie Jacobsen Christine Barksdale - Kimberley Bennett Luba Zhekhovskaya - Trish Graham
Under 55 Elaine Lerner - Anh Tran Trudy Pitcher - Nancy Stern Kathleen Brundo - Feige Li
Mixed Doubles
Gold Silver Bronze
55+ John Savoy - Nancy Stern Bill Dumper - Evelyn Kaatz George Pool - Claire Pool
60+ John Kusch - Elaine Lerner Jim Saunders - Terry Saunders Colin Caldwell - Theresa Orcutt
65+ David Ulis - Anne Mccallum Sjoukje Lehmann - Tom Staites Henry Meerkerk - Kathleen Parkes
70+ Alice Tym - Ron Hohman Vera Loskot - Wayne Kennedy Betty Silver - Larry Silver
Open Christine Barksdale - Josh Grubbs Luba Zhekhovskaya - Denis Zhekhovskiy Sue Fosbery - Pat Fosbery
Under 55 Brian Lam - Milda Postler Roberta Meakin - Peter Neumann Magdalene Choy - Peter Darvill

Friday, July 12, 2013

Prepping to play pickleball - Club Shuswap
By Jessica Klymchuk - Salmon Arm Observer
Published: July 09, 2013 4:00 PM
With the help of volunteers, Club Shuswap recently transformed its old tennis courts into four pickleball courts. Shuswap Pickleball Ambassador Linda Brown is ecstatic to finally have a place for the 40-plus pickleball players. The courts are open the same hours as the golf club and anyone is welcome to play. The pickleball club has selected hours of play with courts designated for new players and members available for instruction.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Tier 1  Gold 1600 points  Silver  800 points   Bronze 400 points 
PointsWinners Name
3200John Kusch, Elaine Lerner, Jennifer Lucore
2400Nancy Stern
2000Henry Meerkerk, Cathy Parkes, George Pool, Claire Pool
1600Terry Saunders, Brenda Jmaeff, Dan Jmaeff, Debby
Holley, Diane Hill, John Savoy, David Ulis, Maurice Parobec
1200Brian Parkes, Peter Darvill
600Matt Khan, Jim Saunders, Roberta Meakin, Shirley Knorr,
Wendy Porteous, Susan Nigh, Inge Scholz, Trudy Pitcher,
Vera Loskot, Diane Gillis
400Beryl Kusch, Pat Khan, Sue Fosbery, Pat Fosbery,Gene Latray
Shirley Edwards, Karen Peniuk, Colin Caldwell, Ken Franz

Photos of Mixed Doubles and Singles Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 6 - 7, 2013

Photos of Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 6 - 7, 2013
55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, Open and Under 55 Mixed Doubles, Open Junior Doubles, Open Men's Singles and Open Women's Singles

Photos of Mens's and Women's Doubles of Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 6 - 7, 2013

Winners photos of Photos of Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 6 - 7, 2013
55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, Open and Under 55 Men's Doubles

Photos of Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 6 - 7, 2013

Winners photos of Photos of Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 6 - 7, 2013
55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, Open and Under 55 Women's Doubles

Monday, July 8, 2013

National Tournament Results Pickleball Canada National Championship July 6 - 7, 2013

Results of Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 7
55+ Mixed Doubles - John Savoy/Nancy Stern, Bill Dumper/Evelyn Kaatz, George Pool/Claire Pool
60+ Mixed Doubles - John Kusch/Elaine Lerner, Jim Saunders/Terry Saunders, Colin Caldwell/Theresa Orcutt
65+ Mixed Doubles - David Ulis/Anne McCallum, Sjoukje Lehmann/Tom Staites, Henry Meerkerk, Brian Parkes
70+ Mixed Doubles - Alice Tym/Ron Hohman, Vera Loskot/Wayne Kennedy, Betty Silver/Larry Silver
Open Mixed Doubles - Christine Barksdale/Josh Grubbs, Luba Zhekhovskaya/Denis Zhekhovskiy, Sue Fosbery/Pat Fosbery
Under 55 Mixed Doubles - Brian Lam/Milda Postler, Roberta Meakin/Peter Neumann, Magdalene Choy/Peter Darvill
Open Mens Singles - Chris Miller, Billy Jacobsen, Brian Lam
Open Womens Singles - Jennifer Lucore, Darcie Jacobsen, Joy Leising
Open Juniors Doubles - Spencer Laughlin/Jimmy Ahn, Brandon Kirk/Ryan Rizzo, Samuel Brittain/Brayden Latray

Results of Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 6
55+ Womens Doubles Debby Holley/Claire Pool, Diane Gillis/Shirley Knorr, Milda Postler/Shirley Edwards
60+ Womens Doubles Brenda Jmaeff/Kathleen Parkes, Terry Saunders/Wendy Porteous, Pat Khan/Beryl Kusch
65+ Womens Doubles Diane Hill/Olga Jetelina, Susan Nigh/Diane Weeres, Janis Pssepp/Pat Crawford
70+ Womens Doubles Alice Tym/Betty Silver, Inge Scholz/Vera Loskot, Karen Peniuk/Pat Thomson
Open Womens Doubles Jennifer Lucore/Darcie Jacobsen, Christine Barksdale/Kimberley Bennett, Luba Zhekhovskaya/Trish Graham
Under 55 Womens Doubles Elaine Lerner/Anh Tran, Trudy Pitcher/Nancy Stern, Kathleen Brundo/Feige Li
55+ Mens Doubles Maurice Parobac/Dan Jmaeff, Brian Brunink/Matt Annan, Brad Pape/Henry Paynter
60+ Mens Doubles Randy Bourne/Dave Touchet, Brian Parkes/George Pool, Basil Taylor/Paul Bannes
65+ Mens Doubles John Kusch/Henry Meerkerk, Peter Darvill/Bud Meltsner, ?
70+ Mens Doubles Ron Hohman/Silver, John Jetelina/Wayne Kennedy, Dave Anthony/Danny Hui
Open Mens Doubles Chris Miller/Billy Jacobsen, Denis Zhekhovskiy/Scott Lenan, Zachary Grubbs/Josh Grubbs
Under 55 Mens Doubles Rob Schneider/Dave Briones, Rhys Martell/Mat Khan, Ken Franz/Gene Latray