Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Vernon Pickleball Club 2nd Open Invitational Tournament Results July 26, 2014

Vernon Pickleball Club held their second Open Invitational Tournament on July 26 at MacDonald Park A total of 64 players played enthusiastically on a hot, beautiful Okanagan day. Some of the top ranked players in western Canada participated in our tournament. Many players came from out of town (Richmond, Penticton, Kamloops, Kelowna, etc...). The courts were lined with spectators. Below are tournament results.
Level 3.5 Pool A                            Level 3.5 Pool B                          Level 3.5 Pool C
1. Greg Thompson, Vernon              1. Ann Collier, Vernon                   1. Jim Lissa, West Kelowna
2. Bruce Simpson, Vernon               2. Helga Hepditch, Kelowna           2. Pat Andrews, Vernon
3. Mel Saranchuk, West Kelowna    3. Brian Burgess, Vernon                3. Darrell Sherrin, Kelowna
Level 3.5 Pool D                            Level 4.0 Pool A                           Level 4.0 Pool B
1. *Gerry Forcier, Vernon                1. Peter Darvill, Richmond              1 .Dale Charlton, Kelowna
2. Lisa Thompson, Vernon                2. Louis Lalond, Kelowna              2. Doris, Albert, Kelowna
3. Betty Loyst, Peachland                  3. Eric Taylor, Kelowna                 3. Van Mallow, Kelowna

Level 4.0 Pool C                              Level 4.5
1. Ray Gagnon, Kelowna                    1. Dan Jmaeff, Lake Country
2. Rob Relling, Vernon                       2. Jim Saunders, W.Kelowna

3. Dan Baum, Kelowna                      3. Doug Dimery, Kelowna

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Tournament Points 2014 Pickleball Canada National Open Championship

Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 4th, 5th, 6th, 2014.
Tournament Points for Tier 1 PCO Sanctioned Tournament.  http://pickleballcanada.org 
Gold - 1600 points,  Silver - 800 points,  Bronze - 400 points.
3200 Points:Fion Chou, Andrew McKimmon, Karen Sawatsky, Nancy Stern
2400 Points:Brian Parkes, Terri Welch
2000 Points:Magdalene Chou, Dan Jmaeff, Brenda Jmaeff, Sharon Moore, Maurice
Parobec, Luba Zhekhovskaya
1600 Points:Linda Brown, Doug Dimery, Ken Franz, Brian Lam, Elaine Lerner, Anne
McCallum, Roberta Meakin, Jim Saunders, John Savoy, Jim Scorgie, David
1200 Points:Peter Darvill, Cookie Drake, John Kusch         
800 Points:Lori Beechinor, Mary Dallas, Kim Hun Koop, Gary Lum, Tim Mah, Pete Neuman

Friday, July 11, 2014

Photos of Pickleball Canada National Open 2014

Above: Group photo July 4, Below: President of Pickleball Canada, Shirley Shepherd, Open Womens Singles winners: Jennifer Lucore (CA),Roberta Meakin (BC),Shelley Lawrence(BC)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thank you to 2014 National Open Participants

Subject: 2014 Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 4 - 5- 6
Hello Everyone,
On behalf of the City of Abbotsford thank you for attending the 3rd Annual Pickleball Canada National Open Championships on July 4th. 5th. and 6th.here in the City of Abbotsford. In follow up to our tournament I am forwarding a letter from Shirley Shepherd, President, Pickleball Canada and Tournament Director, 2014 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 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 20 events on eight courts in 3 days. As in previous years some of the events were round robin and some double elimination depending on the size of the entry in each event. We tried to make sure that participants were able to play as many games as possible in the smaller entry brackets. I invite and would welcome your comments and feedback on this year's tournament.
Again, a big thank you to you all.
Shirley Shepherd
President, Pickleball Canada
Tournament Director, 2014 National Open

Monday, July 7, 2014

Tournament Results Pickleball Canada National Open Championship 2014

Tournament Results

Pickleball Canada National Open Championship - 2014-07-04
Men - Singles
OpenWesley GabrielsenBrian LamChris Miller
Women - Singles
OpenJennifer LucoreRoberta MeakinShelley Lawrence
Men - Doubles
55+Maurice Parobac - Dan JmaeffBrian Lam - Garry LumGlenn Cho - Henry Paynter
60+Doug Dimery, - Jim ScorgieTim Mah - Ross PerkinLouis Lalonde - Ray Timbers
65+Brian Parkes - Rich SkaarePeter Darvill - John KuschMatt Khan - Henry Meerkerk
70+Ron Hohman - Larry SilverJim Saunders - Doug RossTim Ames - Danny Hui
OpenSteve Wong - Glenn GriffinChris Miller - Billy JacobsenDenis Zhekhovskiy - Scott Lenan

Under 55Dave Touchet - Andrew McKimmonRob Schneider -Dave BrionesMichael Epp - Mark Lowe
Women - Doubles
55+Karen Sawatsky -Terry WelchLori Beechinor - Mary DallasBeryl Kusch -Claire Pool
60+Brenda Jmaeff -Nancy SternElaine Lerner - Teresa OrcuttShirley Edwards - Mida Postler
65+Linda Brown - Sharon MooreDoreen Holmes - Faye Oakes
70+Alice Tym - Betty SilverKarin Rees - Silvia SimpsonMerrie Lee - Barbara Miachika
OpenChristine Barksdale - Luba Zhekhovskaya Jennifer Lucore - Darcie JacobsenCookie Drake - Che Cui
Under 55Fion Chou - Magdalene ChoyKaren Heinrichs - Kim Hun KoppJill Jackson - Elizabeth Peckham
Mixed Doubles
55+Ken Franz - Karen SawatskyMatt Annan - Terry WelchMaurice Parobec - Rosemary Nichol
60+John Savoy - Nancy SternBrian Parkes - Elaine LernerDan Jmaeff - Brenda Jmaeff
65+David Ulis - Anne MccallumJim Saunders - Terry SaundersJohn Kusch - Kathleen Parkes
70+Alice Tym - Ron HohmanLarry Silver - Betty SilverAndy Bakogeorge - Sharon Moore
OpenChristine Barksdale - Wesley GabrielsenSteve Wong - Cookie DrakeLuba Zhekhovskaya - Denis Zhekhovskiy
Under 55Andrew McKimmon - Fion ChouRoberta Meakin - Peter NeumannMagdalene Choy - Peter Darvill