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Winners of pickleball tournament announced 

– The Paso Robles Pickleball Club recently hosted their 2nd annual “805” tournament at Centennial Park. Play was Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles on Saturday with Mixed Doubles on Sunday.

Brett Noel and Janet Van Boxen. Courtesy photos.

Brett Noel and Janet Van Boxen. Courtesy photos.

70+ teams totaling 100+ players included locals from Paso Robles, Templeton, Atascadero, Moro Bay and Nipomo; along with out-of-area players from Visalia, Bakersfield, and Santa Barbara. The five permanent pickleball courts along with four temporary courts set up in the adjoining tennis area made the tournament run smoothly with very little waiting between games, according to tournament representatives. That, coupled with 10-degree cooler than normal days for late June, made it a pleasant experience for the players and spectators.

Next spring, the club is looking forward to producing a larger and more prestigious event that will be officially sanctioned by USAPA (USA Pickleball Association) and draw participants from an even wider area, possibly out of state players. Because out of town players will stay Friday and Saturday nights for both days of play, the club is looking to work with local hotels, restaurants, caterers, and other businesses to offer special visitor packages.

The Paso Robles Pickleball club encourages all those who are curious about the game to check it out at Centennial Park, Monday—Saturday from 7:30-11 a.m. Free loaner paddles are available.

Tournament winners

Women’s Recreational 50-59

Gold- Carolyn Reinen/ Roxann Williams
Silver- Cathe Olson/Gigi Guerra
Bronze- Kitty Olson/Kelly Valdes

Nevin Linthacum and George Nichols.

Nevin Linthacum and George Nichols.

Men’s Competitive 19-59

Gold- Rob Osterbauer/Ryan Tomich
Silver- Robert Belmonte/Alan Belmonte
Bronze- Tim Fujioka/Kim Pickerell

Mixed Doubles Competitive 19-59

Gold- Rob Osterbauer/Barb Vail
Silver- Curtis Mortenson/Kathy Stanley
Bronze- Brett Noel/Janet Van Boxtel

Mixed Doubles Recreational 19-59

Gold- Cathy Brady/Tony Monge
Gold- Kristin Jennings/Gordon Jennings
Silver- Gigi Guerra/Robert Ellis

Men’s Competitive 60+

Gold- Ron Yoshimoto/Don Miyasaki
Silver- Dick Beiden/Peter Gomez
Bronze- George Nichols/Nevin Linthacum

Steve Sidwell and Janice Van Bever.

Steve Sidwell and Janice Van Bever.

Men’s Recreational 60+

Gold- Steve Forsell/Jerry Jacobs
Silver- Carlos Bedia/Bob Ellis
Bronze- Tom Lendzion/John Wallace

Women’s Competitive 60+

Gold- Tina Baganz/Cathy Brady
Silver- Janet Coughlin/Janet Van Boxtel
Bronze- Pamela Smith/Denise Haas

Mixed DoublesCompetitive 60+

Gold- Peter Gomez/Janet Coughlin
Silver- Nancy Mello/Nevin Linthacum
Bronze- Pam Smith/John Browning

Mixed Doubles Recreational 60+

Gold- Jeanette Pickrell/Kim Pickrell
Silver- Steve Sidwell/Janice Van Bever
Bronze- John Wallace/Kitty Olson

For more info about pickleball, go to: usapa.org or, pickleballpasorobles.shutterfly.com.

 

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