The main tournament of interest was our own in-house Blind Draw for Partner event. We conducted the play over two days with most of the matches on Saturday the 17th while the Medal matches and a couple of hold-over matches completed competition on Sunday the 18th. The weather was hot but play was energetic and exciting, and everyone survived!
Special thanks goes out to our two main sponsors: Jennifer Manley of the Decorating Den and Wise Health System, both of whom donated several cases of water and water bottles. Sponsors of prizes for the referees were the Wild Horse Grill, Outlaw Burger of Justin and Steve and Susan Beggs.
Numerous Robson Ranch Denton Pickleball Club members contributed to the success of the event led by committee chairpersons, Cassie Richardson (refreshments), Fred Thompson (referees) and Bill Wise (court line taping and nets set up), Mike Conley and Ford Roberson. Thanks also to the Tennis Club for allowing Bill and his crew the tennis court to set up the four extra Pickleball courts and for us to use them!
Included in the list of helpers, referees and all around good deed doers were Pam and Mike Clements, Mike and Pat Sabo, Char Thompson, Jennifer Hill, Bob (Bullet is back!)and Saundra Gaylord, Mary Alice Benton, Marti Conley, Katie Brown, Mary Bryant, Mike Melo, Kawika Cotner, Bruce Kerr, Carl Caruso, Jimmy Burns, Julie Laderach, Mike McKinney, Nolan Gunnoe, Patrick Claytor, Robert Laderach, Sherril Kerr, Shirley Waterhouse and Susan Hebert.
Last but not least the final results:
In the A division: Gold, Pat Claytor/Jim Burns; Silver, Rod Hill/Nolen Gunnoe; Bronze, Bill Wise/Char Thompson
In the B division: Gold, Mark Kellam/Mike Clements; Silver, Shirley Waterhouse/Steve Beggs; Bronze, Larry Nortunen/Susan Beggs
In the CC/C/D division: Gold, Jesse Cardenas/Glenn Kuykendall; Silver, Bob Laderach/Steve Meese; Bronze, Randy Brewer/Donna Henry