We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day…… Except for the initial misty conditions. Overcast cloudy day is perfect for not worrying about the sun blinding your eyes. Cool weather helped with not getting overheated and sunburned. And nary a chance of precipitation nor a breath of wind. Who could ask for more? Oh, and let’s not forget, everyone who signed up were present, all 30 picklers, ready with their paddles, for a round robin competition. 100% turnout!!!
A huge thanks to all those picklers who showed up early to help with sponging off the courts, measured the nets, erected the tent, and the various tasks that are needed prior to the event. What a great job done by the amazing referees and scoresheet runners. You were the scorekeepers best friends and made their job easier in tallying up the scores. A big shout out to the 2 scorekeepers who took on the task in tallying up the scores and determining which players got to move onto the next bracket and closer to the winners circle.
A very special thank you goes to Bob Sester, whose knowledge in running tournaments helped to bring this all together. We could not have done it without you.
To all the players….. Mary Helen, Bob and I hope that you enjoyed the Big Dill event and had tons of fun. Our goal was to introduce you to a tournament like environment in a fun setting. We hope that you will take your game to a new higher level and go out there and play in some of the local tournaments.
Ruby, Mary Helen, and Bob
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