The Local Yokels Pickleball Tournament Recap
The Local Yokels took place under mostly cloudy skies with little wind – perfect pickleball playing conditions! Over the course of two days, 81 participants played a total of 133 games. It was especially good to welcome players taking part in their first tournament. All this and free pizza too!
Many thanks to all who helped: the announcers, referees, score runners, food supervisors, registration helpers, parking directors and to everyone who was so willing to step up and help out. Some of our volunteers were: Margie Rone, Robert Olson, Frank Mauger, Patricia Knapp, Diane Froula, Kathy Mahnerd, Eric Mahnerd, Jan Tatom, Bea Albarado, Noreen Warwick, Sandi Gunn, Forrest Franz, Letritia Flerchinger, Marty Hoffman… and more. And, of course, thanks to my fellow committee members: Mike Cooper, Sharman Owings, Arvo Johnson and Katinka Nanna. Pam Woodruff
Next up: the Blue Hole Bash, September 27th to 29th.
See the photos in our gallery.
Local Yokel Medal Winners
Category 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0
Women's Doubles-Gold Betty Gelston & Sue Haus Dee Feick & Christina Cunningham Mandy Rankin & Mika Nel Hana Farr & Mary Critchlow
Women's Doubles-Silver Carmi Standish & Sue Baden Susanne Feller & Toni Davison Ruby Pugh & Jean McCarthey Colleen Alger & Beverly Hoffman
Women's Doubles-Bronze Susan Barry & Sue Anderson Laurie McColl & Sharen Morrison Sharman Owings & Lynne Pierle N/A
Men's Doubles-Gold Robert Ball & Frank Medgin Jay Boggess & Bill Truckenmiller John Herbold & Richard Reed Damon & Garrett Little
Men's Doubles-Silver N/A David Goose & Craig Walls Jack Lange & Stu Sherman Vebol Bo & Arvo Johnson
Men's Doubles-Bronze N/A Warren Mecca & Dave Mead Dennis & Ryan McCarthey Steve Bennett & Kendal Wake
Mixed Doubles-Gold Al Harris & Carmi Standish Warren Mecca & Mika Nel Richard Reed & Colleen Alger Damon Little & Tricia Stratton
Mixed Doubles-Silver Frank Medgin & Susan Barry David Goose & Denise Cordero Stetson Owensby & Brooke Berry Vebol & Shauna Bo
Mixed Doubles-Bronze N/A David Mead & Dee Feick Adam & Kelly Morrow Charlie & Ruby Pugh
Whew! What a FABULOUS weekend the Sequim Fling Tournament had! It was amazing weather, wonderful players and competition, and even better times socializing with our pickleball family from far and wide! We saw babies that since our last tournament have learned to walk, players who have since moved up in rankings, had players competing in their very first tournament, a match between our oldest and one of the youngest competitors in the tournament, we even made some new friends! This is what pickleball is all about. The tournament team and the Picklers thank everyone who came out and give a giant shout out to Mike Hoxie, Kathy Cheeseman Rambousek, and Gigi at Pickleball is Great for their amazing tournament directing! If your club is hosting a tournament, this is who you want! Again, thanks everyone and now begins planning for the next one! Christy Marazon, Director of Court Operations
For results go to pickleballtournaments.com
The Sequim Picklers are excited to host their second tournament on new courts!
Here is the latest information on the Sequim Fling match schedule and required reading for all participants.
The SEQUIM FLING will be held on Friday May 31 through Sunday June 2.
The events are: See schedule above for start times.
- Friday – Women’s Doubles (3.0 – 5.0)
- Saturday – Mixed Doubles (3.0 – 5.0)
- Sunday – Men’s Doubles (3.0 – 5.0)
We are using the Onix G2 Yellow Outdoor for 3.0 – 4.0, Dura Fast 40 Yellow for 4.5 & 5.0.
Blue Hole Bash Results
The Sequim Picklers had more than
20 Tournament Winners!
Click here for the results
Click here for tournament photos
Blue Hole Tournament Volunteers
|Shelley Alexander||Mary Helen Benapfl||Cherry Bibler|
|Richard Cary||Karen Clatanoff||Mike Cooper|
|Denise Cordero||Anne Elwell||Forrest Frantz|
|Diane Froula||Suit Hart||Cathy Hathaway|
|Arvo Johnson||Pamela Katz||Chuck Madden|
|Debbie Madden||Mike Mahakian||Virginia Mahakian|
|Eric Mahnerd||Kathy Mahnerd||Christy Marazon|
|Jay Marazon||Frank Mauger||David Mead|
|Katinka Nanna||Sharman Owings||Gary Poor|
|Krista Rambow||Jeannie Ramsey||Robert Rankin|
|Margie Rone||Suzi Schuenemann||Susan Slate|
|Tom Sutro||Jan Tatom||Pam Woodruff|
Blue Hole Tournament Volunteer Referees
|Mary Helen Benapfl||Steve Bennett||Cherry Bibler|
|Richard Cary||Jim Deckman||Forrest Frantz|
|Doug Hastings||Beverly Hoffman||Marty Hoffman|
|Arvo Johnson||Patricia Knapp||Christy Marazon|
|Roger Mull||Katinka Nanna||Robert Olson|
|Gary Poor||Gayle Rankin||Robert Rankin|
|Gary Rone||Lynda Schroeder||Jim Schuenemann|
|Bob Sester||Tricia Stratton||Pam Woodruff|
Much Appreciation to Our Sponsors !!
|Adagio Coffee||Advanta Dental||Alderwood Bistro|
|Artemis Jewelry and Antique Guns||Castell Insurance||Home Depot|
|Jay's Construction||John L. Scott Realty||The Sign Store|
|7 Cedars Golf Club|