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Boise Players Shine at Lewis-Clark Pickleball Tourney

A fun group from our area traveled to Lewiston, Idaho, last week and had a great time at the Lewis-Clark Idaho Sr. Games.

Players from Idaho, Washington, and Oregon competed in the largest draw since the tourney’s inception.

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A major highlight was playing on the brand new 6 courts dedicated solely to pickleball in the beautiful Sunset Park overlooking the city. The courts are also lighted, so people especially enjoy early evening play there with the sun setting in the West… and, then, continuing on into evening play under the lights.

Treasure Valley medalists were:

Susie Christie & Laurie Janssen — Silver, 50-54 Women’s Doubles

Donna Bogdan & Mary Tomlinson — Gold, 70-74 Women’s Doubles

Scott Christie & Susie Christie — Silver, 50-54 Mixed Doubles

Al Hutchins & Donna Bogdan — Bronze, 70-74 Mixed Doubles

Dick Johnson — Gold, 70-79 Men’s Singles

Dick Johnson & Gary Robbins (both 75) — Gold, 70-74 Men’s Doubles

Dick Johnson & SunnyLynne Gray — Gold, 70-74 Mixed Doubles
(Afterwards, Dick & SunnyLynne challenged the winners of the 65-69 Mixed Doubles pool and beat them in 2 straight games)

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A special thanks to Lawana Johnson for providing results and great pictures!

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Congratulations!

Congratulations are due to a few of our local players.

Sonya and Dennis Kinchloe recently competed in the “CRUNCHY DILL TOURNEY” in Eugene, Oregon.  BPC-Dennis

Dennis Kinchloe and his partner John Little won Silver in 3.5 Men’s Doubles and Bronze in 3.5 Senior Men’s Doubles.BPC-Sonya

Sonya Kinchloe and her partner Linda Scherf won Gold in 3.5 Women’s Doubles and Silver in 4.0 Senior Women’s Doubles.

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Dick Johnson competed in the “MAY MANIA TOURNEY” in Spokane, Washington.

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Dick Johnson (age 75) and partner Sunnylynne Gray (age 67) won Gold in 55+ Mixed Doubles.
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Dick and partner Del Root (both age 75) won Gold in 70+ Men’s Doubles and Silver in 60+ Men’s Doubles.

To Tournament or Not to Tournament?

TwinsBPC member Kathy Getto is wintering in the Phoenix area, and she’s had the opportunity to play in a few tournaments with her sister Carol Amos.

Carol lives in Fallon, Nevada, and is her area’s USAPA ambassador.

Both share a love of the game and relish any opportunity to play. Here are their reasons to play in a tournament:

  • Playing in tournaments allows you to test your skills against others–either near the same age or in the same skill level.
  • It also offers you the opportunity to meet new people who are also passionate for the game.
  • While only a few actually win medals at tournaments, EVERYONE has a good time! 🙂

 

Monthly Tournament

A divisional tournament, all skill levels, was held on February 17th at the YMCA Public Courts “Homecourt” in Meridian.

Fifty-one players from Boise Area Pickleball Association and Boise Pickleball Club participated. It was a good experience for future tournament directors and players.

Pickleball fun was had by all.

All pickleball players are encouraged to take a leadership role in the monthly tournaments to gain experience with directing tournaments.

All players are encouraged to play each month as well to meet new players, get experience in tournament play and to just have a good time .

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