Steamboat Springs 2nd Annual Western Slope Tournament!
Players from all over the State of Colorado and neighboring states gathered in Steamboat Springs this last weekend for a fun, but highly competitive two days of Round Robin and Double Elimination Pickleball play! Eight outdoor courts and eight indoor courts were used for both days format.
Saturday temp’s were in the low 90's as players battled high altitude fatigue going into their 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th matches of the day in Mixed Competition! Here are your CHAMPIONS in four divisons. 3.0, 3.5 , 4.0, 4.5.
3.0 Mixed Doubles: 3.5 Mixed Doubles:
Gold: Blair Picard / Kathy Nichols Gold: Jim Mathre / Laurie Folladori
Silver: Allan Reishus / Tammy Frawley Silver: Jason Hart / Marcia Richards
Bronze: Jeannie and Santino Antonnucci Bronze: Kay Redding / Dave Thornsby
4.0 Mixed Doubles: 4.5 Mixed Doubles:
Gold: Jason Dudley / Teresa Errington Gold: Casey Fritz / Laurie Buelow
Silver: Bryan Anderson / Christy Maron Silver: Tanner Vann / Rachel Oxenden
Bronze: Steve Wolfe / Claudia Dausman Bronze: Jim and Noni Peterson
Sunday’s Men’s and Women’s Doubles competition started out with a beautiful sky of colorful Hot Air Balloons floating over the courts! Perfect timing as our United States National Anthem was sung while a U.S.A FLAG hot air balloon canopy hovered over the courts.
Players were treated to a cooler day with overcast and the hint of rain in the forecast. But the cooler temps did not stop the heat on the courts as Men’s and Women’s doubles teams battled for points in early Round Robin play and a chance to get the top seeds for the afternoon Double Elimination bracket!
Here are your Men’s and Women’s Doubles team Champions!
3.0 Women: 3.5 Women:
Gold: Julie Howell / Kathy Nichols Gold: Laurie Folladori / Amy Gibson
Silver: Cathy Brideau / Arlene Zopf Silver: Marcia Richards / Debbie Johnson
Bronze: Debbie Ratliff / Lynn Weatherby Bronze: Jean Baer / Betsy Ventura
3.5 Men: 4.0 Women: 4.0 Men:
Gold: Dan Hopkins / Joe Weatherby Gold: Wendy Rexroth / Julie Schwerin Gold: Pete Bergmann/ Bruce Gregg
Silver: Jerry Green / Gerry Cashman Silver: Teresa Errington / Hui Hui Zhang Silver: Rick Garth/ Gary Fey
Bronze: Blair Picard / Don Ciaverra Bronze: Darlene Friedrichs / Kay Redding Bronze: Jason Hart / Scott Grant
4.5 Women: 4.5 Men:
Gold: Cheri Fritz / Laurie Buelow Gold: Dave Brown / Tom Scimeca
Silver: Rachel Oxenden / Elizabeth Westmark Silver: Chris Branson / Dave Redding
Bronze: Bonnie Scott / Christy Maron Bronze: Scott Campbell / Casey Fritz
** Congratulations to ALL Players for displaying good Sportsmanship, quality play and fun, competitive games to watch. And a big THANK YOU to Bill and Loretta Conway, SSTA, to SSPA, Terry Doherty, and all the generous volunteers who made this tournament a success! The Steamboat Springs Pickleball Association provided a first class venue for the players with 16 beautiful courts, a breakfast bar and lunch both days, juice, gatorade, cold beer and nice medals.
Sincerely, Orlie and Susan Carpio/ Tournament Directors:
Northern Front Range Pickleball, Eaton, Colorado 80631
Pickleball beginner and intermediate lessons provided by Sean Pummill of the Tennis Center (group or private)
Call the Tennis Center at 970-879-8400 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fridays: Beginner Drills 9 - 10:30 AM, Intermediate drills: 10:30 - noon $20
Sunday Refresher Drills: noon - 1:30 pm $20
Intro to Pickleball, First-Timers Clinic - TBA (September)
Denise Rene Pearson Memorial Pickleball Tournament. - Aug 25-26
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Last year's proceeds went to Light the Night, a leukemia and lymphoma research donation organization as well as the HS Athletics Scholarship fund. This year all proceeds will go to the Steamboat Springs High School Athletic Scholarship fund and the school lunch program. Both programs were very dear to Denise's heart.
Thanks so much to all who participated last year. We look forward to seeing you all again this year at our tournament, as well as some new faces!