Once again, Tom Stanar ably organized and managed the annual Summer Fun Tournament and Pot Luck Breakfast with help from his wife Linda, Jerry Veazey, an injured Richard Bloom, and Barb and Marnie Chisholm. Artist Nancy Bowerman topped her previous custom prize creations. Richard Sullivan and Wendy Tilden snagged our first-ever tournament sponsor, Dillon’s Einstein Bros Bagels. And Rick Bell and Mike and Karen Miller provided logistical help.
While Thursday’s mixed doubles competition was rained out, 56 members competed in men’s and women’s doubles on Wednesday. The winners were:
- Men’s upper division: Paul Jones and Dave Tucker, with Mike Miller and Dennis Comito taking second place
- Men’s lower division: Junior Serenil and Rand Harris won the final against Lorne Gale and Dirk Reeder
Women’s upper division: Lori Miller and Linda Bush won the final against runners-up Terra Lee and Linda Thompson
Women’s lower division: Terry Armstrong and Mary Reeder won the final
against Penny Bloom (playing with her non-dominant hand after shoulder surgery!) and Chris Smal
Before we started play, association president Lori Miller paid tribute to Summit Pickleball founders Henry and Doreen Warwick (left in photo below), along with their successors, Marcia Dalton and Bob Barbuto (right). Nancy presented them with custom mugs in thanks for their leadership and stewardship of what is now a 275-member organization.