Lincoln Hills pickleball wraps up 3-day tournamentBy: Michael Gardner for The News Messenger
Players enjoyed ideal temperatures for the pickleball club’s three-day tournament Sept. 13-15 at Lincoln Hills.
Depending on number of entries, divisions were divided into “legends” for teams whose average age was 68-plus and “masters” for the younger competitors. There were no split masters/legends divisions in 2.5 and 4.0 skill categories.
The tournament drew more than 100 players making up 54 teams.
Following are those making the podium in their skill level:
Gold: Bill Lampton and Connie Giannini. Silver: Alain Girard and Anita Lehrer. Bronze: Tom and Jody Watson.
Gold: Bob and Molly Morris. Silver: David Bacon and Marcy Westby. Bronze: Ed Musgrave and Monika Luz.
Gold: Don Neumeier and Marilyn Catania. Silver: Bruce Barlow and Sherrill Slotsve. Bronze: Ron Slagle and Sue Walden.
Gold: Ross Meiklejohn and Carol Nakao. Silver: Kathy Dillon and Gary Filzetti.
Bronze: Sharon Klotz and Mitch Miladinovich.
Gold: Ron Greeno and Judy Musgrave. Silver: Paul and Pam Abad. Bronze: Roland Lee and Lynn Fraser.
Gold: Robin Haney and John Kirkwood. Silver: Gil Cabral and Susan Whalen. Bronze: Mike Irwin and Sue O’Connell.
The tournament lost its longtime sponsor this year, but three Lincoln businesses stepped up to help cover the costs – Mike Schaack/Schaack Physical Therapy, Coldwell Banker Sun Ridge Real Estate and Paula Nelson/Coldwell Banker Sun Ridge Real Estate.