Tuesday, March 15, 2016

It is The Best of Times

 The dawn's early light on the best pickleball facility in the world

The venue is ready for the best tournament ever

Lisa Harold Palm Creek General Manager on hand
with Jack Hayes and Bob Vanderlinden for opening ceremonies

The Command Center - open from start to finish
to mange 26 Brackets and the play schedule of 371 teams

The Gearheart's coordinated 120 Referees

120 Referees officiated 690 matches

"Liner Teams of 4" - called to the courts to
line judge medal matches!

Ken Davenport "The Voice of Pickleball"
announcer for 690 matches

450 Gallons of Water kept all hydrated!

191 Bags of Ice kept the water cold

Marg Ouimet - Medical Coordinator
Medical team prepared to help all in need

800 Cups of Coffee

Byron Freso and his Drone
took fabulous pictures!

Raffle Coordinator Reta Nussbaum and team
Increased sales over last year by 25% - Wow!

Wanda Cassidy and John Robertson
Coordinator's of  a Very Successful 
Sponsor and Vendor Program
Creating Pickleball Shopping Heaven

Saturday's Medal Round Pizza
401 Attendees enjoyed Pizza, (8 gluten free) and 87 Salads
$1 for all you can eat pizza ! Seriously!!

Palm Creek Medal Winners
88 Club members played in the tournament
130 Out of State Players came to complete
241 players are USAPA Rated
The largest age group - 65+ with 167 players
The largest skill level - 3.5 with 175 players followed by
3.0 with 127 players and 4.0 with 121 players
Male Players - 296   Female Players - 223
142 Medal Winners  - 22 from Palm Creek

Our Sincere Appreciation and Thanks
The Tournament Committee spent countless hours and 
held numerous meetings to insure tournament success! 
Bob Vanderlinden - Roger Fellows - Chuck MacDonald - Lynn Raph
Judy White - Diane Weyant

      The most Understanding Wife and the Best Tournament Director
Sharon and Bob Vanderlinden

And to the 
ground troops of  80+ Volunteers

 Let Freedom Fly

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