Tournament Recaps

Fall 2018 Tournament Recap – October 14, 2018

Thank you to our organizing committee for your continued hard work:
Kate Peterson – scoring software, website, online registration, tshirts, graphic design
Tim Berla – communications
Jeff Shumway – Bracketing, communications, volunteer coordination
Pat Shumway – day-of registration, volunteer coordination, snack packs and brownies!
Linda Oslin – scorekeeper
Ted Oslin – general support
Barb Pothast – score table assistant and rockstar player wrangler
Chris Foster – seeding design

A special thank you to all the volunteers who made the day run smoothly!

Paul Becker, Pete Kingston, Barb Pothast, Susan Beckett, Dean Avery, Dave Brady, Jim McBain, Charissa Urbano and a few others. We’re sorry if we missed thanking anyone – we couldn’t do it without your help! Thank you to Leah Peterson for the photographs!

Click here to view the complete scoring results

A Pool Finals:

Rank Name W L Points For Points Against Point Differential
1 Hans Czap 2 1 26 13 13
2 Rick Langford 2 1 24 15 9
3 Fred Borgerson 2 1 22 17 5
4 Jim Johnson 0 3 6 33 -27

A Pool Winners: Hans Czap, Rick Langford, Fred Borgerson, Jim Johnson

B Pool Finals:

Rank Name W L Points For Points Against Point Differential
1 Pedro Martinez 2 1 27 16 11
2 Ian Moss 2 1 25 18 7
3 Greg Tighe 2 1 24 19 5
4 Kevin Harding 0 3 10 33 -23

B Pool Winners: Pedro Martinez, Ian Moss, Greg Tighe, Kevin Harding

C Pool Finals:

Rank Name W L Points For Points Against Point Differential
1 Edward Dine 2 1 31 18 13
2 Leslie White 2 1 28 21 7
3 Phil Rowan 2 1 23 26 -3
4 Michael G Abdo 0 3 16 33 -17

C Pool Winners: Edward Dine, Leslie White, Phil Rowan, Michael G Adbo

D Pool Finals:

Rank Name W L Points For Points Against Point Differential
1 Karen Franson 2 1 29 21 8
2 Dennis Dahlmann 2 1 27 23 4
3 Kristen Villaflor 2 1 27 23 4
4 Jeffrey Konczal 0 3 17 33 -16
D Pool Winners – Karen Franson, Dennis Dahlmann, Kristen Villaflor, Jeffrey Konczal

Spring 2018 Tournament Recap – March 3, 2018

March 3, 2018 Ann Arbor Pickleball Round Robin

The 5th incarnation of the Ann Arbor Pickleball Round Robin was our smoothest running tournament yet! In all we had 65 players in 4 brackets and played 252 games in 8 hours. For the first time we had shirts AND everyone showed up and checked in on time!!

If you were there, you may have noticed a friendly guy with a microphone walking around – click here to hear the story! Thank you to Joey for coming to see what Pickleball in Ann Arbor is all about!

Click here to view the complete photo gallery on Facebook

Thank you to our organizing committee for your continued hard work:
Kate Peterson – scoring software, website, online registration, tshirts, graphic design
Tim Berla – communications
Jeff Shumway – court setup, communications
Pat Shumway – day-of registration, snack packs and brownies!
Ted Oslin and Linda Oslin – general support

Essential helpers!
Chris Foster – scorekeeping
Barb Pothast – score table assistant and rockstar player wrangler
Jim Johnson – court assignments

Thank you to Callie McKee for being our volunteer tournament photographer.

A special thank you to all the volunteers who made the day run smoothly!|
Dean Avery, Pete Kingston, Ian Moss, Annie Langford, Karen Krawec, Eloise Anagnost, Dorothy West, Lau Peter Yang, Carol Tondreau, Sandra Young, Peter Elais, Robbie Barnier, Yushun Cui, Paul Becker, Ron Hoodin – sorry if we missed thanking anyone – we couldn’t do it without your help!

Click here to view the complete scoring results

A Pool Finals:

Rank Name W L Points For Points Against Point Differential
1 Kyle Worthy 3 0 35 25 10
2 Florin Molnar 1 2 30 30 0
3 Eitan Jackler 1 2 28 32 -4
4 Marius Mitrofan 1 2 27 33 -6

B Pool Finals:

Rank Name W L Points For Points Against Point Differential
1 Aaron Pollock 2 1 30 20 10
2 Kristine Kource 2 1 27 23 4
3 Kim Zamora 2 1 26 24 2
4 Michelle Herbert 0 3 17 33 -16

C Pool Finals:

Rank Name W L Points For Points Against Point Differential
1 Blair Cremeens 3 0 33 18 15
2 Simon Chow 1 2 24 27 -3
3 Peter Glotzbach 1 2 23 28 -5
4 Jennifer Defenderfer 1 2 22 29 -7

D Pool Finals:

Rank Name W L Points For Points Against Point Differential
1 Steven H Benefield 2 1 25 19 6
2 Bill Tuttle 2 1 24 20 4
3 Kris Beloungea 2 1 22 22 0
4 Amy McLoughlin 0 3 17 27 -10


Fall 2017 Tournament Recap – October 2017

The 2nd Annual Fall Brawl was a great success! Thank you to all the players for a high energy, fun, and competitive day of pickleball. In all, 68 players (thank you to our last minute subs!) played 242 games of pickleball in 5 poolsWe started play at about 8:45, and when a staff member came down to turn off the lights at 5:45, the final game in the C pool finals was still being played. (They finished in the semi dark.) 

The play in all the pools gets tougher and tougher each tournament we have. And yet, we think all the players, from beginners to experts, have fun playing pickleball all day and competing for medals.

Thank you to our organizing committee for all the hard work that went into the tournament:
Tim Berla – Day-of court assignments, communications
Kate Peterson – Scoring software, website/registration, graphic design
Jeff Shumway – Bracket distribution, court setup, communications, pizza
Ted Olsin – General support
Linda Oslin – Scorekeeping
Pat Shumway – Snack packs and Brownies!

A special thank you to all the volunteers who made the day run smoothly, even though we have a few bumps to overcome! Barb and Bill Pothast, Dean Avery, Pete Kingston, Peter Elias, Cindy Helber, and Nuttaya Likitchollatam. ( Sorry if we missed thanking anyone!) We also want to that thank the players who filled in for absent players at the last moment: Eunice Bottorf, Jim Peterson, Dave Parker, Joe Galvez, and Taihao Quan. There are lots of little things that need to be taken care of to make something like this successful, and we couldn’t do it without a lot of help.

Special thanks to Bridget He from Cayman Sports for her sponsorship and prizes for the raffle. Please check out her shop at 2853 Boardwalk Dr in Ann Arbor for  a consistently expanding selection of pickleball paddles, balls, shoes and other gear. 

Congrats to our winners!

Click here to view the complete scoring results

A Pool Winners:

1 Rick Langford
2 Hans Czap
3 Jim Johnson
4 Marius Mitrofan
L-R, Hans Czap, Rick Langford, Jim Johnson, Marius Mitrofan

B Pool Winners:

1 Justin Bise
2 Jamil Mansour
3 Florin Molinari
4 Dan Davidson
L-R, Jamil Mansour, Justin Bise, Florin Molinari, Dan Davidson (not pictured)

C Pool Winners:

1 Chris Foster
2 Sundar R. Selvaraj
3 Kim Zomora
4 Partha Mukhopadhyay
L-R Kim Zomora, Chris Foster, Sundar R. Selvaraj, Partha Mukhopadhyay

D Pool Winners:

1 Mike Crossk
2 Dennis Recker
3 Bill Kraus
4 Charlene Gilbert
L-R Bill Kraus, Mike Crossk, Dennis Recker, Charlene Gilbert

E Pool Winners:

1 Bridget He
2 Joanne Kelleher
3 Bill Wen
4 Robbi Duda
L-R, Bill Wen, Bridget He, Joanne Kelleher, Robbi Duda

Spring 2017 Tournament Recap

Saturday March, 4th 2017 was our largest round robin yet! 64 players from ages 13-77 competed in 5 pools, played 223 games and 20 medals were awarded.

For this tournament we drastically improved scoring and court assignments by using an automated system designed and built for our unique setup by Tim Berla and Kate Peterson.

The tournament committee wants to thank the many volunteers – who fed balls to the players, made line calls, and much more – you made the tournament run so smoothly. Thank you to Casey Thompson who answered everyones questions, and organized and delegated court assignments. Thank you to our dedicated score keeper Linda Oslin and to Pat Shumway for providing the delicious brownies and snacks. Thank you to The Meri Lou Murray Rec Center and it’s staff!!

We couldn’t have done it without you.

Special thanks to the core committee – Jeff Shumway, Tim Berla, Ted Oslin and Kate Peterson – for all the time, energy and effort they put into making it all happen. 

Click here to view the scoring results

 

Fall 2016 Tournament Recap

Saturday, October 15, 2016. 40 Players participated in 4 brackets.

Spring 2016 Tournament Recap

On Saturday March 26, 2016, we played the First Annual Ann Arbor Spring Pickleball Fling. Thirty two players from age 13 to 77 competed in three pools. The competition was fierce, the sportsmanship was excellent, and everyone had a great time (except when I missed that one shot).

Watch the video recap created by John Marion (Thanks John!)

The tournament committee wants to thank the many volunteers who made the tournament run so smoothly. Kate Peterson designed and built the web site, Linda Oslin was our score keeper, and Pat Shumway provided the delicious brownies and snacks. We also had lots of help from Dean Avery, John Marion, Jill Pollock, Tony Mangiaracina, Steve Camron, Nuttaya Likitchollatam, Eunice Bottorff, Asif Amin, and many more who we are not recalling at the moment. Thanks for all the help – we couldn’t have done it without you.

The players, the volunteers and the web designer want to especially thank Tim Berla, Ted Oslin, and Jeff Shumway for all the time, energy and effort they put into making the first annual AASPF possible! It was a great success!

Here are the results of the competition.

A Pool

AWinners

Gold Medal – Eitan Jackler
Silver Medal – Aaron Pollock
Bronze Medal – Rick Langford
Finalist – Mark McClure

B Pool

BWinners

Gold Medal – Kate Peterson
Silver Medal – Abdullah Laouti
Bronze Medal – Casey Thompson
Finalist – Egor Alekseev

C Pool

CWinners

Gold Medal – Yu Shun Cui
Silver Medal – Bill Wen
Bronze Medal – Ron George
Finalist – Steve Ott

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