Bernalillo County Senior Olympics Qualifying

Here are the results of the Bernalillo County Senior Olympics Qualifying Tournament held in Albuquerque on April 11 and 12, 2014 and directed by Brett Steinmetz of the Senior Affairs office. Thanks to all who participated, volunteered, spectated, reffed, and otherwise took part in this fun tourney!

50-54 Mixed Doubles – 1st Ram Pererya / Joyce Helgeson); 2nd Gretchen Denman / John Cordova); 3rd Doris Corrales / Anthony Gonzales

55-59 Mixed Doubles – 1st – Gail Gourley / David Hoffman

60-64 Mixed Doubles – 1st – Albert Chavez / Christine Wantuck; 2nd Ray Dobbins / Leslie Sedillo

65-69 Mixed Doubles- 1st – Larry Lyte / Angie Schemberg; 2nd – John Lopez / Virgie Henderson

70-74 Mixed Doubles – 1st – Tom / Delores Rios; 2nd – James Jones / Charlene Comba

75-79 Mixed doubles – 1st – Penny Dever-Reynolds / Dick Harrison; 2nd – Sam Sandoval / Barb Wellner

60-64 Singles Female – 1st – Gail Gourley

65-69 Singles Female – 1st – Edna Worf

55-59 Singles Male – 1st Tony Teague

60-64 Singles Male 1st – Ram Pereyra; 2nd – Albert Chavez; 3rd – George Garner

65-69 Singles Male 1st – James Garrison

85-89 Singles Male 1st – Dick Harrison

55-59 Men Doubles 1st Tony Teague / Anthony Gonzalez

60-64 Men Doubles 1st Larry Lyte / Ram Pereyra (2nd – Bob Ashmore / Albert Chavez) (3rd – Randy Gibson / John Lopez )

65-69 Men Doubles 1st Ken O’brien / Dennis Gallant

70-74 Men Doubles 1st James Jones / Larry Gilbert

75-79 Men Doubles 1st Sam Sandoval / Al Mills

50-54 Women Doubles 1st Joyce Helgeson / Dorris Corrales; 2nd Gretchen Denman / Christine Wantuck

60-64 Women Doubles 1st Janice Miranda / Louise Garcia; 2nd – Melody Childs / Mary Pruess

65-69 Women Doubles 1st Angie Schemberg / Virgie Henderson

75-79 Women Doubles 1st Barbara Wellner / Penny Dever-Reynolds

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Ruidoso Memorial Day Tournament

Attached is the info and registration for the Memorial Day Pickleball tournament in Ruidoso. This is a USAPA sanctioned tournament.
Click here for registration information.
Andy Carter
Ruidoso Pickleball Club

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Pickleball on TV News

Last night on NBC nightly news (4/18/14) there was a story on pickleball. Here’s the link. Share with your friends, especially the ones who might be interested in pickleball. Remember to invite them to the Pickleball Open Houses at Manzano Multigenerational Community Center on Friday, April 21 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, April 5th from 9:00 am to Noon.

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ABQ Pickleballers Updates

If you are wondering why the Board has not been asking for donations for balls, nets, etc. this year – there are several reasons:
1. The city provided a couple of replacement nets.
2. NM games provided replacement nets and balls.
3. We joined the New Mexico Senior Sports Foundation which provided us a grant which we used for full nets and standards and outside balls.
4. Those who have ordered from Pickleball Central, besides getting a 5% discount, gave the club a 5% credit. (If using Pickleball Central to purchase paddles or equipment works out better for anyone, use the code CRABQ to get discounts.)

As a result, We still have additional money for the purchase of balls and equipment.

Other News: We have run/assisted running several in-town tournaments and plan to do more this year as well. Also, we have added McKinley as a venue on Friday nights. We tried leagues last summer but the results were spotty.

March 21 from 5-9 PM and April 15 from 9-12 PM, we have reserved Manzano Mesa for pickleball demonstrations, with the intent of advertising and promoting pickleball to folks unfamiliar with the game. We are trying to coordinate that for a day at Los Altos as well. More details forthcoming as they develop.

We are also coordinating with the city to have two nets stored at Los Altos at the swimming facility which could be used by those playing at Los Altos (as we used to do with the office there). We should find out soon if that is doable.

If you have any suggestions and ideas for additional activities we could do, send them to me.
Thanks. Gary

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Roosevelt Middle School calendar change

For the foreseeable future, Roosevelt Middle School will be open Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm. There is also play on Saturday from 9-12 and Sunday from 1-3 pm.

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ABQ Pickleballers at USAPA National Tournament

Congratulations to our own Roxanne Pierce, who took Gold with her partner Scott Lennan in the Mixed Doubles 50+ at the USAPA National Tournament in Buckeye, AZ in November. Also representing ABQ Pickleballers at this tournament were Nabil M., Linda V., and Dennis R. We are very proud of you all!

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Congratulations, Gopal

Here is an article about Gopal’s new position.

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