Past Tournaments

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Past Tournaments
2018 Tournaments

June 14-17: Ruidoso Pickleball Championships
June 16: Cañon City Classic Pickleball Tournament
June 8-10: NM Games Pickleball Tournament
April 28-29: Senior Affairs 50+ Skill-Level Tournament
April 7-8: 1st Annual Aaron Gifford Pickleball Benefit Tournament
March 17: Doubles Ladder Tournament
March 9: 2.5-3.5 Dink Tournament – CANCELLED
March 9: 3rd Venue Challenge Tournament
March 14: 3.5+ Dink Tournament – CANCELLED
February 24: Los Vecinos 2.5-3.0 Tournament
February 3: Outdoor Mini-Tournament
2017 Tournaments

November 2017: Albuquerque Senior Affairs Meet & Compete Pickleball Tournament
November 2017: All Venue Challenge
October 2017: Dinkathon!
October 2017: Ancient City Pickleball Tournament, Santa Fe
September 2017: New Mexico Games Pickleball Tournament
September 2017: “Beat the Heat” Pickleball Tournament – Angel Fire
August 2017: Billy the Kid SSIPA ShootOut (Ruidoso)
August 2017: Following the Ruidoso SSIPA Tournament – Joey Farias – 5.0 Pro – Clinics & Lessons
July 2017: Denver Pickleball Classic: Super Senior Circuit Even
August 2017: Santa Fe Pickleball Tournament – CANCELLED July 2017: NM Senior Olympics Pickleball Tournament
June 2017: Durango Pickleball Tournament
June 2017: Ruidoso Pickleball Championships
June 2017: National Senior Games Pickleball, Birmingham, AL
June 2017: Manzano Mesa Pickleball Courts Inaugural Mini-Tournament
April 2017: The Great Venue Faceoff
April 2017: ABQ 50+ Games Senior Olympics (Age)
April 2017: DSA Spring Fling (Skill-Level Tournament)
April 2017: Gunnison Pickleball Fundraiser Tournament
March 2017: Farewell-to-Los-Altos Tournament
February 11 2017: Ladder Tournament
January 21-22,2017: Mini-Tournament
Long Time Ago Tournaments


June 14-17: Ruidoso Pickleball Championships

The Ruidoso Pickleball Championships will be held in Ruidoso, NM this year, June 14th – 17th. This is going to be our biggest & best tournament to date. Scott Moore will be attending & playing in our 5.0 bracket. What an honor it is to have Scott Moore & family at our tournament.

We are hoping to draw many other Pro level players to help make this a great event. Please plan to attend. Registration opens March 1st at 8am. You can register at

I hope to see a big turn out from our New Mexico friends.

Also, we will be hosting 4-Mini Camps put on by the One & Only – Scott Moore. These 4-hour mini camps will be on June 12th & June 13th. $110.00/person per session.

June 12th – 8am to noon for 4.0+ players (filling up fast so be sure to get signed up)
June 12th – 1pm to 5pm for 3.5 players
June 13th – 8am to noon for 3.5 players
June 13th – 1pm to 5pm for 3.0 players

See flyer for more details. Registration is open now. Be sure to sign up early as space for each session if limited.

To register and pay go to
Click on View Camps & Clinics
Under the Ruidoso, NM clinics select your clinic level & time slot
Type in your skill rating & check out . . . its just that easy to move up a skill level . . . worked for me!

If anyone needs help with registering for either the Tournament or a Clinic, or if you have any questions, please call Patrick Quist, USAPA Ambassador – Ruidoso Pickleball Club, (575) 520-8914.

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June 16: Cañon City Classic Pickleball Tournament

The tournament will begin with a ROUND ROBIN format with the following brackets: 3.0 and lower Mens Doubles, 3.5 Mens Doubles, 4.0 and above Mens Doubles, 3.0 and lower Womens Doubles, 3.5 Womens Doubles, 4.0 and above Womens Doubles. The space is limited to the first 60 teams to register. The “Team Skill Level” is determined by the highest skill level of each team member. You MUST find your own partner. Additionally, both partners must register to be in the tournament. All games are self-officiated.

FORMAT:Four match guarantee per team. Each bracket will start as a Round Robin Format and then go to a single Elimination Tournament for placing. The Round Robin results in each bracket will determine seeding in the Single Elimination Tournament.

Entries must be received by 5:00 pm on June 7, 2018. Mail to: 575 Ash Street, Cañon City, Colorado 81212. You may also register online at

Canon City Registration Form 2018

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June 8-10: NM Games Pickleball Tournament

There were 127 participants at the NM Games June 8-10. Congrats to all the players for a very competitive tournament with many long matches. Also, we wish to thank the many club members who worked at organization, registration, communications, desk and announcements, reffing, lunch order and raffle table, brought food and helped so much in running the tournament. It couldn’t have been done without them. Also, thanks to Tonnie Doose and Dennis Gallant for donating their split raffle to the club – Gary

The results are posted at pickleballtournaments under past tournaments:; look for Past Tournaments; scroll down to NM Games and check ‘Results’.

NM Games Pickleball was included on KOB news Sunday. The link is:

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Thanks very much to M’Lee for taking these photos!

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April 28-29: Senior Affairs 50+ Skill-Level Tournament

We wish to thank Albuquerque Senior Affairs for initiating and organizing the tournament. Also we wish to thank the many club members who worked at the desk and announcements (Gretchen, Gary, Penny, Joyce, Lisa, Gail), website and communications (Dale), reffed (Many, I apologize to the those I inadvertantly left out: John K., Joe M., Linda M., Lou S., Bob A., Bob H., Richard B, Jamie G., Albert C., Christine W., Eva C., Frank O., Nabil M., Sally G., Ken P. , Rick H., Stephen M., Nancy H., Patrick Q., Gopal R., Jeanne H., Kathy B., John Y., Nancy L., Pearl M., Ray T., Ron F., Steven P.), brought food (many) and helped so much in running the tournament. It couldn’t have been done without them. Congrats to all the players for a very competitive tournament with many long matches. – Gary

The medal winners are here.


April 7-8: 1st Annual Aaron Gifford Pickleball Benefit Tournament

Las Cruces, NM 2018
All Proceeds Will be Donated to Mission 22
Tournament Director: Jana Vargas (575) 640-7417

The Aaron Gifford Pickleball Benefit
These links will show the photos from all three days of the tournament:

Leanne’s Workshop on April 6

Men’s and Women’s Doubles on April 7

Mixed Doubles on April 8

8-minute Slide Show to summarize the whole tournament

Web Site:

On January 8, 2018 we lost Aaron Gifford, a friend, brother, son, Pickleball player, and hero. We want to honor the sacrifice he made for our country and bring attention to the plight of wounded veterans around the United States. All proceeds from this tournament will be donated to the Mission 22 cause. Please read on to learn more about Aaron and the goals of the Mission 22 organization.

Click here for more information.

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March 17: Doubles Ladder Tournament

Thanks to all who played and helped coordinate the Doubles Ladder tournament on March 17th. There were 72 people in the morning (36 men and 36 women) playing men’s and women’s doubles, and 76 people in the afternoon playing mixed doubles. We had many out of town players, from Santa Fe, Farmington, Ruidoso, Las Cruces, and Angel Fire. The weather was excellent, and there was a lot of good play.


March 9: 2.5-3.0 Dink Tournament – CANCELLED

Dink tournament at Hoover Middle School is cancelled.

March 9: 3rd Venue Challenge

The third Great Venue Challenge was completed at Cesar Chavez on March 9, 2018. The participating teams were from Cesar Chavez CC, Los Vecinos CC, Manzano Mesa CC, Raymond G. Sanchez CC, Sandia Prep, and Paradise Hills CC. 28 people played in mixed doubles, skill levels 3.0 and 3.5, and over 40 people were in attendance. Special Thanks to the Cesar Chavez Community Center; and all those who helped referee and coordinate the event. The winning team was Los Vecinos (where the trophy now resides), followed by Cesar Chavez and Manzano Mesa.


March 14: 3.5+ Dink Tournament – CANCELLED

March 14: 3.5+ Dink Tournament – CANCELLED

Dink tournament at Desert Ridge Middle School is cancelled.

February 24: Los Vecinos 2.5-3.0 Tournament

Thanks to James Wolfel and the Los Vecinos staff for hosting the 2.5/3.0 tournament at Los Vecinos on February 24th. Special thanks to Bob Henry, John Kimbrough, Ron Farmer, Eva Casey and John Yip for all their fine referee work throughout. The winners (shirt recipients) were Penny Dever-Reynolds and Sally Scott-Mullins at women’s 3.0; Molly Foster and Marie Holloway in a hotly contested women’s 2.5 (all teams had .500 records, winner decided by points); Jerret Koenigsberg and Sharon Lurix at mixed 3.0; and, Paul Campos and Jim Conway at men’s 3.0.

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February 3: Outdoor Mini-Tournament

Thanks to all who attended the winter blustery tournament last Saturday. There were 90 players: The largest groupings were in the 2.5/3.0 and 3.5 categories, which played in a ladder format of continuous play. The 4.0 and up played in a different format, playing everyone at their net and moving to a different net. Congrats to Bob Paulsen, Mike Wilson, and Joyce Montoya who won the virtual gold, silver, and bronze metals. Special thanks to all those who organized and made sure the tournament ran smoothly, including Executive board members and advisors. Special thanks to John K., Nancy L., and Chowdee for keeping the tournament flowing.


November 18-19, 2017: Albuquerque Senior Affairs Meet & Compete Pickleball Tournament

We wish to thank the many people who volunteered to work at the desk, reffing, brought food and helped so much in running the tournament. It couldn’t have been done without them. Congrats to all the players for a very competitive tournament with many long matches. The medal winners are:


3.0 Gold: Susan Bair/Myra Rogan
Silver: Myrna Beniash, Priscilla Becenti
Bronze: Kathy Baca/Debbie Monceballez

3.5 Gold: M’Lee Beazly/Jamie Garcia
Silver: Carmen Montoya/Loretta Cordova
Bronze: Adeline Apodaca/Nancy Lesicka


3.0 Gold: TJ Janet/Ludwig Hill

3.5 Gold: Brian Renvall/Todd Hassan
Silver: Guy Burkeen/Joe Walcher
Bronze: Bob Ashmore/Ron Cavalier

4.0Gold: Mike Wilson/Tony Teague
Silver: Greg Doose/Andrew Doose
Bronze: Gopal Rao/Rorik Rivenburgh


3.0 Gold: Myra Rogan/James Jordan
Silver: Susan Bair/Dan Neifert

3.5: Gold: Nancy Lesicka/John Yip
Silver: Felix Rodriguez/Jamie Garcia
Bronze: Peter Chang/Carmen Montoya

4.0 Gold: Melissa Clayton/Mike Nava
Silver: Ron Farmer/Kelly Hennessey
Bronze: Shawn Campbell/Gary Rutherford
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November 2017: All Venue Challenge

Thank you one & all for participating in our second All Venue Challenge. Represented were Cesar Chavez CC, Los Vecinos CC, Manzano Mesa CC, Raymond G Sanchez CC, Sandia Prep, Paradise Hills CC, and Wells Park CC.

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Congratulations Cesar Chavez Team Members M’Lee B, Jamie G, Dennis G & Chowdee T for winning the All Venue Trophy! I’m sure Cesar Chavez Community Center will be happy to display it for all to see. See the complete results here.

These Venues participated in this fun tournament to get together & reacquaint ourselves with old friends and meet new players from other venues as well. A little “friendly” competition was the order of the day. There were also those people from different venues who came out to cheer on their friends and we appreciated them coming out as well. It made for an exciting morning.

We also took this opportunity to give some “Real Game” experience to new & newer Referees. Thank you first timers Rich B, Elaine H, Myrna B, John Y, Ken L and Jim C for jumping in to help and learn. Also there to Ref and help were Anthony & John K who helped out & kept everyone in line! You all did a great job and the players were very happy to have you on the Courts! Also a big THANK YOU to Joe & Linda M for coming out to organize and help train the new referees.

Thanks to Gary R for getting us the time to do all this and Dale R & Isabel C for helping me keep things straight at the desk. Looking forward to the next Challenge, Nancy L.

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October 24 2017: Dinkathon!

As all players know, dink shots are critical to good pickleball play. The ABQ Pickleball Club is having its next Dinkathon at Cesar Chavez Community Center on October 24th from 10:30-12:30. This is a dink tournament in a ladder format. You will be changing partners throughout. There is no charge. The tournament is free, but any contributions are appreciated.
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Ancient City Pickleball Tournament, Santa Fe Tennis & Swim Club


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Fun and Play at the new Manzano Mesa Pickleball Courts in Albuquerque. Lots of play, shirts, tote bags, medals. Results here..

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“Beat the Heat” Pickleball Tournament: Angel Fire September 2017

We are happy to announce the second annual Angel Fire Pickleball Tournament hosted by Angel Fire Pickleball Club and Angel Fire Resort to be played at the Angel Fire Resort tennis courts September 15-17, 2017.

Rick Hooker
USAPA Ambassador for Angel Fire,NM
President of Angel Fire Pickleball Club

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August 21-23, 2017: Billy the Kid SSIPA ShootOut (Ruidoso)

This is the first year for the Billy the Kid SSIPA Shootout in Ruidoso, NM on August 21-23, 2017.
SSIPA stands for Super Senior International Pickleball Association.
This organization was formed in January 2017 to showcase the pickleball players in the 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+ & 80+ age groups that sometimes get lost in the younger age groups at a tournament.
The philosophy of the association is that no age group will be combined with another age group.
(If there is only one entry in an age group they will be contacted to receive a refund or they could choose to play in a lower age group if they want to)

Patrick Quist
USAPA Ambassador – Ruidoso Pickleball Club
(575) 520-8914

Following the Ruidoso SSIPA Tournament – Joey Farias – 5.0 Pro – Clinics & Lessons – August 24th, 25th & 26th

Don’t miss this opportunity to get into a clinic or private lesson with one of our sports top professionals. Joey Farias is coming to Ruidoso. We have dovetailed this with the SSIPA Tournament.

Patrick Quist
USAPA Ambassador – Ruidoso Pickleball Club
(575) 520-8914

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July 18-20, 2017: Denver Pickleball Classic: Super Senior Circuit Event

Flyer Denver SSIPA

Age groups will be 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+ All skill levels with at least 3 teams of same age will play their own skill level. If not enough entrants at various skill levels within age, they may be combined by the Tournament Director.

Tuesday – July 18th: Women’s Singles/ Men’s Doubles
Wednesday – July 19th: Men’s Singles/ Women’s Doubles
Thursday – July 20th: Mixed Doubles

Registration Information:
– Minimum Age is 60 as of 12-31-17
– Registration Starts: 03/16/17 –
– Sanctioned Tournament – Referees for all matches
– USAPA and SSIPA membership required to play in this sanctioned USAPA and
SSIPA circuit event. A one tournament temporary SSIPA membership is available
during registration for $5.00 or see SSIPA web page for other membership options.
– Registration – $30.00 plus $10.00 for each event entered plus referee fee.
– Play at Cornerstone Park – Littleton – Six (6) Courts – Paddletek P7 Ball
Contact Tournament Director: Tim Kuss – – 303-346-7209
or Marc Rinehart – – 720-987-8929

August 4-6, 2017: Santa Fe Pickleball Tournament – CANCELLED

The Santa Fe Pickleball Tournament scheduled for August 4-6, 2017 has been cancelled due to staffing issues at GCCC.


July 19-21, 2017: NM Senior Olympics Pickleball Tournament

The 2017 NM Senior Olympics pickleball tournament was held at the new Manzano Mesa Pickleball Courts in Albuquerque on June 19-21. What a fun tournament (even though it was pretty HOT and a little windy)! The tournament was coordinated by the ABQ Pickleball Club with the expert guidance of Executive Team members Gary, Gretchen, Joyce, Penny F., and John, along with many volunteer assistants and referees. Lots of great competition and terrific matches. Participants came from all over New Mexico, including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Angel Fire, Ruidoso, Gallup, Clovis, Mountainair, Espanola, Jemez Springs, Las Cruces, Tijeras, Taos, Tierra Amarilla, Sandia Park, Bernalillo, Los Lunas, Belen, Farmington, and Los Alamos as well as Tucson AZ, Pagosa Springs CO, and Tulsa OK! Many thanks to all for a great tournament experience! Results will be available at

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June 24-25, 2017: Durango Pickleball Tournament

Contact: Chris Clements, Durango Parks and Recreation, 2700 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301 • FAX (970) 375-7337 • Office (970) 375-7324


Tournament Details

Registration Form

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June 16-18, 2017: Ruidoso Pickleball Championships

Registration opened on March 1st.

Venue: White Mountain Courts – 685 Hull Road – Ruidoso, NM 88345

This is a USAPA Sanctioned event (USAPA Membership Required)

Register at –

Contact: Patrick Quist-Ambassador (575) 520-8914 /

Marketing/Sponsorship: Eileen Owensby /

Tournament Director: Leanne Smith

Head Referee: Stephen Morris

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June 2017: National Senior Games Pickleball, Birmingham, AL

New Mexico was well represented in pickleball at the National Senior Games in Birmingham, with participants from Albuquerque and ABQ Pickleball Club, Ruidoso, Angel Fire, Las Cruces, and Navajo.

One 2017 Pickleball National Champion is from Albuquerque: Richard (Dick) Harrison won Gold in the 90-94 age group! Congratulations, Dick! Well done!

Click here for the NM participant results. This information is drawn from that posted at


June 3, 2017 Manzano Mesa Pickleball Courts Mini-Tournament

Thanks to all who came and played in the inaugural Manzano Mesa Courts mini-tournament at Manzano Mesa on June 3, and thanks too to those who brought folks to learn pickleball at the open house. The courts were filled to capacity, and there were many who came to learn and watch. Special thanks to Penny, Joe and Linda, John K., Steven P., Staci T., Jim F. and those who helped with the training of the new people who arrived. Extra thanks to Chowdee for all his work with scoring and tournament organization. Congrats to the tournament champs! Virtual medals go to:

Gold: Ray C.
Silver: Carlos M.
Bronze: Mike W.
Copper: Josh T.
Turquoise: Jean H.

“The Great Venue Faceoff” for April 2017 is over. The participating venues, with two teams each, were: Cesar Chavez, Raymond G Sanchez, Paradise Hills, Los Vecinos, Los Duranes, Manzano Mesa and Sandia Prep. There was a LOT of tremendous competition, and a big crowd of spectators made it even more fun.

After several hours of intense play, with each team playing a team from each other venue, the victors and continuing holders of the Venue Faceoff traveling trophy were the teams from Raymond G Sanchez (Pearl, Nancy, John and Jim). Congratulations!

Los Vecinos took second and Cesar Chavez took third in a close one just barely squeezing by Sandia Prep based on points scored.



April 20-21, 2017: ABQ 50+ Games Senior Olympics (Age)
April 22-23, 2017: DSA Spring Fling (Skill-Level Tournament)

Partnering with City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs, the ABQ Pickleball Club had wonderfully successful pickleball tournaments, April 20-23, 2017.

Congratulations to all the players, workers and spectators for a fun tournament at Ventana Ranch. Thanks to all who made the tournament well run and enjoyable (apologies to any I miss naming): Dale Reynolds with communications/website; Gretchen, Penny, Nancy S., Joyce and Sally who ran the desk announcements and kept everything running smoothly; Ken who provided the audio equipment; Felix and the many others who provided food for all; Josh, John K., John C., Dennis G., Rick Hooker, Gopal, and the others who helped setup and takedown and the many (including those mentioned previously) who helped by reffing including Tony T., Ron F., Steve P., Belinda, Joe A., Joe M., Kathy B., Lou and Sandy, Dennis P., Nancy K. Mike W., Marcos, Ram, Ruth, Margie, Jamie, Melody and Frank. The links provided show the medal winners for both tournaments.

RESULTS of Senior Tournament by AGE April20-21 2017

Spring Fling 2017 Results

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April 8-9, 2017 Gunnison Pickleball Fundraiser Tournament

It is that time of year again and we are excited to host the start of the Western Slope Pickleball Tournament Series for 2017.

Click here for the following documents:
Tournament Flyer
Tournament details sheet
Registration form
Rec Center Release Waiver

Great venues, great players, and great food all make this a really neat pickleball event.

If you missed us last year we hope you will come this year. If you were here last year we really want you back again.

This year is special to us because it is our best chance to raise funds toward the grant for a new 5 outdoor pickleball court complex in Gunnison. We hope to have the courts constructed this summer.

There will be 4 divisions again this year: 3.0 and below, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 and above.

Last year we had great competitiveness in all divisions. Some more 4.5 and above players would add more balance to that division so we hope the 4.5 and up players will return and encourage other players to come as well.

If you have questions please call.

Dave Robertson
Tournament Director
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March 2017: Farewell-to-Los-Altos Tournament

March 18, 2017: Farewell-to-Los-Altos Tournament

Thanks to all who attended the March 18 “Farewell to Los Altos” Tournament. We apologize to those who couldn’t register because it was filled to capacity. Special thanks to the many who brought food, cleaned Los Altos, and helped with the equipment set up and take down. There were a lot of close games and the final standings were very close. Based on total points the following virtual medals are awarded:

Gold: Mike Wilson/Tony Teague
Silver: Albert Chavez/Ram Pereyra
Bronze: Jan Morris/M’Lee Beazley
Note: There were 4 teams within 5 points of the bronze winner.
Register here:

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February 11, 2017: Ladder Tournament
Thanks to all who participated in the feb 11 mini tournament. My ability as weatherman was questionable, as it turned out to be the warmest day in February with no wind, but we had already moved the tournament. Unfortunately, we had to limit players due to limited facilities, and admitted players in the order of registration. Special thanks to Ruth for organizing the facility and providing food, and Jim F., Loretta M., Chowdee T. for all their work setting everything up.

Great play by all. Special recognition to those who had the best winning percentage (note: we may use total points next time):

10-12 pool: Gold: Mike W.

Silver (tie): Joyce, Ram, Tony, Rorik, Richard L., Josh, Cynthia

Bronze (tie): John C., Marcos, Gretchen, Jim G.

1230-230 pool: Gold: Ray C.

Silver: Gail G.

Bronze (tie): James J., Nancy S., Ron F. Jim C., Linda M., Jean H.

Here is a video from the tournament. Click here for more.


January 21-22, 2017: Mini-Tournament

Thanks to all who came and played or watched the minitournament on January 21st and 22nd, 2017. We had 16 play at the 4.0+ skill level, 32 at the 3.5 skill level, and 14 at the 2.5/3.0 skill level. There were a lot of long matches and excellent play. Winners of the virtual medals were:


Gold-Avi Fuerst
Silver-Randy Wright
Bronze-Albert Chavez

3.5 (Roosevelt)

Gold-James Jones
Silver-Richard Luna
Bronze-Anthony Gonzales

3.5 (Sandia Prep)

Gold-Chowdee Tusiri
Silver-Peter Chang
Bronze-Carmen Montoya


Gold-Sharon Lurix
Silver-John Danzeiser
Bronze-Victor Yamada

Also, thanks to all who helped to organize, setup and otherwise facilitate the tournament (special thanks to Felix who kept Roosevelt supplied with excellent food).


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