ABQ Pickleball Club Monster Smash Tournament 2021

Thanks to everyone who played, volunteered, and reffed at the Abq Pickleball Club Monster Smash on October 22nd-24th.  The weather was perfect,  and the play was fabulous.  Great games and a lot of close matches.  To look up the match results and medalists, go to pickleballtournaments.com, past tournaments, and ABQ Pickleball Club Monster Smash.

Special thanks to our sponsors which included: Bombs Away, Oak Street Health, Armada Physical Therapy, Chalmers Ford, Dions, Anonymous donor for paying the referees, Ram Stoneware, Lesicka Pet Sitting, Neville Fridge.  Also, we would like to thank Remy Meute, Ram Peyrera, and John Roach, who donated their hard earned referee salary to the ABQ Pickleball Club.

As you know, a tournament cannot succeed without the dedicated work of all its volunteers and there were a lot who stepped up.  We have tournaments planned for 2022: Four large tournaments  (including tournaments we run with others) and several smaller club tournaments.  If you wish to volunteer to help with these or any other club functions please email abqpickleball@gmail.com

Thanks to all those who refereed: Jeff Hawkins, Lou Salm, Ram Peyrera, Kris Keller, Felix Rabanal, Penny Forgette, Jeff Levine, Nancy Shibley,  Nancy Stem, Larry Lite, John Yip, Joe Martellaro, Linda Martellaro, Belinda Gallegos, Remy Meute, Eva Casey, Rod Campbell, Javier Barron, Dale Coffing, Shane Sasson, John Roach, Cindy Lawton, Tim Schoeny, Nancy Lesicka.

Also, special thanks to Gretchen Denman for all her work at the desk and coordinating the desk personnel computer work that goes into running the tournament smoothly.  Thanks to many other volunteers who did check-in, medal presentations, raffles, photos, shirt sales, poster boards, worked at the computer desk:  Melody Putnam, Diane Gutierrez,  Isabel Quinones, Gina Fisher, Peter Zagorsky,  Catherine Bell, Cris Bell, M’Lee Beazley, Adrienne LaMonte, Greg Wellington, Kathy Baca, Karen Berry, Christine Monikowski, Barbara Wellington, Karen May, Karen Nesbit, Andrea Weiss, Lisa Espelien, Karen Schoepke, Mike Carrion, Jodi Case.  Thanks also, to the nurses who were available to help: Rana Russel, Mary Pruess, Melody Childs.


ABQ Pickleball Club Monster Smash USA Pickleball Sanctioned Tournament: October 22-24, 2021

Fancy some frighteningly good fun and fitness? This USA Pickleball Sanctioned event promises a hair-raising atmosphere!

The 22nd will be singles, 23rd doubles and 24th mixed doubles. The bulk of the matches are expected to be pool play (skill/age) where some of the pools may be combined (details at pickleballtournaments.com).

This is a USA Pickleball sanctioned event; membership is required to play in the tournament.  If you are not a member of USA Pickleball, annual memberships may be purchased at: https://usapickleball.org/memberships/.  It is anticipated that there will be a series of tournaments within the next year that will require memberships, not only in Albuquerque, but also in other cities within the state and neighboring states.t

We thank our sponsors for this tournament:

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Chalmers Ford

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Bombs Away


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