December 28, 2009

Troy Tournament Results: A Smashing Good Time!

Troy Community Center hosted two high quality PICKLEBALL tournaments for the holidays, December 20 and December 27. Tournament Director Elaine Torvinen wrote:

A smashing good time was had by all involved in the Troy Holiday Smash Pickleball Tournament held Dec. 20 at the Troy Community Center. Twenty six teams competed in four different divisions which included Men’s 50 and over and Men’s 65 and over and a Women’s and Co-ed 50 and over divisions.

Lee Kuczmanski and Rich Bauer were the winners in the Men’s 65 and over division defeating Ed Cova and Bill Walker in the final 15-6.

Larry Kraus and Gary Ball defeated Pat McPhail and Jack Licata in the Men’s 50 and over division by a score of 15-11.

Sook Wilkinson and Lynn Wittkowski defeated Nancy Robertson and Penny Kragh in the Women’s division final.

Lynn and Vic Wittkowski defeated Jeff Pariseau and Sook Wilkinson in the Co-ed final.

Forty players mixed it up in Troy on Sunday December 27 in the Second Annual Troy Mixed Generation Pickleball Tournament. Teams were divided into groups of four and played a round robin among the four teams in each pool.

At the conclusion of pool play the top team in each pool randomly selected a number to be placed in a bracket for playoffs. The playoffs consisted of two out of three 11 point games for a match. The following teams made it to the bracket for playoffs.

Mark and Paul Korff played Dick and Michael Manasseri in the first round game and Dick and Michael were victorious with scores of 11-10 and 11-3.

In the next two matches Suri Nellogi and Andy Torvinen defeated Nicole Cassel and Gary Bejin 11-4 and 11-5 to advance. Dick and Michael Manasseri were defeated by Dan Ross Sr. and Dan Ross Jr. in a hard fought three game match.

In the final Andy and Suri defeated Dan and Dan with scores of 11-3 and 11-6.


Elaine Torvinen
Senior Programming Coordinator
Troy Parks and Recreation