Huntsman World Senior Games

Our own Rick Hooker participated in the Huntsman World Senior Games October 12-16.  The Games offered 28 different sports to more than 10,500 athletes from all 50 of the United States and from 19 different countries. It is a phenomenal event.

Registration for pickleball filled 500 slots in three days!  In the end, there were 548 players and 1398 matches!

Click here to see a video recap of the action courtesy of the Pickleball Channel!

We got to see lots of our pickleball friends from NM and Colorado.  Here’s a photo with the NM contingent:


Don and Vicki Noakes, Rick, Nabil Merhi and Leanne Smith.  They all represented well!

Angel Fire Results from Albuquerque September Tourney

The Albuquerque Tournament was held on September 18th-20th with singles, men’s doubles and women’s doubles along with mixed doubles matches.  Approximately 130 players from NM, AZ, CO, and TX. Angel Fire had 8 players participating.

  • Brian Nystrom gold in men’s singles 3.5
  • Penny Gentile gold in women’s 4.0
  • Rick Hooker and partner Elijah Dee won bronze in men’s doubles 4.0.
  • Penny Gentile and Debra Davis won gold in women’s 4.0
  • Penny Gentile and partner Elijah Dee won bronze in mixed doubles 4.0.
  • Also participating from Angel Fire were Claudette Maitland, Shirley Rabuck, Jamie Elliott and Bubba Davis.