The Beat the Heat Pickleball tournament held August 12-14 at the Angel Fire Resort Tennis Center was a huge success! Thanks all who participated and volunteered!
And a very special thanks to our many sponsors!!
- Banner Sponsors:
- Angel Fire Chiropractic
- Angel Fire Resort
- Angel Fire Rentals
- Hail’s Holy Smoked Barbeque
- Lindsey Custom Builders
- Mountain Sports
- ReMax Mountain Realty
- Santa Fe Oils/Doterra
- SS Rocks y Mas
- Goody bag and other items:
- Lowe’s Grocery
- Roz and Henry Garland
- Brett Hall
- Colfax General
- Coldwell Banker Realty
- Angel Fire Baptist Church
|WOMENS SINGLES||MENS SINGLES|
|Gold||Nanci Bush||Gold||Joe Tom Whillock|
|Silver||Ann Schwartz||Silver||Bubba Davis|
|Bronze||Melissa Grassmick||Bronze||Curt Camp|
|Gold||Sharon Allen||Gold||Aaron Brian|
|Silver||Dana Otey||Silver||Jim Jeffcoat|
|Bronze||Jamie Elliott||Bronze||Ed Smith|
|Gold||Susan Henderson||Gold||Patrick Quist|
|WOMENS DOUBLES||MENS DOUBLES|
|Gold||Pam Hasford||Gold||Baylor Dunavin|
|Ann Schwartz||Cutter Camp|
|Silver||Eva Myers||Silver||Bill Bush|
|Sharon Dickerson||Phil Cohen|
|Carol Ann Martz|
|Gold||Debbie Smith||Gold||Joe Tom Whillock|
|Diane Robertson||George McCulley|
|Silver||Beverly Melvin||Silver||Ronnie Melvin|
|Glanita Roberts||Roger Johnson|
|Bronze||Claudette Maitland||Bronze||Jarrod Haddon|
|Chris Mershon||Curt Camp|
|Gold||Dana Otey||Gold||Jim Jeffcoat|
|Barbara Mock||Aaron Brian|
|Silver||Rita Nussbaum||Silver||Randy Temple|
|Stephanie Royo||Bob Myers|
|Bronze||Judy Griffin||Bronze||Stephen Morris|
|Nancy Hooker||Bubba Davis|
|Gold||Gigi Higdon||Gold||David Henson|
|Debra Davis||Rick Hooker|
|Silver||Susan Henderson||Silver||Bill Freydberg|
|Sharon Allen||Patrick Quist|
|Bronze||Leanne Smith||Bronze||Ronny Smith|
|Lawanna Quist||Jim Nussbaum|
|Gold||Tanner Henson||Gold||Bob Myers|
|Sherise Henson||Chris Mershon|
|Silver||Phil Cohen||Silver||Stephen Morris|
|Ann Schwartz||Dana Otey|
|Bronze||John Brian||Bronze||Randy Temple|
|Sharon Dickerson||Graceanna Holder|
|Gold||Joe Tom Whillock||Gold||Adam Seitchik|
|Glanita Roberts||Jane Seitchik|
|Silver||Ronnie Melvin||Silver||David Henson|
|Beverly Melvin||Jamie Elliott|
|Bronze||Mike Jackson||Bronze||Joyce Montoya-Helgensen|
|Carolyn Jackson||Larry Lite|
We hope everyone had a great time, and we hope to see you next year!!!
For all the latest information about our tournament, including lodging information, click here for the Beat the Heat Tournament page!
We are happy to announce that the Angel Fire Pickleball Club will host the “Beat the Heat” Pickleball Tournament on August 12-14, 2016 in beautiful Angel Fire, New Mexico.
The tournament will be played on the outdoor tennis courts at the Angel Fire Resort.
Skill based tournament – Skill levels are: 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 plus
- Singles on Friday, August 12
- Men’s Doubles on Saturday August 13
- Women’s Doubles on Saturday August 13
- Mixed Doubles on Sunday, August 14
Temperatures in Angel Fire range from 45 to 80 degrees in August. Beat that!
For more information contact us at email@example.com
Deadline to register is August 4, 2016 at 5:00pm.
Here is a link to the tournament results. Participating from Angel Fire were Debra Davis and Jamie Elliott in the women’s 4.0 division. And apparently Bubba provided helping hands. Way to represent Angel Fire!
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!
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.
Our friend Judy from the NMPA Board – New Mexico Pickleball Association – ABQ Chapter compiled the results from all of the New Mexico participants. Thanks for sharing! And we reiterate our congratulations to all of the participants.
Congratulations to all 18 participants from New Mexico (Albuquerque, Angel Fire, and Santa Fe) who competed in the Great Plains Regional Tournament in Colorado Springs, September 9-12.
Wishing a speedy recovery to Steven Paull who was not able to participate due to an injury.
Participants and Medal Winners:
Bud Schwartz – Bronze, mixed, 55+, 3.5
Dennis Runyan – Bronze, MD, 65+, 4.0; Gold, mixed, 70+, 4.5
Elijah Dee – Gold, mixed,35+, 4.0; Silver MD, 35+, 4.0
Jim McPherson – Gold, mixed, 75+, 4.0; Gold MD, 75+, 4.0
Judy Aron – Silver, WD, 65+, 4.0
Judy Griffin – Gold, mixed, 75+, 4.0; Gold, singles, 75+, 3.5
Larry Burke – Gold, singles, 65+, 3.0
Larry Lite – MD, 65+, 4.0; mixed, 65+, 4.0; MD 60+, 4.0
Linda Valencia – Silver, mixed, 60+, 3.5
Micheline Runyan – Silver, WD, 70+, 3.0; Gold, mixed 70+, 3.0
Nabil Merhi – Gold, singles, 60+, 5.0; Silver, MD, 60+, 4.5; Gold, mixed, 60+, 5.0
Penny Gentile – Gold, WD, 35+, 4.0; Gold, mixed, 35+, 4.0; Silver, singles, 35+, 4.0
Ram Pereyra – Gold, MD, 65+, 3.5
Randy Gibson – Silver, mixed, 60+, 3.5
Ray Thomas – Silver, MD, 65+, 4.0
Rick Hooker – Silver, singles,60+, 3.5
Virgie Henderson – Silver, WD, 65+, 4.0
In singles action, Judy Griffin took gold in the 75-79 women’s bracket, Rick Hooker took silver in the 60-64 men’s bracket, and Penny Gentile silver in 35-39 women’s bracket.
In mixed doubles, Judy Griffin and Jim McPherson took gold in the 75-79 bracket, Bud Schwartz and his partner took bronze in 55-59, and Penny Gentile and her partner Elijah Dee took gold in 35-39.
In women’s doubles, Penny Gentile and her partner took gold in the 35-39 bracket and Judy Griffin and her partner took gold in 75-79.
In men’s doubles, Jim McPherson and his partner took gold in 75-79.
Congratulations to all of the participants for making such a great showing for Angel Fire!
Congratulations to Gretchen, Brian, Buddy and Rick who all qualified for the New Mexico Senior Olympics at the Albuquerque tournament on March 27 and 28. And thanks to our friends in Albuquerque for putting on a fun and well-run tournament!
Overall results as communicated by Gary Rutherford:
Congrats to all the participants of the Senior Olympics at Manzano Mesa. Special thanks to Mo and Randy, Gretchen, Dale and the other tournament organizers/communicators. Also, to all those who reffed (there were many of you) and manned the desk (Mo, Shirley, Belinda). The results are:
Womens singles: Mens singles:
gold Joyce Helgeson Brian Nystrom
gold Mo Wright Tony Teague
silver Randy Wright
gold Gail Gourley Rick Hooker
silver Gopal Rao
bronze Bud Schwartz
gold Dale Reynolds Ram Pereyra
silver Jim Garrison
gold John Lopez
gold Penny Dever-Reynolds
gold Louise Kiss
Womens doubles Mens Doubles
gold Gutierrez/Martinez Wright/Ashmore
gold Miranda/Burns Paull/Chavez
silver Sedillo/Wantuck Schwartz/Hooker
bronze Pruess/Childs Rao/Rutherford
gold Warrender/Allen Pereyra/Salm
silver Reynolds/Dever-Reynolds Lopez/Garrison
gold Kiss/Herron Jones/Gilbert