Final Pickleball Tourney of the season held in Columbus

Published 12:32 pm Thursday, March 30, 2023

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The third and final Polk County Pickleball Dink Tournament of the Winter 2023 schedule was held on March 24 at Stearns Gym in Columbus


The tournament champion of the event was Jay White. Finishing in second place, after a very close one-on-one final competition, was Lisa Blaney.

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Other participants who competed in the Preliminary Dink-Offs, ranked in order of the number of games won, were Astrid Schmid, Kelly Moore, David Lennon, Al Alberto, Hunter Smith and Russ Jordan.


The additional eight players who participated in the event were Billie Jordan, Bobbie McNutt, Claire Brothers, Dave Briere, Lori Chick, Mark Trotter, Sandy Peake and Susan Alberto.  


Organizers appreciate the invaluable participation of all competitors. Pickleball Tournaments are planned to resume in 2024.


Organizers and helpers who deserve recognition for the success of the Pickleball Tournaments are Donna Donnelly, Lisa McAlpine, Astrid Schmid, Helen Clement and Hunter Smith.  Thanks to all and come join in the fun.


Submitted by Jennifer Smith