The pickleball portion of the Palm Desert Senior Games ended on February 21. We had at least 12 local area participants and wow, did they ever make a haul of medals. That’s 18 medals among the 12 participants. Proud they should be!!! (Local names are bold)
After the first day of Men’s Doubles and Women’s singles play, we had at least six local medal winners. They were:
Jeff McFall/Jeff Tanaka Silver Men’s Doubles 50/55
Don Miyasaki/Ron Yoshmioto Silver Men’s Doubles 70+ 3.0-3.5
Joan Dallin Silver Women’s singles 55+ 3.0-3.5
Lola Benneyan Gold Women’s singles 65+
Pam Smith Silver Women’s singles 65+
On the second day of play, our folks harvested at least another 8 medals in Mixed Doubles. They were:
Jeff Mc Fall/Stacy Downey Silver Mixed Doubles Age 50+ Skill 4.0-5.0
Denise Haas/Ron Yoshimoto Gold Mixed Doubles Age 65+ Skill 3.0-3.5
Pam Smith/Don Miyasaki Silver Mixed Doubles Age 65+ Skill 3.0-3.5
Lola Benneyan/Frank Benneyan Silver Mixed Doubles Age 75+ Skill 3.0-3.5
John Browning/Alice Dodgson Bronze Mixed Doubles Age 75+ Skill3.0-3.5
On the final day, Men’s Singles and Women’s Doubles were the events.
John Browning Bronze Men’s Singles Age 75+ Skill 3.0-3.5
Denise Haas/Pam Smith Gold Women’s Doubles Age 65+ Skill 3.0-3.5
Lola Benneyan/Pauline Avery Gold Women’s Doubles Age 70+ Skill 3.0-3.5
In addition Tim Fujioka, Hank Palmer and Jim Wainscott all participated in at least one event.
Congratulations to Everyone!