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80/100 Tournament

Posted on August 22, 2020 by under Hobbies.    

Pictures from the 80/100 social tournament at Chicken N Pickle last weekend.


Karen and Jenny played in the 80+ pool since they were short one team. It worked out great because they won it!


My partner Bob Palmer and I played in the 100+ pool and ended up duking it out with Kinky Dinkers Donnie and Tiffany Lesperance for the championship.

Believe it or not, it was quite challenging looking for a partner for this social tournament. You and your partner’s age have to add up to either 80 and above or 100 and above in order to play.

Most of the guys I play with for mixed doubles are in their 20s or 30s so it was tough to even get to a sum of 80. And then a bunch of other guys who are the right age were already playing in Cody’s Saturday morning “King of Courts” play. I asked my friend Chris Wilson but he was already playing with Kim Knotts who is his regular partner for tournaments. In an act of desperation, I posted a funny “want ad” in our Wichita Pickleball Facebook group. As luck would have it, Bob Palmer saw my post and offered to play with me. And, even better, he is the correct age so we could play in the 100+ pool.

It would have been a lot easier to play in the 80+ pool because some of the stronger players were in 100+ but I really wanted to play against Chris and Kim and also Donnie and Tiffany. I’m a glutton for punishment and I like to be challenged. Chris and Kim actually didn’t end up playing because Kim hurt her leg on Friday night, which was a huge bummer. But we still got to play against Donnie and Tiffany, though. They were super tough opponents. They beat us in pool play and then they beat us again in two straight sets in the finals.

Anyway, even though Bob and I didn’t win, it was still a lot of fun. I had a great time. That’s all for now. Until next time. GNG.

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