English Open 23-25 August 2019 Report

Club members had a good haul of medals; three gold, three silver and three bronze


GOLDS :
Sue Harris Womens singles 2.0 to 3.0 60+
Paul Hughes &
Sonia Desai Mixed doubles 3.5 19+
Ed Hares &
Partner Mixed doubles 4.0 19+


SILVERS:
Sue Harris &
Sandy Homewood Mixed doubles 3.5 60+
Dean Colwell &
Wendy Marks Mixed doubles 3.5 60+
Salli Griffith &
Partner Womens doubles 2.5 to 3.0 60+


BRONZE:
Ajoy Sachdev Mens singles 2.5 to 3.0 50+
Andre Strachan Mens singles 3.5 19+
Leo Gonzalez &
Partner Mixed doubles 4.0 19+


There were consolation medals awarded to those who either had to play up in standard or down in age group due to numbers and Alan Dean, partnered with Steve Harris, were awarded Nickel Medals as they had registered to play in the 75+ age group and had to play in the 60+ group.
The venue was amazing; every detail was taken care of, communication was perfect.


And then there was the bespoke software programme created over the last three months by our very own Frank Arico,which told us every game we were playing,against whom,on which court and at what time.
It is called PETS ( Pickleball England Tournament System)


All of the play was accompanied by some excellent dining in the evenings,and a good time was had by all!


Steve Harris (RRPC Chairman) and Sue Harris (PbE SE Regional Director)