On March 1st, a day that started on the chilly side but became a pleasant day of platform tennis, the 5th Annual Pioneer Valley Women’s Open tournament took place at the Field Club in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. With a draw of 20 teams, the day was busy but well coordinated by our hut commander Jeff Morneau while Barbara Horne handled food and refreshments.
Amy Hutter and Kathleen Buckley once again took home the top trophy by winning over the duo of Kelly Hellstein and Yvonne Ting. Quarter Reprieve winners were Amy Chafee and Deb Schmutzler. Trish Griggs and Jen Bauman took home the Consolation prize while Peggy O'Brien and Diane Mayland won the Consolation Reprieve.
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all the women who participated! ~ Submitted by Asa Nilsson and Leslie Haskins View the complete draw
The Essex Platform Tennis Club captured its fourth straight Big Paddle on Saturday. The interclub competition pits Essex against Shelter Harbor, Longmeadow Field Club, and the competitionís host, the Hartford Golf Club. Essex was led by its two undefeated teams of Rob Caserta and Aaron Ribchinsky and Roddy Diotalevi and Phil Johnson. Read more
Region 2 PCQ
Longmeadow, MA Johan Du Randt and Rob Pierce were crowned as champions at the 22nd annual Western New England Championships, in Region II’s fifth and final President’s Cup event of the season. The event was held at Longmeadow’s Field Club on February 11, 2012. Back Draw Division winners included Brad Hoffman and Dan Nash in Consolation event, Jonathan Spencer and Mike Freedman in the consolation reprieve; and Mike Shields and John Hughes in the Reprieve final. The quarter-final reprieve was won by Jeff Morneau and Bill Power. Read moreView the complete draw Photos by Per Nilsson
West Hartford, CT
The Essex Platform Tennis Club won its third straight Big Paddle on February 26th. The interclub competition pits Essex, Shelter Harbor, Longmeadow and Hartford Golf Club against each other. Each club fields five teams who face off in round robin play. Hartford Golf Club hosted the event.
The 21st Annual Western New England Championships were held at Longmeadow Field Club on Saturday, February 12. Matt Porter repeated as champion this year, teaming with Johan du Randt to take Region 2's fifth and final Presidents Cup event of the season.
Longmeadow, MA The Western New England Championships were held at the Field Club in Longmeadow on February 13. The event was the fifth and final Region 2 Presidents Cup event of the season. Jeff Morneau and Matt Porter claimed the title over Jerry Albrikes and Johan duRandt.
Longmeadow, MA The final Men's Region II Presidents Cup Qualifier of the season was held at the Field Club of Longmeadow. Sixteen teams competed to earn points toward representing the region for Presidents Cup play. Congratulations to Jerry Albrikes and Bob Conklin who defeated Naren Dhadodharan and Alex Seiler to claim the title. Other winners include Consolation: Drew Sawyer & Dave Jenkins; Reprieve: Rob Pierce & Jeff Morneau; Last Chance: Tim Scanlon & Gary Ulrich. View the complete draw
Big Paddle 2008
Hartford, CT The annual Big Paddle tournament was held on Sunday, March 9, at the Hartford Golf Club in West Hartford, CT. The Big Paddle event goes back over 30 years, and has always featured both great competition and sportsmanship. The four competing clubs were Essex, CT; Longmeadow, MA; Shelter Harbor Inn in Westerly, RI; and the host Hartford. details