Many junior players go off to college and don't find time for paddle. In an effort to "bring them back" a group of pros is offering College 101 paddle events at holiday times. On January 4, Mike Gillespie and Patty Hogan will host a College 101 event at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, NJ. All players (or potential players) 17 and older are invited to attend this fun, free afternoon event. Contact Mike or Patty for more info, or just show up at Canoe Brook between 2:00 and 4:00 that day.
The "B Tour" continued today with a stop at Canoe Brook Country Club. Champions of this year's Canoe Brook Women's B tournament are Carolyn Vegliante and Sue Buchanan, who edged league teammates Katie Bizub and Maureen Joel. (Pictured with Tournament Director Kendall Osbourne) Other winners are: Conso - Bonnie Codey & Elissa Cordrey; Reprieve - Ava Reynolds & Beth Madsen; and Last Chance - Pam Randazzo & Kathy Pellicane. See the complete draw Some photos
Canoe Brook Women's B
The predictions of rain were not fulfilled - the promises of a fun day of paddle were! Sixteen teams participated in the first annual Canoe Brook Women's B tournament. After a morning full of play and a delicious lunch, champions were crowned. In the Main Draw, Charlotte Bevelsborg & Carolyn Cutler defeated Maylen Pierce & Patrice Shapiro. Marylyn McLaughlin & Kelley Gardner claimed the Consolation title; Janet Calvert & Lynn Ivans were Last Chance champs and Rebecca Michalopouolos & Regina Daly were victorious in the Reprieve. View the complete results and some photos.
Congratulations to Ron Cummins and Brett Kraft on their defense of their Winnable B title. They survived torrential rains and high winds throughout the day, and finished with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Mike Palmer and Hank Whiting. Other winners include Callahan - Tierney over McDonald - Lamande in the Reprieve; Bernt - Smith over Hall - Petrillo in the Consolation; and Graff - Richardson over Emerson - Peck in the Last Chance. The players went through dozens of towels and multiple clothing changes in what will be the final tournament of the season for most of them. View the full draw See some photos