On Friday, Oct. 8, 104 active SaddleBrooke Ranch pickleball players participated in a fun and competitive game called King and Queen of the Court. It was made possible through all the hard work of Anna Ung and her committee, which included Gary and Sally Grasso and Debbie McCauley. Players were randomly divided by skill level, split into groups of four, and played a game up to either 11 or 15 points. The winning team moved up a court and played against the winners of the other court while switching partners. The losing teams are not eliminated. They also switched partners and played till the end, win or lose. The goal of the game is to stay on the winning court as long as possible.
Advancement is determined by the player’s total points scored throughout the tournament. Point differential comes into play in case of a total win tie. The player with the most points then becomes the King or the Queen.
Players meet, compete, and share a few laughs!
King and Queen of the Court Tournament Winners:
2.5 Women’s Doubles
1st Place: Jacqueline Fancher and TJ Fletcher (2 Queens)
2nd Place: Mardiece Patrick
3rd Place: Tina Kohl
2.5 Mixed Doubles
1st Place: Beth Cooper and David Joyce (King and Queen)
2nd Place: Denise Joyce and Bill Robson
3rd Place: Darlynn Nero and Colin Patrick and Ben Eisenstein
3.0 Mixed Doubles
1st Place: Sheri Rust and John Nicolich (King and Queen)
2nd Place: Eileen Wagner and Jim Harvey
3rd Place: Shirley Sullivan and Lou Mastro
1st Place: Liza First and David First (King and Queen)
2nd Place: Jennifer Campion and Milan Steube
3rd Place: Deborah Street and George Patterson
1st Place: Kristi Miller and Dann Denny (King and Queen)
2nd Place: Susan Ness and Brad Messner
3rd Place: Ginger Buetow and Brandt Carter