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GCPTA NEWS:  2016-2017

February 24th was an unseasonably warm, summer-like day. That didn't stop the Ladies D3/D4 Tournament from being a rousing success!

Congratulations to Darla Higgins and Lori Hubbard who defeated Georgianne Koch and Emily Kelly in a hard fought Final

Other results:

Quarter Reprieve: Lori Eddleman and Beth Onthank bested Sheila Sanders and Angie Strader

Reprieve: Kathy Dorger and Katie Kleeman prevailed over Annie Bathalter and Bridget Glaescher

Consolation: Tammy Adams and Alison Schray defeated Mary Dorger and Sue Meiszer

Consolation Reprieve: Nikki Doherty and Kelli Uhl bested Kathy Barker and Jody Scharfenberger

A Huge thanks to Beth Agin and the Kenwood D3 ladies who organized and ran a great tournament!

Thank you also to the hosting clubs and volunteers that contributed to the day.

 

 

 

 

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Main Draw Finalists                                                    Reprieve Finalists

Quarter Reprieve Finalists                           Consolation Reprieve Finalists

 

 

 

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It was a perfect day for paddle as the Men’s Flight III, aka “Forney” Championship, got underway on February 4th.  Once again the event was a SELL OUT with 32 teams participating

Congratulations to Jim Getgey and Jay Schreckenhofer who defeated Chris McKearin and Robert Glenn in the Finals

Other Results:

Quarter Reprieve:Chris Wachtel and Mike Wentz defeated Tim O'Sullivan and Eric Mackey

Reprieve:Chris Nawalaniec and Doug Lance bested Thad Karbowsky and Bob Kooris

Consolation:Scott Anderson and Ken Heldman defeated Peter and Alex Saba

Consolation Reprieve:Andy Abel and Reid Matlin prevailed over Casey Kelly and Elliott Moore

Thanks to Tournament Chair Jim Getgey for organizing a great day.

Special Thanks to Glendale (Thad Karbowsky) for hosting the event and to all the clubs that allowed us to visit and use their facilities

 

 

 

 

The Women's D1/D2 Championship took place on February 10 with a full field, great weather and fantastic play!

Congratulations to Champions Sheila Elsbrock and Sally Schultz who defeated Corie Floth and Lizzy Estes in the Finals

Other results:

Quarter Reprieve: Tricia Barlow and Susan Friedman bested Sue Pogue and Gerry Schulze

Reprieve:Liza Herald and Monica Lindberg defeated Barb Kelly and Kristen Kronauge

Consolation: Lori Hubbard and Ann Roda defeated Mary Kirk and Liz Carnesi

Consolation Reprieve:Kaki Scheer and Chris Lippert over Jeanne Parlin and  Susan Wright

Thanks to Heidi Shannon and Peg Halpin for chairing the tournament and putting on this great day.  Thanks to all the hosting clubs and all helpers who assisted in running the tournament.

 

Champions!!                                                                     Runners-up

       

Quarter Reprieve finalists                                                        Reprieve winners

   

Consolation Finalists                                       Consolation Reprieve finalists

 

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Entries for upcoming tournaments:

 

 

Feb 24 - Women's City (Div 3 & 4) - Tournament is Full!  Wait list is started.

Tournament Chairs - Francie Condon, Jill Cole, Beth Onthank, Wendy Hammond, and Rhonda Logeman

Questions?  Contact Rhonda rhonniejean@aol.com

Print Entry Form Here

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Thirty two Cincinnati ladies traveled to Columbus to play in the Columbus Open.  A large contingent stayed together to celebrate the fun and great play!

Highlights of the day included:

Julie Bristow and Gina Saba took on Bev Gates and Sandra Christ in the Consolation Draw finals, winning in a 3rd set tie-breaker after a hard fought match.

Allison Thornton and Kerry Vollmer overcame fellow Cincinnatians Monica Lindberg and Sara Marrocco in the finals of the Reprieve.

 

 

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Men's City - Flight One Championship Report

The top players in the GCPTA came out for the Flight 1 GCPTA Mens Championship on Saturday December 10th.   The returning champs of Patrick Shiels and Pat Gilligan out of Hyde Park were back to defend their title with plenty of capable teams looking to send them home early.   In the Semi’s they were solid and relentless sending Todd/Getgey (CCC and Wyoming) to the back draws.  On the other side of the bracket, #2 seed of Mott/Schmahl (CCC and Glendale) ran into the local buzzsaw of Hall/Mitchell (KCC) and were sent packing to the back draw.   The losers of the semi’s were sent directly to the Reprieves.  In the consolation bracket McTaggart/Gamblin (KCC) battled into the finals where they were met by White/Brightwell (Camargo and CCC).   John White and Hank Brightwell were just too much for them to handle as they claimed the Consolation Bracket.   The Semi Reprieves saw Todd/Getgey take down Mott/Schmahl and then English/Necessary (KCC and CSC) to claim the bracket.  

 

Then everyone gathered around as the National Anthem echoed across the country club (to the demise of Dan Mott’s tiebreaking serve) and awaited the finals.   Hall and Mitchell came out swinging and took the first set.   The champs buckled down and continued their consistent play and making winners harder and harder to come by.   After winning the 2nd set, the Champs put the clamps down to secure the third set and back to back titles.   A fabulous match by all four players and a tremendous day for the GCPTA.  

 

Special Thanks to Josh Heller/Ben Hall and the crew at Kenwood CC who supplied a fantastic lunch and the majority of the court time.  A Big Thank You to Jim Getgey for chairing this event. 

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    Brian Mitchell, Ben Hall, Pat Shiels, Pat Gilligan                                         John White and Hank Brightwell

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Fun 1st Junior Paddle Match of 2017 at CCC

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The Inaugural Men's City - Flight 2 Championship was held on December 3rd with a full field of 16 teams. A fun day was had by all.  Thanks to Ralph Shine for coming up with the idea and implementing it start to finish!

 Results:

·         Main Draw: Brett Bruder/Andy Bartish defeated Bill Boughton/Scott Kiker

·         Consolation: John Mactaggart/Dave Meranus defeated Jim Getgey/Ron Johnston

·         Consolation Reprieve: Mike Caudill/Bill McCarthy defeated Craig English/Dave Albrecht

·         Quarter Reprieve Mike Schray/Scott Cilurzo defeated Ralph Shine/David Wellinghoff

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                                                    Main Draw Finalists                                                  Consolation Winners                                                

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It was a beautiful day for the Cincinnati Charities Mixed Platform Tennis Tournament that was held on November 12, 2016.

$2,460 was raised for Boys Hope Girls Hope, this year's designated charity.  Thanks to all the players, host clubs, volunteers and especially the chairs, Laurie Clark, Denise Bosma, and John McConnaughy for a great event!

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Presentation of donation to Boys Hope Girls Hope at their Thanksgiving dinner.

A special thanks to our sponsors that made this donation possible:

McAlister's Deli
Alpine Water
Mark Kebe with Total Platform Tennis
Diamond Quality Clean
The GCPTA
Jason Gray with Ohio Eagle Distributing 

Congratulations to Champions Brandi Allen and Tyler Fraser!

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Finalists Michael Todd and Barb Kelly, Brandi Allen and Tyler Fraser

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   Scott Kiker and Sheri Frey with Denise Bosma and Jason Gray         Mike Lally and Laurie Clark with Lori and Kip Hubbard

                                Qtr Final Runners-up and Winners                                    Consolation Reprieve WInners and Runners-up

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Eby Day and Andy Taylor with Todd Wise and Olivia Capannari

Consolation runners-up and Winners

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The Inaugural "Fall" into Paddle ladies event was held on October 21 with a full field of 56 women coming out to support the Tiffany Foundation in their efforts to support women living with breast cancer as they battle this disease.

$3000+ was raised through the event. Tiffany Foundation Executive Director Corie Floth reports: "Some of the money is going to a local woman who has been fighting inflammatory breast cancer for 4 years....and needs help with paying medical deductible, prescription deductibles....to name just a few."

The event was held at two sites, HPCC and KCC, was a round robin format with lots of door prizes and prizes for ladies with the highest number of points followed by lunch at KCC. 

Thanks to Beth Agin, Mary Kirk, Beth Wright, Heather Prop and their volunteers for making this event possible!

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On October 22nd , Cincinnati Country Club hosted a free APTA Junior Clinic in Cincinnati.
Pros Thaddeus Reed, Brian Faig, Tyler Fraser, and Lee Lonergan put the 25 participants through 2 hours of drills and match play.
It was a great way to kick off the junior paddle season!

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The Fall Captains meeting was held on Thursday September 29, 2016.

Click here to view the Minutes of the meeting 

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2016 - 2017 Tournament Schedule

Next up:

                           

 

Feb 4 - Men's City - Flight 3 Championship aka "The Forney" (D3 to D5 eligible)

Tournament Chair - Jim Getgey

jgetgey@hearst.com

Click here for Entry

 

Feb 10 - Women's City (Div 1 & 2)

Tournament Chairs - Heidi Shannon and Peg Halpin

shannon0522@gmail.com or peghalpin@gmail.com

Print entry form here

Feb 24 - Women's City (Div 3 & 4)

Tournament Chairs - Francie Condon, Jill Cole, Beth Onthank, Wendy Hammond, and Rhonda Logeman

Print Entry Form Here

 

Click HERE for full schedule of GCPTA Tournaments

 

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"The Hertzel Cup"

 

For information about "The Cup" go to

www.hertzelcup.com

 

 

What is Platform Tennis? 
Click on the links below to see some outstanding videos.

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