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Goodspeed/Mansager Win Record 9th Midwesterns Title
Flip Goodspeed and Scott Mansager took on another strong field in this year's Midwesterns and again emerged with the title, defeating the current National Champions, Bill Anderson and Mike Stulac, 7-6, 6-3 in the finals. This was Goodspeed's 14th Midwesterns title and Mansager's 10th. Flip added another title the day before by teaming with Dan McLaughlin to win the Men's 90+.
In the Women's Open, the top seeded team of Nancy Budde and Susan Rudd defeated the #2 seed of Heather Prop and Chris Underwood, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, in a final that featured nearly 2 hours of outstanding paddle.
Walt Peckinpaugh added to his legendary Hall of Fame status by teaming with Hank Brightwell to win the Men's 110. This was Walt's 27th consecutive year competing at The Midwesterns.
Full details of all of the draws can be found in The Midwesterns section of this site.
"THE BATTLE OF THE PADDLES"
Thursday January 12,2006
FOUR BRIDGES COUNTRY CLUB
On January 12th @ 7pm, The Midwestern's Platform Tennis Tournament will once again take the national spotlight as they co-host w/ Four Bridges C.C(West Chester,OH) an event called "The Battle of the Paddles". Full story
Cincy Players Dominate in Pittsburgh
On a weekend that saw the Bengals take it to the Steelers in their own backyard, just up the road in Fox Chapel two Cincinnati teams were storming their way through the West Penn Open. The team of Heather Hairston and Lynn Schneebeck rolled through the Women's Open without losing a set. In a traditionally strong and deep tournament, Heather and Lynn defeated the #2 seed (Dayton's own Nancy Budde and Nathalie Lemieux) and the #1 seed (Fischer/Guyaux) during their run to the title. In
addition, Nancy and her partner won the match for third
place. Congratulations to the women from Southwestern Ohio!
In the Men's Open, Dan Mott and Eric Toth enjoyed similar success by not losing a set until the finals. Their
path to the championship was difficult as well as they
had to defeat McMaster/Guyaux in the quarters, Englesberg/Kelly
in the semi's and Hallett/Katz in the finals. All 3 of these teams are currently ranked in the top 20 in the country. A great weekend for Cincy paddle!
Junior Paddle Clinic at Hyde Park Country Club
next Junior Paddle and Pizza Party will take place on Friday
December 9 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Hyde Park Country Club. Pre-registration
IS required for this event and will be limited to the first 25
players. To register, contact Heather Prop at 871-3111. Cost
for the event is $5 per junior.
for the upcoming clinics is:
16 6:30-8:30 pm Beckett
Ridge Country Club
20 6:30-8:30 pm Four
Bridges Country Club
pm The Camargo Club
Ridge Ends Two-Year Losing Streak
some help from Mother Nature, the Beckett Ridge Men's Division
1 team ended their two-year winless streak by upsetting the Ridge
Travelers 2-1. Pandemoniun ensued as the crowd stormed
the courts at the end of the match and tore down the net posts. See
the details in the Message Board.
Paddle Clinic at Glendale
The first Friday
Junior Paddle and Pizza was a success. The kids played
lots of paddle and, from what we have heard, had a great time. In
fact, there were lots of kids who clearly did not want to leave
and all wanted to know when the next clinic was. Luckily,
we had a lot of member support which made it possible for us
to accommodate all 35 kids who participated. details
Midwesterns will be held on January 13-15, 2006 and is again
shaping up as one of the premier tournaments in the country. Last
year's tournament included over 200 participants
featured 8 of the top 10 teams in the country in the Men's Open. In
addition to the normal festivities, this year's tournament will
feature some exciting changes and additions.
West Penn Open will be held in Pittsburgh during the weekend
of December 2-4, 2005. The Women's Open is on Friday December
2 and the Men's Open is on Saturday and Sunday December 3-4. It
is one of the best run tournaments and is always a lot of fun. For
more information, go to their website at www.wppta.org and click
City Mixed Tournament took place this Satuday at Beckett Ridge,
Glendale and Four Bridges. We
would like to thank all of you for participating in this year’s
tournament. A special thanks to all of the sponsors who
donated everything we needed to run the tournament. This
allowed us to donate 100% of the monies collected to the American
Red Cross. The total raised was more than $2,400.00.full
Club is very excited to announce a new “paddle only” membership
for the ’05-’06 season. Cost of the new program will
be $400 for a single person and $650 for a family. Membership includes:
1.) 24/7 use of platform courts 2.) use of clubhouse dining facilities
and 3.) opportunity to form teams for city leagues (a minimum number
of players are required). for
more info click here
Country Club has installed 2 new courts. On
September 6th and 7th The Viking Academy will
kick off there opening with a 2 day Academy - contact Jason Gray