Mike Kunkis reported that Saturday was the first day of Redding’s first tournament and it was a good day for Chico pickleballers. Lauri Henry and Kathy Kaer won bronze medals as did Mike Burke and Jim Fiack. Rich Gitelson and Mike Kunkis won gold medals. But the MVPs for the day were Joan McCormick and Analiza Merlis who went 5-0 to win their 1st gold medals. Way to go ladies.
Sunday was another good day for Chico pickleballers in Redding. Kalyn Qouk and Jorge Salas as well as Mary Jacobson and Ryan won gold medals. Lisa and Rich Gitelson won silver. Kathy Kaer and her partner won bronze. The Redding tournament was very well run and there is lots of room to watch the matches. Thanks to all of the players from Oroville, Chico and Red Bluff for their support of one of our local tournaments.
For those of us that didn’t make it this year and would like to see some of the action, Troy Steffy was kind enough to share some pictures. For more photos from the Tournament visit Troy’s facebook page: Redding Pickleball Tournament – 2018 pictures