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Tournament Report: PAO Provincials - Waterloo, ON
  updated Wednesday, October 3, 2018
  posted Monday, September 24, 2018
  filed in Articles
  by Rahemin (Ray) Nanji
Tournament Report for the 2018 PAO Provincials held in Waterloo, ON during Sep-14 through to Sep-16.

This year's PAO Provincial Championships were held at RIM Park in Waterloo, ON.

I don't normally do Tournament Reports given that I'm always wary of unintentionally omitting to recognize one or more of our members.

But given that I participated in this tournament and saw most of you who competed while I was there, I decided to give it a go. Plus, our competitive Progress players again posted such a strong showing that I felt the results should be highlighted.

If I've missed identifying any of you, my apologies. Please let me know and I'll update the table below.

Below is a summary of our Progress Pickleball Club members that medalled at the 2018 PAO Provincials:

Event Skill Level Age Bracket Team Medal Standing
Women's Doubles 4.0 19-49 Judy Tan & Ping Wong Gold
Women's Doubles 4.0 50-59 Beggy Yin & Karen Nageleisen Silver
Women's Doubles 3.5 60-69 Sharon Mansfield & Cheryl Soo Hon Silver
Mixed Doubles 4.5 19-49 Ping Wong & Graham Hilyer Bronze
Mixed Doubles 4.0 19-49 Beggy Yin & Nate Vickery Gold
Mixed Doubles 4.0 19-49 Judy Tan & Jason Wan Bronze
Mixed Doubles 4.0 50-59 Vi Nguyen & An Nguyen Silver
Mixed Doubles 4.0 60-69 Pamela Day & Lance Heydon Gold
Men's Doubles 4.0 19-49 Rahemin (Ray) Nanji & Dave Sapinsky Gold
Men's Doubles 4.0 60-69 Lance Heydon & Glenn Boisvert Gold
Men's Doubles 4.0 60-69 Chris Yiu & Heinz Hribernig Bronze
Men's Singles Open 60+ Chris Yiu Gold

Highlighted players indicate Progress Pickleball Club members

A PDF summary spreadsheet of all of the medalists prepared by the PAO can be found here.

To see the complete tournament results, please visit,

https://www.secure.pickleballtournaments.com/welcome.pl?tid=2237

and then scroll down and click the Show Results button. There, you'll be able to see all of the draws and the scores for every match.

The tournament organizers made excellent use of the web and social media. Moments in time were captured both in video and pictures over the course of the 3 days and were posted regularly to Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/waterloopickleball/.

There are a number of excellent videos on this Facebook page, primarily for the Gold/Silver matches. However, I've also posted 3 videos on our site that involve our Progress players:

  1. Men's Singles Open (60+) Gold Medal Match
  2. Mixed Doubles 4.0 (19-49) Gold Medal Match
  3. Men's Doubles 4.0 (19-49) Gold Medal Match
  4. Women's Doubles 3.5 (60-69) Gold Medal Match

Over the three days, there was also professional photography services on site provided by FSFotos.ca. All of the high quality photos can be found here: https://fsfotos.pixieset.com/2018ontarioprovincials-pickleball/.

Congratulations to all who participated and to our Progress Pickleball Club members who medalled in this tournament.

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