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,
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:
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.