2017 National Senior Games
  1. 2 Gold Medals
  2. Gold: Men's Doubles 75+
  3. Women's Doubles 50-54
  4. Mixed Doubles 50-54
  5. Men's Singles - 60+
  6. National Senior Games
The National Senior Games are a bi-annual competition for 50+ athletes from across the United States in an Olympic style competition. The events include a variety of sports, and in recent years, added pickleball. The 2017 NSG celebrated the 30th year of competition. It was held in Birmingham, Alabama from June 2 - 15.  

Three athletes from Solivita Smashers Pickleball Club competed and well represented our club and community: Erica Gonzalez, Steve Arlen and David Roy.  The competition, unlike at Solivita, was indoors. This is a different kind of play. The good news is that the wind and sun are not a factor. However, surface (different from outdoor courts,) lighting (indirect, but can be reflected,) indoor balls (larger holes and slightly heavier) and of course "temporary" nets that have a different net tension. But the court size is the same; the rules and the game is the same. Despite all of these circumstances the athletes made the necessary adjustments and competed well. We congratulate them all.

RESULTS:
GOLD - Women's Doubles 50 - 54: Erica Gonzalez and Sylvia Whitehouse 
GOLD - Mixed Doubles 50 - 54: Erica Gonzalez and Dale Guess
GOLD - Men's Doubles 75 - 79: Steve Arlen and Jack Trafalski
4th Place - Men's Singles 60 - 64: David Roy

All but one player (Dale Guess) was from Florida.

The next National Seniors Games will be held in 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 
US Open Pickleball Championship
Silver Medalist: Erica Gonzalez
Erica Gonzalez with partner Sylvia Whitehouse took Silver in the 2017 US Open Pickleball Championship held in Naples, Florida. They won their medals in the Women's Skills 4.5 for 50+ age. Congratulations to them both.

Erica also competed in Women's 50+ age division, open to all skill levels. They lost to Gold medalists (pro team) Jennifer Lucore & Alex Hamner in the quarter finals. 
Additionally, Erica competed with partner Jose Rosado in Mixed Doubles, Age division 50+ and Skills division 4.5. Four days of grueling competition in high temperatures were a challenge for the over 1000 participants in this year's tournament. The tournament will return to Naples again for the next 2 years. 
Tournaments
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  2. Winter Garden 2016
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  3. Winter Garden 2016
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    Geezer Meister
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    Geezer Meister
  8. Winter Garden - MVP
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    Winter Garden - MVP
  9. Solivita Olympics 2016
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    Solivita Olympics 2016
  10. Tampa
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    Tampa
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2017 Polk Senior Games

POLK SENIOR GAME - Results

March 7 & 8  - Two exciting days of great pickleball play!

Men's Divisions: 
50-54 Division:
Gold - Alan Black/Ken Black 
Silver - Walt Van Bidder/Todd Berger
Bronze - Cas Rodgers/Herb Reaves
55-59 Division: 
Gold - David Roy/Frank Mooney
Silver - Johnny Rupert/Jose Rosado 
Bronze - Glen Holman

4th - Gerry Lisciandri/Ken Rensvold 
60-64 Division:
Gold - Randy Davis/Jim Welch
Silver - Bud Hebner/Jim Popofski
Bronze - George Crichlow/Jose Morales
4th - Dennis Santino/Dennis Zais
65-69 Division: 
Gold - Marcus Bock/Kenneth Butler
Silver - Wayne Buck/Gary Schinderle 
Bronze - Paul Lazdowski/Ron Johnson
4th - George Freeman/James Van Voorhies
70-74 Division:
Gold - Frank Schell/Keith Coates
Silver - Dave Wenzel/William Guenst
Bronze - Ed Stafford/Clark Harder 
4th - Phil Hines/Gary Turpin
75-79 Division:
Gold - Robert Fox/Robert Stauffer
Silver - Steve Arlen/Jack Trafalski 
Bronze - Don Kelleher/Joe Granchay

4th - Carl Brown/Paul Carfagna
80-84 Division: 
Gold - Stan Lavine/Frank Russo 

Women's Divisions: 
50-54 Division: 

Gold -  Erica Gonzalez/Sylvia Whitehouse 
Silver - Beth McCoy/Debra Rhinesmith
Bronze - Pam Justice/Karen Zach
4th - Kathryn Davies/Nancy Beck
55-59 Division:
Gold - Kim Jackson/Debra Sledd
Silver - Ruth Weil/Kaye Hastings
Bronze - Diane Barnes/Trudy Donnelly
4th - Barbara Winslow/Jean Jenkins
60-64 Division:
Gold - Diane Bock/Nancy Nowak
Silver - Nancy Meyer/Joan Azeka
Bronze - Pierrette Hebner/Karen Hill
4th - Debbie Stafford/Barb Harder
65-69 Division: 
Gold - Barbara DeWitt/Phyllis Kilgour
Silver - Margie Diaz/Cathy Miller 
Bronze - Cathy Sundvall/Pat Cornwell 
4th - Goldie Steele/Jane Lorrey 

70-74 Division: 
Gold - Phyllis Ward/Rosie Pietromonaco
Silver - Diane Reynolds/Beverly Miller
Bronze - Judy Davis/Patsy Rucker
4th - Christine Coote/Annette Hall 

Mixed Divisions: 
50-54 Division: 

Gold - Erica Gonzalez/Jose Rosado 
Silver - Sylvia Whitehouse/Robert Cabanis
Bronze - Kathryn Davies/Johnny Rupert 
4th - Nancy Beck/Charlie Reitzler 

55-59 Division:
Gold - Glen Holman/Ruth Weil
Silver - Frank Terlitz/Cassandra Steward
Bronze - Kaye Hastings/Stud Hastings
4th -Greg Hennenfent/Jennifer Burge

60-64 Division:
Gold - Leslie Jacobson/Marilyn Noffsinger
Silver - Diane Bock/Marcus Bock
Bronze - Bud Hebner/Pierrette Hebner
4th - Wayne Buck/Debi Yandell 

65-69 Division:
Gold - Paul Kelly/Barbara DeWitt
Silver - Bill & Cathy Sundvall 
Bronze - Cathy Miller/Bob Malkemes 
4th - Mair Phillips/Phil DeGreaffenried 

70-74 Division:
Gold - Rosie Pietromonaco/Keith Coates
Silver - Steve Arlen/Diane Reynolds 
Bronze - Phyllis Ward/Frank Schell
4th - Annette Hall/Ed Steimle 

75-79 Division:
Gold - Gail Brown/James Maynard
Silver - Russell Putnam/Barbara Comstock
Bronze - Arleen Kirst/James Spurlock
4th - Christine Coote/FrankRusso 

Congratulations to all winners and competitors.

Polk Senior Games          PHOTOS

2018 Polk Senior Games at Solivita
March 6 & 7