Sandstone Fall Classic Pickleball Tournament sees 30 competitors
Sean Partridge, left, and Kelly Ward were among the 30 participants at the Village of Potsdam Recreation’s Inaugural Sandstone Fall Classic Pickleball Tournament held at Pine Street Arena Sept.11. Ward won the Women’s Mixed Doubles, scoring 107 out of a possible 108 points. NCNow photo.
BY CHERYL SHUMWAY
North Country This Week
POTSDAM – The first Sandstone Fall Classic Pickleball Tournament was held Saturday at Pine Street Arena, just months after creating five indoor pickleball courts.“We reached out to our local pickleball enthusiasts, and we had more than 30 individuals commit to the tournament,” said Trey Smutz, Village of Potsdam Recreation Director.
The event featured a round-robin mixed doubles format and a men's singles competition.
In the Men's Division, James Knott earned first place with an overall combined score of 102. George White placed second.
For the men in the Mixed Doubles, Dillon Chichester and Jeff Ward tied with 97 points each, but Chichester took first place with the tie-breaker of overall wins and losses, with Ward the runner-up.
For the women in the Mixed Doubles, Kelly Ward earned first place and Peg Langley took second.
“Kelly had an astounding 107 points, the most earned during the tournament among all participants. Kelly scored 107 out of a possible 108 points,” said Smutz.
The event was organized by Teresa Fisher.