Bay City Scores Well in Midwest Doubles Paddleball Tourney
Wisniewski, Wackerle, DeGreif and Chritz Claim Top Trophies
February 19, 2007
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By: O. J. Cunningham
Sandy DeGreif (Left) and Randy Wackerle won the Golden Masters (55+) Championship
You could always find long-time tourney director, Lorri Brigham, at the Match Board during the tournament.
The Midwest Doubles (formerly the Michigan State Doubles) Paddleball Tournament was held this week-end at the Midland Community Center in Midland, Michigan.
Bay City paddleball players walked away with four titles after the shoot-out was over.
Mike Wisniewski and Chad Krager won two titles each. In the Mens' Open division, Bay City's Wisniewski and Krager (Now playing out of Chicago) defeated Kalamazoo's Andy Mitchell and Don Kirkconell 21-17, 21-20 in the finals.
Wisniewski then teamed up with Bay City's Paul Chritz to win the Master's division (45+). The pair out-shot Mitchell and Midland's Randy Hoyle in the title match 21-16, 21-17.
Krager won his second title in the "A" division playing with Don Kirkconell. They out-scored Lansing's John Lowman and Brandon Creamer 17-21, 21-16, 21-16 in a two hour marathon.
In the Golden Masters division (55+) Bay City's Randy Wackerle and Sandy DeGreif came from behind to defeat Kalamazoo's Brad Ex and Bill Farmer 18-21,21-14, 21-10 in the championship match.
In Mens' B Division, Bay City's Rich Rahall
and Greg Keenan
The next doubles tournament this season will be on April 20th at Riverside, California for the National Doubles Championships.
For more information on 4-Wall Paddleball, visit http://www.paddleball.org - the website dedicated to supporting four wall paddleball and the National Paddleball Association (NPA).
The purpose of the NPA is to promote four wall paddleball. This is done by providing NPA tournament information including schedules, entry forms and online payment for tournament entry.
At http://www.paddleball.org there are also links to the NPA Rules, tournament results, local league information and more.
Below: Bay City's Mike Wisniewski won two titles at the Midwest Doubles Paddleball Championships in Midland, MI.
(Left) Mike Wisniewski and Chad Krager (Chicago)- Open Division Champs (Right) Wisniewski and Paul Chritz - Masters Division (45+) Champs.
O. J. Cunningham
O. J. Cunningham is the Publisher of MyBayCity.com. Cunningham previously published Sports Page & Bay City Enterprise. He is the President/CEO of OJ Advertising, Inc.
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