2019 Dink-in-the-New Year Tournament

 

On December 28th and 29th, seven OMG Club member, participated and medaled in the Dink-in-the-New Year Tournament held in Belleville, Illinois. They are Bob Biarkis, Vickie Marcuzzo, Lisa McDonald, Cindy Ostrander, Tom Paoli, Kathy Schoenleber, and Keith Schoenleber. Congratulations to all!

 

2019 Huntsman World Senior Games

 

Cindy Ostrander, an OMG Club member, participated and medaled in the Huntsman World Senior Games. Cindy and her partner Sue Ernhout won Gold in the 3.5 skill group in the 55-59 age division. Cindy and Sue played four 2 out of 3 matches winning all four matches. Cindy and Sue also earned Bronze in the 3.5 skill group open division (where all ages participated). The 2019 Huntsman pickleball tournament was held in St. George, Utah. It is a 6-day event with over 1,000 participants. Congratulations, Cindy and partner!

Gold 3.5, Age Division
Cindy Ostrander (middle left); Sue Ernhout (middle right)
Gold 3.5, Open Division
Cindy Ostrander (2nd from left); Sue Ernhout (far left)

2019 OCI Pickleball Tournament

 

On September 28th & 29th, 2019, OMG Club members participated and medaled in the OCI Pickleball Tournament in Chatham, Illinois. Congratulations to all! Enjoy these photos of the OMG medalists and other OMG participants!

Bob Hunter & Bruce Bergner

Bob Hunter & Bruce Bergner

Gold 3.0 Men's Doubles Bob (middle left) Bruce (middle right)

Lisa McDonald/Cindy Ostrander

Lisa McDonald/Cindy Ostrander

Bronze 3.5 Women's Doubles Lisa (far left) Cindy (second from left)

Bob & Jan Hunter

Bob & Jan Hunter

Gold 3.0 Mixed Doubles Jan (3rd from left) Bob (far right) Also shown are Bruce Bergner & Cindy Ostrander.

Cindy Ostrander & Bruce Bergner

Cindy Ostrander & Bruce Bergner

Bronze 3.5 Mixed Doubles

Cindy Ostrander & Bruce Bergner

Cindy Ostrander & Bruce Bergner

Bronze 3.5 Mixed Doubles Podium Photo Cindy (2nd from right) Bruce (far right)

OMG Club Member Participants

OMG Club Member Participants

Left to right: Bruce Bergner, Cindy Ostrander, Vickie Marcuzzo, Jan Hunter, Bob Hunter, Ken Costanzo, Jen Brown, Scott Fandrey

2019 Wolfe St. Louis Invitational Pickleball Classic Tournament

 

Steve Horrell and Tammy Boudin earned the Silver medal in the 2.5/3.0 Mixed Doubles field. Tammy Boudin and her partner earned Gold in the 2.5/3.0 Women's Doubles Field. Congratulations, Tammy and Steve!

2019 Illinois Senior Olympics

 

On September 12th-14th, the 2019 Illinois Senior Olympics was held in Springfield, Illinois. We are pleased to announce that 11 OMG members medaled in the tournament, earning a total of 16 medals. Congratulations to all! Enjoy these photos of the medalists!

Bill Lindsey

Bill Lindsey

Gold Singles 75-79 Division

Horst Driesner

Horst Driesner

Silver Singles 70-74 Division

Barb Driesner & Mary Borchers

Barb Driesner & Mary Borchers

Bronze Women's Doubles 70-75 Division

Jeanine Seymore & Kitty Bergner

Jeanine Seymore & Kitty Bergner

Bronze Women's Doubles 65-68 Division

Tresa LaBoube & Jamie Malvasio

Tresa LaBoube & Jamie Malvasio

Bronze Women's Doubles 60-64 Division

Steve Horrell & Don Scribner

Steve Horrell & Don Scribner

Bronze Men's Doubles 60-64 Division

Jim Harriss & Bruce Bergner

Jim Harriss & Bruce Bergner

Bronze Men's Doubles 70-74 Division

Harriss/Seymore & Driesners

Harriss/Seymore & Driesners

Jim Harriss & Jeanine Seymore Gold Barb & Horst Driesner Bronze Mixed Doubles 70-75 Division

2019 OMG Pickleball Club Medalists in Scheels Tournament

Bob Biarkis, Lisa McDonald, and Cindy Ostrander were medalists in the July 5th-7th, 2019 Scheels Tournament in Springfield, Illinois. Bob Biarkis and Cindy Ostrander earned Gold in the 3.5 Mixed Doubles division. Lisa McDonald and Cindy Ostrander earned Bronze in the 3.5 Women's Doubles division.

Middle left:  Cindy Ostrander
Middle right:  Bob Biarkis
Left:  Lisa McDonald
Right:  Cindy Ostrander

2019 OMG Champions in MoCo Summer Classic  Tournament

Bob Biarkis, Lisa McDonald, and Cindy Ostrander earned medals in the June 2019 MoCo Summer Classic Pickleball Tournament in Hillsboro, Illinois. The tournament had a round robin format with playoff brackets. Bob Biarkis and Cindy Ostrander took Bronze in the 3.5 Mixed Doubles category. Lisa McDonald and Cindy Ostrander took Gold in the 3.5 Women's Doubles category. Congratulations, Bob, Lisa, and Cindy!

Far right:  Cindy Ostrander, Bob Biarkis
Center:  Lisa McDonald, Cindy Ostrander

2019 OMG Champions in Y's Real Dill Tournament

The Champions of the March 8th, 2019, Real Dill Pickleball Tournament sponsored by the Edwardsville Meyer Center YMCA are listed below. To view more photos, click here

Women's Intermediate:

  • Carol Crews

  • Janet Hunter

Men's Advanced:

  • Dan Paoli

  • Ken Grebel

Men's Intermediate:

  • Larry LaFond

  • Paul Mitchell

From left to right: Carol Crews, Janet Hunter
From left to right: Ken Grebel, Dan Paoli
From left to right: Larry LaFond, Paul Mitchell

2019 OMG USAPA Tournament Medalists

Three OMG Pickleball Club members took medals in two Arizona USAPA sanctioned tournaments that were held in January and February 2019.

 

1st Annual Pueblo El Mirage Kokopelli Klassic tournament in El Mirage, Arizona

  • Julia and Marco Biggs earned Silver in Mixed Doubles in the 4.0 skill level, 50+ age group.  

  • Tim Sullentrup and Marco Biggs earned Silver in Men's Doubles in the 4.0 skill level, 50+ age group. 

USAPA Southwest Regional tournament in Surprise, Arizona
 

  • Tim Sullentrup and partner John Lemma earned Bronze in Men's Doubles in the 4.0 skill level, 60-64 age group.