Tournament Listings & Results

Posted Feb. 9, 2015 – OSGA 55+ Pickleball Tournament, Stratford ON. April 22-23, 2015. The first tournament of the 2015 season features recreational & competitive divisions. Click here for the OSGA flyer & registration form.

Posted Feb. 3, 2015 – 2nd Annual Woodstock Friendly Play Charity Tournament,
May 9. 8-4 pm @ Woodstock Badminton Club. Registration is $30 with a $20 tax receipt issued for your donation to Ronald McDonald House in Toronto. More details will be posted on the PAO website when available or contact Marg Johnson mamamarg3@hotmail.com

Posted Jan. 21, 2015 – Pickleball Canada National Open Championships, 2015. Two tournament venues are available this year (both on the same dates).
a) Eastern Open Championship, July 10, 11 & 12, RIM Park, Waterloo ON. Registration & volunteer information available at http://kwpickleball.weebly.com/
b) Western Open Championship, July 10, 11 & 12, Kelowna, B.C. Registration for this tournament should be completed online at www.pickleballtournaments.com

Posted Jan. 20, 2015 – 3rd Annual London Tournament, May 30-31, 2015. Contact Ken Twilley at pickleballlondon@gmail.com for details.

Posted Jan. 17, 2015 – Kitchener-Waterloo Regional Tournament. Open to all players. Location: KW Badminton Club, Kitchener, ON. Date: Apr. 12-13/15. Details & registration forms available at www.kwpickleball.com .

Posted Oct. 27, 2014 – Hamilton & District Pickleball Championships, 2014

The first annual Hamilton & District Pickleball Championships were held Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th at the Ancaster Rotary Centre. From dawn’s first light to evening’s last glimmer, the gym at the Ancaster Rotary Centre echoed with the sounds of friendly competition for two long days.

107 competitors came from far (Manitoulin Island)and wide (Ottawa) to meet, make new friends and play lots and lots of pickleball!

Prior to the event, all competitors were informed of the format of play, which began with a series of round robin matches The overall level of play was surprisingly competitive. The top four teams from round robin play went on to the semi –final and final rounds to determine which teams would receive the coveted gold, silver and bronze heirloom medallions.

With 108 competitors, and 320 matches scheduled to be played on only 4 courts in two days, it was necessary to schedule 15 minute timed matches. Despite some initial scepticism it was hugely successful. After the final results were tallied, a whopping 87% of matches were completed within the 15 minute time limit. Other matches finished in exciting manner as time ran out on comeback bids. And the tournament finished on time both days… miracles do happen!

The players enjoyed a spirit of fun and comradery, and everyone played a LOT of pickleball. Of course a tournament of this magnitude had a LOT of community support. Our volunteers and referees put in a lot of long hours, as did the dedicated members of the tournament committee, and were key to the ultimate success of our first Hamilton Pickleball tournament.

Sponsors were very supportive and included “Just Tennis” on Plains Road in Burlington who supplied us with door prizes. “Just Tennis” is the only supplier of Pickleball paddles in the Hamilton area. Call Mike Michalicka at 905-631-9778 and he will take good care of you.

The PAO had a presence at the tournament, and food suppliers Quiznos and Swiss Chalet provided delicious sustenance to hungry pickleballers all weekend long. Of course none of it would have been possible without the support of Hamilton’s Parks and Recreation.

Many participants have already expressed a desire to come back to Hamilton again next year… and we look forward to hosting again!

Gary Russell
Tournament Director


55 Ladies Results

  1. Judy Alaskiewicz and Kim Benke
  2. Carla Black and Marilyn Prowse
  3. Lyn Levandowski and Akiko Nakamura
  4. Pamela Day and Michelle Tsumura

65 Ladies Results

  1. Margaret Gruhn and Carol Weber
  2. Joanne Boehlke and Yolande Lew
  3. Joan Archer and Anne Robertson
  4. Ute Hueffer and Diane Pounder

55 Men’s Results

  1. Larry Howells and Wayne Sawdon
  2. Lance Heydon and Michael Yam
  3. Bud Hebner and Bob Riehl
  4. Edwin Maryuen and Allan Yung

65 Men’s Results

1. Andrew Ling / Godfrey Lue-King
2. Otto Benke / George Van Patter

3. Bob Cook-Abbott / Larry Tsumura
4. Mike Myc / Jim Van Camp

Open Mixed Results

  1. Gina McDonell and Bob Riehl
  2. Kim Benke and Tim Bobier
  3. Patricia Archambault and Dean Perkins
  4. Rosalind Zucker and Andrew Zucker


55 Mixed Results

  1. Sannzzaros and Sannzzaros
  2. Hebner and Hebner
  3. Kim Benke and Tim Bobier
  4. Donna Leung and Mike Yam

Open Ladies Results

  1. Pierette Hebner/Gina McDonnell
  2. Leanne Fraser/Valentyna Stevens
  3. Mary Cunningham/Samantha Hale (by default)
  4. Marg Johnson/Alice Longfield

65 Mixed Results

  1. Weber/Myc
  2. Tsumura/Cook-Abbott
  3. Gruhn/Gruhn
  4. Boehlke/Ling

Open Men’s Results

  1. Sannzzaros/Sawdon
  2. Morgan/Morgan
  3. Boyle/Kenny
  4. Cunningham/HalePosted Oct. 4, 2014 – PAO TOURNAMENT – COMPETITION RESULTS

Waterloo, Ontario September 17-18, 2014

Medal Winners (Note: Click on photos to enlarge)

A big thank you to the organizers, scorekeepers, referees & runners. A special thanks to Mike Brandon, Susan & Peter Singleton (Registration/Scheduling/Announcements), Donna Leung (Head Referee), Melissa Morris-French & Pat Gohn (Score Table)

Photo: Mike Brandon (right), Donna Leung (middle), Melissa Morris-French (left)

Mixed DoublesMixed Doubles – GoldMixed Doubles – SilverMixed Doubles – Bronze
50-59Bill McCartney Megan Boisvert

Marlene & Randy Elliott

Scott Revell Elaine Wood


David Smyth Wendy Jackson-Sabo

Pierrette & Bud Hebner

Diane Poinder Larry Howells


Andrew Ling JoAnne Boehlke

Linda Victor
Bourdeau Piccolo

Bill Gohn Carol Doughty

70+Linda Furse Bill Furse

Russ Sharon
French Andersen

Margaret Oxley David Oxley
Men’s DoublesMen’s Doubles – Gold

Men’s Doubles – Silver

Men’s Doubles – Bronze

Looey Tremblay Paul Leeder

Terry Norbert
Morais Straeche
Luc Germain Michael David

Jerry Lorentz bill McCartney

Lance Mohammed
Heydon Mall (abs)

Mike Dennis
March Rowland (abs)


Victor Piccolo David Smyth

Claude Lapierre Dave Hall

Roy Perovich John Blackwell


Bill Furse Bill Pineau

Wayne Harris Russ French

John Peters David Werry
Men’s Doubles OpenPaul Leeder Louis TremblayTerry Norbert
Morais Straeche
Carlos Wayne
Sannzzaros Sawdon
Women’s DoublesWomen’ Doubles – GoldWomen’s Doubles – SilverWomen’s Doubles – Bronze

Linda Wendy
Bourdeau Jackson-Sabo

Akiko Lyn
Nakamaru Levandoski

Anne Berry Sandra March


Judy Radke Margaret Gruhn

Ute Hueffer Diane Pounder

Merrie Lee Angela Ng

Women’s Doubles OpenPat Archambault Carol Weber

Leila Mintz Margaret Gruhn

No Photo Available

Elizabeth Elizabeth
McKay Harris

Posted July 25, 2014 – The Pickleball Association of Ontario 2014 Annual Tournament

LOCATION: Rim Park Manulife Financial Sportsplex, 2001 University Avenue, Waterloo, Ontario.
DATES: September 17 and 18th 2014.
REGISTRATION: To register online & for tournament details, go to www.pickleballtournaments.com
ELIGIBILITY: The tournament is open to PAO MEMBERS ONLY. You can join online if you aren’t a current member, only $10. Look for the new members registration link on the left.

FORMAT: This year the tournament will be played as a round robin, increasing the number of games played, more games to play!!

ACCOMMODATIONS: When registering at www.pickleballtournaments.com look for the sub-link “Lodging/Accommodations” for information on hotel discounts in the Waterloo area.

PAO ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The AGM will be on Wed. Sept. 17 shortly after the completion of play. Details and location will be posted on the PAO website shortly, please check there and plan to attend, we need input from all our members.

Posted July 1, 2014 – Honour Your Partner Tournament for Players 70+ with a 3.0 or 3.5 Rating. Men’s & Women’s Doubles (No Mixed). Kingsway College, Oshawa. Oct. 10, 2014. Click here for complete details.

Posting Updated Aug. 17, 2014 – 1st Annual Hamilton & District Pickleball Championships 2014. Oct. 18-19/14. Men’s, Women’s & Mixed. Open, 55+, 65+. At the City of Hamilton Ancaster Rotary Centre. Contact Gary Russell, gdrussell@sympatico.ca, 905-389-0122. Click here for flyer, click here for registration form, click here for FAQ document.