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Pickleball’s best flock to Oceanside

OCEANSIDE — Competitors traveled from near and far to play, including from Florida, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana and Montana to be part of the Oceanside So Cal Summer Pickleball Tournament held June 21.


“These are probably the best games I’ve ever seen and that includes nationals,” said Keith Chapman, tournament director.

More than 250 competitors participated in the four-day event with five categories, held at Melba Bishop Recreation Center. Eight dedicated pickleball courts were recently redone and ready for the tournament with the support of the Oceanside City Recreation  Department.

Locals Jennifer Lucore (Oceanside) and Alex Hamner  (Carlsbad) battled to win gold in Womens Open Womens Doubles and 35+ Doubles. They are also the three-time nationally ranked USAPA Womens Doubles team.

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North County winners included:

WD Open 5.0Jennifer Lucore/Alex Hamner, gold

WD 4.Cathy Brendel/Isma Boyle, bronze

WD 19+Leticia Brambila/Lydia  Brambila, silver

Treena Negreta/Che Cui, bronze

WD 35+Jennifer Lucore/Alex Hamner, gold

WD 50+Julie Haney/Cookie Drake, gold

Cathy Brendel/Isma Boyle, silver

Cathy Parkhurst/Leslie Anderson, bronze

WD 60+Gail Dacey/Linda Hoggatt, gold

Trudie Stapleton/Patricia Nissan, bronze

WS  3.5Kathleen Brundo, silver

Justine Frazee, bronze

WS 4.5Julie Haney, silver

WS Open 5.0Jennifer Lucore, gold

Alex Hamner, bronze

MD Open 5.0Mike Gates/Tim Nelson, silver

MD  19+Mike Gates/Tim Nelson, silver

MD 35+Tony Negrete/Dan Gabanek, bronze

MD 50+Jeff Tanaka/Doug Koch, gold

Ron Chang/Jeff Stafford, silver

MD 60+Bob Youngren/Dennis Dacey, gold

Randy Narramore/Marc Rudich, silver

Eddie Contreras/Bill Greenwalt, bronze

MS 4.5Sid Crossley, bronze

MS Open 5.0Dan Roditi, bronze

MXD 35+Alex Hamner/Matt Blom, gold

Mike Gates/Stephanie Lane, bronze

MXD 50+Patricia Nissan/Tim Frazee, silver

MXD 55+Ron Chang/Linda Hoggatt, silver

MXD 60+Pam Jensen/Eddie Contreras, gold

Trudie Stapleton/Randy Narramore, silver

Jane Porphir/Bill Greenwalt, silver

MXD 65+Gail Dacey/Dennis Dacey, gold

Audrey Phillips/Chris Thomas, silver

Barbara Wintroub/Marc Rudich, bronze

MXD 3.5Justine Frazee/Jason Schmeltzer , bronze

MXD 4.5Lydia Brambila/Adrian Brambila, bronze

MXD Open 5.0Jennifer Lucore/Tim Nelson,bronze


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