First State & Eastern Shore Maryland Pickleballers went Mining for Medals in Naples, Florida at the U.S. Open Pickleball Championships

Contributed by Stan Piesla (Revised 5-10-19)

Some of our local pickleballers headed South last week to compete in the 2019 U.S. Open Pickleball Championships in Naples, Florida (April 27th to May4th). The number of players representing First State Pickleball Club was impressive!

Some of these Delaware & Maryland Prospectors mined some GOLD – Courtney Vaughn & Jeff Marshall in Mixed Skill Doubles. So did Becky Moody & Sherry King, striking GOLD in Womens Skill Doubles.

Some found SILVER – Kathy Casey in Womens Singles Skill ; . Linda Horst (Ocean Pines, Maryland) & Robbin Murray in Womens Skill/Age Doubles

Other participants representing the First State Pickleball Club were: Patty Daley & Jean Burgess in Womens Skill/Age Doubles, Marsha McLaurin in Womens Singles; Mary Conte in Womens Skill Doubles; Deb Qualey in Womens Skill/Age Doubles(w/Sue Wooten of Florida); Lynn Casey & Charlie Biddle in Mixed Skill Doubles; Lynn again in Womens Skill Doubles with Courtney Vaughn; Joe Birch in Mens Skill Doubles & joined Becky Moody in Mixed Skill/Age Doubles; Cole Walsh & Joe Steel in Mixed Skill/Age Doubles & Cole again with Robbin Murray for Mixed Skill/Age Doubles; Sherry King in Womens Singles & Karen Gustafson was quite busy in Womens Singles, Womens Doubles with Kathy Casey and Mixed Doubles with Californis player Tom Taylor.

Congratulations ! – You ALL did us PROUD !!

Thanks to Linda Horst, Courtney Vaughn, Charlie Biddle & Jeff & Karen Marshall for contributing the above photos !

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