Don Bodger, editor of the Chemainus Courier, did a great job of reporting on the 2017 Vancouver Island Pickleball Championships held at the Fuller Lake courts on the weekend of August 12th & 13th. The Courier is in the process of setting up their new website so there is no direct link to the article, but we have done some 'cutting & pasting' - read the two page article here (page 1) and here (page 2).
The Carnarvon Park Pickleballers will be hosting a community pickleball family fun day at Carnarvon Park to celebrate the completion of four new public pickleball ball courts in Oak Bay (Victoria). All welcome. Media coverage of the event from Oak Bay News here.
Results from the 2017 Vancouver Island Pickleball Championships are now posted here. Links to videos and images (courtesy of Richard McKinley) are also posted - more to follow shortly.
Modeled on our own successful VIPA Team League, the Greater Vancouver area has started the "Lower Mainland Pickleball League". Initiated by the NorthShore Pickleball Club, registration opened on August 1st. Play will take place between August 15th and October 15th. More information available on the NorthShore PC website.
The Championship was decided on the last match of the season for the Nanaimo A & Chemainiacs teams, played on Sunday, July 30th at Beaufort Park in Nanaimo. The Chemainiacs team - Claudia McLean, Ray Bradford, Barry Bissonnette & Ken Holman won 6 to 2 and captured the Division 1 2017 VIPA Team League Championship. Other positions in the division will be decided based on the outcome of the final match between the two Victoria based teams - Victoria Phoenix & Victori-Us - which is scheduled to be played at Tolmie Park on August 20th.
For full results, league standings and individual stats visit our League page.
For links to images and videos from the 2017 Canadian Nationals visit the Tournaments Photo Gallery page on the PICKLEBALLBC site.
One of Vancouver Island's premier reporters is also a great supporter and advocate for pickleball. Read Don Bodger's article about the local pickleball scene from the July 13th edition of the Chemainus Courier.
Nanaimo A brought their A game to Fuller Lake on Sunday, July 16th, against an over-matched Victori-Us team. The result a lopsided 8-0 win for Nanaimo. This sets up a championship match between current league leaders Chemainiacs with the second place Nanaimo A, scheduled to take place when the new Nanaimo courts become available. For full results, league standings and individual stats visit our League page.
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