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Taking a swing at gold

Posted by on Monday, August 7th

Taking a swing at gold

2017 NHSG Pickleball Field Largest Ever

Manchester, NH: Over 150 pickleball players from throughout NH, New England and the Northeast competed in the 2017 NH Senior Games Pickleball Tournament held recently at the Executive Health and Sports Center.

“This was our largest field in the history of our games and likely one of the larger tournaments ever in New Hampshire,” said Walt Hooker, event director.  “Over the three-day period, we had 386 matches played by 154 players on 10 courts.  We also provided two practice courts.”

2017 NH Senior Games Pickleball Tournament Medalists included:

Female category (singles)

  • 50-54 age group
    • Gold Medal: Julie Bosch, Beverly, MA; Silver Medal: Beth Atkinson, Townsend, MA
  • 55-59 age group
    • Gold Medal: Sherry Scheer, Windsor, MA; Silver Medal: Kathy Paganis, Nashua, NH; Bronze Medal: Margaret Berg, Litchfield, NH
  • 60-64 age group
    • Gold Medal: Barbara Marketz, Fairfield, CT
  • 65-69 age group
    • Gold Medal: Margo Chase-Wells, Hadaam, CT

Female category (doubles)

  • 45-49 age group
    • Gold Medal: Julie Bosch, Beverly, MA & Bev Russo, Nottingham, NH
    • Silver Medal: Kathy Paganis, Nashua, NH & Michelle Russell, Windham, NH
    • Bronze Medal: Christine Costa, Longmeadow, MA & Liz Dellecave, Guilford, CT
  • 50-54 age group
    • Gold Medal: Beth Atkinson, Townsend, MA & Peggy Keeney, Nashua, NH
    • Silver Medal: Barbara Marketz, Fairfield, CT & Eva Meredith, Madison, CT
    • Bronze Medal: Rosemary Dissel, Reading, MA & Chris Morrell, Haverhill, MA
  • 55-59 age group
    • Gold Medal: Kathy Reidy, Old Saybrook, CT & Yvonne Ting, Florence, MA
    • Silver Medal: Margo Chase-Wells, Hadaam, CT & Sherry Scheer, Windsor, MA
    • Bronze Medal: Robin Kessler, Westbrook, ME & Patty Riccardi, Pelham, NH
  • 60-64 age group
    • Gold Medal: Wendy Fermon, Marblehead, MA & Karen Richardson, Georgetown, MA
    • Silver Medal: Susan Nelson, Alton, NH & Jonsey Rainville, Concord, NH
  • 65-69 age group
    • Gold Medal: Goldie Anderson, Penacook, NH & Sue Withers, Bow, NH
  • 70-74 age group
    • Gold Medal: Kathy Pierce, Topsfield, MA & Nancy Wright, Moultonboro, NH
    • Silver Medal: Bonny Dockham, Farmington, MA & Val Wilson, Rye, NH

Male category (singles)

  • 40-44 age group
    • Gold Medal: Saby Karuppiah, South Glastonbury, CT
  • 45-49 age group
    • Gold Medal: Rudy Meredith, Madison, CT
  • 50-54 age group
    • Gold Medal: Ken Henderson, Danbury, CT; Silver Medal: Mike Wilkins, Chester, NH; Bronze Medal: Tim O’Shea, Concord, NH
  • 55-59 age group
    • Gold Medal: King Yeh, Nashua, NH; Silver Medal: Ray Lucchetti, Hales Location, NH; Bronze Medal: Tom Duyette, Manchester, NH
  • 60-64 age group
    • Gold Medal: Rob Rowse, Falmouth, ME; Silver Medal: Mike Rocheleau, York, ME; Bronze Medal: Larry Crow, Hampton, NH
  • 65-69 age group
    • Gold Medal: Paul Miller, Wilmington, MA; Silver Medal: Gene Berg, Litchfield, MA; Bronze Medal: Russell Newton, Essex Junction, VT
  • 70-74 age group
    • Gold Medal: John Lightbody, Falmouth, ME; Silver Medal: George Freeman, The Villages, FL; Bronze Medal: Tom Boston, Wells, ME
  • 75-79 age group
    • Gold Medal: Howard Hymes, Auburn, ME; Silver Medal: Al Jerard, Spofford, NH 
  • 80-84 age group
    • Gold Medal: Glenn Dudley, Newbury, NH
  • 85-89 age group
    • Gold Medal: Steve Lowen, Litchfield, NH

Male category (doubles)

  • 40-44 age group
    • Gold Medal: Ken Henderson, Danbury, CT & Saby Karuppiah, South Glastonbury, CT
  • 45-49 age group
    • Gold Medal: Rudy Meredith, Madison, CT & Matt Rowe, Guilford, CT
    • Silver Medal: CJ Iadonsi, Lisbon Fall, ME & Paul Lambers, North Andover, MA
    • Bronze Medal: Joe Spinale, Wilmington, MA & Ray Spinale, Sarasota, FL
  • 50-54 age group
    • Gold Medal: Josh Rappaport,  Unionville, CT & Ron York, Melrose, MA
    • Silver Medal: Mike Rocheleau, York, ME & Mike Wilkins, Chester, NH
    • Bronze Medal: Tim O’Shea, Concord, NH & Al Plante, Waterville Valley, NH
  • 55-59 age group
    • Gold Medal: Mike Dowd, Northboro, MA & Joe Mackoul, Holdenm MA
    • Silver Medal: Paul Morgan, Barnstable, MA & Phil Ricciardi, Pelham, NH
    • Bronze Medal: Tom Duyette, Manchester, NH & Bo Rainville, Concord, NH
  • 60-64 age group
    • Gold Medal: Tehsin Abbasi, Greenwich, CT & Jim Estabrook, West Chatham, MA
    • Silver Medal: Paul Bellacqua, Kingston, NH & Nick Ruccolo, Beverly, MA
    • Bronze Medal: Larry Crow, Hampton, NH & Mark Markelz, Fairfield, CT
  • 65-69 age group
    • Gold Medal: Paul Kelly The Villages, FL & John Lightbody, Falmouth, ME
    • Silver Medal: Ken Moulton, Concord, NH & Paul Zaffini, Concord, NH
    • Bronze Medal: Paul Lazdowski, New London, NH & Tom Youngholm, Grantham, NH
  • 70-74 age group
    • Gold Medal: George Freeman, The Villages, FL & Paul Hawkes, Cape Elizabeth, ME
    • Silver Medal: Jim Dockham, Farmington, NH & Larry Dukatz, Marblehead, MA
    • Bronze medal: Mark Bloom, Taunton, MA & Dave Brower, Marlborough, MA
  • 75-79 age group
    • Gold Medal: David Anderson, Penacook, NH & Dave Stevenson, Concord, NH
    • Silver Medal: Howard Hymes, Auburn, ME & Al Jerard, Spofford, NH
  • 80-84 age group
    • Gold Medal: Glenn Dudley, Newbury, NH & Jim Leiterman, Moultonboro, NH
    • Silver Medal: Rue Crummett, Waltham, MA & Mel Goss, Worcester, MA
    • Bronze Medal: Bill Dutton, Litchfield, NH & Steve Lowen, Litchfield, NH

Mixed Doubles

  • 40-44 age group
    • Gold Medal: Krista Trefethen, Newmarket, NH & CJ Iadonsi, Lisbon Falls, ME
  • 45-49 age group
    • Gold Medal: Bev Russo, Nottingham, NH & Mike Rocheleau, York, ME
    • Silver Medal: Christine Costa, Longmeadow, MA & Josh Rappaport, Unionville, CT
    • Bronze Medal: Eva Meredith, Madison, CT & Rudy Meredith, Madison, CT
  • 50-54 group
    • Gold Medal: Sandy Cloutier, South Windsor, CT & Ken Henderson, Danbury, CT
    • Silver Medal: Adrienne Neary, New London, NH & Owen Keefe, Bradford, MA
    • Bronze Medal: Julie Bosch, Beverly, MA & Paul Lambers, North Andover, MA
  • 55-59 age group
    • Gold Medal: Yvonne Ting, Florence, MA & Tehsin Abbasi, Greenwich, CT
    • Silver Medal: Peggy Keeney, Nashua, NH & King Yeh, Nashua, NH
    • Bronze Medal: Patty Ricciardi & Phil Ricciardi, Pelham, NH
  • 60-64 age group
    • Gold Medal: Jonsey and Bo Rainville, Concord
    • Silver Medal: Margo Chase-Wells, Hadaam, CT & Steve Gifford, Scarborough, ME
    • Bronze Medal: Wendy Fermon, Marblehead, MA & Joseph Lyman, Peabody, MA
  • 65-69 age group
    • Gold Medal: Jackie and Ken Moulton, Concord, NH
    • Silver Medal: Sue Withers, Bow, NH & Dan Morin, Concord, NH
    • Bronze Medal: Kathy Reidy, Old Saybrook, CT & Paul Kelly, The Villages, FL
  • 70-74 age group
    • Gold Medal: Kathy Pierce, Topsfield, MA & John Lightbody, Falmouth, ME
    • Silver Medal: Judie Kelly, The Villages, FL & Paul Hawkes, Cape Elizabeth, ME
    • Bronze Medal: Bonny and Jim Dockham, Farmington, NH
  • 75-79 age group
    • Gold Medal: Bev Oram, Greensboro, GA & Dave Stevenson, Concord, NH
  • 80-84 age group
    • Gold Medal: Louise Hirshberg, Kittery, ME & Jim Leiterman, Moultonboro, NH
  • 85-89 age group
    • Gold Medal: Gloria Benjamin, Goffstown, NH and Fred LaFontaine, Concord

The 2017 New Hampshire Senior Games continue through Labor Day and receive support from major sponsor Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Supporting sponsors include: John Castelot Financial Planning, Lamprey Health Care and Havenwood-Heritage Heights. To learn more or register for upcoming events, please visit www.nhseniorgames.org.

About the New Hampshire Senior Games

The mission of the New Hampshire Senior Games (NHSG), formerly known as the Granite State Senior Games (GSSG) is to promote, organize and effectively develop physical challenges, as they relate to the NH Masters Athlete and the 50+ population of the state of New Hampshire, undertake related activities benefitting the well-being of adults as appropriate and focusing on the development of active and healthy lifestyles.  Our mission is accomplished by encouraging fitness and by providing athletic competition in a variety of sports, clinics and creative pursuits.

Founded in 1987, Granite State Senior Games, Inc. is a not-for-profit (501c-3) all volunteer sports and fitness organization governed by a Board of Directors. The Granite State Senior Games' (GSSG's) sporting events are now known as the New Hampshire Senior Games (NHSG).  We are New Hampshire’s premier multi-sport event for the 50+ population. NHSG is the only New Hampshire organization in the state to be sanctioned by the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) to qualify senior athletes for participation in the National Senior Games held every two years.  To learn more, please visit www.nhseniorgames.org.