2017 National Games Kick off with Pickleball

The first results from the National Senior Games are in. Pickleball women’s doubles were held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center on Saturday, June 3. According to the results posted here Vermonters Barbara Maltby and Bonnie Rivers of South Burlington represented the state well in the W65-69 division. They won their first round match 11-1, 11-3 over the team of Susan Brocker and Mary Jane Ware of Delaware before losing 11-6, 11-2 to eventual bronze medalists Jean Landegraf and Phyllis Hubatch  of Wisconsin. In the losers’ bracket they won their match against the team of Helen Boston and Sandra Miley of North Carolina 15-7 before bowing out of the tournament with a 15-6 loss to Ginger Campbell and Pat Lively of Arizona.