The 2012 Pickle Barrel Classic is over and complete results can be found online at The tournament was a great success only because of the efforts of so many wonderful volunteers. The matches were hard fought, the food was terrific, and the raffle was a great bonus. Everyone took home at the least, a tournament pin and shirt plus some fond memories. Many took home raffle items and one or more of the 100 medals awarded at the tournament. We had 104 competitors entered in 21 divisions. There were nearly 200 matches played on 6 courts in 2 days. I would also like to note that we had 11 players in their 70’s with Gerald Redburg being our oldest of 3 that are 77.

Thanks to the kind donations from players, added to $2 per player donated by Columbia River Pickleball Club, we are contributing $312 to SHARE, a local food bank in Vancouver.

Thank you to all players and helpers. Special thanks to the following for extra efforts to make this event so successful:
April Fisher
Barb Rowe
Bill Watts
Bob Ferguson
Bonnie Watts
Caryn McComas
Chuck Lacy
Connie Anderson
Dave Davidson
Dee St. Laurent
Evan Hoxie
Gina Hoxie
Hal Lampman
Jeremy Scher
Jim Cessna
Judy Hylton
Karen Lacy
Ken Scher
Lala Climaco
Lou Caplovitz
Mark Lasof
Mike Hoxie
Paul Porch
Phyllis Caplovitz
RD Fisher
Rollie (Quad) Fisher
Sally Newsom
Steve Paranto
Tawn Wolfe
Thia Scher
**Any others I may have inadvertently left off this list with my apologies

Special thank you to our sponsors and all donators to our raffle:
Big 5 Sporting Goods
Bob Ferguson
Caryn McComas
Dave McCormick
Dave’s Killer Bread
Dee St.Laurent
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Glenn Rose
Home Court Construction
Jackie Kline
Jody Lasof
Jorge’s Margarita Factory
Judy Hylton
Lala Climaco
Mark Friedenburg – Pro-Lite Sports
Mach-Z Pickleball
New Seasons Market
On the Border Mexican Grill
Paul Grote
Performance One Paddle
Pickle-Ball Inc
Presto Tape
Rick’s Custom Fencing
Sally Newsom
Shirley Lampman
Sports Authority
Steve Wong – S-Type Sports Pickleball
Providence Health
Tawn Wolfe
Thia Scher


Pickle Barrel Classic 2012 – Summary