2013 State Games of Oregon

Columbia River Pickleball Club has great showing in 2013 State Games of Oregon.

The State Games of Oregon which took place at Tualatin Hills Recreation Center on July 13-14 was a great success with many of the most talented pickleball players in the country participating. The event was equivalent to two separate tournaments, age divisions being played on Saturday and skill levels played on Sunday. Competition was intense but friendly. The total event ran smoothly thanks to the great efforts of the tournament staff as well as many volunteers who stepped up and helped referee, post scores, and do whatever was needed.

A total of 151 medals were awarded, 85 in age groups on Saturday and 66 in skill groups on Sunday.

Members of Columbia River Pickleball Club garnered 50 total medals, 21 gold, 18 silver, and 11 bronze.

Congratulations to the Tournament Team of Steve Paranto, Paul Hartel, Jim Cessna, Mike Hoxie and Lala Climaco. Tammy Cessna, Connie Anderson and Judy Rosenthal were also key volunteers in keeping things moving.

Columbia River Medal Winners in first name alphabetical order:
Bill Spiller
Bob Ferguson
Caryn McComas
Che Cui
Chris Barksdale
Chuck Dustin
Dave McCormick
Enrique Ruiz
Glenn Rose
Hunter Duvall
Jim Cessna
Judy Hylton
Kent Campbell
Kurt Wilke
Lala Climaco
Lance Thiede
Linda Conn
Mark Lasof
Mike Hoxie
Mike Wolfe
Noko Lee
Paul Haertel
Paul Porch
Randy Bither
RD Fisher
Ron Simcox
Rosalie Knutsen
Steve Paranto

SKILL Events:

Men’s 5.0 Singles (5 entries)
Gold – Wesley Gabrielsen
Silver – Don Paschal
Bronze – Steve Paranto

Men’s 4.5 Singles (5 entries)
Gold – Marcus Speros
Silver – Kyle Campbell
Bronze – Marty Butler

Men’s Combined 3.5-4.0 Singles (7 entries)
Gold – Chris Powell
Silver – Wesley Upton
Bronze – Dave Dailey

Women’s Combined Singles
Gold – Heather Urwin
Silver – Lala Climaco
Bronze – Celeste Worthy

Men’s Doubles 3.5 (7 entries)
Gold – Clay Reynolds/Chuck Dustin
Silver – Frank Street/Bob Kohlieber
Bronze – Kurt Wilke/Bill Spiller

Men’s Doubles 4.0 (8 entries)
Gold – Dave McCormick/Mark Lasof
Silver – Paul Haertel/Tony Tollenaar
Bronze – RD Fisher/Mike Hoxie

Men’s Doubles 4.5 (9 entries)
Gold – Kurtis Campbell/Kent Campbell
Silver – Paul Porch/Hunter Duvall
Bronze – Marcus Speros/Marty Butler

Men’s Doubles 5.0 (5 entries)
Gold – Enrique Ruiz/Wesley Gabrielsen
Silver – Don Paschal/Glenn Griffin
Bronze – Dan Gabanek/Mark Friedenberg

Women’s Combined 4.0-5.0 (5 entries)
Gold – Christine Barksdale/Che Cui
Silver – Caryn McComas/Cory Jubitz
Bronze – DeAnne Davison /Gigi LeMaster

Women’s Combined 2.5-3.5 Open (8 entries)
Gold – Joyce Torresdal/Sue Leung
Silver – KateTyner/Judy Cave
Bronze – Kim Tollenaar/Dejager

Mixed Doubles 4.0 (7 entries)
Gold – Kate Tyner/Shayne Johnson
Silver – Connie Anderson/Bob Anderson
Bronze – Kim Tollenaar/Tony Tollenaar

Mixed Doubles 4.5 (7 entries)
Gold – Patrick Williams/Emily Williams
Silver – Kent Campbell/Loralee Campbell
Bronze – Lance Thiede/Noko Lee

Mixed Doubles 5.0 (10 entries)
Gold – Glenn Griffin/Gigi LeMaster
Silver – Christine Barksdale/Wes Gabrielsen
Bronze – Dan Gabanek/Trish Graham


Men’s Singles 18+ (6 entries)
Gold – Wesley Gabrielsen
Silver – Glenn Griffin
Bronze – Jay Wilson

Men’s Singles 35+
Gold – Don Paschal
Silver – Jim Cessna
Bronze – Chris Powell

Men’s Singles 50+ (4 entries)
Gold – Steve Paranto
Silver – Dave McCormick
Bronze – Ernie Castro

Men’s Singles 60+ (10 entries)
Gold – Glenn Rose
Silver – Mark Friedenberg
Bronze – Craig Poole

Women’s Singles 35+ (4 entries)
Gold – Anne Britt
Silver – Gigi LeMaster
Bronze – Lala Climaco

Men’s Doubles 18+
Gold – Wesley Gabrielsen/Glenn Griffin
Silver – Chris Miller/Dan Gabanek
Bronze – Don Paschal/Mark Friedenberg

Mixed Doubles 35+ (10 entries)
Gold – Enrique Ruiz/Gigi LeMaster
Silver – Che Cui/Don Paschal
Bronze – Dan Gabanek/Tirsh Graham

Men’s Doubles 50+
Gold – Steve Paranto/Randy Bither
Silver – Paul Porch/Hunter Duvall
Bronze – Mark Lasof/Dave McCormick

Men’s Doubles 60+ (8 entries)
Gold – Troy Horton/Randy Johnson
Silver – Lance Thiede/Glenn Rose
Bronze – Mike Wolfe/Ed Obermeyer

Women’s Doubles 35+ (7 entries)
Gold – Gigi LeMaster/Coolie Drake
Silver – Chris Barksdale/Linda Conn
Bronze – DeAnna Davidson/Lala Climaco

Women’s Doubles 50+ (4 entries)
Gold – Che Cui/Trish Graham
Silver – Julie Chrrington/Kerry Kelly
Bronze – Joyce Torresdal/Sue Leung

Women’s Doubles 60+ (3 entries)
Gold – Judy Cave/Kate Tyner
Silver – Connie Anderson/Judy Rosenthal
Bronze – Nancy Congleton/Rosalie Knutsen

Mixed Doubles 18+
Gold – Christine Barksdale/Wes Gabrielsen
Silver – Glenn Griffin/Cookie Drake
Bronze – Kurtis Campbell/Celeste Worthy

Mixed Doubles 35+ (10 entries)
Gold – Enrique Ruiz/Gigi LeMaster
Silver – Che Cui/Don Paschal
Bronze – Dan Gabanek/Trish Graham

Mixed Doubles 50+ (9 entries)
Gold – Steve Paranto/Lala Climaco
Silver – Tom Barton/Suzanne Colby
Bronze – Dave Dailey/Joyce

Mixed Doubles 60+ (2 entries)
Gold – Lance Thiede/Noko Lee
Silver – Bob Anderson/Connie Anderson
Bronze – Roger Rosenthal/Judy Rosenthal

Mixed Doubles 70+ (2 entries)
Gold – Ron Simcox/Rosalie Knutsen
Silver – Bob Ferguson/Judy Hylton

pb4 - chris and linda

pb7 - linda and greg






2013 Membership Renewal Information

Dear Member of Columbia River Pickleball Club,

August 1 is the renewal date for all memberships in the renewal year. The year varies dependent on the type of membership. This August marks our first renewal year and we are offering a one-time chance to upgrade to either a 3-year membership or a lifetime membership by only paying the difference for the upgrade.

Examples: A one year membership can upgrade to 3-years, which gives them an additional 2 years, by paying only $25, the difference between the one-year and the 3-year.

A three-year membership (originally $40) can be upgraded to lifetime by paying the $60 difference of a lifetime membership.

A one-year member can upgrade to lifetime for $85.

Those members whose membership is coming due and only want to extend for one more year can do so for the $15 yearly membership fee.

To extend for 3 years you can pay $40.

Membership renewals and upgrades can be paid by check to Columbia River Pickleball Club (CRPC).

If paying by check mail to: Columbia River Pickleball Club, P.O. Box 1324, Washougal, WA 98671.

NEW! Payments for any and all CRPC activities can now be made using PayPal. This allows you to use any major credit card or your PayPal account.

To pay using PayPal go to the CRPC web site. You can use this link:

On the web site go to “About Us” in the upper left hand corner and you can click on “2013 Membership Renewal.”

If you need a replacement membership card or did not receive a card, please email wolfemike@aol.com

Also feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Mike Wolfe


2013 Connecticut Senior Masters Games – winner in Vancouver!

Congratulations to Club Treasurer Glenn Rose who played in the Connecticut Senior Masters Games. Glenn won gold in Men’s Singles, silver in Men’s Doubles, and silver in Mixed Doubles.

glenn rose cont games

glenn rose cont gamess

more info at http://www.ridgefieldpickleball.info/tournament-information-for-participants.html


SeaTac Spring Tournament May 18-19 2013 results

Medal winners from CRPC are:

Enrique Ruiz – First in 5.0 Men’s Singles
Enrique Ruiz w/ Steve Wong – 2nd in 5.0 Men’s Doubles
Lala Climaco and Matt Hennen – 1st in 4.0 Mixed Doubles
Lala Climaco w/ Susan Schneider – 3rd in 4.5 Women’s Doubles
Lala climaco – 3rd in 4.0/3.5 Women’s Singles
Chris Barksdale w/ Adina Jones – 3rd in 5.0 Women’s Doubles
Chris Barksdale – 3rd in 5.0 Women’s Singles

usapa.org results page

3rd in 5.0 Women's Singles

3rd in 5.0 Women’s Singles

2nd in 5.0 Men's Doubles

2nd in 5.0 Men’s Doubles


Washington State School for the Blind in Vancouver 05/16/13 Event

Columbia River Pickleball Club is proud to have been a part of the annual track meet at
the Washington State School for the Blind in Vancouver. Our group of volunteers was
tasked with running the “Modified Throw” event. It was great fun helping boys and girls
from 5 states compete. Other events included a Running Long Jump, Shot put, Standing
Long Jump, High Jump, Kids games in the gymnasium, and a variety of running events from
100 meters to a mile. Seeing the joy and pride in achievement for the competitors was

please see the attached for a great picture.
CRPC and BlindSchool track


2013 Corvallis Spring Fling Results


Columbia River Pickleball Club had 33 participants at the Spring Fling in Corvallis.

Medals for CRPC: Gold=7 Silver=10 Bronze=9 TOTAL=26

The results for our players are attached.
2013 Results – Corvallis

Congratulations to all players.

We have pictures posted on our Facebook page thanks to Lala!
Columbia River Pickleball Facebook page



We are making an order for the new Columbia River Pickleball Shirts. Please see the following information. Also there is an attached printable copy of this info for your convenience. The attachment also has a picture of the logo.

Shirts will be available for order from now until April 6th. The Annual Meeting is on April 6th and that will be the last opportunity to place a shirt order.

All styles will be black. All the shirts will have a large logo on the back and small logo on the front chest area. The T shirt will be in the dry blend fabric which was used for the Pickleball Classic shirts.

Styles, sizes and cost are below. You can order by sending an email to wolfemike@aol.com. Please be sure to include ALL information needed: style, size and number of each. We will keep a record of all orders and you will be notified when the shirts arrive and the amount owed. You can pay by cash (please plan on having exact amount) or check, made out to Columbia River Pickleball Club.


T Shirt Youth XS-XL $10.00

T Shirt Adult S-4XL $10.00

T Shirt Tall L-3XL $15.00

Men Long Sleeve T Youth S-XL $15.00

Men Long Sleeve T Adult S-5XL $15.00

Lady Long Sleeve T Adult S-2XL $15.00

Sweatshirt Youth S-L $25.00

Sweatshirt Adult S-4XL $25.00

Zippered Hoody Adult S-2XL $30.00



February 16th fun at Club Green Meadows

This Saturday we were fortunate to have nine players from Timberhill Athletic Club in Corvallis travel up to Club Green Meadows in Vancouver for a great day of pickleball.  We also had players from Port Orchard, McMinnville, Beaverton and other areas combine to give us more than 50 pickleball players for the day on the six courts.  There were many hard fought matches and a great spirit of camaraderie. 
The Timberhill group is working to set up a similar event at their club so that all those interested in traveling down to Corvallis will be welcome.  Watch for more on this in the coming week.


If you have any pictures to share that are not blurry (facebook) please send them to Mike Hoxie.


2013 Annual General Membership Meeting of the Columbia River Pickleball Club

When:  April 6, 2013 – Noon
Where:  Club Green Meadows, 7703 NE 72nd Ave, Vancouver, WA
Format:  Light lunch with open meeting, Cash Bar
Who:  All members of Columbia River Pickleball Club are invited as well as family, friends and any and all interested parties
Cost:  Lunch is $12 which includes Sandwiches, Salad, Chips and water or lemonade.  Beer and Wine available at the cash bar.  $5 discount for all CRPC current members as well as any new members who sign up for club membership on the meeting day.  Net cost to members $7.
Activities:  Review of activities in first year
Discussion of future direction and projects by CRPC.
Welcome to new members.
Membership renewals available (actual renewal date for all expiring memberships is August 1.)
Updating of membership data base to include addresses and date of birth (both optional)
A more complete agenda will be sent to all members prior to the meeting.  At that time I will also ask you to RSVP.  Prior to the meeting we will need to know how many meals to plan.  You will not need to pre-pay, we will collect for the lunch/meeting when you arrive.
Michael Wolfe

Michael Wolfe, President
Columbia River Pickleball Club