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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Transylvania Senior Games 2016 Results

Transylvania County has published the results of its pickleball competition for its Senior Games. I have attempted to summarize it in the clearest format I could imagine. 

There are some interesting results that I'm not sure I can explain. For example, there are 3 first place players in the Men's Doubles age group 55-59. I am going to speculate that such results occur when players participate with a partner of a different age group. In this example, Michael Wiltsek's partner was Dan Dorfman in the 50-54 age group. By participating in and winning that group, Michael was a first place winner but remains in his own age group for individual placement.

I think this happens because participants are treated as individuals rather than teams for eligibility to move forward to the state games. Once eligible, players can change partners in the state games. The specific rule says:

"Doubles Sports: the age of the youngest player will determine the age group. A player may compete in only one age group. The age groups are the same as in individual sports. Doubles Partners – If an individual’s partner cannot come to State Finals, that person may select another partner who qualified in that Sport at a Local Games. For example, a participant that qualified in Bowling Doubles may select another partner who qualified in Bowling Singles, Doubles or Mixed Doubles."

All of the players listed below are eligible for the state games to be held August 30 -September 1 at Carolina Courts in Concord. Congratulations to all participants!!!

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