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Fun and Excitement Mark Pioneer Valley Men's 95+
NOVEMBER 22, 2010
Once again, we had a great turnout for the 3rd annual Pioneer Valley tournament.
An accessible location in Longmeadow, MA, combined with the 95+ team age requirement, creates a fun and exciting mix of teams. The tournament drew players ranging in age from 40 to 66 from CT, NJ, NY & MA, with experience at the local club level to PCQ players and even a former national champion.
Under perfect weather conditions, Essex, CT team Matt Holmes/John Holmes won a hard fought match over a strong local team Gary Ulrich/Jeff Morneau (1-6, 7-6, 6-2). Local team Larry Eagan/Rick Steele prevailed in the consolations over local team Bill Bodde/Craig Waddington (7-6, 7-6). Veteran brother team Bill & Rob Durfee won the reprieve against a tough NJ/CT team Steve Griggs/John Crawford (3-6, 6-2, 6-3).
Iron man award goes to Essex, CT team Peter Haff/Rich Goldfeder for playing their 5th match to win the last chance.
(l-r) Finalists: John Holmes, Matt Holmes, Jeff Morneau, Gary Ulrich
(l-r) Reprieve Finalists: Phil Davis, Geoff Cartier, Rob Durfee, Bill Durfee
(l-r) Consolation Finalists: Craig Waddington, Bill Bodde,