2023 Camano Cup
The first day of Camano Stanwood Pickleball Association's signature event started out blazing hot with Men's and Women's Singles. While the weather cooled off a bit for the next three days, the competition remained hot! Capably led by Rick Clendenen and Paul Matthewson and assisted by 50 volunteers, the tournament was the scene for amazing pickleball play by nearly 200 participants.
Player feedback highlights the well-run event and the wonderful welcoming spirit of the organizers and volunteers. New this year (and well received) – double elimination format, a separate warm-up area, use of text messages to alert players to their games, and court monitors to help get players to the right court and ensure that scores were correctly transferred to the technical desk.
A SPECIAL thank you to Fran Horvath, chief volunteer wrangler, super-hero volunteers Diane ONeill, Jenn Chang and ALL the volunteers who put so much work before, during and even after the event. Special shout out to Brett Haggerty for making new awards stands.