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Seeing double at Quesnel pickleball tournament

Theme gets pickleballers going cross-court socially
Pickleball twins Jenny MacDonald and Raielle Perry won the prize for best fraternal twins costumes as these same “monthies” got into the spirit as well as the action. (Quesnel Pickleball Club photo)

Pickleball players really had to look themselves in the mirror, at a special tournament in Quesnel.

“We held our first ever fraternal twins tournament at Correlieu School, utilizing six courts,” said Sharon MacDonald, president of the Quesnel Pickleball Club.

We know you’re going to ask. We sure did. What the heck is a fraternal twins tournament?

“To enter the tournament you had to choose a member that was born in the same month as you,” MacDonald said. “It was a fun tournament and some got really into the swing of it with costumes. Of course, there was also a prize for best costume.”

There were many prizes, especially for the playing of pickleball, the new racket sport taking the world by whallop. The winners of the fraternal mixer-upper tournament were:

Court 1: Cactus “Pairs”

1st: Fernando Barbosa & Scott Meyer

2nd: David Cook & Rick Prosk

3rd: Juerg Feldmann & Jim Sales

Court 2: D’Anjou “Pairs”

1st: Kay Abbott & Kathy Gook

2nd: Rob Cork & Liz Sales

3rd: Doris Williamson & Dave McCulloch

Court 3: Apple “Pairs”

1st: Frank Diggens & Anna Rankin

2nd: Bonnie Fallowfield & Les Fallowfield

3rd: Rick Abbott & Wes Wiebe

Court 4: Bartlett “Pairs”

1st: Al Fleck & Fred Paulson

2nd: Carol Reid & Sue Saip

3rd: Clarke Williamson & Charlotte Kurta

The coveted Costume Prize for this first-ever novelty event went to Jenny MacDonald & Raielle Perry

Next up for the Quesnel Pickleball Club is a spring clinic with Kristina Lidster on April 22-23. Details have been sent to club members in an email. Registrations close April 14. If you want more information, including how to become a member of the club and how to enter their events, drop in a message on the Quesnel Pickleball Club’s Facebook page or email

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