The temperature warmed nicely and the wind took charge of the games as the day wore on Saturday May 3, 2014, in the first outdoor pickleball tournament held at the new Kiwanis Park Pickleball Courts in Bettendorf, Iowa. The temperature warmed to 70 degrees in the afternoon but with the wind gusting to 30 mph it made for some erratic ball movement.
In the round robin scramble games, we had 64 players in eight groupings. Two players won all seven of their matches, Loras Waters from Dubuque on Court 3 and Bill Sheets from Moline on Court 7. Missing that perfect performance by just one game, winning 6 of 7, were Douglas Hartman from Eldridge on Court 8 and Chuck Cline from Bettendorf on Court 9.
Winning five games in very competitive fields were Steve Stone from Des Moines on Court 1, A. J. Lindaman from Cedar Rapids on Court 2, Ted Crissman from Robins, Iowa, on Court 4, and Ed Arp from Bettendorf on Court 5.
See news account and photos in the Quad City Times Sunday edition and on their website.