Archive for 01/10/2018

Litchfield team earns 2nd place at Holiday Team Challenge

LPA players won 2nd Place at the Holiday Team Challenge, on Dec. 30, at ForeKicks, in Marlborough, MA.

Five teams, consisting of 24 players on each team, played a round robin format to determine the winning team. The format was a bit unusual, with games to 11 points or 11 minutes, whichever came first.

The Litchfield team included players from Litchfield, Nashua, and Leominister, MA. The Litchfield team won 2nd place. Litchfield players included LPA members Gene and Margaret Berg, Bob McCarthy, Laurie Barry, Allan Putnam, Bob Lemay, Sue Holmes, Pete Burr, and Nina Faraci.

Nashua players included Christy Warrender, Bruce Dennis, Bob Martin, and Wayland Foote.

LPA member Bob Barry also competed, but not on the Litchfield team. Everybody had fun meeting and playing with new people!

Contributed by Bob Lemay.

LPA members won medals at Volley in the Valley tournament

Several LPA club members competed in the Volley in the Valley tournament in North Conway on January 6 and 7. Saturday started with Women’s Doubles 3.0, in which Margaret Berg and Laura Uggerholt earned the bronze medal in a field of five teams. Then in Men’s Doubles 3.0 Gene Berg and Mark Duckworth won the gold medal in a field of four teams.

Margaret Berg at Volley in the Valley

Margaret won bronze in 3.0

Gene and Mark won gold in 3.0

The afternoon began with Women’s Doubles 3.5 and up, with Beth Atkinson and Peggy Keeney winning gold in a field of eight teams. Patty Ricciardi and Yan Burdett won bronze. Then for the Men’s Doubles 3.5 and up Tom Raiche and Dan Morin won bronze. Their first game was exciting, coming back from a 14-1 deficit to win 15-14.

Peggy and Beth

Peggy and Beth won gold in 3.5 and up

Mixed doubles was on Sunday. In the 3.0 division, Margaret and Gene Berg won gold in a field of eight teams. Then in the 3.5 and up category, Peggy Keeney and Tom Raiche earned bronze, also with eight teams.

Peggy and Tom won bronze in 3.5 and up.

Phil Ricciardi, Paul Miller, and Gary Wenzel also competed in the tournament.

Phil Ricciardi and partner Mike Raiche