Pickleball Classic results posted

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Pat Markey and Karen Parrish of the city of Destin’s Recreation Department congratulate the first place winners in the Women’s Doubles, Virginia Corker and Doreen Gilbert

More than 50 people participated in the first-ever Pickleball Classic hosted by the Recreation Department of the City of Destin at the Destin Community Center on Feb. 13-15.

Format of play was round robin.

Winners in the various divisions are as follows:

Women’s Doubles: Virginia Corker of Mobile, Ala., and Doreen Gilbert of Gulf Breeze won the women’s open division with second place going to Cindy Leo of Kenner, La., and Sandy Cannella of Metarie, La.

Men’s Intermediate: Jerry Corker of Mobile and Raybon Gilbert of Gulf Breeze placed first. Taking second was the team of Jonathan Goyert of Navarre and Neil Burghard of Miramar Beach.

Men’s Advanced: Mike Travers of Sauk Rapids, Minn. and Dale Norris from Clifton, N.Y., proved too much for Sam Bailey and John Wilson from Opelika, Ala., for the title.

Mixed Doubles Intermediate: Raybon Gilbert of Gulf Breeze and Virginia Corker of Mobile were the top team in this bracket. Second place went to Ronnie and Anne Davis of Hixson, Tenn.

Mixed Doubles Advanced:  The last matches of the tournament proved to be some of the most exciting with Doreen Gilbert from Gulf Breeze and Jerry Corker from Mobile prevailing.  Second place went to the team of Cindy Leo from Kenner, La., and Jack Thomas who traveled all the way from Scottsdale, Ariz., to play in this event.