Midwest Doubles

Adam Koehler and Andrew Price prevailed in the Open, defeating Chad Krager and Dennis Negrete in the final, 21-9, 21-18.  Adam and Chad are from Bay City, Michigan. Andrew and Denny are from Chicago, Illinois.  Mike Madis and Ron Harris finished in 3rd place.  Mike is from Livonia, Michigan, and Ron is from Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Ian Brooks and Luiz Romero from Rochester Hills, Michigan were victorious in the A Division, defeating Paul Sylvester from Paw Paw, Michigan and Don Kirkconnell from Kalamazoo, Michigan in the final 21-14, 21-17.

Marty Gouthier and Lance Krager claimed the B Division Championship.  Marty is from Waterford, Michigan and Lance is from Bay City.  They defeated Thomas Bodary and Eric Boks from Bay City in the final 21-10, 21-14.

Jim Cipponeri of South Lyon, Michigan and Curt Ullstrom of Fenton, Michigan won the C Division Championship, defeating Mike Heinz of Ben Harbor, Michigan and Paul Fehrman of Saginaw, Michigan in the final 21-3, 21-2

Hall of Famers Michael Wisniewski and Andy Mitchell defeated longtime rivals Jim Swendris and Jim Sterken in the 55+ Age Division in the final 21-15, 13-21, 21-3.  Mike is from Bay City,  Andy is from Kalamazoo, and the Jims are from Ann Arbor.

Dennis Negrete from Chicago and Chad Krager from Bay City were champs for the second year in a row in the 70+ Combined Division. They defeated Jim Swendris from Ann Arbor and Brandon Creamer from East Lansing in the final, 21-12, 21-5. Greg Lewerenz from Franklin Hills and Ian Brooks from Rochester Hills finished in 3rd place. Andy Pappas from Detroit and Jim Howland from Westland won the consolation bracket.

I had difficulty getting good action pictures through the glass.  Below are a few additional pictures.




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