Longboat and The King

with Chuck Kinyon

Playing only doubles in this week’s tournament on Longboat Key (Sarasota) – even with 18 teams entered in my 70s bracket – means showing up on Thursday for our round of 16 match today.  Plus, there is news about one of America’s Super, Super Seniors.

Tournament So Far

With a record crowd of 326 entrants, this CAT II tournament is being played over five locations on Longboat Key; and is a challenging job for the tournament staff to manage (but they seem to be).

There have been some excellent singles matches in all age groups, including a three-set upset with Larry Albritton (9) out lasting #5 Mike Dahm.

Love and Lost Focus

In Chuck and my match we played two nice guys – one of whom had severe shoulder problems, couldn’t raise his arm over his head, and had to serve under handed.  We should have won Love and Love … except it was “Love and lost focus”!

We did win the first set 6-0; but found ourselves playing “their game” and the score at 3-3.  We then returned to the offense and won the last three games.

Tomorrow, we face the #1 seeds of Mike Dahm and Larry Back.  For all the scores and future matches, just click HERE.

The King is Down

Reports are in that America’s super Super Senior, King Von Nostrand fell on the court and fractured his right wrist.  He is in a cast and out till early next year.  Wishes for a speedy recovery (at least from all of us not in his age group!).

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3 thoughts on “Longboat and The King

  1. George-
    After my match today, I returned to my condo up in the Water Club and saw some of your match…unusual with the injured opponent. It was a little tough to watch.

    John, but they both got a lot of balls back in play! george

  2. A lot of interesting results. I don’t think Larry Albritton’s win was an upset considering Larry’s solid results this year and Mike only played one match since last year.

    Doug, yes, Larry has been — and did– play well. thanks. george

  3. Thanks for the report…good luck to you and Chuck! Scoot Dimon (up here in Atlanta for the Falcons game!)

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