Saturday, January 28, 2017

QCPC News January 28, 2017

Last Chance to Order QCPC T-Shirts and Hats

Show your support of our club and Pickleball with a NEW club shirt.  Order by Monday, January 30 to get them by mid-February.  At $20 each, buy more than one of these comfortable tech shirts for yourself and your family.  Many great colors are available and you can get them with or without the back logo.

The Deadline is for ordering is January 30, 2017.

The following logo will be on the back of the shirt, unless you opt to buy a shirt with the
front logo only.
The following logo will be on the front of the shirt and on the front of the hat.
Download and complete the form
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FORM

Print the form and drop the completed form off at Rhonda Sullivan's house, 2167 E Spurwind Lane. (Unit 24), Phone 207-0872, by January 30 with your check (no cash) payable to "QCPC".  There is a box by Rhonda's front door where you can put your form and check.

Shirts      $20.00
Hats        $14.00
 
The QCPC Board has selected TROPIC BLUE as the club endorsed color for Quail Creek team events.  It is marked with stars on the round neck picture (but there aren't stars on the shirt) and a check mark on the v-neck picture.

Additional colors that are available for purchase can be seen by clicking on the following
links. The names of the colors are hard to see in the pictures, but they are in the same order as on the order form.  Sand is only available in men's shirts. 

Colors for round neck shirts in both a men's and women's style can be seen here.  


Colors for women's V-neck shirts can be seen here.

Hats are available in Tan only. Click here for a picture of the hat (without the logo).

Valentines' Pickleball Social 

February 15, 2017

Please join us at the Pickelball Court Ramada for a round robin and social followed by a light brunch. The club will provide coffee and donuts.  You will have a chance to meet our new  and returning Pickleball friends.

We will have round robin play from 10:00 until 12:00. Sign up will be starting at 9:30.  There will be 56 players and you must sign up for yourself.  Please sign up on SignUp Genius to play and to bring fruit, snacks, eggs, or juice, or to help out.

 Fireman's Tournament and Ball

The Fireman's Tournament will be held at Quail Creek on February 17The registration categories are:
*Men’s Doubles ADVANCED (3.0 & above)

*Mixed Doubles INTERMEDIATE (2.5 - 3.5 non-medal winners)

*Women’s Doubles BEGINNER (2.5 - 3.0 non-medal winners)
Sign up either as a team or as an individual.

There is still room to sign up in all divisions.  Let's support our local firefighters by participating in this tournament.

Click below for more information and for a registration link: 

 Fireman's Tournament Flyer

In addition to the tournament, the Firefighters Ball will be held at Madera Clubhouse on March 11.  For information click here.


Membership Meeting, February 16, 2017

Mark your calendars for the Membership Meeting from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  Note that this meeting is NOT in the Madera Clubhouse Ballroom, but it is in Kino Conference Center. Enter through the Mesquite or Occotillo Room doors. We will discuss and approve the 2017 budget, discuss our capital equpment request, and vote on some proposed Bylaw changes.  If there are other issues that you wish to discuss, please send them to our President, Jean Bustard, jeanb@dcmesa.com, in advance of the meeting.

 Assisted Play Continues of Monday Afternoons

Assisted play will be offered on Mondays from 2 - 4 PM for beginners who are Club Members and who have taken a beginning lesson. This isn't a lesson, but more experienced players will help beginners with various aspects of the game and give them pointers for more successful play.  The first hour will be assisted and the second hour will allow beginners to play pickleball.  The first session will be on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 2 PM.  There is no need to sign up for that session.  Just show up on Courts 1-4 for Assisted Play.  After that, however, please sign up for the January 23 and 30 sessions, so we know how many to expect and how many experienced players will be needed.

Click here to sign up for Assisted Play on January 30, or February 13, 20, or 27.


  Wednesday and Friday Round Robins Continue

Round Robins will continue to be held on Wednesday and Friday, both with a 10 AM start time.  The dates are February 1, 3, 8, 10, 22,24

We are trying a somewhat different format on Fridays in an attempt to match player levels better, which should result in better games

Both Wednesdays and Fridays are open only to Quail Creek Pickleball Club members.  Separate Men's and Women's doubles play will be offered.  You do not need a partner.  You will be assigned a different partner each game.  Plan on playing six games in a 2 hour period. Normal doubles play and scoring except first team to reach 11 wins the game.  You do not play “win by two”.

 
Sign in is available from 9:30 to 9:50 at the Pickleball Courts ramada. No pre-sign-up is required.  


We will start to play games as close to 10:00 as possible.  Your captains need the 10 minutes from 9:50 to 10:00 to allocate courts and prepare the charts, make brief announcements and get players pointed toward their assigned courts. Once this process starts, late arrivals cannot be accommodated.

Please be at the courts and signed in with the round robin captain, warmed up and ready to go by 9:50. 

NOTES ON PARKING:  The round robins are becoming quite popular.  We are in the busy time of year for our community and the club anticipates these events to fill to capacity (14 courts).  Last week, parking became an issue.  If at all possible, consider bikes, golf carts and perhaps car pooling with someone to help relieve congestion.  If you get to the parking lot and are unable to find a spot call the QC Community Services Patrol office at 520-393-2941.  They have been apprised of the possibility of overflow during the RR times and should direct you to a spot by the main gate or along the road.


Comments, suggestions, and volunteering to help run a round robin are all welcome at qcplayspb@gmail.com.

George Mynatt, QCPC RR coordinator

Monday, January 23, 2017

QCPC News January 23, 2017

Beginner Assisted Play to Continue Through February

Assisted play will be offered on Mondays from 2 - 4 PM for beginners who are Club Members and who have taken a beginning lesson. This isn't a lesson, but more experienced players will help beginners with various aspects of the game and give them pointers for more successful play.  The first hour will be assisted and the second hour will allow beginners to play pickleball.  Please sign up for Assisted Play on the following dates:  January 23, 30; February 13, 20, 27.  There is no Assisted Play on February 6 because of the Beginner II lesson on that date.
Click here to sign up for Assisted Play.

 USAPA Information and Membership

Lenny Friedman is a USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) ambassador.  He has asked that we provide our members with the following information about the USA Pickleball Association.  Click here to read about the USAPA and learn how to join.

 Club Open Play

The QC Pickleball Club's Open Play times are as follows:   


Monday through Saturday Morning, 9 AM - 12 noon on Courts 5-12

Monday and Thursday Evening, 6-8 PM, on Courts 9 and 10.


Tuesday and Friday Afternoon, 2-4 PM, on Courts 9-12.

These will continue every week until we announce otherwise.  You must be a member of the QC Pickleball Club to play in these games.  Players at all  levels are welcome.


During Club Open Play, players should invite anyone sitting out to rotate in following a game.  Typically, players wait until another game finishes so that they can mix up the players on two courts.  If you wish to play several games with the same 4 people, then you should play on courts other than those reserved for Club Open Play. Note that courts can be reserved for "closed" play.

Beginner II Lessons To Be Offered In February


Lenny Friedman is teaching Beginner II lessons separately for men and women in February. In order to take a Beginner II lesson, players must have completed a Beginner I lesson and have played at least 6 games of pickleball. A Beginner II lesson will be offered for Women on February 6 and for men on February 7.  Lessons will be from 2-4 PM on Courts 1-4.  Wear court shoes and bring plenty of water to the lesson.

 

Time to Order New QCPC T-Shirts and Hats

Show your support of our club and Pickleball with a NEW club shirt.  Order this week to get them by mid-February.  At $20 each, buy more than one of these comfortable tech shirts for yourself and your family.  Many great colors are available and you can get them with or without the back logo.

The Deadline is for ordering is January 30, 2017.

The following logo will be on the back of the shirt, unless you opt to buy a shirt with the
front logo only.
The following logo will be on the front of the shirt and on the front of the hat.

Download and complete the form
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FORM

Print the form and drop the completed form off at Rhonda Sullivan's house, 2167 E Spurwind Lane. (Unit 24), Phone 207-0872, by January 30 with your check (no cash) payable to "QCPC".  There is a box by Rhonda's front door where you can put your form and check.

Shirts      $20.00
Hats        $14.00
 
The QCPC Board has selected TROPIC BLUE as the club endorsed color for Quail Creek team events.  It is marked with stars on the round neck picture (but there aren't stars on the shirt) and a check mark on the v-neck picture.

Additional colors that are available for purchase can be seen by clicking on the following
links. The names of the colors are hard to see in the pictures, but they are in the same order as on the order form.  Sand is only available in men's shirts. 

Colors for round neck shirts in both a men's and women's style can be seen here.  


Colors for women’s v-neck shirts can be seen here.

Hats are available in Tan only. Click here for a picture of the hat (without the logo).

Valentine's Club Social



Our next Club social will be a Valentine's Day brunch.  Starting at 9:30, we will play a Round Robin followed by a light brunch. 

Save the Date:  February 15.  



  Now:  Wednesday and Friday Round Robins

Round Robins will continue to be held on Wednesday and are also now offered on Friday, both with a 10 AM start time.  The dates are:  January 25 and 27; February 1, 3, 8, 10, 22, 24.

We hope to have Fridays be a somewhat different format from Wednesdays; offering members a different playing experience.  The club is working out some of the logistical issues on this.  More info soon!!!!!.

Both Wednesdays and Fridays are open only to Quail Creek Pickleball Club members.  Separate Men's and Women's doubles play will be offered.  You do not need a partner.  You will be assigned a different partner each game.  Plan on playing six games in a 2 hour period. Normal doubles play and scoring except first team to reach 11 wins the game.  You do not play “win by two”.

Sign in is available from 9:30 to 9:50 at the Pickleball Courts ramada. No pre-sign-up is required. 

We will start to play games as close to 10:00 as possible.  Your captains need the 10 minutes from 9:50 to 10:00 to allocate courts and prepare the charts, make brief announcements and get players pointed toward their assigned courts. Once this process starts, late arrivals cannot be accommodated.

Please be at the courts and signed in with the round robin captain, warmed up and ready to go by 9:50.

NOTES ON PARKING:  The round robins are becoming quite popular.  We are in the busy time of year for our community and the club anticipates these events to fill to capacity (14 courts).  Last week, parking became an issue.  If at all possible, consider bikes, golf carts and perhaps car pooling with someone to help relieve congestion.  If you get to the parking lot and are unable to find a spot call the QC Community Services Patrol office at 520-393-2941.  They have been apprised of the possibility of overflow during the RR times and should direct you to a spot by the main gate or along the road.


Comments, suggestions, and volunteering to help run a round robin are all welcome at qcplayspb@gmail.com.

George Mynatt, QCPC RR coordinator



 Website Tips

You can access the list of our members, along with their phone numbers and e-mails, by clicking on the Member List tab at the top of the website page.  Then enter the password that you were given (Hint:  it is pickle#### where the #s are the Ramada address).  It will open up in an Excel file on your screen.


Note that you can reserve courts by clicking on Court Reservations under QC Club Resources. Courts can be reserved up to seven days in advance.  Courts can be reserved for 2 hours

for doubles play and one hour for singles play.  If you make a courts reservation and later find out that you are unable to play, please go back in and cancel the reservation.


Our website is searchable.  If you want to find a newsletter in which a specific topic was mentioned, type the topic in the Search box on the lower right of the website.  It will find the newsletters that contain that topic.

The 2016 and 2017 minutes from our Board meetings are on a separate website. Go to that website by clicking on Minutes under QC Club Resources on the right side of the webpage.The minutes are also searchable from that website by putting a topic in the Search box on the bottom right side of the page.  It will find all the minutes in which that topic was mentioned.
 

Monday, January 16, 2017

QCPC News January 16, 2017

Time to Order New QCPC T-Shirts and Hats

Did you miss getting a shirt or hat last year?  Would you like another fun color?

The Deadline is for ordering is January 30, 2017.

The following logo will be on the back of the shirt, unless you opt to buy a shirt with the
front logo only.

The following logo will be on the front of the shirt and on the front of the hat.

Download and complete the form
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FORM

Print the form and drop the completed form off at Rhonda Sullivan's house, 2167 E Spurwind Lane. (Unit 24), Phone 207-0872, by January 30 with your check (no cash) payable to "QCPC".  There is a box by Rhonda's front door where you can put your form and check.

Shirts      $20.00
Hats        $14.00
 
The QCPC Board has selected TROPIC BLUE as the club endorsed color for Quail Creek team events.  It is marked with stars on the round neck picture (but there aren't stars on the shirt) and a check mark on the v-neck picture.

Additional colors that are available for purchase can be seen by clicking on the following
links. The names of the colors are hard to see in the pictures, but they are in the same order as on the order form.  Sand is only available in men's shirts. 

Colors for round neck shirts in both a men's and women's style can be seen here.  


Colors for women’s v-neck shirts can be seen here.

Hats are available in Tan only. Click here for a picture of the hat (without the logo).

 Assisted Play Starts Again
Assisted play will be offered on Mondays from 2 - 4 PM for beginners who are Club Members and who have taken a beginning lesson. This isn't a lesson, but more experienced players will help beginners with various aspects of the game and give them pointers for more successful play.  The first hour will be assisted and the second hour will allow beginners to play pickleball.  The first session will be on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 2 PM.  There is no need to sign up for that session.  Just show up on Courts 1-4 for Assisted Play.  After that, however, please sign up for the January 23 and 30 sessions, so we know how many to expect and how many experienced players will be needed.

Click here to sign up for Assisted Play on January 23 or 30.


Now:  Wednesday and Friday Round Robins  

Round Robins will continue to be held on Wednesday and are also now offered on Friday, both with a 10 AM start time.  The January dates are:  January 18, 20, 25 and 27. 

We hope to have Fridays be a somewhat different format from Wednesdays; offering members a different playing experience.  The club is working out some of the logistical issues on this.  More info soon!!!!!.

Both Wednesdays and Fridays are open only to Quail Creek Pickleball Club members.  Separate Men's and Women's doubles play will be offered.  You do not need a partner.  You will be assigned a different partner each game.  Plan on playing six games in a 2 hour period. Normal doubles play and scoring except first team to reach 11 wins the game.  You do not play “win by two”.

 
Sign in is available from 9:30 to 9:50 at the Pickleball Courts ramada. No pre-sign-up is required.  


We will start to play games as close to 10:00 as possible.  Your captains need the 10 minutes from 9:50 to 10:00 to allocate courts and prepare the charts, make brief announcements and get players pointed toward their assigned courts. Once this process starts, late arrivals cannot be accommodated.

Please be at the courts and signed in with the round robin captain, warmed up and ready to go by 9:50. 

NOTES ON PARKING:  The round robins are becoming quite popular.  We are in the busy time of year for our community and the club anticipates these events to fill to capacity (14 courts).  Last week, parking became an issue.  If at all possible, consider bikes, golf carts and perhaps car pooling with someone to help relieve congestion.  If you get to the parking lot and are unable to find a spot call the QC Community Services Patrol office at 520-393-2941.  They have been apprised of the possibility of overflow during the RR times and should direct you to a spot by the main gate or along the road.


Comments, suggestions, and volunteering to help run a round robin are all welcome at qcplayspb@gmail.com.

George Mynatt, QCPC RR coordinator


 Mark Rennesen Will Offer Instructor Clinic

Mark Renneson is offering a free clinic on Pickleball Instruction for players with more advanced skills.  The clinic is Tuesday, January 17, at 5:00 PM.  Mark does this as a thank you for supporting his being here.  It will include:



- effective group lesson structures
- effective drills for different situations
- the first 5 minutes: how to gain and maintain students' attention
- do's and don't of teaching beginning player
Only 6 slots are available. Sign up here

If you haven't signed up for Mark's other two clinics on January 17 and 18, click the link below for more information and to sign up for those.

See the Description and Sign up for Renneson's  QC Clinic 

 Court Management Chair Position Filled

Jeannie Innacchino has agreed to serve as our Court Management Chair. Thanks for stepping up Jeannie! Our positions for 2017 are all filled now.  If you wish to communicate with our Board or Committee members, their names and e-mails are on the Website, www.qcpickleball.org under a tab at the top called QCPC Board.  There is also a Suggestion Box tab at the top indicating who to contact with various types of suggestions and comments.

Prem Carnot Will Hold 2-Day Clinic in Tucson
QCPC members are invited to participate in a 2-day pickleball clinic on March 18 and 19 held by pickleball instructor and championship player, Prem Carnot.  Prem is known as "The Pickleball Guru" and is the author of Smart Pickleball, a best selling book on Amazon.  Prem was at Quail Creek two years ago and gave an excellent clinic.  Click on the link below for more information about the clinic and about registering for the clinic.

Click Here for Prem's Clinic Information 


 Dues are Past Due

 Your 2017 dues were due on January 1, 2017.  If you haven't yet paid dues, you may still pay by dropping off a check at the home of our Membership Chair, Susan Jones, 2620 Arica Way.  There is a box by her front door for dues.  Dues are $20.00 a year.  Make your check payable to QCPC.  After January 31, we will eliminate non-paid individuals from our Membership list.  You will no longer receive newsletters and you will no longer be able to participate in Club activities.  So, if you wish to remain a QCPC member, please pay your dues as soon as possible.

Fireman's Tournament

The Fireman's Tournament will be held at Quail Creek on February 17The registration categories are:
*Men’s Doubles ADVANCED (3.0 & above)

*Mixed Doubles INTERMEDIATE (2.5 - 3.5 non-medal winners)

*Women’s Doubles BEGINNER (2.5 - 3.0 non-medal winners)
Sign up either as a team or as an individual.  The number of players is limited, so sign up soon if you are interested in playing.  Registration starts on January 10. Click below for more information and for a registration link: 

 Fireman's Tournament Flyer 














Monday, January 9, 2017

QCPC News, January 9, 2017

Time is Running Out to Pay 2017 Dues

QCPC dues were due on January 1. Dues are $20/person per year. Make your check out to QCPC. You can pay our Membership Chair, Susan Jones. She has a box beside her front door at 2620 E. Arica Way. Susan will also be available at the Jan. 11 Round Robin to take checks. We will purge our membership list at the end of January, so you will no longer be a Club member if you haven't paid dues by then.


Beginner Lessons


Lenny Friedman will offer Beginner I lessons on January 13 and 28 from 1 - 3 pm. These are a Friday and a Saturday. Wear court shoes and bring plenty of water.  You don't need to have your own paddle or balls.

Lenny will give his follow-up Beginner II lesson on February 7 at 1 pm.  You must have taken Beginner I and played 6 times to participate in Beginner II.  

Meet at the Ramada about 10 minutes before the lessons begin.
 

Mark Rennesen's Clinic Times Have Changed

Quail Creek Clinics
Mark Rennesen's clinics have been changed to Tuesday, 1/17 and Wednesday, 1/18.   These are intended for 3.0 and 3.5 players who are keen to improve their pickleball games through fun and focused drills and games!

Each session is open to a maximum of 12 people and is just $35. Here are the details:

January 17, 9-11 AMMastering the Third Shot  
January 18, 8-10 AM - You’ve Hit the Third Shot….Now What?!
 If you are on the fence, Mark invites you to look at our totally un-edited survey responses to see what others have said.

  See the Description and Sign up for Renneson's  QC Clinic

Green Valley Clinics 
On January 17-19, 2017 Mark Renneson will be hosting pickleball clinics and teaching sessions at the East Center in Green Valley. Quail Creek residents are invited by Green Valley to join these clinics.  The Clinics are listed below:
  •   Advanced drills - 4.0+ - Jan-17 - 6pm-7:30pm - $32 (limited to 12)
  •   Start Smart, Win Free Points - 3.0/3.5 -  Jan 17 - 12pm-3pm - $49 (limited to 12)
  •   Win With Spin - 3.0/3.5 -  Jan 18 - 12pm-3pm - $49 (limited to 12)
  •   Handling and Using Power- 3.0/3.5 -  Jan 19 - 12pm-3pm - $49 (limited to 12)



Message from your Local Ambassador 

The following article is about pickleball safety.  Many people decide not to play pickleball due to their fear of injury. Pickleball is not only fun but is great exercise too. Like any other sport, care must be taken to avoid overexertion and injury. The following are some safety tips from the USAPA which you should do to stay healthy and have more fun.

Getting Ready to Play:

Be sure to have the proper shoes. Comfortable court shoes are a must; sneakers or running shoes do not supply the right kind of support for the side-to-side action inherent in pickleball.

Give any existing injury plenty of time and rest to heal before you resume play.

Know how to get help quickly if you or a co-player are hurt or develop a medical problem.  Is there a telephone, a first-aid kit and an automatic external defibrillator (AED) nearby? 

Never play on a wet court; they are extremely dangerous.  One way to check a damp court surface is to press your toe down firmly and make a twisting motion.  If you leave an obvious “wet” spot it’s too wet to play.

Check with your doctor regarding exercise and any physical conditions that exist or may have previously existed.



Injury Prevention:

Warm-up:  The main purpose of a warmup period is to raise the general body temperature prior to playing. The warmup period should be approximately 5 minutes. Try a fast walk to the pickleball courts, riding a bike or treadmill.

Stretching:  Following the warmup period, begin a stretching program. This will increase your flexibility, which allows for better performance and decreases the possibility of injuries. The muscles/joints that need to be stretched are: ankles, Achilles tendon, calf muscle, quadriceps, hamstrings, groin, lower back, shoulder and arms.


Eye Protection:  While hollow and lightweight, the ball used in pickleball is a hard polymer and can travel at a very high rate of speed. The use of proper eye protection is highly recommended for all players.

During Play: Learn to return lobs correctly. Never back up on your heels. Instead, turn around and go back to get to the ball. During play, if pain occurs stop playing and ice the area of pain. Continuing to play will likely aggravate your problem.  Don’t try to make plays beyond your abilities.  Be sure to drink water, replenish electrolytes and eat appropriate snacks.

After Play: Cool Down. After playing, you may want to do a little stretching or take a slow walk home. This will help lower your body temperature and bring your heart rate slowly back to normal.

Common Pickleball Injuries:

Achilles Heel Bruise

Knee, Ankle, Hamstring, Groin, Shoulder, or Quad Strain

Wrist Fracture



Treatment: Ice Therapy:  There is a misconception that you use heat for strains and ice for sprains. Use ice for immediate treatment of injuries. Ice, compression and elevation should be used first for all injuries. Apply ice for a minimum of 15 minutes or until numb.

Heat:  Heat should never be applied immediately to an injury (sprains or strains). It should only be applied after 24-72 hours.

Professional Care:  It is always best to seek the advice of a doctor for any injury, especially for fractures, head injuries, eye injuries, 3rd degree sprains and strains, etc. Call 911 for any serious injury.

Special Needs: Never start play without wearing prescribed braces or supports. Know your exercise limits and be sure to tell co-players what they are. If you have a history of heart problems, back pain, tennis elbow, breathing problems, etc. be sure you have any equipment or medicines at hand.


By Lenny Friedman; founder of the Quail Creek Pickleball Club, beginner pickleball instructor, and USAPA Ambassador

Fireman's Tournament

The Fireman's Tournament will be held at Quail Creek on February 17The registration categories are:

*Men’s Doubles ADVANCED (3.0 & above)

*Mixed Doubles INTERMEDIATE (2.5 - 3.5 non-medal winners)

*Women’s Doubles BEGINNER (2.5 - 3.0 non-medal winners)

Sign up either as a team or as an individual.  The number of players is limited, so sign up soon if you are interested in playing.  Registration starts on January 10. Click below for more information and for a registration link: 

 Fireman's Tournament Flyer 


Update Class for Experienced Referees

Voyager Pickleball (8701 S. Kolb Rd. in Tucson, AZ) will be offering a one-hour Update Class for Experienced Referees on Friday, January 27th at 11:30am in the Santa Rita Room at Voyager. This classroom clinic is open to anyone, from any club, who has refereed in the past. We are trying to get all referees up-to-date on the standardization of best practices for refereeing as delineated in the USAPA’s Referee Handbook. You are welcome to bring your lunch and then practice on-court after the class, during the Voyager’s afternoon Structured Play sessions. This class and the prerequisites are required if you plan to apply for USAPA/IFP Referee Certification.
 
 There are three prerequisites for the class:
1)    Download and read the USAPA/IFP Referee Handbook from the USAPA website. 
2)    Download and read the USAPA/IFP Line Judge Guide from the USAPA website.
3)    Take the online, open book Rules Test and Line Judge Test on the USAPA website after reviewing the  current rulebook.

If you are not a current USAPA member please contact Priscilla Scott directly using the information below.

RSVP for this update class to Priscilla Scott, pscottpball@gmail.com or 847-738-7443.

Round Robins Continue on Wednesdays at 10 AM

Separate Round Robins for men and women will continue to be offered every Wednesday morning at 10 AM, except when there is a Club-sponsored social event on a Wednesday.  Round Robins are scheduled for January 11, 18, and 25.  Plan to play 6 games, finishing at about 12 noon.  Check-in by 9:50 at the Ramada; no late check-ins can be accommodated because the charts must be set up.  This is a fun way to play with many different people.