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Murray, UT, WPH Press, 12/1/19- The 2019 Utah State Doubles was held on the last weekend of November at the Sports Mall in Murray, UT, home to the Race 4 Eight Player’s Championship. 42 players from five states participated in several divisions, and the weekend wrapped up with a fabulous banquet honoring Hall of Fame inductee Steve Apple.
Multiple-time Utah state champ Kevin Price (Grand Junction, CO) teamed up with Trevor Bachman (Grand Junction, CO) to win the eight-team Open/Contender division. Price/Bachman handled last year’s champs Jim Karner and Zac McManus in the upper bracket semifinal (21-3, 21-17), while Gary Scogin/John Wainright defeated Sonny Roberts/Ryan Campbell in the bottom semifinal, 21-8, 21-14. Price/Bachman then rolled to the title over Scogin/Wainright, 21-11, 21-6.
The A/B dropdown division featured seven teams, with SLC’s own Jason McDonald/Nick Reynolds rising to the top of the class of the division. J. Mac/Reynolds bested Taylor Scott/Danny Picos in one semi, while J. Payne/M. Jensen disposed of Ruben Garza/Chuck Bieckel in the other. J. Mac/Reynolds then defeated Payne and Jensen in the A final, 21-13, 21-18. In the dropdown B, Utah State guys Herm Olsen and L. Jensen worked through Scott/Picos in the semis and then defeated Stacey Marble/B. Kimber in the final, 21-4, 21-10. Scott/Picos garnered third place in the Bs by ousting J. Jensen/M. Williams.
The 60 Doubles was a round robin featuring four teams. Steve Bell (Reno, NV) and Dan Passolt (Fargo, ND) dominated the bracket by winning all three of their matches without losing a game. Dan Price and C. Bolling came in second place.
Additionally, there was also a three team Novice round robin. Utah State’s Chris Isaacson and Manuel Santana came in first place over Jesse Cowley/Brandon Davidson (second place) and Alex Leopardi/Dan Lewis (third place).
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