More than $14,000 was raised in support of Hospice of Martha's Vineyard by the annual All Island Tennis Championships played at Farm Neck and the Vineyard Youth Tennis courts.
Mas Kimball, organizer and tournament director, said the tourney was an answer to his dream "to bring people together through tennis and to give back to he community." The weather was consistently ideal for outdoor play, and 99 players competed in 11 different events.
Winners and runners-up in the Rough Division were: At Men's Doubles, Paul Adler and Rodrigo Fraga defeated Doug Cooper and Sandy Nadelstein, 6-2, 6-2.
At Men's Doubles Consolation, Alan Bresnick and Randy Lindsay defeated John and Declan McBride, 6-1, 6-1.
In Rough Women's Doubles, Nina Bramhall and Liz Roberts defeated Lisa Grain and Sue Kimball, 6-2, 6-3.
The Rough Women's Doubles Consolation match winners were Debbie Cooper and Linda Leahy, who defeated Shelley Amsteer and Liz Pierce, 6-3, 6-0. In the Rough Mixed Doubles Round Robin, Lisa Grain and Randy Lindsay emerged as winners. Liz and Jack Roberts were runners-up.
In the Tough Division Men's Doubles, Eric Gong and Tom Nova defeated Steve Dantzig and Skip Davis, 6-4, 6-1.
At Tough Mixed Doubles, Diane Burwen and Don Green defeated Hope Callen and Tony Omer, 6-3, 7-6. In the Consolation Round, Elizabeth and John McBride defeated Lorry Eible and John Walter, 6-4, 4-6, 10-5.
Eric Gong won at Tough Men's Singles defeating Bill Eville, 6-1, 6-1. In the Consolation round John McBride bested Reggie Belgrave, 6-1, 4-6, 10-5.
Smooth Division results: In the Men's Doubles Round Robin Worthy Patterson and Jim Thompson edged Chris Forbes and Gavin Franklin.
Cynthia Margolis and Tyson Tyler claimed the championship title in Smooth Mixed Doubles. Sarah Catchpole and Steve Dantzig were the consolation winners.
Sally Anderson and Mary Breslauer were champions in Smooth Women's Doubles defeating Ruth McGorty and Susie Safford, 6-3, 6-1.
Annabelle and Lucy Hackney won the consolation round outlasting Debbie DeBettencourt and Susan Rosin, 6-2, 4-6, 10-5.
At Smooth Women's Singles Hanna Webster was best defeating Anne Williamson, 6-1, 6-1. In the consolation round Elliott Bennett bested Sharon Edell, 6-3, 6-4.
At Smooth Men's Singles, Tyson Tyler dropped Jim Zappacosta to claim honors. Ed Swan defeated Brett Leonard, 6-2, 6-1 in the consolation round.
It was a blustery 18th annual Martha"s Vineyard Oar & Paddle Regatta, Sunday, with 18 to 20 mph winds and gusts to 25. Dana Gaines, a perennial winner at the event said he had never seen such rough weather for the annual event.
Due to the high winds and surf along State Beach, the race, ordinarily half in Sengekontacket Pond and half in Nantucket Sound, was moved entirely into the pond. Starting by the Little Bridge, proceeding past Felix Neck and going counter clockwise around Sarson"s Island, then back to the starting line, the 2.75-mile course was a quarter mile longer than usual.
Times were much slower due to wind, and shoal water, and, of course, the extra length. The last leg was against the wind and a challenge to arms already weary.
Thirty-four people, ranging in age from six to 80-plus, and five dogs participated. Post-race entertainment was provided by guitarist Giancarlo Buscaglia. The refreshing menu included cheeseburgers, hot dogs, iced tea, homemade chocolate chip cookies, and chips.
Kayaks, equipment and staff was provided by Island Spirit Kayak.
Oar & Paddle organizer Chick Stapleton said, "all in all it was a great paddle had by all."
The annual Oar and Paddle Regatta is a benefit for the Friends of Sengekontacket.
Winning awards were:
Dana Gaines, male, fiberglass kayak, first to reach the finish line at 26:28.
Louise Swartz, female, plastic kayak, 44.01.
Jessie Kanozak, Michelle Price, Gillian O"Callahan, Chick Stapleton, Kim O"Callaghan, Neicy Nelson, Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe (first women to the beach) 36.04.
Louis deGeofroy, male, plastic kayak, 31:57.
Wilton Holmes, male, fishing kayak, 39:53.
Percy Burt, male, boat and paddle with the most duct tape, 32:49.
Larry Laverdure, rookie of the year (first time in a kayak - with his bulldog) DNF.
Pat Loftus, a senior male (over 60) 37:35.
Herb Foster, most senior male (over 80) 50:12.
Andy Palmer, kayak with dog, 44:22
14-year-old Sam Wheeler, youth with kayak, 38:53.
Greg, Kyle, Suzanne, & Sam Rollins, kayak with children 77:50.
John Moore and Cy Britt, double kayak, M/F 29:47.
Jessica and Irene Prince, double kayak F/F 60:19
Bridget Dunnigan, Rogers Williams with Dupree, Mullet, and Hogan (dogs) 43:34.
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys varsity soccer team looked sharp scrimmaging with always strong E.O. Smith of Storrs, Conn. It was a defensive battle which Smith won, 1-0.
Allan Menne, formerly the Pro at Mink Meadows, now of the Hyannis Golf Club, won the Cape Cod PGA Chapter Championship in a playoff with Tom Tobey of Bay Pointe. The 25th annual Fall Golf Tournament benefit of the Boys & Girls Club is Saturday, September 12 at the Edgartown Golf Club. Tee off at 8:00 am an 1:00 pm.