Diane Fishburne, 50s; Brenda Carter, 60s, Dorothy Matthiessen, 70s and Mary Boswell, 75s, all won the world championships this year and each has finished #1 in the world in her respective age division.
In the men’s divisions, Val Wilder, 45s, Fred Drilling, 65s and Graydon Nichols, 80s likewise won the world championships this year and finished the year ranked #1 in the world. Herm Ahlers, men’s 70s was a finalist in the world championships and ended the year ranked #1 in the world. Dan Waldman, playing a limited schedule, won the 50 world championships but finished outside the top 5 in the rankings.
World Doubles Winners included Mike Fedderly/Wilder, men’s 45; Neal Newman/Larry Turville, men’s 55; Brian Cheney/Jimmy Parker, men’s 60s; Gordon Davis, men’s 70; George McCabe, men’s 75; Mary Dailey, women’s 35; Mary Dailey/Diane Fishburne, women’s 45; Carolyn Nichols/Robin Harris, women’s 50; Charleen Hillebrand/Suella Steel, women’s 65; and Rita Price, women’s 80.
Congratulations to our World Singles Champions and #1 Ranked Players!