Children Under 12 finalists: Adeline Betz (first place) and Annabelle Betz (second place).
Photo by Michelle Stein/The Connection
Clifton residents of all ages and skill levels played in the Clifton Betterment Association (CBA)’s Fourth Annual Ping Pong Tournament held on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Town Hall.
Throughout the morning, both the young and the young-at-heart slammed, volleyed and chased little orange balls as family members and neighbors cheered them on. The 2018 tournament winners were:
Children under 12 – First Place: Adeline Betz; Second Place: Annabelle Betz;
Adult for Fun and Intermediate – First Place: Bob Hamrin; Second Place: Tom Greiner;
Adult Advanced – First Place: Kevin Reilley; Second Place: Ryan Reilley.
Sweet Annaline’s, a Clifton-based specialty cookie business, sponsored the event. Owner Lauren Betz donated cookies that were shaped like ping pong paddles and decorated with the CBA logo.
The ping pong tournament is an offshoot of Get Fit Clifton, an initiative begun in 2014 to provide fitness and fun for CBA members. In addition to Betz, this year’s planning task force members were Michelle Stein, Steve Bittner, Jim Witt, Lynne Saltsman and Lynne Strang.