In an effort to provide opportunities for friendly competition and access to athletic facilities, the Alameda Recreation and Park Department’s (ARPD) operates an Adult Open Gym program year-round.

People interested in participating in impromptu games, or with teams of their own, may use the gym on Sunday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Alameda Point Gym (1101 West Red Line Ave.) for a fee of $6 per person payable at the door.

Currently, ARPD is offering volleyball and basketball for those ages 18 years and older during the open gym.

Angie Vaccarezza won the Alameda Women’s Golf Club’s (AWGC) net tournament event on Aug. 14 on the Earl Fry Course by the slimmest of margins. Vaccarezza shot a net 68, narrowly beating out second place finisher Kay Park.

Both Vaccarezza and Park competed in the third flight among golfers with a 30 to 40 handicap. Bonnie Kim scored a net 73 in the flight to finish in third place. Betty Hatch and Bev Blatt tied for fourth place with a net 77.


Awards named for historic athletes handed out

The 60th annual City of Alameda Swim Championships took place the weekend of Aug. 8 to 10 at the Emma Hood Swim Center.

Many participants in the swimming competition received awards at the annual event. Recipients included Mischa Korelov, who received the Lance Seely Memorial Award for the most outstanding high school male swimmer at the event.

Carole Evans won the August charm at the Alameda Women’s Golf Club charm event last Thursday, Aug. 7, on the Earl Fry Course.

The Junior Demonstration Foil Tournament took place last Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Pacific Fencing Club (PFC).

Troy Uysal of Oakland won the gold medal at the event. David Knights won the silver medal, while Monique Zhou was awarded the bronze medal. Both Knights and Zhou hail from San Leandro. Alameda native Ethan Archibald came in fourth place.

PFC’s next major event will be the Open Foil Tournament scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23.

The Pacific Fencing Club is located at 2329 Santa Clara Ave.