1999 IRF 11th World Senior Championships

Tom Young’s Athletic Club
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Aug. 31 – Sept. 4
Two Alaskans made the trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico for this most Prestigious Tournament for the 35+ crowd. This year almost 200 Senior Racquetball Players competed for Medals in 21 different age divisions from 35+ – 85+. Jill Mitchell of Fairbanks took 3rd place in the Women’s 40+, and Warren Bailey of Anchorage finished 24th in the Men’s 50+. All the Final results are listed below.
“Men’s Events”

Men’s “35+” Singles
Dave Watson (Miami, Okla.) def. Tony Feldstein (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
5-15, 15-5, 11-3

Men’s “40+” Singles
Mike Sole (Owasso, Okla.) def. OnoTsuyoshi (Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
7-15, 15-12, 11-6

Men’s “45+” Singles
Jesus Moctezuma (Copperas Cove, Texas) def. Randy Stafford (Memphis, Tenn.)
15-12, 15-5, 11-5

Men’s “50+” Singles
Greg Hasty (Peoria, Ill.) def. Rick Rios (Bozeman, Montana)
15-6, 15-7

Men’s “55+” Singles
Glenn Allen (Virginia Beach, Va.) def. Dennis O’Brien (Boise, Idaho)
15-4, 15-0

Men’s “60+” Singles
Hal Price (Rohnert Park, Calif.) def. Ron Adams (Camarillo, Calif.)
15-13, 15-14

Men’s “65+” Singles
Paul Banales (Phoenix, Ariz.) def. Don Alt (Dublin, Ohio)
Round Robin, 482-444

Men’s “70+” Singles
Joe Lambert (Dallas, Texas) def. Jack Bogasky (McLean, Va.)
Round Robin, 563-514

Men’s “75+” Singles
Lake Westphal (Sun City West, Ariz.) def. Nick Sans (Irvine, Calif.)
Round Robin, 452-438

Men’s “80+” Singles
Earl Acuff (Asheville, NC) def. George Spear (Venice, Fla.)
Round Robin, 490-356

Men’s “85+” Singles
Harry Steinman (Baltimore, Md.) unchallenged

“Women’s Events”

Women’s”35+” Singles
Lorraine Galloway (Jamaica Estates, N.Y.) def. Cyd Evans (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Round Robin 2-1

Women’s”40+” Singles
Debra Tisinger (Canoga Park, Calif.) def. Cheryl Shaw (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Round Robin 6-5

Women’s”45+” Singles
Karen Key (Phoenix, Ariz.) def. Nan Higgins (Atkinson, N.H.)
Round Robin, 417-401

Women’s”50+” Singles
Merijean Kelley (Palo Alto, Calif) def. Mary Lou Furaus (Albuquerque, NM)
Round Robin, 522-503

Women’s”55+” Singles
Sharon Hastings-Welty (Corvallis, Ore.) def. Mildred Gwinn (Waxhaw, N.C.)
Round Robin, 441-394

Women’s”60+” Singles
Hisako Hayashi (Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, Japan) def. Jeanne Leben (Sun City, Ariz.)
Round Robin

Women’s”65+” Singles
Lola Markus (Park Ridge, Ill.) def. Jo Kenyon (Tallahassee, Fla.)
Round Robin

Women’s”70+” Singles
Reta Harring (Madison, Wis.) def. Dorothy Vezetinski (Edmonds, Wash.)
Round Robin

Women’s”75+” Singles
Eleanor Quackenbush (Salem, Ore.) def. Christine Stephens (Lumberton, Texas)
Round Robin

Women’s”80+” Singles
Mary-Low Acuff (Asheville, N.C.) Unchallenged