2007 Rippin’ Round The Christmas Tree


The 2007 Rippin’ Round The Christmas Tree will be held at The Alaska Club Midtown December 13-16. Rhonda Rajsich the #1 Women Player in the World will be on hand at the tournament and will even be taking on a couple of Alaska’s best in both singles and Doubles with partner Michelle Earl. With close to 80 players competing in up to 3 events there will be plenty of good matches to view.





Rhonda Rajsich & Michelle Earl


Tournament Recap


Anchorage Racquetball players were given a special treat during the tournament as current WPRO #1 Ranked Woman / current World Champion Rhonda Rajsich teamed up with Michelle Earl (Anchorage) who herself is currently ranked 19th on the Women’s Pro tour compete in the Men’s Open Doubles. In the 1st round Rhonda and Michelle defeated Tom Hood & Warren Baily 15-14, 15-4, In the semi-finals, they ran into current #3 Alaska ranked team of Brandon Cuaresma & Keith Boice where they were defeated in an 11-8 tiebreaker. In the 3rd place match the #2 Seeded team of Telon Bremont & Robbie Gunther had to fight back from a 1st game loss (15-9) and being down 14-12 in game 2 to take the win over the Pro’s 11-5 in the tiebreaker. Over the years we have been very fortunate to have had a lot of the TOP PRO’s compete in our State and now we can add Rhonda to that list. Thanks for coming to Alaska in the middle of Winter Rhonda, your level of play was amazing to watch and I can almost say for certain that you leave us with a whole bunch of new FANS. RHONDA ROCKS!! 

Women’s “Open” Singles

1st Place: Leda Evans
2nd Place: Pam Barnes
3rd Place: Vicky Oberly
Consolation: Jackie Duran


Women’s “B/C” Singles

1st Place: Carolyn Knowles
2nd Place: Gina Strawn
3rd Place: Jackie Seiffert
Consolation: Amanda Philip


Men’s “Open” Singles

1st Place: Robbie Gunther
2nd Place: Nick Arturo
3rd Place: Robert Bailey
Consolation: Josh Wood


Men’s “A” Singles

1st Place: Chris Morton
2nd Place: Wayne Oxford
3rd Place: Ron Broyles
Consolation: Dan Anderson (Fairbanks)


Men’s “B” Singles

1st Place: Kevin Bohan
2nd Place: Marc Frutiger
3rd Place: Greg Earl
Consolation: Mike Marcaurele


Men’s “C” Singles

1st Place: Patrick Day
2nd Place: Nick Straka
3rd Place: John Bruns
Consolation: Ron Jones


Men’s “Open/A – All Age” Singles

1st Place: Chris Morton
2nd Place: Josh Wood
3rd Place: Nassar Cheema
Consolation: Harold Patterson


Men’s “B/C – All Age” Singles

1st Place: Mike Marcaurele
2nd Place: Greg Earl
3rd Place: Al Trbovich
Consolation: Denny Wood


Juniors 14 & Under Singles

1st Place: Dylon Poage
2nd Place: Cody Bailey
3rd Place: Liam Oberly
Consolation: Ray Eiley jr




Men’s “Open/A” Doubles

1st Place: Jim Derks & Jesse Keaveny
2nd Place: Brandon Cuaresma & Keith Boice
3rd Place: Telon Bremont & Robbie Gunther
Consolation: Rosie Brown & Harold Patterson


Men’s “B/C” Doubles (Round Robin)

1st Place: Kevin Bohan & Jenny Philip
2nd Place: Jackie Duran & Shane Maruffo
3rd Place: John Bruns & Nick Straka


Mixed “Open/A” Doubles (Round Robin)

1st Place: Michelle Earl & Brandon Cuaresma
2nd Place: Leda Evans & Jesse Keaveny
3rd Place: Pam Barnes & Tony Piper