2008 Alaska State Doubles – The Alaska Club Midtown


The 2008 Alaska State Doubles took place at The Alaska Club – Midtown January 31 – February 3, 2008. Even though the total number of players was a little low and the Weather was a little colder then the Anchorage players are used to, The Action inside was HOTT. For the 2nd year in a row it was not good to be seeded #1 or #2 in the Men’s Open Division, On Thursday night the #2 seeded team of Keith Boice & Brandon Cuaresma were defeated 15-10, 15-11 by Michelle Earl & Josh Wood then on Saturday #1 Seed Jim Derks & Jesse Keaveny were taken out by Jim Hage & Shane McAfee in an 11-4 tiebreaker to claim one of the spots in the Final. On the other side of the draw #3 Seeded team of Nick Arturo & Matt Howell fought their way to the final by defeating #4 Steve Deaton & Tony Piper (8), 14, 9 and then Michelle Earl & Josh Wood 12, 6, In the Final Matt and Nick had their way from the start and defeated Jim & Shane 15-5, 15-4. The Win was a 2nd in a row for Matt who won last year with longtime partner Sunji Spencer who has moved to Oregon.




Matt Howell (North Pole) and Nick Arturo (Eagle River)
2008 Alaska State Men’s Open Champions



Men’s “Open” Doubles
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1st Place: Matt Howell (North Pole) & Nick Arturo (Eagle River)
2nd Place: Jim Hage & Shane McAfee (Fairbanks)
3rd Place: Jim Derks & Jesse Keaveny (Anchorage)
Consolation: Steve Deaton & Tony Piper (Anchorage)


Men’s “A” Doubles
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1st Place: John Collins & Scott Coberly (Anchorage)
2nd Place: Ron Broyles (Anchorage)& Rob Hegner (Eagle River)
3rd Place: Ed Simeonoff & Don Winchester (Anchorage)
Consolation: Chris Smole & Jim Weingartner (Anchorage)


Men’s 30+ “Open/A” Doubles
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1st Place: Jim Hage & Shane McAfee (Fairbanks)
2nd Place: Steve Deaton & Tony Piper (Anchorage)
3rd Place: Christer Linden & Jeff Sandys
Consolation: Tony Fischer & Chris Smole (Anchorage)


Mixed “Open/A” Doubles
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1st Place: Michelle Earl & Brandon Cuaresma (Anchorage)
2nd Place: Leda Evans & Jesse Keaveny (Anchorage)
3rd Place: Janice Vosika & Jim Derks (Anchorage)
Consolation: Robin Rodriguez & Christer Linden (Anchorage)