2008 Alaska State Singles

 

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2008 Alaska State Singles Racquetball Championships

 

The 2008 Alaska State Singles Racquetball Championships will take place April 3-6 at The Alaska Club – Midtown. Entry Fees: $50 members and $60 non-members for the first event; $15 for the second event; $25 for Juniors (18 yrs & under) for the first event. Juniors must play in a Junior division as their first event. All faxed entries must have credit card information or member number to be accepted. Fax entry to: (907) 561-2946. Players may enter in 1 skill level only and 2 events total. All players are required to be AARA Members and a $15 annual fee will be collected at the tournament desk for all non members, Your membership will allow you to attend the AARA “End of Year” party Saturday night at La Cabana Mexican Restaurant (Downtown) where along with GREAT FOOD & DRINK we will be inducting 2 individuals to the Alaska Racquetball “Hall of Fame”, present 2 Adult & 1 Junior Sportsmanship award, and give away close to $2000 in door prizes. We ended up with 78 players this year who will compete for “Alaska State Titles” in 12 different divisions, We have players coming from Juneau, Kodiak, Fairbanks, North Pole, and the Valley. 1st round losers in the Men’s Open will drop to “Elite” and 2nd round losers drop the consolation round. I broke up the “Age Events” by skill level giving the B/C guy’s their own division, Then split the Open/A at 25+ and 45+. If you find an error with the draws please contact me Tim Keaveny – Tournament Director ASAP.

 

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Tournament Recap

 

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2008 Alaska State Open Champions

Jesse Keaveny and Michelle Earl

The Last tournament of the 2007/08 season ended with a BANG!. Michelle Earl took the Win over Janice Vosika in the Women’s Open giving her 6 Alaska State Open titles more then any other Woman, In the Men’s Open Jesse Keaveny defeated Robert Bailey in a HARD FOUGHT, and VERY EXCITING match to claim his second “Men’s Open” Alaska State Title. Both Michelle & Jesse also won their “Age” events taking Wins over Janice Vosika & Jim Derks, In the Men’s 45+ Open/A Shane McAfee of Fairbanks kept his winning streak alive by defeating Jeff Sandys giving him his 10th “Age Event” State Title in a ROW. A special thanks to all the “Out of Towners” who made it to this year’s tournament, the tournament would not be the same without all of you.

Women’s “Open” Singles
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1st Place: Michelle Earl
2nd Place: Janice Vosika
3rd Place: Robin Rodriguez
Consolation: Cecilia Hopper

 

Women’s “B/C” Singles
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1st Place: Danielle Smith
2nd Place: Jackie Seiffert
3rd Place: Carolyn Knowles
Consolation: Gina Strawn

 

Women’s “All Age” Singles
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1st Place: Michelle Earl
2nd Place: Janice Vosika
3rd Place: Pam Barnes
Consolation: Carolyn Knowles

 

Men’s “Open” Singles
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1st Place: Jesse Keaveny
2nd Place: Robert Bailey
3rd Place: Jim Derks
Consolation: Shane McAfee (Fairbanks)

 

Men’s “Elite” Singles
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1st Place: Craig Walton (Kodiak)
2nd Place: Jeff Sandys

 

Men’s “A” Singles
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1st Place: Warren Bailey
2nd Place: Chris Morton (EAFB)
3rd Place: Von Auna (Ft Rich)
Consolation: Lam Nguyen (Juneau)

 

Men’s “B” Singles
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1st Place: Kevin Bohan
2nd Place: Jason Olson
3rd Place: Bruce Robertson
Consolation: Shane Marrufo

 

Men’s “C” Singles
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1st Place: Robert Capuozzo
2nd Place: Adam James (Ft Rich)
3rd Place: Jeremiah Inama (Homer)
Consolation: Daniel Kent

 

Men’s “Open/A”25+ Singles
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1st Place: Jesse Keaveny
2nd Place: Jim Derks
3rd Place: Brandon Cuaresma
Consolation: Robert Bailey

 

Men’s “Open/A”45+ Singles
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1st Place: Shane McAfee (Fairbanks)
2nd Place: Jeff Sandys
3rd Place: Wayne Oxford
Consolation: Jed Kimber

 

Men’s “B/C” All Age Singles
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1st Place: Bruce Robertson
2nd Place: Joe Hand
3rd Place: Jason Olson
Consolation: Jay Inama (Homer)

 

Juniors 16 & Under Singles
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1st Place: Miguel Martinez
2nd Place: Jeremiah Inama (Homer)
3rd Place: Wesley Bernier
Consolation: Jasper Jackson

 

 

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2008 Alaska State Singles
Trophy Winners

 

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