2009 Alaska Open

 

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The Saturday Lunch will be provided by Gallo’s Mexican Restaurant

 

 

2009 Alaska Open

OK, Folks here is your chance to work off all that Holiday splurging with our 1st Racquetball tournament of 2009. The “Alaska Open” will take place January 8-11 at The Alaska Club Midtown deadline to enter is Sunday, January 4, Once again both Singles (Skill & Age) and Doubles (Men’s, Women’s, & Mixed) divisions will be offered along with Junior events. Players are permitted to compete in only 1 skill division but may play in up to 3 events (3rd division MUST be MIXED Doubles) Juniors MUST compete in a JUNIOR’S division in order to receive the discounted price of $15. Just as a reminder, 1st round matches can start as early as 5:30pm Thursday, You may list one time conflict on your entry form and we will do our best to accommodate. If we cannot schedule around your conflict, you will be notified prior to draw completion. If you DO-NOT list a conflict on the application, no changes will be made after the draw has been posted.

Women’s Open & Mixed Open Doubles did not have enough entries and will not take place. We only have 4 juniors (8-18) who will compete in a round robin, any Juniors who would like to enter Call Me ASAP 242-7470. We also put together a Women’s blind Draw Doubles and ended up with 7 Teams who will compete in a double elimination draw (Hope you ready to play a lot).

 

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Brandon Gets ready to shoot as Jesse looks on..

 

Once again the team of Michelle Poage & Ryan Kofoid pushed the #1 seeded team of Brandon Cuaresma & Jesse Keaveny in to another hard-fought tiebreaker, In the end the #1 Team once again kept their undefeated season in tack and took the Win 11-7 leaving them the team to watch for an upcoming Alaska State Doubles tournament which takes place next Month. In the Men’s Open singles Brandon and Jesse found themselves pitted against each other for the title and like always this was a very interesting battle, to say the least, Game 1 went to Brandon 15-13 even after taking a hard shot to the side of the head on an errant shot by Jesse, Game 2 went to Jesse 15-7 with both players making some great dives along with great shots, In the tiebreaker both players were a little streaky and Brandon had worked up to a 9-6 lead when Jesse fought back to tie the game at 10-10 both players served 3 times for the Win before Brandon guessed wrong and headed toward the right side of the court leaving Jesse an unguarded left side backhand shot for the 11-10 win.

 

Women’s “B/C” Singles
1st Place: Gina Strawn
2nd Place: Carolyn Knowles
3rd Place: De Lewis
Consolation: Cathy Pannone

 

Men’s “Open” Singles
1st Place: Jesse Keaveny
2nd Place: Brandon Cuaresma
3rd Place: Ellis Walthour
Consolation: Josh Wood

 

Men’s “A” Singles
1st Place: Rob Hegner
2nd Place: John Collins
3rd Place: Dan Reyes (Homer)
Consolation: Jim Weingartner

 

Men’s “B/C” Singles
1st Place: Keith Graham
2nd Place: Mike Adams
3rd Place: Jay Inama (Homer)
Consolation: Jasper Jackson

 

Men’s “Open” All Age (30+) Singles
1st Place: Josh Wood
2nd Place: Charlie Pannone
3rd Place: Christer Linden
Consolation: Harold Patterson

 

Juniors 16 & Under Singles
1st Place: Wesley Bernier
2nd Place: Jasper Jackson
3rd Place: Ray Eiley ll
Consolation: Jackson Brockway

 

Men’s “Open/A” Doubles
1st Place: Brandon Cuaresma & Jesse Keaveny
2nd Place: Ryan Kofoid & Michelle Poage
3rd Place: Jeff Sandys & Ellis Walthour
Consolation: Dave Bohan & Christer Linden

 

Women’s Blind Draw Doubles
1st Place: Cecilia Hopper & Gina Strawn
2nd Place: O. Miley & Michelle Poage
3rd Place: Leda Evans & Missy Namen

 

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