** 2010 Alaska Open **

The first Racquetball tournament of 2010 will be The “Alaska Open” and will take place January 14-17 at The Alaska Club Midtown, deadline to enter is FRIDAY, January 8 (the draw will be done by Sunday night). Once again both Singles (Skill & Age) and Doubles (Mens, Womens, & Mixed) divisions will be offered along with Junior events. Players are permitted to compete in only 1 skill division. Since Mens and Womens along with Mixed Doubles was mistakenly left in the entry form we will allow you to play in up to 3 events (3rd division MUST be MIXED Doubles) but you must not have any time conflicts and are able to start play on Thursday night. Juniors MUST compete in a JUNIOR’S division 1st 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 a 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. NO TIME changes will be made after the draw has been posted.





Robert Bailey goes flying after another shot by Jim Hage in the Men’s Open Final
Jim went on for the Win 9-15, 15-7, 11-8


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Jim Hage gets ready to shoot a backhand while Robert Bailey looks on..


Every Year we seem to have a tournament like this where all the top seated players fall prey to a new up and comer or maybe even someone you may have come to say is too old to Win these days, While think again!. Jim Hage of Fairbanks proved that “Age & Wisdom” can still result in a 1st place trophy, coming into the tournament seeded #10 Jim fought through 4 rounds which included matches with the #2 and #6 seeded players before finding himself in the Finals against #4 seeded Robert Bailey, As usual Robert was all over the court with some FANTASTIC Dives while Jim played his “Smooth and Consistent” style the mix up of styles made this an interesting match to watch unfold. Robert came out firing in game 1 while Jim seemed to be getting his game dialed in toward the end of the game (Game 1 Robert 15-9), In Game 2 Jim came to life and seemed to make everything he shot Robert was still diving around a lot and was beginning to show a little wear and tear (Game 2 Jim), Both players were up for the tie-breaker where they stayed close throughout the game until the end where Jim took the win 11-8.


Final Results:

Women’s “Open” Singles

1st Place: Robin Rodriguez
2nd Place: Vicky Oberly
3rd Place: Lisa Hacker
Consolation: Kelly Inama (Homer)


Women’s “B/C” Singles (Round Robin)

1st Place: Minda Sines
2nd Place: Jackie Duran
3rd Place: De Lewis
4th Place: Jackie Seiffert
5th Place: Cathrine Posey


Men’s “Open” Singles

1st Place: Jim Hage (Fairbanks)
2nd Place: Robert Bailey
3rd Place: Ellis Walthour
Consolation: Brandon Cuaresma


Men’s “Elite” Singles

1st Place: Kevin Bohan
2nd Place: Craig Walton
3rd Place: Steve Maisey
Consolation: Christer Linden


Men’s “A” Singles

1st Place: Jeff Keuler
2nd Place: Jim Weingartner
3rd Place: Chris Smole
Consolation: Sunjay Talwar


Men’s “B” Singles

1st Place: Bob Lohr
2nd Place: Kelly Inama (Homer)
3rd Place: Corey Rogers
Consolation: Jared Hanson


Men’s “C” Singles

1st Place: Jason Seagul
2nd Place: Randy O’Connor
3rd Place: Danny Maisey
Consolation: Joe Nelson


Men’s “All Age 25+” Singles

1st Place: Jeff Sandys
2nd Place: Mark Henshaw (Ketchikan)
3rd Place: Chris Smole
Consolation: Dan Reyes (Homer)


Juniors “10 & Under” Singles (Round Robin)

1st Place: Caden Harding
2nd Place: Kaleb Strawn
3rd Place: Noa Pedro
4th Place: Gabe Strawn
5th Place: Brayden Harding


Women’s “Open” Doubles

1st Place: Vicky Oberly & De Lewis
2nd Place: Robin Rodriguez & Cathrine Posey
3rd Place: Cecilia Hopper & Jackie Seiffert
Consolation: Lisa Hacker & Jackie Duran


Men’s “Open” Doubles

1st Place: Brandon Cuaresma & Jesse Keaveny
2nd Place: Robert Bailey & Robby Gunther
3rd Place: Steve Deaton & Christer Linden
Consolation: Arnold Akers & Steve Maisey



Peter Seiffert & John Strawn


Men’s “B/C” Doubles

1st Place: Glenn Cravez & Bob Lohr
2nd Place: Mike Adams & Corey Rogers
3rd Place: Peter Seiffert & John Strawn
Mixed “Open/A” Doubles

1st Place: Robin Rodriguez & Ellis Walthour
2nd Place: Gina Strawn & Robby Gunther
3rd Place: Cecilia Hopper & Jeff Sandys
Consolation: Minda Sines & Mike Adams