presents the:

2011 Alaska State Doubles Championships

The 2011 Alaska State Doubles will take place at the Alaska Club Midtown February 10-13, 2011, Divisions will be offered to Women, Men, and Juniors of all Skill Levels from Novice to Open along with Age events starting at 24 & Under up to 65+, Mixed Doubles will also be played. Players are allowed to enter 1 Skill, 1 Age & 1 Mixed division for a total of 3 (The 3rd Event MUST be Mixed Doubles) if competing in three events no time conflicts can be honored. 
Entry Fees: $30 Alaska Club members and $35 nonmembers per participant for the first event; $15 for second/third event $25 for Juniors (18 yrs & under) for first event Juniors must play in a Junior division as their first event to receive this special price. Entry deadline: Applications must be turned in to The Alaska Club Midtown by 10pm on FRIDAY, February 4. No refunds will be given after the draw is posted. No team will be entered unless entries are received from both team members.

All tournament participants will be required to pay a $15 AARA membership fee. If you are a current United States Association of Racquetball (USAR) member then you will not need to pay another membership fee. Anyone in need of a partner in any division PLEASE Contact me ASAP and I’ll try to team you up with someone.

You may list one time conflict 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 your application, no changes will be made after the draw has been posted THANK YOU for your support.

Update: We ended up with 70 players who will compete in 9 divisions for the title “Alaska State Champions”. A special thanks to Robin Rodriguez, Gina Strawn, and Jackie Seiffert for all their efforts in convincing 16 Women to compete in the Women’s Open Division.
 In the Men’s Open Brandon Cuaresma & Jesse Keaveny will be going for the 3 peat against some very tough competition including the #2 seeded team of Jeff Sandys & Tyler Scott the team that ended their 2-year winning streak. 2010 Mixed Open champions Robin Rodriguez & Ellis Walthour will also face a tough road if they plan to repeat.  Play starts Thursday night at 6pm with the Men’s Open Final taking place at 12 noon on Sunday. A Thanksgiving type meal will be served on Saturday at noon to include Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, and deserts all catered by the Women of the AARA Board.

Tournament Results:

Women’s Open
1st Place: Amanda Thiel & Michelle Roberts
2nd Place: Haley Batchelle & Robin Rodriquez
3rd Place: K Nanseth & Jackie Seiffert
Consolation: Cathryn Posey & Gina Strawn

Men’s Open/Elite
1st Place: Jesse Keaveny & Brandon Cuaresma
2nd Place: Warren & Robert Bailey
3rd Place: Robbie Gunther & Michelle Roberts
Consolation: Steve Deaton & Tony Piper

Men’s A
1st Place: Steve Lee & Lam Nguyen (Juneau)
2nd Place: Jasper Jackson & Bob Lohr
3rd Place: Robin Rodriquez & Jackie Duran
4th Place: William Henslee & Garrett Pietrok

Men’s B/C
1st Place: Vito Ungaro & Greg Earl
2nd Place: Brendan Roberts & Peter Seiffert
3rd Place: Dave Daum & C Reynolds
Consolation: Mike Adams & J Austin

Men’s 25+
1st Place: Jesse Keaveny & Robbie Gunther
2nd Place: Jeff Sandys & Tyler Scott
3rd Place: Ron Broyles & Josh Wood
Consolation: Tony Fischer & Joel Lawrence

Men’s 45+
1st Place: Tony Piper & Steve Deaton
2nd Place: Ellis Walthour & Jim Hage
3rd Place: Dave Bohan / Christer Linden
Consolation: Harold Patterson & Jimmy Stewart

Mixed Open
1st Place: Michelle Roberts & Brandon Cuaresma
2nd Place: Jackie Duran & Jesse Keaveny
3rd Place: Gina Strawn & Robbie Gunther
Consolation: Cecilia Hopper & Harold Patterson

Mixed B/C
1st Place: Melanie Hauze & Tim Shearer (Seward)
2nd Place: Jackie & Peter Seiffert
3rd Place: Carolyn Knowles & Mike Adams
4th Place: Amanda & Chris Thiel

1st Place: Gabe Strawn & Alex Wright
2nd Place: Kaleb Strawn & Tyler
3rd Place: Hunter Adams & Sydney
4th Place: Jake Wright & Spencer

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