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2019 Alaska Open

 

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2019 Alaska Open Singles Tournament
February 21-24, 2019

The next Anchorage tournament will be the 2019 Alaska Open Singles Shootout February 21-24 at The Alaska Club – East. This is a Singles ONLY tournament to help prepare everyone for the Alaska State Singles tournament which will take place April 10-13th, All Singles divisions will be offered both SKILL LEVEL & Age Events along with Junior divisions. Players may compete in 1 Skill Level and 1 Age Event for a total of 2 events. Entry Deadline is Sunday, February 17th. All tournament participants are required to be current AARA members.

 

Tournament Drawsheets

(Current through all Final matches)

** Men’s Open/Elite ** Men’s A ** Men’s B/C **

** Men’s All Age ** Juniors **

 

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Tournament Recap:

The 2019 Alaska Open had the lowest number of entries of the 2018/19 Alaska racquetball season with only 23, Are we having too many tournaments (6)? are the tournaments scheduled to close together (Monthly Now)? We need to hear your thoughts on these issues so that we can make adjustments if necessary. We would really like to make this tournament an event that would attract some outside talent willing to travel to Anchorage, Scheduling of this tournament during the “Fur Rendezvous Festival” gives folks a chance to take in some Special Alaskan events and participate in the tournament all on the same Weekend. What about making it a MONEY  Tournament? How much $$ would it take to attract players from say Washington or Oregon? Just some thoughts, Let us know how you feel in the comments below or contact one of the AARA Board members.

Final Standings:

Men’s Open
1st Place: Jason Samora
2nd Place: Kelly King
3rd Place: Fidencio Rodriguez
Consolation: Wayne Oxford

Men’s A
1st Place: Dan Gummo
2nd Place: Paul Ly
3rd Place: Mike Monterusso
Consolation: Nick Hultberg

Men’s B/C
1st Place: Jared Hansen
2nd Place: Angelina Anderson
3rd Place: Michelle LeKites
Consolation: Theresa McSherry

Men’s All Age
1st Place: Jason Samora
2nd Place: Tom Hood
3rd Place: Fidencio Rodriguez
Consolation: Jimmy Stewart

Juniors
1st Place: Isaac Forsyth (20)
2nd Place: Jack Hood (81)
3rd Place: Leiv Hood

Once again a BIG Thank You to the AARA Board members Jackie Seiffert, Michelle LeKites, and Gina Strawn who keep the tournament desk running, and Sharon Keaveny for posting and updating the Drawsheets and picking up Lunch, and Jesse Keaveny for doing the match schedule.