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2019 Alaska State Doubles

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2019 Alaska State Doubles

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The 2019 Alaska State Doubles sponsored by Scotts Plumbing and Heating (Thank You Scott Pillians) will take place at the Alaska Club East January 9-13, 2019 (Wednesday through Sunday) Wednesday will be used to alleviate the number of back to back matches on Saturday and also not be forced to roll over to Sunday.

Divisions will be offered to Women, Men, and Juniors of all SKILL Levels from Novice to Open along with Age events, Mixed Doubles will also be offered, 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 PLEASE no time conflicts. Entry Fees: Entry Fee includes souvenir t-shirt (Printing by Josh Wood – Alaska Spiritwear), Awards for 1st – 3rd place finishers (Laser Engraved Tumblers – Also made by Josh Wood), and a catered Lunch on Saturday afternoon. Entry Fees are $40 for the 1st event and $10 each for 2nd and 3rd events Juniors 18 & Under play for FREE.

Entry deadline: Sunday, January 6th at 6 pm, A team will not be entered unless entries are received from both team members.

All tournament participants will be required to pay a $20 AARA annual 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 understanding.

 

Tournament Draw Sheets

(Updated – Saturday 8pm)

This Year 48 players will compete in 6 different divisions, The tournament will start on Thursday and end Saturday. As always we can use a little HELP with refereeing the 5:30 matches to get things started on time.

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

** Mixed Doubles ** Juniors **

 

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Junior Players with their trophies

 
Tournament Recap:

With Alaska State titles up for grabs this tournament attracted players from other parts of Alaska to include Fairbanks, Kodiak, and Juneau, along with the 2018 Pacific Northwest Regionals Men’s Open Runner Up Jason Samora from Coos Bay, Oregon. Jason was teamed up with Jesse Keaveny who was making his first tournament
appearance since his injury, Jeese was quoted as saying:

“9 months ago I was laying on the court with a torn Achilles’ tendon,
wondering if I would be able to walk normal again, to come back and be able to win the Alaska state Open doubles with Jason Samora was awesome.
I know it was mainly him but I’m thankful just to be on the court at this level again”

Along with the Open title Jason & Jesse also took the win in the All Age division, In the Men’s B/C Terri Marceron & Cathy Law took the win never losing a game, We had 10 Juniors who were placed into a 5 team blind draw – round robin with the Brother & Sister team of Addy & Jace taking the crown.

Thank You to Scott’s Heating & Plumbing (Scott Pillians) & Alaska Spiritwear (Josh Wood) for your continued support & sponsorship of the Alaska State Doubles tournament your generosity allows us to make this event something to remember. Thank You to the AARA Board Members who give their time to make these tournaments
run smoothly, and Thank You all for participating in this year’s tournament, Next up: The Alaska Open February 21-24.

Final Standings:

Men’s Open
1st Place: Jason Samora (Coos Bay, OR) & Jesse Keaveny
2nd Place: Robert Bailey & Kelly King
3rd Place: Tom Hood & Fedencio Rodriguez
Consolation: Matt Helsel & Lam Nguyen (Juneau)

Men’s Elite (Round Robin)
1st Place: Mike Butteri (Fairbanks) & Dave Dershin (Fairbanks)
2nd Place: Nick Hultberg & Ryan Thibault
3rd Place: Martin Contreras & Kenny King

Men’s B/C
1st Place: Terri Marceron & Cathy Law
2nd Place: Dave Moore & Jonathan Springer
3rd Place: Pago Afualos & Shane Paulsen
Consolation: Cody Bailey & Gabe Strawn

Men’s All Age
1st Place: Jason Samora (Coos Bay, OR) & Jesse Keaveny
2nd Place: Matt Helsel & Lam Nguyen (Juneau)
3rd Place: Robert Bailey & Tom Hood
Consolation: Jeff Sandys & Scott Pillians (Kodiak)

Mixed Open
1st Place: Angelina Anderson & Kelly King
2nd Place: Nikki & Brandon Cuaresma
3rd Place: Cathy Law & Jimmy Stewart
Consolation: Sarah Boice & Jason Samora (Coos Bay, OR)

Juniors (5 Team Blind Draw – Round Robin)
1st Place: Addy & Jace
2nd Place: Jack H & Gabriel L
3rd Place: Isaac F & Leiv H
4th Place: Cooper S & Josiah L
5th Place: Lucas K & Daniel L