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2018 Christmas Classic

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2018 Christmas Classic
December 6-9, 2018
(Thursday-Sunday) (We will extend through Sunday only if needed)

 

The 3rd tournament of the 2018/19 Alaska Racquetball season “The Christmas Classic” will be held at The Alaska Club East, Both Singles and Doubles events will be offered for both Adults and Juniors at this event, Players are allowed to enter 1 Skill & 1 Age or Doubles event (2 Total)(Women’s or mixed doubles can be played as a 3rd event, No time conflicts when playing 3 PLEASE. Entry fees: $25 for the first event; $8 for the second and third event. Juniors play for free as long as one Parent is also participating or $15 for the first junior event. Entry deadline is Sunday, December 2nd at 6 pm

 

Just as a reminder, 1st round matches can start as early as 5:30 pm 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. These are three-day tournaments most of the time, without going into Sunday I can’t schedule around a doubles team who have multiple time conflicts. Thanks for the understanding.

 

Tournament Update & Drawsheets

We ended up with 8 divisions for this tournament 4 that are Round Robin format, which means a lot of court time (Back to Back matches) for those of you who are competing in multiple divisions, to alleviate this problem our choices are limited; 1. We can roll over to Sunday 2. We can start the tournaments on Wednesday. Let the tournament desk know how you feel about this issue and if need be we can make the necessary changes in the upcoming tournaments. OK back to this tournament, Women’s doubles did not go only 2 teams, and Men’s Elite and A’s and were combined along with Men’s B/C, and the Men’s Age event become an All Age division.  I did my best to work around everyone’s time conflicts let me know if you find a mistake. 

 

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

** Men’s Open Doubles ** Men’s B/C Doubles ** Mixed Open Doubles **

** Juniors **

 

Final Results

Men’s Open
1st Place: Robert Bailey
2nd Place: Fidencio Rodriguez
3rd Place: Kelly King
Consolation: Kyler Maisey

Men’s Elite/A
1st Place: Dan Gummo
2nd Place: Steve Maisey
3rd Place: Wayne Oxford
Consolation: Scott Bird

Men’s B/C (Round Robin)
1st Place: Brad Potter
2nd Place: Derrick VanOrd
3rd Place: Gabe Strawn
4th Place: Jonathan Springer

Men’s All Age (Round Robin)
1st Place: Mike Monterusso
2nd Place: Scott Bird
3rd Place: Mike Butteri (Fairbanks)
4th Place: Jonathan Springer

Juniors
1st Place: Isaac Forsyth
2nd Place: Jack Hood
3rd Place: Lucas Keaveny
Consolation: Josiah Law

Men’s Open Doubles
1st Place: Robert Bailey & Kelly King
2nd Place: Tom Hood & Fidencio Rodriguez
3rd Place: Ross Amundson & Ryan Kofoid
Consolation: Steve & Kyler Maisey

Men’s B/C Doubles (Round Robin)
1st Place: Michelle LeKites & Terri Marceron
2nd Place: Jared Hanson & Matt Veins
3rd Place: Brad Potter & Larry Carmichael
4th Place: Dave Moore & Henry Diaz
5th Place: Jackie Seiffert & Gina Strawn

Mixed Open Doubles (Round Robin)
1st Place: Terri Marceron & Joe Law
2nd Place: Cathy Law & Jimmy Stewart
3rd Place: Michelle LeKites & Matt Helsel
4th Place: Jackie Seiffert & Telon Bremont

 

 

 

 

 

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2018 Four Wall Turkey Brawl

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2018 Four Wall Turkey Brawl
November 8-11, 2018
(Thursday-Sunday) (We will extend through Sunday only if needed)

The 2nd tournament of the 2018/19 Alaska Racquetball season will be the 2018 Four Wall Turkey Brawl at The Alaska Club East, Both Singles and Doubles events will be offered for both Adults and Juniors at this event, Players are allowed to enter 1 Skill & 1 Age or Doubles event (2 Total)(Women’s or mixed doubles can be played as a 3rd event, No time conflicts when playing 3 PLEASE). Entry fees: $25 for the first event; $8 for the second and third event. Juniors play for free as long as one Parent is also participating or $15 for the first junior event. On Saturday afternoon we will be hosting a Thanksgiving Lunch If you would like to bring a dish to share that would be GREAT. Entry deadline is Sunday, November 4th at 6 pm

Tournament Update

So we ended up with 41 players for this year’s Four Wall Turkey Brawl tournament not bad at all. There were a couple of divisions that were combined (Open/Elite) and (A/B), and once again there will be only one age event which will be a four-person round robin. And we’ll have 8 juniors shooting it out. Again times are really tight due to having only 5 courts so show up early ready to play or if available we can always use some help refereeing a match or two. 

 

Tournament Drawsheets

(Current through all Final Matches)

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

** Men’s Open Doubles ** Men’s B/C Doubles ** Mixed Open Doubles **

** Women’s Doubles ** Juniors **

 

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Final Thoughts:

A Big Thank You to Jackie Seiffert & Michelle LeKites for all their work at the tournament desk and to Sharon Keaveny for our Turkey lunch on Saturday afternoon, along with everyone who brought a dish to share (There were some tasty ones for sure). Our overall player numbers were up a little with again a few new faces, Welcome to all of you. Our goal for the December tournament is to again increase our player numbers so we don’t have to combine so many divisions, Let’s shoot for 50. 

 

After sitting out the first tournament of the 2018-19 season Fidencio Rodriguez let his presence be known by winning the Men’s Open singles against Tom Hood 15-12 15-7 and then teamed up with Tom in the Open doubles finals where they came up a little short to Brandon Cuaresma & Keith Boice 15-12 15-8.  In the Mixed Open Terri Marceron & Joe Law defeated last months winning team of Cathy Law & Jimmy Stewart an 11-6 tie-breaker. 

 

Final Results:

 

Men’s Open
1st Place: Fidencio Rodriguez
2nd Place: Tom Hood
3rd Place: Dan Gummo
Consolation: Eric Bleakney

Men’s A/B
1st Place: Paul Ly
2nd Place: Nick Hultberg
3rd Place: Sean Kennedy
Consolation: Ryan Thibault

Men’s All Age – Round Robin
1st Place: Eric Bleakney
2nd Place: Sean Kennedy
3rd Place: Cody Howard

Women’s Doubles – Round Robin
1st Place: Cathy Law & Terri Marceron
2nd Place: Jackie Seiffert & Nikki Cuaresma
3rd Place: Michelle LeKites

Men’s Open Doubles
1st Place: Brandon Cuaresma & Keith Boice
2nd Place: Fidencio Rodriguez & Tom Hood
3rd Place: Tony Piper & Charlie Pannone
Consolation: Cathy & Joe Law

Men’s B/C Doubles – Round Robin
1st Place: Jared Hanson & Matt Veins
2nd Place: Michelle LeKites & Terri Marceron
3rd Place: Cody Howard & Dave Parker

Mixed Open Doubles
1st Place: Terri Marceron & Joe Law
2nd Place: Cathy Law & Jimmy Stewart
3rd Place: Jackie Seiffert & Telon Bremont
Consolation: Barb Davies & Dan Gummo

Juniors
1st Place: Issac Forsyth
2nd Place: Jack Hood
3rd Place: Jace Cuaresma
Consolation: Josiah Law

 

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2018 Fall Kick Off Tournament

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While here we go again!. The 2018/19 Alaska Racquetball season gets underway with the 2018 Fall Kick-Off October 18-21 at The Alaska Club East, This is the first of six tournaments to be held at The Alaska Club and we are looking forward to another GREAT season. Both Singles and Doubles events will be offered for both Adults and Juniors at this event, Players are allowed to enter 1 Skill & 1 Age or Doubles event (2 Total)(Women’s or mixed doubles can be played as a 3rd event, No time conflicts when playing 3). Entry fees: $25 for the first event; $8 for the second and third event. Juniors play for free as long as one Parent is also participating or $15 for the first junior event. Entry deadline is Sunday, October 14th at 6 pm.

Tournament Drawsheets

(Current through all final matches)

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

** Men’s Open Doubles ** Men’s B/C Doubles ** Mixed Open Doubles **

** Women’s Doubles **

 

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Tournament Recap

Our Fall KickOff went off GREAT, We ended up with 38 players and 9 different divisions. I know that 38 does not sound that good to a lot of folks but I find it very encouraging since this was the first tournament ever played in Alaska for about 30% of that 38 and that there were a lot of our REGULARS not available not to mention there is still no snow on the ground outside yet!. All you folks that have been talking up our sport to everyone deserve a BIG PAT on the backs. A Big Welcome to all of you first timers we look forward to seeing you all again at our next event.

Jimmy Stewart – How GREAT was it to see Jimmy Stewart back on the court after 2 long years of countless surgeries after an explosion and fire at his cabin. GOD has a special plan for this MAN. Welcome back, Jimmy!!

 

Final Results

 

Men’s Open / Elite

1st Place: Kelly King

2nd Place: Tom Hood

3rd Place: Wayne Oxford

Cons: Kenny King

Men’s A

1st Place: Dan Gummo

2nd Place: Mike Monterusso

3rd Place: Matthew Veins

Men’s B

1st Place: Nick Hultberg

2nd Place: Ryan Thibault

3rd Place: Derrick VanOrd

Cons: Mike MarcAurele

Men’s All Age

1st Place: Paul Ly

2nd Place: Mike Monterusso

3rd Place: Wayne Oxford

Cons: Matthew Veins

Junior’s

1st Place: Isaac Forsyth

2nd Place: Jack Hood

3rd Place: Daniel Law

Cons: Josiah Law

Women’s Doubles

1st Place: Cathy Law & Terri Marceron

2nd Place: Jackie Seiffert & Gina Strawn

3rd Place: Sarah Boice & Michelle Lekites

Men’s Open Doubles

1st Place: Kelly King & Robert Bailey

2nd Place: Tom Hood & Christer Linden

3rd Place: Kenny King & Martin Contreras

Cons: Jimmy Stewart & Wayne Oxford

Men’s B/C Doubles

1st Place: David Moore & Ryan Thibault

2nd Place: Shane Paulsen & Nick Hultberg

3rd Place: Terri Marceron & Michelle Lekites

4th Place: Jared Hanson & Matt Veins

Mixed Open Doubles

1st Place: Cathy Law & Jimmy Stewart

2nd Place: Jackie Seiffert & Joe Law

3rd Place: Terri Marceron & Christer Linden

Cons: Theresa McSherry & Paul Ly

 

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