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2019 Fall Kick-Off Tournament

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2019 Fall Kick-Off

While here we go again!. The 2019/20 Alaska Racquetball season gets underway with the 2019 Fall Kick-Off October 17-20 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 events. Juniors play for FREE. The entry deadline is Sunday, October 13th at 6 pm.

*** Tournament Update ***

OK, folks, The start of the 2019-20 Alaska Racquetball Season will KICK-Off with 35 individuals competing in 7 different divisions, unfortunately, Men’s Doubles became one division with 6 teams, Women’s Singles along with Men’s B/C Singles will not be contested, The Men’s Age division became an “ALL AGE” Round Robin Draw along with Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles. As usual, we ask everyone to arrive a little early for their scheduled matches to help keep matches running on time, and if possible maybe volunteer to Referee a match. We will be serving LUNCH on Saturday around NOON while the Men’s Open Final takes place. Good Luck to all our participants and WELCOME to our New Tournament players.

 

** Tournament Drawsheets **

(current as of 7pm Tuesday – Women’s Doubles & Men’s Elite updated)

** Men’s Open ** Men’s Elite ** Men’s All Age **

** Women’s Doubles ** Men’s Doubles ** Mixed Doubles **

** Juniors **

 

 

 

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2019-20 Alaska Club RB Programs

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2019 – 2020 Alaska Club Racquetball Programs

Racquetball Shuttles 2019 – 2020  (Tim Keaveny)

 

Doubles Shuttle………………………………..………..Saturday, January 4, 2020 – East

Singles Shuttle…………………………………………….Saturday, April 4, 2020 – East

 

Juniors Program @South – Saturday mornings 10 am – 11:30 am (Tim Keaveny)

 

Session #1…………………….………………………..……October 5, 2019 – December 7, 2019 – South

Session #2…………………………………………………….January 11, 2020 – March 28, 2020 – South

 

JR & High School Racquetball Class – Saturday’s 11:30 am – 1 pm @ South Club (Tim & Jesse Keaveny)

 

Session #1…………………….…………………………..…October 5, 2019 – December 7, 2019 – South

Session #2…………………………………………………….January 11, 2020 – March 28, 2020 – South

 

 

Free Clinics (Monthly @ East & South) (Monday Nights 6:30 – 7:30pm)(Ben & Brandon Cuaresma)

 

Intro to Racquetball for Beginners #1…..………November 4, 2019 – East

Intro to Racquetball #2 ……………………………….December 9, 2019 – South

Forehand and Backhand Strokes …….…………..January 6, 2020 – East

Serves and more Forehand and Backhand …..February 3, 2020 – South

How to play Doubles and Win ……………….…….March 2, 2020 – East

Racquetball Drills & Review……………………..…..April 6, 2020 – South

 

 

Never played Racquetball clinic series Saturday’s @ East (Morning) then Valley or Eagle River (Afternoon) (Tom Hood)

 

East 10-11:30am / Valley – 1:00 – 2:30pm…………October 12, 2019

East 10-11:30am / Eagle River – 1:00 – 2:30pm….November 23, 2019

East 10-11:30am / Valley – 1:00 – 2:30pm…………January 25, 2020

East 10-11:30am / Eagle River – 1:00 – 2:30pm….February 22, 2020

East 10-11:30am / Eagle River – 1:00 – 2:30pm….March 21, 2020

East 10-11:30am / Valley – 1:00 – 2:30pm…………April 25, 2020

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2019-20 Alaska Tournament Schedule

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2019 – 2020 Racquetball Tournament Schedule 

Fall Kick-Off
October 17 – 20, 2019

The Alaska Club – East

Anchorage, Alaska

 

4 Wall Turkey Brawl

November 14 – 17, 2019

The Alaska Club – East

Anchorage, Alaska 


Christmas Classic

December 12 – 15, 2019

The Alaska Club – East

Anchorage, Alaska

 

The Alaska State Doubles
January 16 – 19, 2020

Alaska Club – East

Anchorage, Alaska


The Alaska Open

February 27 – March 1, 2020

Alaska Club – East

Anchorage, Alaska

 

2019 Alaska State Singles 

(Wednesday – Saturday)

April 8 – 11, 2020

The Alaska Club – East

Anchorage, Alaska

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2019 Alaska State Singles

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2019 Alaska Alaska State Singles
April 10-13, 2019
(Wednesday-Saturday)

 

This tournament takes place Wednesday through Saturday out of town players MUST be available to play no later than Thursday,  Matches will take place between 5-9pm Weekdays and 9am-5pm Saturday at The Alaska Club East.

At the conclusion of the tournament, we invite all players and guests to attend our “Season Ending Party” to be held at La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant 312 E 4th Ave Saturday evening where we will crown our Tournament Champions, along with a couple Special Awards. There will also be PLENTY of Door Prizes.

Deadline for entry is Saturday, April 6 at 6PM (Please sign up early if possible) Price for this Special Event is $40 for 1st Division and $15 for the second, Junior players Still Play for FREE!!.

All players are required to be AARA Members and a $25 annual fee will be collected at the tournament desk for all non-members.

Tournament participants may purchase tickets for their Guest to attend the “Year End Party” at the tournament desk for an additional fee.

 

Tournament Drawsheets

(Current through all Final matches)

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

** Men’s 40 & Below ** Men’s 45+ ** Junior’s **

 

 

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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.