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2020 Alaska State Doubles

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2020 Alaska State Doubles

 

The 2020 Alaska State Doubles will take place at the Alaska Club East January 16-19, 2020 (Thursday through Sunday) Sunday will be used only if needed, Recent history says we won’t play on 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 deadline: Sunday, January 12th 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 $25 AARA annual membership fee.

Awards for top finishers in all divisions.

We will also be hosting LUNCH on Saturday afternoon.

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.

Tournament Draw Sheets
(Final Results)
** Mixed ** Junior’s **

Tournament Results:

 

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Charlie Pannone & Tony Piper vs Tom Hood & Fidencio Rodriguez – Men’s Open

With all the Round Robin draws in this year’s tournament, Those of you who completed the task of winning your division and achieving the title of “Alaska State Champion”… We applaud you especially those of you who completed the task in multiple divisions (Michelle LeKites – Women’s Open & Mixed Open) & (Tom Hood – Men’s Open & Men’s All Age). Thanks to the AARA Board members who give their time to make this a special event; Jackie Seiffert, Michelle Lekites, Gina Strawn, and Sharon Keaveny. Next Anchorage tournament “The Alaska Open” February 27- March 1 See you there.

Women’s Open (4 Team Blind Draw – Round Robin)

1st Place: Michelle LeKites & Laura Sinnott
2nd Place: Cathy Law & Kathryn Stewart
3rd Place: Jackie Seiffert & Jean Curtis
4th Place: Gina Strawn & Sonja Engle

Men’s Open

1st Place: Tom Hood & Fidencio Rodriguez
2nd Place: Kelly King & Jeff Sandys
3rd Place: Charlie Pannone & Tony Piper
Consolation: Dave Dershin Mike Butteri (Fairbanks)

Men’s B/C (5 Team RR)

1st Place: Jeff Warner & Marty Williams
2nd Place: John Strawn & Peter Seiffert
3rd Place: Dave Moore & Shane Paulsen
4th Place: Jackie Seiffert & Gina Strawn
5th Place: Cody Bailey & Gabe Strawn

Men’s All Age (4 Team RR)

1st Place: Tom Hood & Jimmy Stewart
2nd Place: Dave Dershin & Mike Butteri (Fairbanks)
3rd Place: Al Davis & Rick Romine (Fairbanks)
4th Place: Martin Contreras & Kenny King

Mixed Open

1st Place: Michelle Lekites & Joe Law
2nd Place: Cathy Law & Jimmy Stewart
3rd Place: Jean Curtis & Jeff Warner
Consolation: Jackie Seiffert & Jeff Warner

Junior’s (4 Team Blind Draw – Round Robin)

1st Place: Jack Hood & Josiah Law
2nd Place: Issac Forsyth & Leiv Hood
3rd Place: Daniel Law & Tate Engle
4th Place: Gabriel Law & Tovin Engle

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2019 Christmas Classic

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2019 Christmas Classic RB Tournament
December 12-15, 2019

(Thursday-Sunday) (We will extend through Sunday only if needed)

 

The next tournament of the 2019/20 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 Doubles event (2 Total)(Women’s or mixed doubles can be played as a 3rd event, No time conflicts when playing 3 PLEASE.

As a “Little Twist,” All Doubles Divisions will be “Blind Draw” meaning you sign up without a partner and we’ll team you up with one.

Entry fees: $25 for the first event; $8 for the second and third events. Juniors play for free.

Entry deadline: Saturday, December 7th at 6pm one day earlier than usual so that we can get the Doubles teams all setup.

The drawing for teams will take place Saturday evening around 6:30pm on Facebook Live on the Alaska Racquetball Group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/alaskaracquetball/).

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 your understanding.

 

** Tournament Update **

Sorry to say but due to lack of entries the Christmas Classic tournament has been canceled, we are planning a one day shoot out Saturday starting at 10am, show up and we’ll team you up with someone. The number of players who attend will dictate the format, maybe Round Robin, Shuttle who knows just show up and get in a little playing time with all of us. 

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2019 Four Wall Turkey Brawl

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2019 Four Wall Turkey Brawl
November 14-17, 2019

(Thursday-Sunday) (We will extend through Sunday only if needed)

Our second tournament of the 2019/20 Alaska Racquetball Season “The Four Wall Turkey Brawl” 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 events. Juniors play for Free. Entry deadline is Sunday, November 10th at 6 pm, We will be serving lunch on Saturday afternoon and there will be awards for the top three players in each division.

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.

 

** Tournament Update **

So we ended up with 52 players and 9 different divisions for this years “4 Wall Turkey Brawl” To add a little twist to this year’s tournament, I made 4 divisions “Double Elimination Draws” instead of what would have been a “Round Robin Draws” giving everyone a chance to WIN the division and the Prize that goes along with it. Once again we will be pressed into playing multiple games per day especially those of you in more the one division, So PLEASE show up early for your scheduled games so as to keep things moving along. For more positive MoJo come down early and volunteer to referee an early match. Good Luck to everyone.

 

Tournament Results:

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Well, we did it!! … 52 Players, 9 divisions, 4 1/2 Courts, 2 1/2 Days, and 84 matches!! It was a jam-packed few days. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners along with all the top finishers who received “Fred Myers” Gift cards Thanks to our Sponsor Bill Hand, and a special Thanks to Monster Car Wash for sponsoring the “Monster Blow-Out Award” for awarding a $25 gift card to those who were unfortunate enough to receive 0 points in any match, Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Welcome to all the first time tournament players who turned out for this event we hope your experience was a good one and that we will see you again in our future events. Next up is the Christmas Classic December 12-15.
Men’s Open Singles:

1st Place: Kelly King
2nd Place: Brandon Cuaresma
3rd Place: Fidencio Rodriguez
Consolation: Mike Monterusso

Men’s Elite/A Singles:

1st Place: Sean Kennedy
2nd Place: Wayne Oxford
3rd Place: Josh Roach (Fairbanks)
Consolation: Matt Veins

Men’s B/C Singles (Double Elimination Draw):

1st Place: Angelina Anderson
2nd Place: Gabe Strawn
3rd Place: Isaac Forsyth
4th Place:  George Moore

Men’s All Age Singles (Double Elimination Draw):

1st Place: Brandon Cuaresma (40+)
2nd Place: Mike Monterusso (40+)
3rd Place: Scott Bird (30+)
4th Place: George Moore (40+)

Men’s Open Doubles:

1st Place: Brandon Cuaresma & Kelly King
2nd Place: Tom Hood & Fidencio Rodriguez
3rd Place: Cathy & Joe Law
Consolation: Bill Hand & Wayne Oxford

Men’s B/C Doubles:

1st Place: Jared Hansen & Lee Jensen
2nd Place: Gina Strawn & Peter Seiffert
3rd Place: Henry Diaz & Dave Moore
Consolation: Peter Barclay & Jeff Warner

Mixed Open Doubles (Double Elimination Draw):

1st Place: Angelina Anderson & Kelly King
2nd Place: Michelle LeKites & Joe Law
3rd Place: Jackie Seiffert & Telon Bremont
4th Place:  Gina Strawn & Peter Seiffert

Women’s Open Doubles (Double Elimination Draw):

1st Place: Angelina Anderson & Nikki Cuaresma
2nd Place: Gina Strawn & Laura S
3rd Place: Jackie Seiffert & Christine Rodriguez
4th Place: Michelle LeKites & Sonja E

Junior Singles:

1st Place: Jack Hood
2nd Place: Daniel Law
3rd Place: Jace Cuaresma
Consolation: Josiah Law

** Tournament Drawsheets **

(Current through all final matches)

** 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 Doubles **

** Women’s Doubles ** Junior Singles **

 

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2019 Fall Kick-Off Tournament

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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 Results **

Men’s Open Singles:

1st Fidencio Rodriguez
2nd Tom Hood
3rd Brandon Cuaresma
Consolation: Joe Law

 

Men’s Elite Singles:

1st Mike Monterusso
2nd Wayne Oxford
3rd Sean Kennedy
Consolation: Jimmy Stewart

 

Men’s All Age Singles :

1st Mike Monterusso
2nd Scott Bird
3rd Kenny King

 

Juniors Singles:

1st Isaac Forsyth
2nd Jack Hood
3rd Jace Cuaresma
Consolation: Josiah Law

 

Men’s Open Doubles:

1st Wayne Oxford/Bill Hand
2nd Joe /Cathy Law
3rd Telon Bremont/ Sean Kennedy
Consolation: Jared Hansen/Matthew Viens

 

Women’s Open Doubles:

1st Michelle Lynn LeKites/Nikki Cuaresma
2nd Cathy Law/Kathryn Stewart
3rd Angelina Anderson/Lyn Lindboe

 

Mixed Open Doubles

1st Michelle LeKites/Joe Law
2nd Cathy Law/Jimmy Stewart
3rd Jackie Seiffert/Telon Bremont

 

** Tournament Drawsheets **

(current through all Final Matches)

** 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