Alaska Racquetball News

2018 Fairbanks Doubles

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This Message was from Dan Anderson (Fairbanks)

We had a great doubles Round Robin tournament with 7 teams. We played one game to 15. Pictured from left to right with photo credit to Sam Morton who could not play because his partner did not show: Mike Found, Bryan Birmingham, Karen Harris, Don Roach, Mike Butteri, Aaron Shoe, Dave Dershin, Dave Sivigliano, Robin Walthour, Chilton Hines, Marc Harnum, Gordon Maisey, Dan Anderson, Steve Lungren.

We play in Fairbanks too. Come join us in March!!!

For more info email Dan Anderson or visit the Fairbanks Racquetball Page on Facebook

Alaska Racquetball News

2018 Nation Doubles – Alaska

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The 2018 National Doubles Racquetball Championships will be held in Tempe, Arizona on the campus of Arizona State University February 7-11, 2018

Alaska is going to be Well Represented this year, 13 Alaskans are making the trip South to compete at this US National Doubles Tournament entrants include Lonnie Anderson- Juneau, Martin Contreras – Anchorage, Kimo Hansen – Anchorage, Mark Kasberg – Juneau, Cathy Law – Anchorage, Michelle Lekites – Eagle River, Christer Linden – Anchorage, Paul Ly – Anchorage, Terri Marceron – Anchorage, Brad Potter – Anchorage,  Fidencio Rodriguez – Palmer, Jackie Seiffert – Anchorage, and Mike Stassen -Anchorage.

Let’s all wish them Good Luck

To follow their progress in the tournament click on the 13 Alaskans link above which will lead you to the tournament website participants page where you can view match results. To watch the Livestream broadcast of the matches played on the Championship court, visit the USA Racquetball website and click on the National Doubles banner ad.

 

 

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Tournament Update:

2018 US National Doubles Final Results: By my count, it looks like the Alaskan players are bringing home a total of 19 National Medals, What a GREAT! showing, Congratulations to everyone.

Women’s US Team final:
Kelani Bailey & Sharon Jackson Defeated Rhonda Rajsich & Sheryl Lotts

Men’s US Team Final:
Rocky Carson & Sudsy Monchik Defeated David Horn & Mauro Rojas

Alaskan Results:

Martin Contreras & Paul Ly – 3rd Place M 24c/30b
3rd Place MC

Kimo Hansen – 4th Place Men’s Hero Division (Public Service)

Cathy Law & Christer Linden – 1st Place 50+ B Mixed

Terri Marceron & Mike Stassen – 4th 50+ B Mixed

Cathy Law & Michelle Lynn LeKites – 2nd Women’s 40/50/60 B

Cathy Law & Terri Marceron – 1st Women’s B/C

Michelle Lynn LeKites & Jackie Seiffert – 3rd Women’s B/C

Terri Marceron & Christer Linden – 4th Place Mixed 55 B

Fidencio Rodriguez – 2nd Place 24/25+

Mike Stassen – 2nd Place Men’s 60+ A

 

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2018 Alaska Open

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The next Racquetball tournament of 2017/18 season will be The “Alaska Open” and will take place March 1-4 at The Alaska Club East, Deadline to enter is Sunday, February 25. This is a Singles Only tournament (Skill & Age) divisions will be offered along with Junior events. Players are permitted to compete in only 1 skill (A, B, C, Ect) and 1 age event.

Juniors play for FREE as long as one parent is playing. Just as a reminder, 1st round matches can start as early as 5:30 pm Thursday, You may list a 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.

 

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2018 Alaska State Doubles

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The 2018 Alaska State Doubles sponsored by Scotts Plumbing and Heating (Thank You Scott Pillans) & Penn Balls (Official ball of USA Racquetball) will take place at the Alaska Club East January 11-14,2018 We will be using the Penn HD Purple ball for both Alaska State Tournaments, 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. Custom T-Shirts made by iAlaskaGifts.com (Josh Wood) will be given to the first 40 people who sign up “Officially” from the LINK Below

Entry deadline: Sunday, January 6 @ 6pm. No team will be entered unless entries are received from both team members.

All tournament participants will be required to pay a $15 AARA membership fee. If you are a current USA Racquetball (USAR) member then you will not need to pay another 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 support.

 

2018 Alaska State Doubles
Final Results:

Women’s Open:
1st: Cathy Law & Terri Marceron
2nd: Jackie Seiffert & Gina Phillips-Strawn
3rd: Michelle Lynn LeKites & Vicky Vanderhoef Oberly

Men’s Open:
1st: Brandon Cuaresma & Jesse Keaveny
2nd: Lam Nguyen & Dave Coogan
3rd: Tom Hood & Christer Linden
Cons: Telon Bremont & Robby Gunther

Men’s B/C:
1st: Martin Contreras & Paul Ly
2nd: Larry Carmichael & Brad Potter
3rd: John Thomas Strawn & Gabe Strawn

Men’s 25+:
1st: Tom Hood & Fidencio Rodriguez
2nd: Lam Nguyen & Dave Coogan
3rd: Jesse Keaveny & Robby Gunther
Cons: Matt Helsel & Jasper C Jackson

Men’s 40+:
1st: Telon Bremont & Christer Linden
2nd: Jim Hage & Charlie Pannone
3rd: Wayne Oxford & Peter Blackmon

Mixed Open:
1st: Cathy Law & Joe Law
2nd: Gina Phillips-Strawn & Jesse Keaveny
3rd: Michelle Lynn LeKites & Matt Helsel
Cons: Jackie Seiffert & Telon Bremont

Juniors:
1st: Daniel Law & Issac Forsythe
2nd: Gabriel Law & Jack Hood
3rd: Josiah Law & Lucas Keaveny

AARA State News

Closed State Tournaments

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Alaska State Tournaments – At tonights AARA Board meeting the issue of state tournaments being “Closed” was brought up and a “Motion” “Begining in the 2018/19 season Alaska State tournaments should be OPEN” was made and passed unanimously. Thank You to all who participated in the POLL all your voices were heard and considered in the vote.

Tim Keaveny
Alaska State Director