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2018 Alaska State Singles

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2018 Alaska Alaska State Singles
April 4-7, 2018
(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. A Big Thank You to this year’s sponsors; Micah Weggel & Josh Wood (Alaska Spiritwear)

At the conclusion of the tournament, we invite all players and guests to attend our “Season Ending Party” at O’Malley’s on the Green Saturday evening starting at 7 pm where we will crown our Champions and also induct 3 individuals into the Alaska Racquetball Hall of Fame.

Deadline for entry is Saturday, March 31 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 as long as one Parent participates in the tournament.

All players are required to be AARA Members and a $15 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 $20

Tournament Update
We ended up with a total of 51 players who will be competing in 12 different divisions at this years Alaska State Championship. with this many participants, we would usually extend the tournament through Sunday but with the “Year End Party” scheduled Saturday night we thought it best to end on Saturday,  With Play starting Wednesday night we have a total of 101 court hours to complete 116 matches, In other words, things are going to be  very tight and we have NO WIGGLE ROOM to make changes, PLEASE show up early for your scheduled matches to help referee and be ready to PLAY as soon as courts become available THANK YOU and GOOD LUCK as you chase the elusive title of “Alaska State Champion“.  
Tournament Drawsheets
(Updated 12:30am Sunday)

 

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2018 Alaska Open – Drawsheets

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We ended up with 30 players who will compete in 5 different divisions, The tournament is going to end on Saturday afternoon Sunday was not needed, Both Thursday and Friday are booked solid so PLEASE show up early to help Referee and be ready to play as courts become free. 

Drawsheets for tournament

(Current as of 4:00pm Saturday)

 

** Women’s Open ** Men’s Open ** Men’s B/C ** Men’s All Age **

** Juniors **

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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

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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