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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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2018-19 Alaska RB Tournament Schedule

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2018 – 2019 Alaska Racquetball Tournament Schedule

Fairbanks Tournaments are in RED

 

Fall Kick Off

October 18 – 21, 2018

The Alaska Club – East

Anchorage, Alaska
4 Wall Turkey Brawl

November 8 – 11, 2018

The Alaska Club – East

Anchorage, Alaska

 
Turkey Shoot
November 17, noon-4
Fairbanks South Club
Singles only, All levels combined
Black Friday King of the Court
November 23 9:30 am
Fairbanks South Club
(Rotating doubles partners)

 

Christmas Classic

December 6 – 9, 2018

The Alaska Club – East

Anchorage, Alaska

 

Frozen Fast Furious Fun
December 29, noon-4
Fairbanks South Club,
Singles only, All levels combined

 
The Alaska State Doubles

January 10 – 13, 2019

Alaska Club – East

Anchorage, Alaska

 
New Year Smash
January 19, Noon-4
Fairbanks South Club
Singles only, All levels combined

 
The Alaska Open

February 21 – 24, 2019

Alaska Club – East

Anchorage, Alaska

 
Fairbanks Shootout
March 16 Noon to 6 pm
Fairbanks South Club,
Set up for Anchorage people to come up
During Ice Park Competition.
Singles A, B, Open combined

 
2019 Alaska State Singles (Wednesday – Saturday)

April 10 – 13, 2019

The Alaska Club – East

Anchorage, Alaska

 
Beginner Bash
April 20, noon to 5 pm
Fairbanks South Club,
Singles only All levels combined
Singles only, Novice and C level only

 
Anchorage tournaments are sanctioned and you can enter various skill and age events.

Fairbanks tournaments are not sanctioned and will be round robin for 6 or fewer players. Contact Dan Anderson, cell – 907-687-4054. Sign up by Wednesday before the tournament by calling or texting Dan Anderson. Play will be Saturday from noon until about 4:00pm. You don’t have to sign up in advance but you must check in by noon so the draw can be finalized at 12:15.

 

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2018-19 Alaska Club RB Programs

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2018 – 2019 Alaska Club Racquetball Programs

 

Racquetball Shuttles 2016 – 2017 (Tim Keaveny) 

Doubles Shuttle………………………………..………..Saturday, January 5, 2019 – East

Singles Shuttle…………………………………………….Saturday, April 6, 2019 – East

 

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

Session #1…………………….………………………..……October 6, 2018 – December 1, 2018 – South

Session #2…………………………………………………….January 19, 2019 – March 30, 2019 – South

 

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

Session #1…………………….…………………………..…October 6, 2018 – December 1, 2018 – South

Session #2…………………………………………………….January 19, 2019 – March 30, 2019 – South 

 

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

Forehand & Backhand Stroke #2…………..………November 5, 2018 – East

Serves to Win……………………………………………….December 10, 2018 – South

Offensive Shots & Strategy……………….…………..January 7, 2019 – East

Defensive Shots & Strategy…………………….……..February 4, 2019 – South

How to play Doubles and Win………………….…….March 4, 2019 – East

Advanced Shots & Strategy………………………..…..April 1, 2019 – 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 6, 2018

East 10-11:30am / Eagle River – 1:00 – 2:30pm….November 24, 2018

East 10-11:30am / Valley – 1:00 – 2:30pm…………January 26, 2019

East 10-11:30am / Eagle River – 1:00 – 2:30pm….February 9, 2019

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

East 10-11:30am / Valley – 1:00 – 2:30pm…………April 20, 2019

 

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