Welcome to the Pennsylvania State Racquetball Association’s official blog! For now, that’s the name, but the word blog comes with a lot of negative connotations, and I will likely change the name later.
First of all, thank you to everyone who participated in our State Doubles Tournament this past weekend! We have, and will continue to post pictures and videos from the event. A special thank you to Josh Reddinger, who ran the event successfully. I am relatively new to the board, and the inner workings of putting a tournament together from a management standpoint, as well as financially. However, aside from running an hour behind from time to time (which is virtually unavoidable), the tournament ran without a hitch, and the complements far outweighed any complaints. This is vital because in the end, the tournaments are for the players, and the players’ level of enjoyment is what matters.
A special thank you to our sponsors Quaker Steak and Lube, and Ski’s Pizza for the generous donation of delicious food. And one last thank you to Rodney Hake, Travis Aldinger, and Tim Page.
Rodney helped coordinate with Ski’s Pizza to provide us with Subs and Pizza. Please, if you are local to York, or are ever visiting, go visit them in Dover, the food they provided was fantastic.
Thank you to all the players traveling from hours away (Pittsburgh, Philly, New Jersey, Maryland, DC and Virginia!), and from out-of-state! Your participation is appreciated and always encouraged!
And finally, thank you to Travis and Tim for playing host to our event, and providing us with excellent facilities and supplies to help us run everything.
Here is a list of the winners from this past weekend, as well as pictures! (Some pictures will be uploaded when available!)
Junior Singles Advanced – Connor Golden
Men’s Open – Travis Aldinger / Michael Silvio
Men’s Elite (Open Consolation) – Ben Sylvester / JT Mylan
Men’s A – James Priar / Rob Neidlinger
Men’s B – Dean Villone / Robert Janney
Men’s C – Tom Farley / Rodney Hake
Men’s 25+ – Seth Parker / Wally Ruiz
Men’s 35-45+ A/B – Mike Kehoe / Paul Sucro
Men’s 55+ A/B – James Kressly / Paul Cressman
Men’s 65+ – George Hardinger / William Chadwick
Men’s Centurion Open – Wally Ruiz / Daron Morrill
Women’s Open/Elite – Dottie Kelly / Pat Musselman
Women’s A – Holly Reitzel / Aase Leslie
Mixed Open/Elite – Karen Morton / Wally Ruiz
Mixed A’s – Kevin Goulet / Holly Reitzel
Event overview – http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=18890
— Mike Spiro