Upcoming registration deadlines…
|10/07/2015||United Healthcare US OPEN Racquetball Championships|
Register by Wednesday, 9pm, 09/23/2015
Late entry deadline: Wednesday, 9pm
|10/16/2015||Cross Court Open|
Register by Monday, 4pm, 10/12/2015
|10/23/2015||Tournament of Terror|
Register by Sunday, 7pm, 10/18/2015
|10/24/2015||WCRC - UC Davis|
(check tournament site for registration info)
Register by Monday, 6pm, 10/19/2015
Register by Tuesday, 5pm, 10/27/2015
|11/06/2015||WRT San Diego|
Register by Sunday, 9pm, 11/01/2015
|11/13/2015||CNRA State Doubles|
Register by Monday, 10am, 11/09/2015
Late entry deadline: Monday, 4pm
|11/21/2015||Concord Turkey Shootout|
Register by Monday, 10am, 11/16/2015
Late entry deadline: Tuesday, 10am
|12/03/2015||2015 NMRA Doubles Only|
Register by Wednesday, 9pm, 11/18/2015
|12/05/2015||Women's Racquetball Day (Stockton)|
Register by Thursday, 10am, 12/03/2015
Late entry deadline: Thursday, 4pm
|12/12/2015||RYDF Holiday Fundraiser|
(check tournament site for registration info)
The CNRA Announces the Jack Hughes Educational Scholarship Award Recipients for 2015
(Sep 18, 2015) Any California or Nevada resident, college student, who has demonstrated their desire to expand racquetball was encouraged to apply for this award. The applicants’ packets were reviewed by the CNRA Scholarship Committee and it is with great pride and pleasure the CNRA is able to award three $500 scholarships to be paid directly to the recipients’ school. This years awardees are Jose Diaz, Stockton, CA, majoring in Sport Medicine at the University of the Pacific, Luis Avila, Wilmington, CA, freshman at El Camino College, and Amir Jabbari, San Ramon, CA, majoring in Computer Engineering at San Jose State University. We look forward to great things from these young men both on and off the courts. Congratulations from the entire CNRA Board of Directors!
CNRA Juniors Fundraising Campaign Begins
Thanks to WOR, the many generous WOR participants who donated, and the California Nevada Racquetball Association, three junior participants at the recent WOR champs raised $162 for the junior program.
Jasmine Carson, Cody Elkins, and Madison Elkins had a successful 50/50 raffle. Rudy Lara won and generously donated $$$ back and used the proceeds to buy himself a new racquetball bag!
Madison, Jasmine, and Cody pictured below with Rudy were also each awarded $10 for their incredible fundraising efforts as the hard working fundraisers!
Congratulations to our National Junior Olympic Participants and Champions
This past week Stockton, CA played host to the USAR National Junior Olympics and once again did an outstanding job. Matches were played at In Shape Westlane and In Shape Quail Lakes. Nick Irvine, John Ellis, Tim Pasisz (The Sport Development Director for Visit Stockton), and the 209 crew went above and beyond including one of the ‘Best banquet (party) I have been to!’
The temperature averaged around 105 degrees most of the week, but the players managed through. It was challenging with most players playing multiple divisions with multiple matches via the Olympic style.
There were almost 200 players representing 26 states aged 6 – 19 competing in the Olympic format draws over 5 days. There were 65 players from California/Nevada!!!!!! Texas had the second most number of players with 36. It was the largest draw a Junior Olympics has seen in many years. We would like to say CONGRATS to ALL the participants and their families and friends for making this event a memorable experience. Many champions were crowned and the complete results can be found at: http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/viewResults.asp?TID=13214
The USA World Cup Team) 18s, 16s, and 14s) and Esprit Team (12s and 10s) were also named. They will be traveling to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to compete in the Junior World Championships in November. The World Cup Team will also be invited to the Junior Training Camp at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in August.
Junior World Cup Team – California representation
Mauro (Daniel) Rojas – 2nd in 18 and 16 singles
Antonio (Tato) Rojas – 2nd in 14 singles
Julian Singh – 1st in 14 doubles (partner Mitchell Turner of OR)
Luis Avila – qualified by placing 2nd at the National High School Championships
Esprit Team – California representation
Antonia (Tato) Rojas – 1st in 12 singles
James D’Ambrogia and Tommy Andraos – 1st in 12 doubles
Vedant Chauhan – 1st in 10 singles and doubles (partner Josh Shea/NY)
Heather Mahoney – 1st in 10 singles; 1st in 12 singles; 1st in 12 doubles (partner Julia Stein/PA)
Estefania Perez – 2nd in 12 singles
Sarai Santana-Arechiga – 1st in 10 doubles (partner Sage Hartman/MN)
The CNRA is beginning several fundraising activities to help these young athletes and their families travel to the Dominican Republic in November and we can also use your support. Average expense per player, can be $3,000+. If you would like to make a donation to the Junior Program just click on the Donations button on the left side of the homepage or contact Terry Rogers, CNRA President, at email@example.com for more information.
NorCal Junior Champs Results
On January 24th 2015, 54 Junior players gathered in Stockton for the Northern California Junior Championships. This was run by John Ellis and his 209 crew. It was a long day of play with all divisions either round robin or pool play. Play started at 8AM and kept the courts busy until well into the evening. There were over 20 new USAR member players!
The younger divisions were very full which looks good for the next few years as they play in the 10’s, 12’s etc. As always, the players were good sports. There were very few injuries and the crying was at a minimum (mostly the parents!)..
A great event and a good preparation for the Junior Nationals which will be held at the same club in June.
Brian Dixon – CNRA Jr Director and Petaluma Valley Athletic Club Junior Director
|Girls Multibounce 8 and under||Ava Naworski||Sonya Shetty|
|Girls MB Lower Playoff||Aanshi Thakur||Jordan Ellis|
|Girls 10 U 2 Bounce||Sonya Shetty||Sarai Santana|
|Girls 10 U||Heather Mahoney||Alondra Canchola|
|Girls 10 U Lower Playoff||Sarai Santana||Grace Herberger|
|Girls 12/14||Nikita Chauhan||Estefania Perez|
|Boys 8 U Multi||Angel Galvan||Noah Brians|
|Boys 8U||Bobby Singh||Angel Galvan|
|Boys 10 U 2 Bounce||Ethan Tu||Jason Rigney|
|Boys 10 U||Vedant Chauhan||Nikhil Prasad|
|Boys 10 U Lower Playoff||Heather Mahoney||Daniel Woodbury|
|Boys 12 U||James D’Ambrogia||Vedant Chauhan|
|Boys 12 U Lower Playoff||Nikhil Prasad||Aidan Tu|
|Boys 12 U Lower Playoff 2||Estafania Perez||Julius Ellis|
|Boys 14 U||Antonio Rojas||Tommy Andraos|
|Boys 14 U Lower Playoff||Aidan Tu||Bryan Barbera|
|Boys 16 U||Ricky Diaz||Zephan Huang|
|Boys 16 U Lower Playoff||Jared Lee||Nikhil Singh|
|Boys 18 and under||Mauro Rojas||Dima Wert|
|Boys 18 Lower Playoff||Trevor John||Ben Jenkel|
2015 California-Nevada State Junior Racquetball Championships (Southern California)
(Cody Elkins and Dane Elkins, Feb 27 2015) The Southern California Junior State Championships were held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Oakridge Athletic Club with four courts. The tournament kicked off at 8:00 a.m. with 23 players battling for the co-state title designation.
The tournament hosted a range of divisions from the exciting 6 and under multi-bounce to the faster paced 10 and under 2-bounce format. And the event also featured a competitive 18 and under singles divisions plus a combined doubles junior division.
Along with intense match play, the hospitality of the entire tournament extended to all players and their supporters.
As to making all of this happen, the participants in the tournament would like to thank Debbie Tisinger Moore and Randy Lam for orchestrating the entire event along with Brian Dixon- head of the CNRA junior committee. The event raises money to send California juniors to other major Junior events and is our biggest fundraiser!
"A special congratulations goes out to Dane "Bryan" Elkins who won the boys 18's playing left handed (he broke his right playing wrist just 5 weeks before) and taking second in the boys 16's after winning his group and beating USA team member Tommy Andraos in a close battle in the prelims. However, Tommy showed why he made the USA junior team in 2013 with a thrilling victory in the finals 11-1 against a tired Dane." (quote from Cody Elkins)
So who were crowned Junior state Co-champions: Here is the list of all of the talented winners:
|Boy's multi-bounce 6 singles||Kaleb Furman|
|Boy's multi-bounce 8 singles||Advait Kartik|
|Boy's double-bounce singles 10||Derek Parillo|
|Boy's 10's singles||Cody Elkins|
|Boy's 12 singles||Iain Dunn|
|Boy's 14 singles||Ivan Hernandez|
|Boy's 16 singles||Tommy Andraos|
|Boy's18 singles||Bryan "Dane the Lefty" Elkins|
|Junior All Doubles||Joshua Cohen/Ivan Hernandez|
|Girl's multi-bounce singles 6 and 8's and girls double bounce||Rylee Carrillo|
|Girl's 12 singles||Camilla Gomez|
|Girl's 18 singles||Atossa Rejaie|
It is an honor playing this great state championships event and we wish everyone much future success at Jr. Olympics where California last year captured the title for most points helped in part from our competition in state!
In the boys 6 and under multibounce, Kaleb Furman got first place. In boys 8 and under singles multi-bounce and Advait Kartik got first place. In boys/girls singles multi-bounce 6-8 and under, Advait Kartik captured first place.
2015 National Doubles Championships - California and Nevada Players Perform Well
(Feb 27 2015) 70 California and 7 Nevada players participated in the USAR 48th National Doubles Championships hosted by Arizona State University February 11-15, 2015. The competition was friendly but fierce and a number of our CA/NV players returned home with medals and bragging rights. Congratulations to all the players for a great tournament! Complete results can be found at the tournament website.
Next up the LPRT/CNRA State Singles Championships and National Singles Championships Qualifier, March 20-22, 2015 at Los Caballeros in Fountain Valley, CA
California/Nevada Ladies Shine in Minneapolis
(Jan 27 2015) Five California/Nevada ladies braved the cold and traveled to Minneapolis to complete in the 26th Annual Women’s Senior Masters Racquetball Championships January 16-18. The temperatures inside were warm and cozy and the competition was fierce but friendly and the ladies came away with a number of awards!
|Cindy Tilbury||1st 55+ singles and 2nd 45+ doubles|
|Terry Rogers||1st 65+ singles|
|Marquita Molina||2nd 70+ singles|
|Nidia Funes and Merijean Kelley||1st 65+ doubles|
The Fall Racquetball News Tidbits - November 2014
In this issue:
- ‘Go Pro’ - LPRT and IRT
- The Famous US OPEN
- and more…
Read it all on the News & Tidbits page
2014 CNRA State Doubles Championships
(Nov 21, 2013) Prime Time Athletic Club played host to the CNRA State Doubles Championships and what a great weekend it was. PTAC was the perfect venue to host this event with 7 courts, gracious locker rooms, a great room for registration and displays, a sports lounge, and a staff that did an outstanding job of welcoming and servicing all the players. Hospitality was abundant and the awards were very special. A great time was had by all! The results are posted below and can also be viewed at the tournament webpage. A special thanks to all the players, fans, and volunteers who helped to make this a great event.
|Men's Open||Gil Cepeda||James Swift|
|Tom Lonardo||Jimmy Oliver|
|Men's A||Cesar Vazquez||Joel Machuca|
|Benjamin Perez||Kareem McKinnon|
|Men's B||Jim Rapoport||Charlie Lothridge|
|Rob Barbara||Bill McCormick|
|Comb. Age 75+||Gil Cepeda||Bill George|
|Tom Lonardo||Randy Long|
|Wms Elite||Carla Francis||Kimberly Randolph|
|Sandra Ramos-Mowry||Natalie Russell|
|Wms A||Ester Lozano|
|Wms C||Patty Perez|
|Mx O/E||Sandra Ramos-Mowry||Kimberly Randolph|
|Randy Long||Freddy Flores|
|Mx A||Alyse Cori||Maureen Higa|
|Bill Griffin||John Rafkin|
|Mx B/C||Kimberly Randolph||Patti Perez|
|Ranulfo Alverz||Jeff Morris|
|Men's 55||Jim Rapoport||Bill George|
|Rob Barbara||Harry Vernon|
|Men's 65||Price Thomas||Tim Scott|
|Jerry Kilroy||Jerry Miller|
Prime Time Athletic Club is playing host to the
CALIFORNIA/NEVADA STATE DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS
November 15 & 16, 2014
Lower entry fees, fewer divisions, and finish in one day (depending on divisions played)! All divisions will be round robin or pool play and will be played per the below schedule
|SATURDAY||Men's and Women's Open, Elite, A, B, C, combined age 75+|
|SUNDAY||Men's and Women's 45+, 55+, 65+
Mixed Open/Elite, Mixed A. Mixed B/C, Mixed combined age 75+
To keep the cost down you may choose to order a quality tournament shirt for an additional $10. Shirts must be ordered by October 30th! Early entry discount $5 if entered by October 15th. You must be a California or Nevada resident to participate. USAR/CNRA membership required. Hospitality and Awards!!!!Ball - Ektelon Classic Black
Tournament Directors: CNRA Board of Directors
Questions contact Jack Hughes, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 702-413-7269
Don’t miss out on State bragging rights as the new State Doubles Champions!!!!!!
CNRA Juniors to Worlds
(Sep 15, 2014) The Junior World Championships are coming up quickly in October. They are being held in Cali, Colombia. We are proud to have 8 players from California qualifying for Team USA and planning to go to Cali. To qualify, players must have finished in the top two singles or the top doubles team at Junior Nationals.
It is not a cheap trip to Colombia, and we are looking to help out our California players on their expenses. A Go Fund Me page has been set up for this.
Check out this video by some of the players attending:
To for more information and to donate go to: www.GoFundMe.Com/CNRA-Jr-Worlds
Every little bit helps…
Please share this with your Racquetball friends.
The summertime Racquetball News Tidbits - August 2014
In this issue:
- Juniors, Juniors, and more CNRA Juniors..
- Story of my wife
- new Gear for the new season
- and more…
Read it all on the News & Tidbits page
CNRA Announces the Jack Hughes Scholarship Recipient for 2014
(Aug 30, 2014) Congratulations to Geraldine Villa as the recipient of the 2014 Jack Hughes Scholarship Award. Geraldine will be attending Sacramento State in the fall and plans to be part of the Sac State racquetball program. She is excited to start growing as a racquetball player once again and begin competing in college, state, and national tournaments while working to expand racquetball throughout the Sac State campus.
Congratulations Geraldine and best of luck!
WOR Championships, Huntington Beach CA. Junior Team members, past and present are working hard to build up support for the push to send the US Junior Team to Cali Columbia in October (right around the corner)!! Thanks to the generous support of the players and spectators, our kids raised over $400!!! Butch Fish was the winner of the 50/50 raffle pot and donated back to the Junior fundraising efforts.
Thank you for hustling to drum up raffle participants! Team members- Dan Elkins (with and assist from brother Cody!) Sawyer Lloyd, Erika & Adam Manilla (CO) guided by Jasmine Trevino and Devon Pimentelli
Look for us again at shoot-outs and tournaments over the upcoming months and be sure to show your support for our Junior players either by using the Paypal donate button on the front page or the GoFundMe campaign.
We have 8 CA/NV players trying to earn enough to go to the Junior Worlds where we have performed very well thanks to your continued support. See our USA Team on the Juniors page!
- You can support the juniors by donating through the GoFundMe website
Congratulations to the U.S. Junior National Team Members
(Jun 30, 2014) The 2014 Wilson U.S. National Junior Olympic Championships concluded with USA Racquetball naming the 2014-15 U.S. Junior National and Esprit Teams. We are proud to congratulate 4 of our CA/NV players on their being named to the National Team and to the 4 CA/NV players Esprit Team.
|U.S. Junior National Team Members|
|Wayne Antone IV - Junction City, OR||Boys 16 Singles Runner-Up|
|Jordan Barth - Cold Spring, MN||Boy's 16 Doubles Champion and 14 Singles Champion|
|Justus Benson - Sun Prarie, WI||Boy's 16 Doubles Champion|
|Kaitlyn Boyle - Beaverton, OR||Girl's 14 Singles and Doubles Champion|
|Jordan Cooperrider - Palm Harbor, FL||Girl's 16 Singles and Doubles Champion|
|Ricardo Diaz -Stockton, CA||Boy's 14 Doubles Champion|
|Dane Elkins - Los Angeles, CA||Boy's 14 Doubles Champion|
|Danielle Falvey - Sussex, WI||Girl's 18 Doubles Champion|
|Hollee Hungerford - Milwaukie, OR||Girl's 18 Doubles Champion and Singles Runner-Up|
|Briana Jacquet - Golden, CO||Girl's 14 Doubles Champion and Singles Runner-Up|
|Connor Laffey - Salem, OR||Boy's 18 Singles Runner-Up|
|Sawyer Lloyd - Petaluma, CA||Boy's 18 Doubles Champion|
|Adam Manilla - Centennial, CO||Boy's 18 Singles and Doubles Champion|
|Erika Manilla - Centennial, CO||Girl's 16 Doubles Champion and Singles Runner-Up|
|Akul Ramayani - Poughkeepsie, NY||Boy's 14 Singles Runner-Up|
|Mauro Rojas - Stockton, CA||Boy's 16 Singles Champion|
|Hollie Scott - Lynden, WA||Girl's 18 Singles Champion|
|U.S. National Esprit Team Members|
|Nick Birnel - Bellingham, WA||Boy's 12 Doubles Champion|
|Hannah Carver - Spokane, WA||Girl's 12 Singles Runner-Up|
|Nikita Chauhan - San Ramon, CA||Girl's 12 Singles Champion|
|Timmy Hansen - Wellington, FL||Boy's 10 Doubles Champion and Singles Runner-Up|
|Heather Mahoney - Penngrove, CA||Girl's 10 Singles and Doubles Champion|
|Rei McCormick - Urbandale, IA||Girl's 12 Doubles Champion|
|Akul Ramayani - Poughkeepsie, NY||Boy's 12 Singles Champion|
|Antonio Rojas - Stockton, CA||Boy's 12 Doubles Champion and Singles Runner-Up|
|Josh Shea - Cortland Manor, NY||Boy's 10 Doubles Champion|
|Julia Stein - Murrysville, PA||Girl's 10 Doubles Champion and Singles Runner-Up|
|Krish Thakur - Tracy, CA||Boy's 10 Singles Champion|
|Graciana Wargo - Clearwater, FL||Girl's Doubles Champion|
Petitions Will Be Accepted For The Board Of Directors
(Jun 19, 2014) The CNRA Board of Directors will name four (4) Directors at the Annual Meeting to be held September 15, 2014. Members in good standing not nominated by the Election Committee, but wishing to be considered for the Official Ballot must gather a petition containing 100 valid signatures including the member’s legibly printed name. The signatures must be CNRA members in good standing indicating their support for said petitioner. Petitions must be submitted to the Nomination Committee, by mail, postmarked no later than July 20, 2014.
Please use this PDF file for your petition gathering: 2014-OFFICIAL_BALLOT_PETITION_FORM.pdf
Mail petitions to the CNRA Chairperson:
8317 Divernon Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89149
or Scan and email to email@example.com. Lack of legible information will be cause for invalidation of that supporter.
Racquetball News Tidbits - June 2014
In this issue:
- National Singles Recap
- Junior at National Singles heading into Junior Olympics
- National Team
- and more…
Read it all by downloading the June 2014 News & Tidbits
Support CNRA JRs to Jr Nationals in Denver
(June 5, 2014) Hi Racquetballers,
The Junior National Racquetball Championships will be held in Denver June 25-29. The California Nevada Racquetball Association always tries to support Juniors attending this event. This year we are trying to add a little more support and looking to the Racquetball community to assist. A Go Fund Me page has been set up for this…
We have set a goal of $6,000 which could assist with travel and lodging expense.. With Juniors it can be expensive as usually at least one parent will also be going and sometimes the whole family.
If we reach out goal, we may be able to look at doing 1 or 2 special requests for players who may not be able to go otherwise…
Any little bit helps and please feel free to share this with your Racquetball friends via email (just forward this along) or social media (Share link on Face book etc..)
Thanks for the support…
CNRA Junior Director
2014 USAR 47th National Singles Racquetball Championships
(May 31, 2014) The 2014 USAR National Singles Championships are in the books and once again ran smoothly thanks in large part to the volunteers, headed by our own Peggine Tellez, that stepped up to do the work behind the scenes. We had a chance to celebrate several annual award winners at the Hall of Fame celebration. Jose Rojas took home the Male Athlete of the Year award while Debbie Tisinger-Moore, for the sixth time, was awarded the Peggy Steding Female Age Group award. The legendary Brian Hawkes of Lake Forest, CA was inducted into the Hall of Fame as an outstanding outdoor player. The CNRA congratulates all of our annual award winners on their accomplishments! Of the 292 registered players 160 were from California and Nevada!!!!! Please join us in congratulating our medal winners listed below Also please let us apologize in advance it we have missed anyone as we have done our best to list everyone correctly. You can view the results of the entire tournament at, http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/viewResults.asp?TID=11901
|GOLD MEDAL WINNERS||Div|
|Charles Dryer||70A and 70B|
|Donarea Dunwoody||WD and 50C|
|Dane Elkins||B14 and B18|
|Roy San Miguel||60B|
|SILVER MEDAL WINNERS||Div|
|Marcos Rojas||US Team Qual|
|Janel Tisinger||USTeam Qual|
|BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS||Div|
Serving on the Board of California/Nevada Racquetball Association / CNRA
(May 14, 2014) Our mission is to perpetuate, improve, promote and expand the sport of racquetball in California and Nevada.
Our Election Committee is accepting applications for candidates who will be actively involved in the Mission of the CNRA by serving as a Board of Director. This job is your opening to use your leadership skills to have an impact on the opportunities and challenges our sport faces. Please submit your Board Candidate Application & Statement of Interest to firstname.lastname@example.org mail to CNRA 8317 Divernon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89149, Fax 702/ 413-7269 not later than 5:00pm, Friday June 6th, 2014.
The nominating committee will review submissions and then put together a slate of candidates. Candidates will be notified on or before June 19, 2014 of their acceptance. Should you not be included on that slate of candidates you will be notified and afforded the opportunity to petition the board to be added to the slate. The petition forms will be provided with instructions and will be due back to the nominating committee by July 20, 2014.
Voting for the Candidates will take place August 2 – September 2, 2014. Results will be announced early September 2014.
CNRA Board of Director Criteria
As you prepare your written Statement of Interest, please keep the criteria noted below in mind so that the Election Committee can best assess our candidates. This is similar to a racquetball resume with examples of your experience matching up to the criteria we are seeking.
The Board is looking for members who will support the Mission of our association and strengthen our organization’s governance.
- Leadership skills in program development to promote growth in the recreational player, junior, High School & Collegiate areas are highly desirable.
- Committee participation is a substantial portion of this Board’s activities pertaining to Membership development, Communications, Media Utilization, Fundraising, Achievements & Acknowledgments, Event Collaborations & Board Governance.
- Participation in monthly conference meetings and bi-annually hosted Association is expected.
- Applicant must be willing to be highly visible advocates for racquetball in word and deed and be prepared to identify potential conflicts of interest.
- Must maintain a current USAR membership, and be a resident of California or Nevada.
Appplication Form: 2014_CNRA_BoD_Application.pdf
Helping California/Nevada Juniors attend the Nationals in Denver
(May 14, 2014) The Junior National Racquetball Championships will be held in Denver June 25-29th.. The California Nevada Racquetball Association (CNRA) board annually looks to assist with California/Nevada Juniors attending the Nationals. Usually enough to offset entry fees. This year we would like to see if we can assist a little more and are looking to the Racquetball community to help out.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up for this purpose. A goal of $6,000 has been set and I hope if we can get the information out there we can reach this goal. Attaining this goal, may allow us to do 1 or 2 special needs assistance as well as the group as a whole..
The Link is: http://www.gofundme.com/cnrajuniors