Upcoming registration deadlines…
|06/19/2015||2015 Ripper Tournament|
Register by Sunday, 7pm, 06/14/2015
|06/19/2015||Fran Davis Racquetball Camp (Burlingame)|
Register by Thursday, 9pm, 06/18/2015
Late entry deadline: Thursday, 9pm
|06/24/2015||USAR Junior Olympic Championships (Stockton)|
Register by Friday, 9pm, 06/12/2015
Late entry deadline: Friday, 3pm
|07/09/2015||WOR National Championships|
Register by Friday, 11pm, 07/03/2015
Late entry deadline: Sunday, 1pm
|07/18/2015||Modesto Grafitti Nights Shootout|
Register by Sunday, 6pm, 07/12/2015
Late entry deadline: Monday, 10am
Register by Monday, 10am, 07/06/2015
|08/01/2015||Pool Party Shootout (Fairfield)|
Register by Sunday, 7pm, 07/26/2015
Late entry deadline: Monday, 10am
|08/15/2015||2015 Summer Scorcher|
Register by Sunday, 7pm, 08/09/2015
|09/23/2015||3-Wall Ball at Stratosphere|
Register by Thursday, 9pm, 09/17/2015
Late entry deadline: Saturday, 9pm
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, email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Lack of legible information will be cause for invalidation of that supporter.
Jack Hughes Educational Scholarship Award
(Jun 19, 2014) We are pleased to announce the return of the Jack Hughes Educational Scholarship.
Any California or Nevada resident, college student, who has demonstrated their desire to expand racquetball, may apply for this scholarship.