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Old Articles
Tuesday, February 11
· 2014 Alaska State Doubles Championships
· Doubles Shuttle February 15 2014
Tuesday, January 28
· 2014 Winter Racquetball League
Wednesday, January 15
· 2014 Alaska Open
Tuesday, November 12
· 2013 Christmas Classic
Sunday, November 03
· 2013 Four Wall Turkey Brawl
Sunday, September 29
· 2013 Fall Kick Off Tournament
Sunday, September 01
· 2013 USAR OFFICIAL RULE CHANGES
Sunday, August 18
· 2013-14 Alaska State Tournament Schedule
· 2013-14 Alaska Club Racquetball Programs

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·2013 Alaska State Singles
·2013 Handball Pro Stop
·2013 State Handball Singles
·2013 Alaska State Handball Doubles
·2013 Alaska State RB Doubles
·Alaska State Fair 2013
·2013 Mud Run
·2007 Four Wall Turkey Brawl
·2008 Alaska State Singles
·2003 Alaska State Doubles

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·The day before last
·Black and White Shoes
·The Flags
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·Jogger and Turbine
·City Block
·Gelber Bros
·City and Colours
·Glass Corridor

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Welcome to version 2.0 of the Alaska Racquetball Homepage!! The Website was created on January 18, 1998 after reading one book (HTML in 24 Hours) since then both Sharon and I have learned so much more about websites and thus version 2.0 was born. We will continue to bring you all the news about current Alaskan Racquetball Events along with a large archive of past events. We will post as much information as we receive from the Tournament Directors along with the Alaska State Racquetball Association Board to include; AARA Board meetings minutes, AARA Board announcements, Tournament Information, Drawsheets, and Photos. We also do our best at keeping up with Alaskan Players as they compete in out of state Tournaments. We also will post anything you would like us to pass along such as Old Photos, New Babies, Weddings, Graduations ect just e-mail us and we'll get it online asap. If you have any questions, comments, Please feel free to contact  me via E-Mail..or at one of the Anchorage tournaments. For more information on any of the Anchorage Tournaments E-Mail Tim Keaveny Anchorage Tournament Director - (907) 242-7470. For Fairbanks Tournaments contact The Club @ (907) 456.1914. and for Juneau Tournaments call the club @ (907) 789-2181. 

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Alaska Racquetball News : 2014-15 Alaska Tournament Schedule
Alaska Racquetball News






2014-15 Alaska Racquetball Tournament Schedule


US Open Racquetball Championships
October 8-12, 2014
Minneapolis, MN


Fall Kick Off
October 9 – 12, 2014
The Alaska Club – Midtown
Anchorage, AK


4 Wall Turkey Brawl
November 6 – 9, 2014
The Alaska Club – Midtown
Anchorage, AK


Christmas Classic
December 11 – 14, 2014
The Alaska Club – Midtown
Anchorage, AK


The Alaska Open
January 15 – 18, 2015
The Alaska Club – Midtown
Anchorage, AK


US National Doubles Championships
February 2015
Arizona State Univ.
Tempe, AZ


Alaska State Doubles
February 19 – 22, 2015
The Alaska Club – Midtown
Anchorage, AK



2014 Alaska State Singles
April 1 – 4, 2015 (Wednesday-Saturday)
The Alaska Club – Midtown
Anchorage, AK



For more information on the Anchorage Tournaments contact the Tournament Director Tim Keaveny @ 907-242-7470 or the Alaska Club Racquetball Director @ 907-562-2460, For the Fairbanks tournaments contact the Tournament Director Dan Anderson @ 907-687-4054. All Anchorage Tournaments take place Thursday through Sunday, matches start as early as 5:30pm Weekdays and as early as 9am on the Weekends. Players can list one time conflict for their starting time and can compete in a total of TWO Events ONLY.. AARA (Alaska Racquetball Assoc.)  or USA Racquetball memberships are required of all tournament participants.






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Alaska Racquetball News : 2014-15 Alaska Club Racquetball Programs
Alaska Racquetball News






2014-15 The Alaska Club Anchorage Racquetball Programs


Racquetball Shuttles 2014 – 2015 (Tim Keaveny)

Singles Shuttle………………………….Saturday September 27, 2014
Doubles Shuttle………………………..Saturday February 14, 2015
Singles Shuttle………………………….Saturday March 21, 2015


Racquetball Leagues @ Midtown – Tuesday Nights (2 – 8 Week Sessions) (Jesse Keaveny)

Fall League……………………………….October 14, 2013 – December 2, 2014
Winter League………………………….January 20, 2015 – March 10, 2015


Juniors Program @ Midtown – Saturday Mornings (2 – 10 Week Sessions) (Instructor Tim Keaveny)
8 and Under Saturday 9am – 10am
9 and Over Saturday 10am – 11am and Thursday 6pm – 7:30pm

Session #1………………………………..September 20, 2014 – December 6, 2014
Session #2………………………………..January 10, 2015 – March 28, 2015


Women’s Clinic @ East  (Tuesday Nights) (Ben & Brandon Cuaresma)

Session #1…………………………………October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014
Session #2…………………………………January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015
Session #3…………………………………March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 2015


Free Clinics (Monthly @ East & Midtown) (Tuesday Nights) (Ben & Brandon Cuaresma) 6pm

Rules, Forehand, Backhand Strokes…September 8, 2014 (Midtown)
Forehand & Backhand Stroke #2……….October 6, 2014 (East)
Serves to Win……………………………………November 10, 2014 (Midtown)
Offensive Shots & Strategy………………December 8, 2014 (East)
Defensive Shots & Strategy……………..January 12, 2015 (Midtown)
How to play doubles and win…………..February 11, 2015 (East)
Advanced Shots & Strategy……………..March 11, 2015 (Midtown)


Never played Racquetball clinic series Saturday @ East (Morning) then Valley / Eagle River
(Afternoon) (Tom Hood) 9am East Club - 12 Noon Valley / Eagle River

Eagle River / East – September 13, 2014
Valley / East – October 18, 2014
Eagle River / East – November 15, 2014
Valley / East – January 10, 2015
Eagle River / East – February 7, 2015
Eagle River / East – March 7, 2015
Valley / East – April 11, 2015

For more information on any of the Anchorage Racquetball Programs contact The Alaska Club Racquetball Director @ 907-562-2460





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Alaska Racquetball News : 2014 Alaska Senior Games
Alaska Racquetball News




2014 Senior Games


The 2014 Senior Games took place in Fairbanks August 9 & 10 the games are for folks 50 years old and above. The Games consist of many sports including; Archery, Basketball, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Swimming, and Racquetball just to name a few the Alaska Games are a qualifying event for the National Senior Games that will take place in Minneapolis, Mn. July 3-16, 2015. There were two players from Anchorage, two from Wasilla and two from Kenai that played. Here are some of the results from the racquetball competition.


Jeff Keuler - 1st place Men's 50-54 (Wasilla)
Charlie Pannone - 1st place Men's 55-59 (Eagle River)
Wayne Oxford - 3rd place Men's 55-59 (Anchorage)
Jeff Keuler/Charlie Pannone - 1st place Men's 50-54 Doubles
Wayne Oxford/Shane McAfee - 1st placae Men's 55-59 Doubles
Jane Soeten - 2nd place Women's 85-89 (Wasillia)
Doug Haralson - 2nd place Men's 60-64 (Kenai)
Doug Harlason/John Miller - 1st place Men's 60-64 Doubles (Kenai)






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Alaska Racquetball News : 2014 Alaska State Singles
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2014 Alaska State Singles Racquetball Championships



The 2014 Alaska State Singles Racquetball Championships will take place April 2-5, 2014(Wednesday - Saturday) at The Alaska Club - Midtown Out of town players MUST be able to play on THURSDAY NIGHT. All Singles divisions both SKILL & AGE will be offered, Players may enter in 1 skill level only and 2 events total. A special commemorative t-shirt designed by iAlaskaGifts.com (Josh Wood) will be given to the first 70 players with paid entries.  All players are required to be AARA Members and a $15 annual fee will collected at the tournament desk for all non members, Your membership will allow you to attend the AARA "End of Year" party  at Gallos on Dimond  Saturday night where along with GREAT FOOD & DRINK we will be presenting trophies to all the newly crowned state champions, Adult and Junior Sportsmanship awards, and give away a lot of door prizes. 


** Drawsheets for the tournament **  
(Current through all final matches)

Sorry for the delay .. I'll have the pictures online in the next couple days..




** Men's A ** Men's B ** Men's C **





Wednesday Night Recap - Men's Open; Steve Deaton, Robert Bailey, Tom Hood, and Kevin Bohan all Won setting up what should be be some very interesting quarter final matches starting at 5:30 with Kevin Bohan taking on #2 seed Kelly King then at 6:30 #1 Seed and current State Champion Brandon Cuaresma takes on 7 time Men's Open Champion Steve Deaton who at age 60 is still a very tuff match, also at 6:30 #3 Jesse Keaveny takes on Tom Hood who's game has come a long way and is looking at breaking into the top 4. 


Thursday Night Recap: Men's Open; Cuaresma, Bailey, Keaveny, and King all won their quarter finals matches in 2 straight games and it's on to the Semi's, (1) Brandon Cuaresma takes on (5) Robert Bailey at 6:30 and (3) Jesse Keaveny takes on (2) Kelly King at 7:30, In the Men's Elite Steve Maisey finds his way to the semis to play Lam Nguyen (Juneau) at 6:30 after taking out the #1 seed Jean-Claude Tassey.





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Alaska Racquetball News : Singles Shuttle March 29 2014
Alaska Racquetball News

Singles Shuttle Saturday March 29, 2014


The Alaska Club Midtown will be hosting a "Racquetball Singles Shuttle" on Saturday March  29th  from 12:30-2:30pm. This is the last chance to get ready for the upcoming state singles tournament. Players are required to show up 1 half hour prior to start time with $10 cash At 12:15 any reserved spots will be given away to stand by players.

How do shuttles work?: Players will be ranked according to the Alaska State Rankings with the highest ranked Player starting on the HIGHER NUMBERED COURTS and working down to the LOWER SEEDED PLAYERS on the LOWER NUMBERED COURTS. Play begins when the Whistle is blown, players will play until the whistle is blown once again to stop play (7 Minutes Later), Winners will move UP 1 court toward the LOWER NUMBERED COURTS while Losers will move DOWN 1 court toward the HIGHER NUMBERED COURTS and both shall be ready to start the new game within 30 SECONDS. Play will continue for 2 Hours with the winners being determined by total number of MATCH WINS.

 The cost of the Shuttle is $10 PER PERSON (Bring your CASH with you to the Shuttle) and is open to the first 16 individuals to signup. If your interested in playing send me an e-mail ASAP or call me 242-7470 (OK to txt me).






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