29th Annual WomenÕs Senior/Masters Racquetball Nationals:
á Our second time in Tucson at Tucson Racquet and Fitness
á 67 Players from 22 states and Guatemala
o Player who came the furthest: Judy Tavano form Chelmsford, MA 2266 miles!
o 11 Players from Illinois, 8 from Arizona, and 7 from California
á Overall Player Attendance for our 29 tournaments:
o 2318 Players in 29 years (80/year average)
o Illinois leads California as the State with the most overall players in our 29 years:
o Illinois- 325, California- 316, Florida- 240
á 14 Players at the tournament have played in 20 or more WomenÕs Senior/Masters
á An Amazing Array of former WSMRA tournament directors were in attendance including:
o Debbie Chaney, Indiana
o Jere Luttner, Texas
o Kathie Trotter, Florida
o Marcia Richards, Colorado
o Cheryl Kirk, Illinois
o Terry Rogers and Merijean Kelley, California
o Nancy Kronenfeld and The Park Ridge Gang, Illinois
á Largest divisions: 13 teams in 55+ Doubles, and 10 players in 65+ Singles
á Overall: 31 Doubles teams and 44 players in Singles. 23 players played doubles only.
á The Fun Doubles raised $267 for Breast Cancer Research
á Thanks to many generous donors and bidders, the Silent Auction and banquet squares raised nearly $1000. This was split between Marie GomarÕs TRACKS program that assists at-risk children in Guatemala City, teaching them life skills and coping strategies through sports and racquetball; and the USARacquetball Collegiate Scholarship Program.
á About 140 singles matches and 90 doubles matches were played during the tournament.
á All this proves that the Racquetball Community is amazing, hard-working, hard-playing and generous!