Dear WomenÕs Senior/Masters players, members and friends:

 

Summer heat has finally arrived in the upper midwest, a bit early. I hope you are enjoying your summer wherever you are!

 

I would like to update you on our plans for the 29th Annual Women's Senior/Masters Racquetball Championships along with other racquetball news of interest.

 

The 2018 WomenÕs Senior/Masters Racquetball Championships is returning to Tucson! The tournament will be the weekend of January 12-14, 2018 at the Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club with Fun Doubles January 11.  Cindy Tilbury and Linda Moore will be our tournament directors and are working hard to make this a special tournament experience.  This is the club that hosted our tournament in 2016 and has excellent facilities, with many amenities to enjoy when you are not playing.  The Host Hotel & Banquet Site will be the Doubletree Reid Park about 6 miles from the club. (Reserve by Dec 17, 2017 at 520-881-4200, with code WSMRA) A free shuttle will be provided to the club. Please share the attached tournament flyer with your friends and club members.

 

We have an additional exciting hotel option for Tucson! Thanks to Susan Adams we also have available a block of 10 rooms reserved at the 5-star luxury JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa in the foothills of the Sonoran Desert. (3800 West Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson, AZ  85745) The hotel is very private and in a beautiful and tranquil location. The rate for January 11-14 is only $129 with a waived resort fee! This is a huge discount off the usual cost of this upscale resort hotel. Reserve by December 11 at this direct link:  https://aws.passkey.com/go/NationalRacquetballTournament  (or if necessary call 1-877-622-3140 and mention "WomenÕs National Racquetball TournamentÓ). The hotel is about 15 minutes drive time to the club.  Check it out at: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tussp-jw-marriott-tucson-starr-pass-resort-and-spa/ . DonÕt miss this amazing opportunity, make your plans and reserve today!

 

We offer age-group round-robin singles and doubles for all women ages 35 and up. Open/A and B/C divisions are offered in singles. You are never out of the draw at this tournament. Gather your friends and make your plans today for this special tournament.

 

To find much more information on the tournament, hotels and Tucson and to register online go to: http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/tourneyInfo.asp?TID=21574  You can also check our web site for more details.

 

* Other Upcoming Tournaments of Interest:

 

NMRA International Championships (women and men 40+ Singles, doubles and mixed) : July 12-15, 2017, West Allis, WI. Information and Enter online by June 28 at http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=18834

 

IRF World Seniors Racquetball Championships (women and men 35+, singles, doubles and mixed) August 29-Sept 2, 2017, Albuquerque, NM. Information and Enter online at: http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=18974

 

US Open Racquetball Championships October 4-8, 2017, Minneapolis, MN. Information and Enter online at: http://www.r2sports.com/website/event-website.asp?TID=21382

 

Racquetball News:

 

* News about WSMRA players from the recent USARacquetball Singles Tournament in Tucson:

¥      Terry Rogers and Jack Hughes received USAR's Joe Sobek Outstanding Contribution Award at the HOF and Awards Banquet in Tempe.

¥      Cindy Tilbury won the Peggy Steding Award as Outstanding Female Age Group Player.

¥      Joanne Pomodoro and Cindy Tilbury officially joined the USAR Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting in Tempe at National Singles.

¥      Laurel Davis cycled off of the USAR Board after six years, much of that time as Treasurer.

¥      Cheryl Kirk continues on the USAR Board as Secretary.

 

All of these folks contribute so much time and energy to supporting and promoting our sport, and we owe them a big CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU!