Dear WSMRA Members, Players and Friends:
** It is hard to believe but the 29th Annual WomenÕs Senior/Masters Racquetball National Championships are only a little more than 2 months away!
The tournament will be held January 12-14, 2018 at the beautiful Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club in Tucson, AZ. There will be round-robin age-group competition in both singles and doubles. Singles features open/A and B/C divisions for all players 35+. Doubles will have 10-year age divisions for 35 and up. You can enter singles, doubles or both. Entry deadline for online entries is January 3rd at http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=21574 , or you can download an entry form at our web site wsmra.com and mail it in by December 30. Please note to guarantee your correctly-sized tournament jacket you must enter by DECEMBER 28!! Enter today before you get busy with the holidays! See a sneak peek at the logo below!
The Host Hotel is the Doubletree by Hilton Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711 (520.881.4200). Please book by Dec 18, 2017 to receive the discount. A very exciting hotel option is 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 in a beautiful and tranquil location. The rate for January 11-14 is only $129 with a waived resort fee! Reserve by December 11 at this direct link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/NationalRacquetballTournament. So-make your plans and reserve today!
Fun Doubles to benefit Breast Cancer Research will be held from 2:30-5 pm on Thursday January 11 at the club, followed by check-in and a playersÕ meeting featuring complimentary appetizers and drinks. Championship play starts on Friday morning and continues until mid-Sunday afternoon. For travel after the tournament, please schedule your flights on Monday (MLK holiday) or late afternoon or evening Sunday. Any exceptions to the schedule need to be addressed at the time of entry.
All tournament and hotel information is at http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=21574 and also on our web site wsmra.com. We will help with roommates and doubles partners, contact Cindy Tilbury (email@example.com)
You will want to extend your stay to enjoy all the Tucson area has to offer, from golf to hiking the desert to the many museums. Tournament director Cindy Tilbury has some special social events planned, including a Game Night with Bunko and Pictionary and a trip to the famous Biosphere 2! We will also feature the famous Saturday night banquet, with music and all the dancing you can handle! We will also conduct the annual exciting silent auction to support racquetball and the WSMRA. We always need auction items, if you have donations please contact Terry rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org, 650-245-8743) Thank You!
The tournament is sponsored by our ball sponsor Head/Penn Racquetball and the WomenÕs Senior/Masters Racquetball Association and sanctioned by USARacquetball. You must be a USARacquetball member to ply, but you may purchase a limited event membership for a discounted rate. You can contact tournament directors Cindy Tilbury (email@example.com) or Linda Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org) or WSMRA tournament chair Terry Rogers (email@example.com) if you have questions, or need a mailed entry form.
** Upcoming Calendar- Tournaments of Interest:
NMRA Doubles Only December 1-3, 2017, ClubSport Pleasanton, Pleasanton, CA. Men and women 40+, also mixed doubles. Information and enter online by November 13 at http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=21765
WSMRA 29th Annual National Championships, January 12-14, 2018, Tucson Racquet and Fitness, Tucson, AZ. Information and enter online by 1/3/2018 at http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=21574
USARacquetball National Doubles, February 7-11, 2018, Tempe.AZ. Information and enter online at http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=21874
Did You Know:
# Whether or not you are currently a member of USARacquetball, you can sign up for a free e-membership here: https://www.teamusa.org/usa-racquetball/emembership Be a part of the racquetball community, keep up with your sport and get unlimited access to RACQUETBALL Magazine and the official rules of racquetball!
# A limited event membership can be converted to a one-year USAR Membership at a discount.
# WSMRA Members Cindy Tilbury and Joanne Pomodoro were recently elected to the USAR Board of Directors. Cheryl Kirk continues on the Board.
# Quite a few of our members and players serve on the USAR WomenÕs Committee including Terry Rogers, Merijean Kelley, Janice Vosika, Lorraine Galloway, Cheryl Kirk, Joanna Reyes and Peggine Tellez.
** HOPE TO SEE YOU IN TUCSON **