Site set for the 2018 WomenÕs Senior/Masters Racquetball National Championships-We are Returning to Tucson!

 

Our 29th Annual 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.

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/ . 

 

Very Successful 28th Annual WomenÕs Senior/Masters Racquetball National Championship tournament recently held in Lombard, IL

 

The 28th Annual WomenÕs Seniors/Masters was recently completed in Lombard, IL at the Glass Court. Eighty players from all parts of the USA and Guatemala attended this tournament enjoyed plenty of great racquetball and fun! Competition was held in both round-robin Singles and Doubles divisions. Check the web links for lots more information and pictures.

 

Penn is the Official Racquetball of the WSMRA!

 

The Women's Senior/Masters Racquetball Association is very pleased and excited to announce that Racquetball Industry Leader HEAD/Penn Racquet Sports is now the Official Ball provider for the WSMRA! Thanks to Doug Ganim and the HEAD/Penn team and our Tournament Chair Terry Rogers for working hard to make this happen! We are truly appreciative of HEAD/Penn's support and promotion of our sport! We will be using Penn balls at our upcoming 2018 tournament in Tucson and we look forward to our partnership with H/P in the coming years to move racquetball forward! Be sure to support our sponsor Head/Penn!

 

WSMRA Members In the Racquetball Community

 

* 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.

 

WSMRA members and players serve on the USAR ÒWomenÕs CommitteeÓ including Terry Rogers, Merijean Kelley, Cheryl Kirk, Lorraine Galloway, and Janice Vosika, Peggine Tellez and Joanna Reyes.

Two of our members Cindy Tilbury (president) and Carmen Alatorre-Martin Vice-President) serve on the NMRA Board.

 

Tournament Updates- WSMRA Member and Player Winners

 

_      May 2017 Racquetball National Championships, Tempe, AZ

o   WomenÕs Singles: 50+ Laura Brandt; 50+A Susie Boulanger; 60+ Elite Susan Hendricks; 75+ Mildred Gwinn; 55+ Janet Tyler; WDO Debbie Tisinger-Moore/CJ Herceg; WDE Lisa Bu/Susan Hendricks

 

_      March 2017 NMRA National Championships, Arlington TX

o   WS55+ Ingrid Callman; WS75+ Mildred Gwinn; WD45+ Marcia Richards/Michaele Stapleton; WD50+ Marie Winings/Marie Gomar; WD55+ Sandy Rios/Carolyn Hollis; MXD 50+ Marie Gomar/Mark Malowitz; MXD55+ Carolyn Hollis/Tyrone Gilmore; MXD60+ Carmen Alatorre-Martin/Patrick Gibson

 

_      February 2017 USAR National Doubles, Tempe AZ

o   WDA/B Wendy Miller/Cheryl Jones; WD 50+ Debbie Tisinger-Moore/Malia Bailey; WD 60+ Linda Moore/Marsha Berry; MX55+ Cindy Tilbury/Mike Grisz; MX 65+ Shirley Parsons/Joe Lee; MX 70+ Nidia Funes/Frederick Roe

 

 

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