(Check back here often for tourney
updates as they happen.)
Update 12/03/2016: Start times are available. Round-robins are usually held back until Wednesday afternoon to encourage everyone to come to the player check-in meeting. This saves us a lot of time Thursday morning trying to get everyone their player packet. Come for the appetizers and drinks about 5:00 at the club. Call if you need anything before then. And look for more updates here throughout the tourney.
Update 11/28/2016: I'm just finalizing the doubles partners with a few telephone calls. I have jackets ordered and medals are on their way too. Thanks for signing up for this event. I'm working hard to make sure it is a great one. Plan to come to the Wednesday check-in social and the banquet Friday night--don't miss out. More updates soon. Cindy
Hello 40+ Racquetball Players!!
the 2016 NMRA Doubles-Only Championships, December 8-10, 2016. It is going to be a great time in Atlanta! We hope you will come out for the player information
meetings at 5:15 pm and 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 7, to get all of your
questions answered. We have identical
meetings for the early and late arrivers.
For all the
information you need on this tournament, you can click here to go to the www.nmra.info site and see the Information Sheet
for the tournament. We recommend you
download it and bring it with you as you plan your trip and make your
to come out to the Atlanta area early to visit Stone Mountain or even drive
over to Hilton Head! There is so much to
do, as you will see on the Things To Do list.
For this three-day
tourney, the first event is $165; second is $30. You don’t have to have one mixed doubles
event, but we hope you will, as it makes the Mixed doubles stronger. You may request a doubles partner and/or a
roommate and we will do our best. For
the 70+ players, we will be offering a special second division where players
play with and against all of the other partners (limit of 16 entrants) to gain
points and have one player crowned champion.
We call it Rotating Partner Doubles or Jackpot Doubles. Most likely 70 to 74-year-olds will be in one
division and 75+ will be in another. Of
course, regular set-partner doubles will also be available.
by November 21, or send in a US mail entry by November 17. You’ll get food and fun all week, in addition
to our famous banquet slideshow and a great tournament shirt.
will be allowed after November 21, when shirts will have been ordered and
note about the hotel (the Sonesta Gwinnett Place): PLEASE RESERVE YOUR ROOM EARLY. We have only reserved 26 rooms, but we can
get more if those fill up before our deadline. The hotel is about four miles from the club,
and the Friday night banquet will be at the hotel in the banquet
will be Recreation ATL in Lilburn. We have
all 7 courts. These courts are panel-walled
and some have back glass. Thanks to Jason
Chan and his crew for allowing us to use the facility.
the great location, the all-round-robin format of matches, and the fact that we
only have 7 courts for this tournament, we anticipate that the number of
players will be capped at about 85. Of
course, a waiting list will be created at that point, because 40+ players
always have an injury or last-second conflict.
We hope we will be able to accommodate everyone.
much more information available in the Info Sheet. In addition, there are many things to do in Georgia
and the surrounding states so Chris Poucher and I have written up a list of
just a few. If you prefer to enter via
US Mail, there is a downloadable entry here too. http://www.nationalmastersracquetball.org/articles.asp?articleID=26470
email us if you have any questions. I
look forward to seeing you in Lilburn/Atlanta at check-in night on Wednesday,
December 7, at about 5:00 pm. Thanks for
considering playing our tournament. We
think we have a great formula for providing the best bang for your travel
tournament dollar, but we are always open to suggestions.