(Check back here often for tourney
updates as they happen.)
Update 07/07/17: Mark your calendar to attend the special racquetball clinic put on by the legendary Ruben Gonzalez on Tuesday at 4:00 pm--right before check-in night. Everyone welcome!! Also, match times are being scheduled so it will be difficult to add more players. Sometimes we get injuries so don't be afraid to ask us. See you soon.
Update 07/01/17: The deadline is passed, but until we start scheduling matches, there is a chance to get into the event. Even after that, sometimes we have injuries where we can substitute in a player or a team. Don't be afraid to call and ask if it's possible to play. We will be combining small divisions where we can, making some double round-robins, and leaving the other divisions straight round-robins. I have one more woman who needs a female roommate. Call me if you want to save a little on your room bill. Can't wait to get back to Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Athletic Club! ct
Update 06/28/17: The deadline is extended two days. I'll be on an airplane so it isn't easy to answer all questions. Call or email if you do need help and I'll get to you late tonight. Thanks for playing! Call Joe Williams if you need a ride from the airport (info below).
Update 06/13/17: The Crowne Plaza Wauwatosa has added five King and five Queen rooms to our room block, and they extended the reservation deadline for a week--June 20! Get your rooms now, or the rate will go up to about $200 a night after that date.
Update 06/12/17: Our 30 reserved rooms are taken, but I'm working on getting more available at the special rate. I may not have an update on that until tomorrow. Thanks for booking those rooms--we get a few comped rooms from every 40 or so room nights, so we appreciate your staying at the host hotel. It also means we are going to have a good group of out-of-towners and I have heard of many local area players who will be signing up soon, too!
Hello 40+ Racquetball Players!!
the 2017 NMRA International Championships, July 12 through 15, 2017. The NMRA is excited to be back in Milwaukee. It is going to be a great time in West Allis at the Wisconsin Athletic Club! We hope you will come
out for the player information meetings at check-in night at the WAC Club in West Allis at 5:15 pm and 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 11, to get all
of your questions answered. If anyone
wants the information, we will have identical meetings for the early and late
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 Milwaukee/Chicago area early to visit the Miller Brewing Headquarters or even drive down to Chicago to see the museums and aquarium! There is so much to do, as you will see on
the Things To Do list.
For this four-day
tourney, the first event is $165; second is $30. You don’t have to have to play a second
division, but we hope you will, as it makes the doubles stronger. You may request a doubles partner and/or a
roommate and we will do our best. Enter
online by June 28, or send in a US mail entry by February 26. You’ll get food and fun all week, in addition
to our famous banquet slideshow and a great tournament shirt.
will be allowed after June 28, when shirts will have been ordered and
note about the hotel (the Crowne Plaza in Wauwatosa): PLEASE RESERVE YOUR ROOM EARLY. We have only reserved 30 rooms, but we can
get more if those fill up before our deadline. The hotel is about four miles from the club. You will find it easiest to stay at the host
hotel, as there will be an hourly shuttle to both clubs, provided free.
The banquet will be on Friday night at the host hotel, with cocktail hour at 6:00 pm then food and program starting at 7:00 pm. Slideshows, videos and awards are all customary. Don't miss this!
The host club
will be the famous Wisconsin Athletic Club in West Allis. We are allowed to use all ten of their concrete-walled
courts. Thanks to Trish Beatty and her crew for allowing us to use the
much more information available in the Info Sheet. In addition, there are many things to do in Milwaukee
so I had Scott Kraemer write 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=XXX
email us if you have any questions. I
look forward to seeing you in Milwaukee at check-in night on Tuesday,
July 11, 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.
NMRA Tournament Director