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40+ Racquetball Doubles Players!!
the 2017 NMRA Doubles-Only Championships, (this is different than our regular
schedule!) FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, December 1-3, 2017. It is going to be a great time in Pleasanton! We hope you will come out for the player information
meetings at 5:15 pm and 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 30, 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 San Francisco Bay area early to visit the city or even drive
up to Napa Valley and the wine country! 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 13, or send in a US mail entry by November 10. 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 13, when shirts will have been ordered and
note about the hotel (the Doubletree Hilton at the Club, which is attached to
the racquetball club): PLEASE RESERVE
YOUR ROOM EARLY. We have only reserved 26
rooms, but we can get more if those fill up before our deadline. The Saturday night banquet will be at the hotel
in the banquet
will be ClubSport Pleasanton in Pleasanton. We have all 8 courts. These courts
are panel-walled and some have back glass. Thanks to Elaine Dexter and the ClubSport crew for allowing us to use
the great location, the all-round-robin format of matches, and the fact that we
only have 8 courts for this tournament, we anticipate that the number of
players will be capped at about 100. 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 California
and the surrounding states so Elaine Dexter, Marni Winings 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=XXXX
email us if you have any questions. I
look forward to seeing you in Northern California at check-in night on Thursday,
November 30, 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.