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Update Nov 29, 2017: Cindy is driving to Pleasanton so Marni can handle urgent questions. Her number is 541.505.2220. I'll be setting up tomorrow before check-in, which starts at 5:00 pm at the club in the sports bar area. See you all soon!
Update Nov 24, 2017: Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving day. Marni and John are finishing up match times in the next day or two. You may get a call from them if we need info or volunteers. We always love to have stand-by doubles partners, so please volunteer if you want to be asked to fill in for an injured player (before the first match). Also, we need another MD70 or 75 team--anyone know of a few guys who want to try us? And we could use a 60+ woman to give us one more team in XD60. Okay! Call if you have questions; otherwise, we will see you at check-in night or AT LEAST 30 minutes before your first match on Friday.
Fun Facts: We have 22 first-timers to the NMRA, 18 women players, 78 in the tournament, plenty of matches for you all, and a small bonus--your first round of drinks at the Saturday banquet is on the IRT. Don't miss it.
Update Nov 14, 2017: The deadline is passed, but we haven't yet started division combinations and match scheduling. I will be reaching out to see if people want a second division to play. Call if you missed the deadline but still want to get in--I'll see what I can do. Cindy T 303.888.4461
Update Nov 13, 2017: Today is the deadline for hotel and entry. I'll start working on pairing doubles partners and combining divisions tomorrow. If you see this and want to get in, call me to ask. Many times there are injuries before play starts, and other times I need a partner for someone or one more team. We want you to play! Can't wait!
40+ Racquetball Doubles Players!!
New Schedule ! For the 2017 NMRA Doubles-Only Championships, we’ll play on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 1-3, at the ClubSport in Pleasanton. With such a great destination, all-round-robin format and 8-court venue we have to cap entries at 100, so enter now. We’ll start a waiting list, of course, since last-minute injuries and conflicts can occur, and we’ll try to accommodate as much overflow as we can … but no guarantees!
- Deadline: Online by Monday, November 13; mailed by November 10
- Fees: $165 first, $30 second (mixed not required, but encouraged!).
- Extras: Food and fun all week, with our famous banquet, slideshow and a great tournament shirt
- Player Q&A meetings: Thursday, November 30, 5:15 & 7:00pm (repeated for later arrivals)
- Download all the details and planning information you need
- Need a partner or roommate? Let us know & we’ll try to match you up.
- No refunds after deadline (once shirts ordered & matches scheduled).
Arrive Early! Come out to the San Francisco Bay area to sightsee or even drive up to Napa Valley and the wine country! Thanks to Elaine Dexter and the ClubSport crew, for helping us put together a comprehensive “to do” list to keep you busy. Download a copy to bring along as you plan your trip and make your reservations.
Reserve Early! The Doubletree Hilton at the Club is attached to the club, so it’s expected to sell out quickly. We’ve blocked only 26 rooms – but can get more if those fill up before our deadline - so you MUST reserve early! You’ll be steps away from the eight panel-and-glass walled courts, and the Saturday banquet will be in the hotel’s banquet room.
Plan Early! You can download everything you need to know here, including a print entry form if you prefer to enter via US Mail. Our 70+ players will be offered a special “Rotating Partner Doubles or Jackpot Doubles” second division option, in which they’ll play with and against all of the other partners (limit of 16 entrants) to gain points and have one player crowned champion. 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.
We think NMRA’s great competition formula provides the best bang for your travel tournament dollar, and we are always open to suggestions. Contact Cindy Tilbury, Elaine Dexter or Marni Winings if you have any questions, and we’ll look forward to seeing you in Northern California for check-in on Thursday, November 30, at 5:00 pm.