2018 NMRA National Championships Warren

Racquetball Tournament 5/2/2018 - 5/5/2018
2018 NMRA National Championships Warren
Warren Health & Racquet Club - Warren, NJ USA

(Check back here often for tourney updates as they happen.)

Update May 14, 2018: Slides/photos/banquet slides/videos available on YouTube by Bruce Adams: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nmra+warren+2018+racquetball

Update April 30, 2018: I've made available the start times and draws. If you see a lot of matches in a row, don't panic. We will get the matches played and you will get a break between divisions. The schedule is completely full, with a built-in break around lunchtime, but we will be on time and get all of the matches in. Call if you see any trouble with the schedule that can't wait until I see you in person. See you at check-in night at the club Tuesday 5 to 8, or 45 minutes before your first match!
Update April 19, 2018: The main deadline has passed but I extended it a little and a few more people snuck in. Very nice. I haven't yet started doing match times, and until then, call me if you need changes. I will be arranging partners, per your requests, in the next few days. Don't panic if you aren't paired up yet, but also don't hesitate to call if you want to ask me anything. I may call and ask if you would be willing to play doubles--sometimes I need a person, and sometimes I need a reserve in case of injury. Plan on coming to Tuesday night check-in for hot appetizers and beverages, and set aside Friday night May 4, for our special banquet at the host hotel. Guests are welcome for $50 but please try to let me know so I have enough tables and chairs. 303.888.4461 is my cell.
Update April 17, 2018: We originally thought we might have to limit the number of entries to 100, but we will make sure we accept all players up to 140 by tweaking the schedule. Sign up by tomorrow evening. And bring a friend.
Update April 4, 2018: The host hotel is sold out. Check the Hotel link in the menu above to see alternate hotel suggestions. Shuttle will not run to these hotels. Check the "Share a Room" list or contact Cindy if you need a roommate--some people may already have a room at the Hotel Indigo and want to split the cost.
Short But Important Update March 25, 2018: Do not even THINK about using LaGuardia as your airport, according to Peggy Prentiss and Jonathan Clay. Unless you know exactly what you are doing, ONLY USE NEWARK. And make your Hotel Indigo reservations TODAY so I can get more rooms if we need them! Thanks!
Update March 12, 2018: Hotel Indigo is ready to accept reservations for our group. Sign up today!
Update March 9, 2018: Our host hotel will be the Hotel Indigo in Basking Ridge, about four miles from the club. Please download the new Info Sheet from our nmra.info website, and check the Hotel link on this R2Sports tourney site. The hotel will be ready to take reservations very shortly--there is a monster snowstorm in the Northeast that is causing some power outages. Thanks for being patient. We will see you in Warren on May 1 for check-in night. Special thanks go to Peggy and Jerry Prentiss for helping me with all of these challenges. :-)
Important Update March 6, 2018: The original hotel will NOT be open in time for our event, so we are in the process of deciding between two great options. If you have reservations at the original hotel, give us a day or two and we will let you know where to get a new room. So sorry for the inconvenience! We were promised the original hotel would be open by January. Check back here on March 8! Thanks so much for your patience and understanding. ct

Hello 40+ Racquetball Players!!

Welcome to the 2018 NMRA National Championships, May 2 through 5, 2018. The NMRA is excited to be in the Northeast USA after many years. It is going to be a great time in Warren at the Warren Health & Racquet Club! We hope you will come out for the player information meetings at check-in night at the club in Warren at 5:15 pm and 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 1, to get all of your questions answered. If anyone wants the information, we will 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 reservations.

Please plan to come out to the Newark area early to visit the Statue of Liberty and maybe even the Jersey Shore! 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 to play a second division, of course. You may request a doubles partner and/or a roommate and we will do our best. Enter online by April 18, or send in a US mail entry by April 16. You’ll get food and fun all week, in addition to our famous banquet slideshow and a great tournament shirt.

No refunds will be allowed after April 18, when shirts will have been ordered and matches scheduled.

PLEASE RESERVE YOUR ROOM AS EARLY AS YOU CAN. We have only reserved 26 rooms, but we can get more if those fill up before our deadline. 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. Don't miss this, because awards and slideshows and videos are customary.

The host club will be the famous Warren Health & Racquet Club in Warren. We are allowed to use all nine of their concrete-walled courts. Thanks to Jonathan Clay and the club crew for allowing us to use the facility.

There is much more information available in the Info Sheet. In addition, there are many things to do in the greater New York City area so I had Jerry Prentiss write up a list of just a few. If you prefer to enter via US Mail, there is a downloadable entry here too. www.nationalmastersracquetball.org/competition/annual-championships/

Call or email us if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you in Warren at check-in night on Tuesday, May 1, 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.

Cindy Tilbury
NMRA President/
Tournament Director
303.888.4461 Cell

Mike Grisz
NMRA Secretary/
Tournament Director
972.849.0212 Cell

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