Over 250+ players and thousands of spectators made the trip to Marina Park in Huntington Beach, CA to hang out at the “Biggest Party in Racquetball” known as the 2013 Roundabout Entertainment WOR Championships presented by Ektelon. Ektelon was once again the presenting sponsor for this event and the Fireball was the Official Ball.
The WOR Champs ran smooth over its four days and would not have been possible without the direction of Geoff Osberg and Jesus Ustarroz. Both of them not only ran the tournament but played in the event as well. Special thanks to both of them and their staff for running this event. We look forward to the event being even bigger and better next year!!
There were a lot of exciting matches throughout the weekend and our pro staff showed why we are the best at the game. LPRT #2 Rhonda Rajsich had a fantastic weekend taking making it to the finals of the Women’s Pro Singles Division and pairing up with Floridian Chris McDonald to win the Mixed Pro Doubles. Rajsich and McDonald ended up beating Michelle Key and her partner in the finals. Michelle, whose weekend didn’t just end there paired up with Keely Franks-Kennedy to oust the defending Champions and win the Women’s Pro Doubles. Congrats to the ladies on a great showing!
On the men’s side, Jose Rojas made it to the semi-finals of the Men’s Pro Singles, while the So Cal Team of Jesus Ustarroz and Brandon “Baby” Davis made it to the semi-finals of the Men’s Pro Doubles losing in a close two game battle to the eventual champions. Brandon who played 4 divisions that weekend went on the court a few hours later with his partner and lost in a close tiebreaker to the newly crowned Men’s Open Doubles Champions of Mike Orr and Dillon Silver. Lastly, Craig “Clubber” Lane and his partner Cliff Swain won the Men’s CPRT Division in an exciting final. Congrats guys and your results show why Ektelon is Outdoor!
Martha McDonald and her husband _____ McDonald were awarded the prestigious Sheffield Memorial Award. This award is presented to the outdoor player(s) who most exhibits honor, integrity, and true love for the growing of the game. Congrats to the family on this great award! Susan Suid and Greg Lewerenz were each honored as the Ektelon Outdoor Player of the Year for all their contributions to Ektelon Outdoor racquetball this past season and The Key Family were presented with a special award of recognition for their contributions to Outdoor Racquetball in Arizona.
We hope to see many of you in Las Vegas September 18th thru 22rd for the 2013 World 3 Wall Championships hosted by The Stratosphere Hotel & Casino.
For a complete list of winners from the event, please check out: http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=10754.
To view pictures from this event, please check out: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialEktelon