President’s Message for April 2018
Lots of activity going on this month! First of all, let’s review the results from the Kachina Invitational tournament held April 21 and 22 at the Garcia Fitness Center in Gallup:
Mens Open Carlos Juarez def Ken Cheshire 2-15, 15-10, 11-8 3rd Mike Ytuarte
Mens A Daniel Juarez def Jim Gordon 6-15, 15-8, 11-3 3rd Larry Macias 4th Rafael Rodriguez
1/4s Mike Ytuarte, Randy Menapace, Justin Mazon, Derek Bonney
9th (tie) Juanita Macias, Malcolm Justice, Dave Hill
Mens B Victor Garcia def Justin Mazon 15-12, 15-6 3rd (tie) Dave Hill & Derek Bonney
1/4s Malcolm , Juanita Macias, Mike Ytuarte, Randy Menapace
Mens C Tyrone Begay def Tony Hernandez 15-7, 15-5 3rd Chris Yazzie 4th Dillon Troncoso
5th (tie) Gary Schuster & Ron Silversmith
Mens 50+ Jim Gordon def Larry Macias 15-12, 15-14 3rd Victor Garcia 4th Doug Perea
Open dbls Carlos Juarez & Doug Perea def Ken Cheshire & Fran Pawlowski 15-14, 15-0
A dbls Dave Hill & Randy Menapace def Derek Bonney & Justin Mazon 15-8, 15-13
Mixed Juanita Macias & Fran Pawlowski def Pam Garcia & Victor Garcia 15-8, 15-9
UPCOMING: May 4-6 Pagosa in Spring; PLPOA, Pagosa Springs, CO
June 14-17 M & M Classic; Zach’s Club, Lubbock, TX
June 28-July 1 NM Games (4 disciplines); Midtown, Albuquerque
July 20-22 Beautiful Taos Summer; Spa, Taos, NM
August 28-Sept 1 34th IRF World Seniors; NM Sports & Wellness, Albq.
January 24-27 Rocky Mountain Paddleball Doubles; Midtown, Albq.
…IRF announces Gearbox black is the new official ball. It was used for
the first time at the Pan Am Championships (March) in Temuco, Chile.
…Olympic Channel archiving IRF Championship events—check out the
action as the Olympic Channel and IRF have a strong relationship.
…Lubbock comes on board—NM Racquetball will help host an event
in this West Texas city for the first time. Historically, West Texas is
part of NM Racquetball. We have held numerous events in El Paso
…Taos returns—after a five year hiatus, NM Racquetball will hold a
summer tournament at the Spa in Taos, NM.
…Ft Bliss again—after a successful inaugural event last December at
Ft Bliss in El Paso, we will hold a repeat performance this year
(last week in October).
check out the calendar of events for 2018 and 1st part of 2019
…MCM Elegante—the host hotel for World Seniors each year. Identify
New Mexico Racquetball anytime when traveling through Albuquerque,
and receive a $72 per night rate; which includes full breakfast.
…ADIOS UNM COURTS—the University of New Mexico, the largest of the
state universities, is destroying its eight handball/racquetball courts in June.
The original set of 4 courts in the old Johnson Gym were transitioned in the
1990’s to make room for the current set of 8 courts. The current move is
being done ‘in the name of progress.’
Quote of the Day: ‘Don’t dig up in doubt what you’ve planted in faith’ Anon