Raffle to Support First ACE Development
Your Chance to Win a Nissan Leaf!
celebrate 40 years in Tucson, the Jim Click Automotive Team is donating
a new, 100% electric 2012 Nissan Leaf SL as a prize in a raffle to
raise money for nonprofit organizations in Tucson like the USHA.
USHA has been given a limited number of tickets and 100% of the
proceeds raised by our ticket sales will go towards the USHA development
program, First ACE.
Raffle Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. CLICK HERE to buy your tickets online or call 1-800-289-8742.
In Tucson? You can also buy tickets at the USHA office, 2333 N. Tucson Blvd., 85716.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the raffle
2011 Simple Green US Open
Irish sweep men's 4-wall open events, Mehilos stops Reilly and Ruiz / Hernandez win Big Ball Doubles
Ricardo Ruiz (at left) sets from deep on Sunday evening in the
final win with Samzon Hernandez in the inaugural 3-Wall Big Ball Doubles
event at the 2011 Simple Green US Open.
Robbie McCarthy (shown hitting against Shanks) completed an
Irish Men's sweep of the four-wall events on Sunday. McCarthy rallied
to defeat Charly Shanks in an 11-9 tiebreaker.
Paul Brady teamed with Michael
Finnegan to hand Vince Munoz and Marcos Chavez their first loss at the
Megan Mehilos rallied from a first-game loss to defeat
Aisling Reilly (shown below) in three games. Reilly had been unbeatable
on US soil for
Action moved outside for the remainder of Sunday on the
specially constructed three-wall court. "It looks like a festival,
just as we had hoped," said Simple Green's Bruce FaBrizio, who underwrote
the great weekend of handball action.
Samzon Hernandez and Ricardo Ruiz earned the largest
purse in Big Ball Three-Wall history, defeating Gilberto Rosales and Raul
Calvillo in the final. One-Wall champ PeeWee Castro teamed with
Ricardo's brother, Braulio, to take third over Edgar Arabjo and Andrew Diaz.
HERE to view the draws and results!
More Photos are available at USHA's Facebook Page.
The World Players of Handball
filmed and broadcasted the event to Enet/WPH video subscribers at http://www.race4eight.com.
HERE to view the WPH Webcasting schedule!
Moreno, Team Idaho win points at Plummer Handball Bash
The Simple Green/WPH Race For 8 Pro Tour kicked off in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in conjunction with the Plummer Family Helluva Handball Bash. The top 8 Men's Pros in the WPH Rankings were invited to the Bash, and were joined by four qualifiers to complete the 12-person field.
Charly Shanks, Dessie Keegan, Luis Cordova, and John Bike earned the qualifier spots in the 12-man field. After a blind draw, the qualifiers were drafted to one of the four Race Teams. Shanks joined Naty Alvarado and Tommy Little on the Tucson Gunslingers, Keegan joined Luis Moreno and Andy Nett on the Idaho Spuds, Cordova joined Allan Garner and Armando Ortiz on the Salt Lake City Aces, and Bike joined Sean Lenning and David Fink on the Seattle WACS.
Moreno had to go through Fink, Lenning and Alvarado Jr. to win the first stop on the race. He defeated Alvarado Jr. in the Saturday night final, 7, 17. In the women's final, Samantha England defeated Jennifer Hinman,10, 10.
The next WPH Race for Eight stop will be in Orange County at the Simple Green US Open of Handball, October 20-23.
CLICK HERE for more coverage from the WPH
Standings through Race Stop #1:
1st- Idaho Spuds: (160)
2nd- Tucson Gunslingers: (110)
3rd- Seattle WACs: (90)
4th- SLC Aces: (70)
(Photo Courtesy the WPH)
Chatten Honored with Porter Award
Chatten Hayes will be presented the Carl Porter Award at the 2012 Women's Classic in Portland.
Carl Porter Award was established to honor those who have performed
outstanding service to the USHA at the national level. Chatten will be
the first woman to receive this award!
Although she's been involved in countless events over many years, her
most recent efforts include organizing the 2009 World Championships,
2004 National 4-Wall Championships, and now the 2012 Masters and Women's
Classic (see more info in below story block).
Chatten is also a contributor to Handball Magazine with her "Court Chatter" column (now running 17 years!).
Congratulations, Chatten! Well deserved!
CLICK HERE to read some brief words from Chatten on when she got into handball and what the sport means to her!
Portland Preps for 2012 Handball Classic!
Portland's beautiful Multnomah Athletic Club will host the 2012 Masters Singles and Women's Classic, April19-22, 2012.
The official website for the event has just launched. CLICK HERE to view it!
Also, make sure you visit the official Facebook page and "like" it to get updates and more leading up to the event!
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