Balls to the Wall Handball Tournament from February 15th to 18th.
From ASHA Secretary
Ladies and gentlemen, buckle up for the 1st handball extravaganza of the year! Jim Arlington and Matt Thorpe, the dynamic duo of handball tournaments, are back with the always-memorable Balls to the Wall Handball Tournament from February 15th to 18th. Don't miss out on this fantastic event, taking place at the Alaska Club East!
Whether you're a seasoned pro or a handball newbie, this tournament has something for everyone. With singles and doubles divisions to choose from, you can show off your skills or learn some new ones. Just make sure to send in your entries by February 13th by noon and let us know if you have any scheduling conflicts..
So, dust off your handball gloves and fill out the attached entry form. Or reply to this email and just let us know which division(s) you'll be playing in and bring the completed and signed form with your entry fees to the club at the start of the tournament.
A big thank you to Jim and Matt for their sponsorship and for their ongoing support of handball in Alaska. There will be food and beverages supplied for this event along with a special BTTW commemorative cap brought to you by our generous sponsors for all of our participants. We can't wait to see everyone at the tournament! Good luck and have a great time!
P.S. If you haven't gotten your tie dye shirt from the Turkey Shoot, they will be available at the beginning of this tournament.Balls to the Wall Handball Tournament from February 15th to 18th.
First before we announce winners and results, we would once again like to send out a special thank you to our sponsors for the 2022 TurkeyShoot: Mike McRae/Buffalo Builders, Brett Miller/Brett's Auto Movers, JR Lugo/Lugo's Upholstery and Red Oakes/Oakes Enterprises!
A round of applause for all our board members for putting on this tournament. President/Caterer/Turkey procurrist/participant Chris Carpentier, Temp Treasurer Rich Curtner, Special guest head referee Steve Kiorpes and board members Jesus/Steve Kari/Chris Kilday for putting the brackets together. All of our participants, volunteer refs, and spectators that helped make this a memorable Turkey Shoot!
And as expected, virtually every match of Saturday's competition finale proved to be closely contested and hard-fought. We also have had our biggest influx of new competitors in recent years and have been making great improvements in their game since the last tournament!
This was also a very special tournament since we were able to have Steve Kiorpes and Larry Astrup here. They were dearly missed and we wish them a safe trip back home to North Carolina! Happy 60th Steve!
The final tournament standings are below,1st and 2nd place finishers took home a turkey. (We think all of the turkeys went to the right people - but if you should have received one and somehow did not, please let us know.) Chris Carpentier has a few turkeys left that were unclaimed. Check the results and let us know.
Last but not least, we will be hitting our two month hiatus. Our next tournament will be the Annual Balls to the Wall Tournament sponsored by our own Matt Thorpe and Jim Arlington. The dates will be February 15th-18 2023. There have been talks of a potential 1 wall shuttle for fund raising for the ASHA group this January if there's enough interest.
Thank you and have a great Thanksgiving holiday!!
FINAL TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
1st - Pablo Beriguete
2nd - Donald Gotchal
3rd - Felipe Restrapo
1st - Chris Carpentier/Chad Simpson
2nd - Joe Law/Larry Carmichael
3rd - Pablo Beriguete/Alberto Rodriguez
1st- Chris Kilday
2nd- Steve Kiorpes
3rd- Steve Kari
1st - JR Lugo/Mike Spillane
2nd- Steve Kiorpes/Larry Astrup
3rd - Chris Carpentier/Doug Dorland
1st - Mike Flisk
2nd - Abraham Morrison-Lugo
3rd - Jesus Contreras
Consolation - Travis Taylor
1st - Cole Curtner/Mike Flisk
2nd - Travis Taylor/Jesus Contreras
3rd - Chris Kilday/Matt Helsel
1st - Josiah Law
2nd - Daniel Law
3rd - Gabriel Law
4th - Dax Riggs
5th - Oliver White
SATURDAY MATCH RESULTS
Open Doubles Round Robin- Cole Curtner/Mike Flisk d. Travis Taylor/Jesus Contreras 13(12)6
Open Doubles Round Robin - Cole Curtner/Mike Flisk d. Matt Helsel/Chris Kilday 2,18
A's Singles Round Robin - Pablo Beriguete d. Felipe Restrapo 4,13
A's Singles Round Robin - Pablo Beriguete d. Larry Astrup 1, 7
60+ Round Robin- Chris Kilday d. Steve Kari 15,18
60+ Doubles: Steve Kiorpes/Larry Astrup d. Jim Arlington/Ron Pichler 14,10
60+ Doubles: Jim Arlington/Ron Pichler d. Chris Carpentier/Doug Dorland 8,20
60+ Doubles: Mike Spillane/JR Lugo d. Jim Arlington/Ron Pichler 6,6