From left: M. Scheneider(finalist), R. Retian (referee), and T. Bastidas(champion)
From left: M. Scheneider and D. Vera (finalists) with team Bastidas(champions).
Tyree Bastidas slammed in the Open events, pairing up with his brother Jurell in the Doubles.
Thanks to Fred Seestadt, Bill Kennedy, Tom Doughten, Jim Giner, Randy Wolfe, George Cavooirs, Bob Fivel, Glen Hall, Ray Peter, Rosemary Bellini and Shye Evan.
2009 Northeast Regional Final Results
Open Singles: Tyree Bastidas d. Mike Schneider
Open Doubles: Tyree Bastidas/Jurell Bastidas d. Mike Schneider/Dan Vera
B Singles: Paul Alteri d. Mark Alteri
B Doubles: Paul Alteri/Mark Alteri d. Peter Lynam/Scott McNulty
C Singles: Shye Evan d. Joseph Matzner
C Doubles: Kristopher Grimmer/Christopher Laroe d. Bill Huff/Mike Stones
40+ Singles: Ken Crespi vs. Mitch Milone (TBD)
40+ Doubles: Ray Estevez/Mark Occhipinti d. Dan Vera/George Brandeburg
50+ Singles: George Brandeburg d. Dave Schmelz
50+ Doubles: Rick Anderson/Glen Hall d. Ken Greco/George DeGonzague
60+ Singles: Jerry Yee d. Marc Seigle
60+ Doubles: Rich Rose/Tom Doughten d. Hugh Graber/John Getchell
65+ Singles: Jim Prendergast d. Dan Martin
65+ Doubles: Bill Kennedy/Jim Prendergast d. Bill Huff/Larry Grimmer
70+ Doubles: Al Green/John McNulty d. Bill Bohr/Ed Woerner
From left: T. Bastidas and M. Raszkiewics, tournament director
From left: M. Ochiopini(finalist), E. Smith with son and T. Bastidas(champion)
Photo courtesy of M. Raszkiewics
Sinking Springs, PA - The tournament took place at the Colonial Berks fitness Club on Saturday March 7, 2009.
The tournaments drew players from Pennsylvania and the surrounding States and it was used to honor the outgoing Pennsylvania Commissioner Michael Raszkiewics, who has been running and promoting the tournament for many years.
Tyree Bastidas became the youngest non PA player to have won the PA State Open Singles Championship.
Tourists take top titles
Out-of-towners Tyree Bastidas (New York), Eli Seaman (Illinois), and Stuart Sabin (Florida) walked off with the Open singles, 50+ singles, B singles and B doubles titles in well contested fields. The tournament boasted 70 players this year, including 7 in the juniors. The event was held at the beautiful Premier Athletic Club in north-west Columbus over the weekend of April 4 and 5. Competition was fierce from the first match Saturday morning in the B singles with a nearly three hour slug out between Mike Demko and Tom Jansa to the power fest of the Open Singles final between defending champ Casey Mayo and Tyree Bastidas. The whole event came together through the generous donation of time, material, and money of the Columbus handball crew of Mike Brouman, Pat Michael, Bob Shadel, Bob Bland, Fred Alhborn, Joel Hunt, Ray Mayo, John Friedrich, Casey Mayo, and all the other guys who referred more than their fair share of matches.
The event was also the kickoff of the Mid-America Region 3-wall National Fundraiser to help support the long running tournament (34 years in Toledo). The fundraiser is asking every Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and western Pennsylvania USHA member to send $10 to Steve Dykes by June 1 to show their support.
First round: Joe Frankenfield def Jim Flynn 15, 10.
Second round: Casey Mayo def Frankenfield 4, 2; Bruce Frankenfield def Bob Lohmueller 14, (14), 6; Phil Kirk def Carlos Vasquez 18, 18; Tree Bastidas def Sam Sottosanti Jr 0, 3;
Semis: Mayo def Frankenfield 6, 14; Bastidas def Kirk 8, 4
Final: Bastidas def Mayo 15, 16
From left: Tyree Bastidas, Andy Wolf, PA tournament director and Jurell Bastidas posing at the beautiful handball facilities where the 2010 USHA National Masters Doubles Invitational will take place.
The Pennsylvania State Open Doubles Championships took place at the 27-7 Fitness Club in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Andy Wolf debuted as the new tournament director and made sure the tournament ran smoothly during the competition.
Team Bastidas reached the finals of the Open division after a semifinal nail-biting match against Pennsylvania Team Bardwell.
In the final match Team Bastidas prevailed over J. C.Johnson and E. Smith..