Handball News from your Handball Experts
July 13, 2010
Dear Handball Fan,
Here is your Midweek edition of Court Shorts. Enjoy!
Bastidas Slams 1-Wall Juniors
Joshua Garcia won the Boy's 17-Under singles by besting Andres Paz 21-16, 21-1. Bastidas paired with Garcia to win the Boy's 19-Under Doubles beating Michael Zhou and Isaac Acosta, 21-9, 21-8.
Sandy Ng edged Raquel Garcia for the Girl's 17-Under Singles, 21-9, 21-10.
Special thanks to 1-Wall Junior Nationals sponsors: Assemblywoman Marge Makey, Maspeth Federal Savings, Kiwanis, Brooklyn Queens Borough Lodge #878 BPO Elks and First ACE.
2010 USHA National Juniors One-Wall Championships - Bastidas captures “ninth” consecutive singles titles at the USHA National One-, Three-, and Four-Wall Juniors Championships – “Nine” is the lucky number. Update!
Above: Tyree in action
Above: Tyree wearing his lucky green shirt with No. 9 on it.
Above from left: T. Bastidas and S. Cooney(IRE) during the tournament.
Most pictures courtesy of Gil Martinez.
He has won thirty three consecutive matches, which have led to “nine” consecutive single titles, which in turn have earned him twenty eight USHA junior national titles. He steps closer to ultimate goal of “ten”
He won “nine” USHA National Juniors One-Wall Championships (singles and doubles) by the end of his one-wall junior career.
He won “nine” consecutive singles titles at the USHA National Juniors one-, three-, and four-wall championships.
Breakdown of the “nine” consecutive championships he has won in 1-, 3- and 4-wall junior national events:
USHA National Juniors Points Opponent’s
Championships scored average
by Tyree per match
1. - 2007 USHA National Juniors 3-Wall Championships 146 9.00 2. - 2007 USHA National Juniors 4-wall Championships 173 12.50
3. - 2008 USHA National Juniors 1-Wall Championships 84 6.12
4. - 2008 USHA National Juniors 3-Wall Championships 84 11.25
5. - 2008 USHA National Juniors 4-Wall Championships 176 14.16
6. - 2009 USHA National Juniors 1-Wall Championships 126 12.50
7. - 2009 USHA National Juniors 3-Wall Championships 126 6.66
8. - 2009 USHA National Juniors 4-Wall Championships 171 8.10
9. - 2010 USHA National Juniors 1-Wall Championships 126 9.00
10.-2010 USHA National Juniors 3-Wall Championships 168 5.62
Total points scored to date 1,380
Opponents’ total points
Average per tourney 9.49
Out of thirty three matches, six went to tiebreakers (five in 4-wall, and one in 3-wall).
During his undefeated thirty three matches, Bastidas played against twenty eight different players from across the country and abroad.
He also played eight different players during his “nine” different finals.
There were 58 games in his last “nine” consecutive singles titles, from which Bastidas won 37 games, where he left his opponents in single digits.
Tyree's opponents scored a perfect “nine” point average during his “ninth” consecutive singles title.
Above: Tyree Bastidas serves the ball at the juniors national in Chicago, Illinois.
Above: Tyree serving the ball at the NYHF Open Championships in Fishkill, New York.
Tyree will travel west on July 14 to attend the Chapman’s handball clinic to improve his four-wall game. He feels his 4-wall game can improve greatly by attending a handball clinic from one of the best handball players in the world. Chapman’s handball clinic promises to be a learning experience and a fun time at Los Cabs.
After the handball clinic, Tyree is planning on traveling north to
He’ll be looking forward to win his last 3-wall juniors nationals in Los Angeles, California, as he tries to tie Vince Munoz’s all-time record of ten singles USHA 3-wall national championships with ten consecutive singles 1-, 3-, and 4-wall national championships.
I haven’t had the time to practice one-wall this year, last month I played in four-wall events, including the 4-wall nationals. Last week I traveled to
Last year, Tyree partnered with 9-times 1-wall national champion, Joe Durso. They reached the finals of the one-wall nationals (doubles division). This year he’ll partner with 8-times 4-wall national champion David Chapman. It would be interesting to see how the No. 1 seeded junior player in the country performs partnering with the No. 1 seeded 4-wall player in the country at the one-wall nationals.
Record Number of Juniors Set for
Handball News from your Handball Experts
July 16, 2010
The entry deadline has passed and the USHA Three-Wall Junior Championships has the largest turnout in over eight years!
Play will begin early Thursday afternoon at the
Draws and start times will be available early next week. Check Facebook and www.ushandball.org next week.
Photo above from left: New york players, Jason Yip, Sandy Ng, Amy Li, Tyree Bastidas and Jonathan Velez, practice in New Jersey for the USHA 3-wall national event in California.Photo above: Tyree practicing with Sandy and Amy at the NJ 3-wall handball courts.
Photo above: Tyree returning a ball as Sandy prepares to cut off the ball.
The 3-wall junior nationals will see players from at least five countries and a total of 80 players.
Defending champion, Tyree, will lead New York‘s largest contingent of junior players for the last time. He’s coming off unbeaten after winning the 2010 USHA one-wall national championship in
He’ll be facing a draw with more than 20 players in the 19-and-under singles division, while he’ll defend his title in the 19-and-under doubles division in a draw with more than 40 participants.