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USHA Three-Wall Juniors: Draws Online - It's official - it's a record




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Here is your Midweek edition of Court Shorts. Enjoy!

USHA Three-Wall Juniors: Draws Online

The USHA National Junior Three-Wall Championships kick off on Thursday in Venice Beach, California. The draws and start times are now available online.

It's a record number of juniors (80) competing in this great event.

CLICK HERE to view the draws and start times

Chapman Clinic prepares Juniors for Venice competition.





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Tyree keeps No. 1 spot after the USHA 1-wall juniors nationals - aims for the USHA 3-wall juniors nationals-Update!





Above: Tyree in action in his last 1-wall juniors nationals.

Above: Stephen Cooney from Ireland poses at the 1-wall juniors nationals.

Above: Tyree practicing with Sandy and Amy at the New jersey 3-wall courts. All three New York players will participate at the 2010 USHA National Juniors three-wall Championships in Venice Beach, California.


Tyree Bastidas, who beat I. Acosta in the 2010 USHA Nationals junior one-wall final in two games, will begin his 153th week as No.1 and will further distance himself, from other top juniors players, for total number of weeks as world No. 1.

Bastidas is the first player to establish a career list with 153 weeks at No. 1 in all three handball versions in USHA history.

Bastidas did it again on July 10, 2010. He beat Acosta to win the 1-wall USHA crown. That makes 9 consecutive singles titles, adding to the record Bastidas already holds. He has been in 9 of the past 10 junior singles finals in 1-, 3-, and 4-wall championships since the summer of 2007.

He faced one of the largest fields in his division when he played his last one-wall juniors nationals in 2010. He knew everyone was looking to knock him off. It’ was the last opportunity for junior players around the world to beat him and make history. Stephen Cooney ventured from Ireland to challenge Tyree for the first time. Cooney pushed the king to the limit. Don’t let the scores full you. Cooney was the only player to score double digits on Tyree, and was the only player with potential to force a third game.

Irish players, Declan Smith and Stephen Cooney will follow Tyree to California and expect to meet him in the finals of the juniors 3-wall championships in Venice Beach, California.

Tyree is now focus on his last juniors 3-wall nationals in California, where he’ll play with his friends for the last time and retire from the juniors ranks.

He also expects a record number of players in his division, who will be looking to make history by beating him in his last junior tournament.

USHA Three-Wall Juniors And Trivia Question:




Handball News from your Handball Experts

July 23, 2010
Issue 338


Dear Handball Fan,

Here is your weekend edition of Court Shorts.  Enjoy and have a safe weekend!


3-Wall Juniors Underway in Venice Beach

VENICE, Calif. - The marine layer kept Venice Beach cool until the early afternoon before the sunny skies opened up to bring large crowds down to the World Famous Venice Boardwalk and Muscle Beach.

The largest turnout in nearly a decade (80 Players!) needed almost seven hours of continuous match play on the first day, finishing as the sun started setting on the Pacific Ocean.


Court Shorts Trivia

Last week's Trivia:  The California State Three-Wall Juniors was the precursor to what current tournament?

Answer: This event was the precursor to the USHA National Three-Wall Junior Championships, currently going on in Venice Beach, California.


This Week's Trivia: Tyree Bastidas, who slammed last year at Venice Beach, is in his last season of three-wall play.  How many Junior Three-Wall Titles has Tyree amassed to date?

Submit your answers to mstamp@ushandball.org

2010 USHA National Juniors Three-Wall Championships - Friday update!

Blending the Past and the Present.






For The Record:


Tyree is the only player in the U.S. to have slammed the USHA National Juniors Three-Wall Championships three years in a row.