The AARA Alaska Racquetball Anchorage Tournaments / Shuttles are listed below
AARA Sponsors help us provide participants & spectators snacks, meals, prizes & the post-season banquet so please thank them when you see them!
All 2023-2024 tournament events will follow USAR Official Rules & Regulations of Racquetball & have Traditional USA Racquetball Scoring as described (here). Tournaments & shuttles will be held with divisions between skill levels when possible. All matches will once again be self refereed but a referee may be assigned when requested, subject to availability. Self-officiating is described here.
Entry into any AARA tournament means all parties, even participant’s spectators, agree to assume all risks; injury, damage &/or expenses arising out of participation in or attending the events. Specifically the 2022 USA Racquetball Event Release Form (here).
If you’d like to fly in for one of the AARA tournaments or shuttles but could use a place to stay or transportation assistance, please fill in our Travel Assistance Form so we can reach out to our Anchorage area racquetball community contacts to see if your desired request can be assisted with. NOTE – In No Case can the AARA nor the AARA Board be held accountable for any issues experienced by you or the host that you select if a host or vehicle is offered. You personally assume all risk & liability yourself. You may fill in the travel request form here.
See you on the courts this coming season!
October 6-7, 2023 Seward Parks & Rec Tournament – Double Elimination, Two-day Tournament at the AVTEC Gym in Seward. $25 Entry can be made here. Snacks and Prize. Sponsored by Seward Heavy Industrial Power
Friday, October 6th, 2 pm – 10 pm
Saturday, October 7th, 9 am – 9:30 pm
October 19-22, 2023 American Cancer Society Fundraiser Tournament
All Entry tournament profits will benefit the American Cancer Society. Donations can be made in person at the tournament desk or online with your tournament entry here.
The tournament will be held Thursday through Sunday at the Alaska Club East. Weekday matches will begin at 5:30 & run until closing. Saturday matches will run 9 am til closing. Sunday matches will begin 1 pm & are expected to finish by 5 pm so that out-of-town players can catch an evening flight home.
Thanks to Gold Rush Racquet Services for providing a free racquet restringing for all 1st place finishers.
November 18, 2023 Turkey Trot Shuttle – Alaska Club South at 10931 O’Malley Centre Dr, Anchorage. 10-12 Doubles, 12:30-1:30 Singles
December 16, 2023 Christmas Shuttle – Alaska Club East. 10-12 Doubles, 12:30-1:30 Singles
January 17-21, 2024 Alaska State Doubles Tournament – Alaska Club East.
FEBRUARY 17, 2024 Valentine’s Shuttle – Alaska Club East. 10-12 Doubles, 12:30-1:30 Singles
MARCH 23, 2024 St. Patrick’s Shuttle – Alaska Club East. 10-12 Doubles, 12:30-1:30 Singles
APRIL 18-21, 2024 Alaska State Singles Tournament – Alaska Club East.
All State Singles entrants can attend the Year End Banquet/Celebration on April 20th, 2023 free of charge. Location TBA
2022-23 COMPLETED TOURNAMENTS
The AARA board is pleased to have completed the 2022/2023 comeback season season of the 8 tournaments below. Thank you to all the participants as well as our sponsors, Sundog Media, Insight Marketing, Gold Rush Racquet Services, Main Event Catering, Alaska Spiritwear & KBL Engineering Services, who made the season a success.
APRIL 12-15, 2023
Alaska State Singles Tournament was held at the Alaska Club East.
Prizes included Racquetball gift cards: 1st place $100, 2nd place $50, 3rd place $25 & Free racquet stringing by Gold Rush Racquet Services for the event winners.
All entrants had the opportunity to attend the Year End Banquet/Celebration, a fajita bar celebration at Gallo’s Mexican Restaurant on 8615 Old Seward Highway on April 15th, 2023 at 5:30 pm free of charge. Tim & Sharon Keaveny were honored for their contribution to Alaska racquetball & awards presented such as Sportsperson of the Year.
MARCH 25, 2023
St Patrick’s Racquetball Shuttle was held at the Alaska Club East. $10 per event. Singles 10-11:30. Doubles 12-1:30. 10-minute games or 1st to 15 points. Regular Scoring.
JANUARY 18 – 21, 2023
Alaska State Doubles Racquetball Tournament was held at the Alaska Club East.
Prizes: All first-place winners received a Free racquet stringing by Gold Rush Racquet Services.
DECEMBER 17, 2022
Christmas Shuttle was held at the Alaska Club East.
Doubles started at 10 am; 10-minute rotations. Singles started at 12 noon.
NOVEMBER 12, 2022
Turkey Shuttle was $10 per event & held at the Alaska Club East. Recreational Singles 9-11, Doubles 11-1 & Advanced Singles 1-3 pm.
OCTOBER 26 – 29, 2022
Tournament was held at the Alaska Club East & results/photos were posted on our Facebook page.
Matches started 5:30 pm Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, Saturday Matches began at 9:00 am at Alaska Club East.
Prizes: All participants receive a 907 Racquetball cap. First & second place winners received an AARA coffee mug from Alaska Spiritwear & first place winners received a free racquet stringing by Gold Rush Racquet Services.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2022
Doubles Shuttle was held Saturday at the Alaska Club East. Tournament Draws & photos were posted on our Facebook page.
Prizes: Participants received t-shirts, pizza & meal from Thai Village. Event winners received a free racquet stringing by Gold Rush Racquet Services.