Posted On: 03/05/2013
Attention! Attention! Attention! It's time to get your outdoor game ready for the 2013 Roundabout WOR Championships Presented by Ektelon. The WOR Championships is the longest running outdoor event and the biggest and best of them all, and this is an event you can't miss if you are an outdoor baller, be it 1 wall, 3 wall or even indoors (that's right I said it, indoors). This year’s event will be held once again at the famous courts at Marina Park in HB, starting on Thursday July 11th-Sunday July 14th. The hotel for the event is the Hotel Huntington Beach and will hold rooms at a special rate through May 24th so book early and make sure you let them know "WOR 2013 Championship room block" and you will get the special rate. Of course the food will be great like always, after all we gotta keep the players fueled and ready to play. Some of the questions you have to ask yourself is "who's going to win pro doubles", will it be Kevin Booth, maybe Rocky Carson, maybe Mike Peters or Alvi, or could it be a dark horse like Micah and Phat? Can Booth and Jesus win yet another CPRT title (last year’s WOR Championships and 3wall ball titles)? Will Rocky continue his streak of singles titles or will someone step up and take down the "Fist Pump" of Rocky, well you'll just have to come out and play to see. Jesus and myself are running the event again this year and we will do all we can to make sure that this year is the event's best yet. Please sign up for the event at http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=10754. We look forward to seeing all of you out there on the courts this year, and good luck in whatever divisions you decide to try and win, but either way make sure you have a great time with all of your outdoor friends in a great environment. Also, remember this, work on that lob and your quick wit, this is Outdoors!!!
Posted On: 03/03/2013
Greg and Martha McDonald, WOR Hall of Fame's (WORHOF) 2013 inductees (inducted as a team) met on the University of Florida's outdoor courts in August 1973. 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of their partnership as one of the most enduring and decorated men's and mixed doubles tandem in outdoor racquetball history. Not only did they make history with their brilliant performance on and off of the court, but they were actually part of the first ever National Outdoor Championships played in CA in the mid 1970's and even today they are having notable success competing at almost every WOR National Championship.
Posted On: 03/01/2013
Stratosphere’s pair of outdoor courts were the site of the first 3WallBall Doubles Shootout on the Strip over the weekend of February 23 & 24, 2013. The format consisted of a first round of pool play, which seeded the teams for a second round of pool play against different teams. After the second round of pool play, all of the results were totaled and set the pairings for the 8 team playoff. The Upper (PRO/Open) division played on Saturday and the Lower (A/B) division played on Sunday. The Upper winners were Greg Solis and Scott Davis who beat Brandon Davis and Jesus Ustarroz for the $400 check, but Brandon and Jesus looked pretty happy with their prize of the Stratosphere room package. The Lower winners were Michelle Key and Julio Casas who edged out locals Joshua Baker and Trevor Bukovi. You can view all of the results on the R2 sports website http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=10735
A big thanks to our sponsors including the Stratosphere Hotel, Casino & Tower, Ektelon, Soda Man & Coffee Girl, Ahern Rentals and ToolUp. Mark your calendars for the CPRT Championships coming April 26-28, 2013 and the 3WallBall Championships on September 18-22, 2013. Also, watch for info about upcoming Stratosphere 3WallBall shootouts in June 21 & 22 and August 23 &24 under the lights at Night.
Posted On: 01/15/2013
The First WOR 3 WB shootout held in Las Vegas at the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino Pro\Open Saturday February 23 A\B Sunday the 24 cash prize in the pro, room packages and Ektelon Prizes along with lunch each Day.... sign up and more info on R-2 ...This event has a limit of 16 teams only each day for maximum play ...
Signup today at the R2 Tournament page link below
Posted On: 09/28/2012
Hail to the King (Robert Sostre) & Queen (Janel Tisinger)
The quest for the winners of the 3WallBall Cup Championship Series has concluded and Robert Sostre and Janel Tisinger prevailed. Points could be accumulated by going to a lot of tournaments, competing in a lot of divisions, or by winning a lot of championships. Janel won more than twice as many championships as any other woman, and Robert’s three championships were nothing to sneeze at, but it was the combination of points from all three categories that earned them their respective crowns, and their grand prizes of $500 and a suite at the Stratosphere.
The 3WallBall Cup Championship Series started in May with the 2012 WOR 3rd Annual Megaviton Florida Outdoor State Championships presented by Gearbox Racquetball at Tropical Park in Miami(run by Mike Bernstein and Chris Young), continued with the WOR Warm-ups, presented by Ektelon at Marina Park in Huntington Beach, CA (run by Greg Solis) and the 2012 WOR Championships, presented by ROUNDABOUT Entertainment and Ektelon at Marina Park in Huntington Beach, CA (run by Geoff Osberg and Jesus Ustarroz), and concluded with the 3WallBall World Championships at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas (run by Steve Lerner).
As with everything done by 3WallBall, next year promises to be bigger and better than this year.
Final standings for the 2012 3WallBall Cup can be found at http://www.3wallball.com
The 2012 WOR Championships, presented by ROUNDABOUT Entertainment and Ektelon, and billed as “the Biggest Party in Racquetball”, has set the stage for the 3WallBall World Championships. As the third tournament in the 3WallBall Cup Championship Series, the WOR Championships hosted 250 players from nineteen states plus foreign challengers from Mexico and Bolivia. They gathered at Marina Park in Huntington Beach, CA with the largest contingent by far from California.
Greg Solis was the big winner on the men’s side with wins in the Pro Doubles and Mixed Pro, as well as a semi-final finish in the Pro Singles. Kevin Booth was also a double winner with wins in the Pro Doubles as Greg’s partner and the CPRT Doubles as the partner of Jesus Ustarroz. The other men’s winner was Rocky Carson iii, who won the Pro Singles without losing a game.
The big story of the tournament was the unsurpassed performance of Janel Tisinger. Can you say Triple? Pro Singles, Pro Doubles, and Mixed Pro. We’re guessing that Aimee Ruiz and Greg Solis are glad that they were her partners in the Pro Doubles and Mixed Pro, respectively.
In center stage now are the 3WallBall World Championships in Las Vegas on September 19-23, 2012. As the fourth, and final tournament of the 3WallBall Cup Championship Series, the big prize of $500 plus a suite in the Stratosphere Hotel will be determined here. Robert Sostre is still leading the men, but Greg’s fine performance brought him into striking distance and a similar performance at 3WallBall could carry him to the big prize. Janel’s dominating performance gave her the lead on the women’s side, the third women leader in three tournaments. Could it happen again?3wallball cup championship series final standings-2012-09-25.pdf