Category: News

Hermann Bachmaier passed away

German Racquetball mourns the death of it’s Vice President Hermann Bachmaier who passed away last night after a serious illness. Hermann was a racquetball player for more than 25 years and a huge contributor for German and Bavarian Racquetball. He re-vitalized the Bavarian Open in 2009 which became one of the most attractive and important …

Bertels, Kock, Mesecke and Süchting victorious at Hamburg Close Championships

Oliver Bertels, Len Laurin Kock, Mike Mesecke und Tjark Süchting are the winners of the 15th Hamburg Close Championships that were held in November. While Mike Mesecke defeated last years champion Oliver Bertels 15-4, 15-13, newcomer Len Laurin Kock was able to win over another newcomer Eric Nielson 15-2, 15-8. In Doubles, Oliver Bertels and …

Successful ladies and juniors competitions in Ireland

Successful competitions were recently held in Ireland: The Irish Womens Open were held  in Newport College, Newport, Co.Tipperary! A massive turnout of over 40 old and new players competing. It was a great event that saw some great games and matches! It is hoped that the event can be held on an annual basis with …

Pascal Matla wins Dutch Nationals 2015

Pascal Matla is the winner of the 2015 Dutch National Championships and Westvliet Open that were held in November in The Hague. He defeated his doubles partner Edwin Shipper to claim another Dutch National title. Matla seems prepared for the return of the 2016 Dutch Open that will be held 12th-14 of February in The …

O Callaghan wins Kilkenny Open 2015

Shortly after his return from a successful participation at the US Open, Noel O Callaghan won the 30th Kilkenny Open by defeating country mate Stevie Quinn in the Mens Open Singles final. “Had a good weekend at the Kilkenny Open”, O Callaghan said, “won the the open singles and the 40+ singles. Want to thank …

Arne Schmitz wins Hamburg Open 2015

Arne Schmitz is the winner of the 2015 Hamburg Open, the season opener of the European Racquetball Tour 2015-2016. He defeated his country mate Mike Mesecke 15-8, 15-14 who himself defeated last years’ winner Oliver Bertels in a close Tie-Break match before. It is Schmitz’ first success at the Hamburg Open but his second win …

ERF anounces new Technical Director

The ERF has appointed Uwe Otterbein from Germany as new Techical Director for a 2-years-term. Otterbein resides in Mannheim, Germany but lived in South America for many years. He studied sports and has many experiences in the world of sports organization as another sports he has been involved in is Taekwondo. “We weclome Uwe to …

Longoria & De La Rosa win 3WallBall World Championships

Mexicans Paola Longoria and Daniel de la Rosa are the winners of the 2015 3WallBall World Championships that were recently held in LAs Vegas, USA. De La Rosa upset last year’s champion Rocky Carson USA), 15—4, 12-15, 11-4 while Longoria defeated Janel Tisinger (USA) in three games, 15-11, 15-12, 11-6. 318 players participated in the …

And the winner is….

We now have a winner of the Summer Slam 2015 in Ramstein, Germany. Oliver Bertels (GER) defeated Jan Lysakowski (AUT) in the final with 15-1, 7-15, 11-6. The match that was not played during the tournament due to time contraints was played last weekend in Hamburg as both players reside there. Full results are not …

No winner at AERA Summer Slam… yet

The 2015 AERA Summer Slam in Ramstein, Germany ended with no winner of the mens singles final. Due to time constraints the final between Germany’s Oliver Bertels and Jan Lysakwoski (Austria) could not be played anymore on the last day of competition. Since both finalists reside in Hamburg, the match will be played in the …