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Noel for the 23rd time at the 2016 All Ireland’s

Congratulations to Noel O Callaghan for winning an impressive 23rd time the Singles Open at the All Irelands Championships 2016 that were held in Kilkenny last weekend. Hw defeated Mark Murphy in the final. On the ladies side, another win for Aisling Hickey. It is already her 6th singles title and it seems there is …

Germany’s Arne Schmitz tops ERT Rankings in Singles and Doubles

Congrats to Germany’s Arne Schmitz who is Europe’s top ranked player in singles and doubles on the current ERF/ERT rankings that have been recently published on the ERF website. Arne is also current no. 1 player in singles and doubles on the latest German rankings. However with the upcoimg German Open the first weekend of …

First Open Singles title for Stevie Quinn at Castlebar Open

Congrats to Stevie Quinn (Cork IT) for winning his very first Open Singles with a 2 games to 1 victory over Patrick Hanley(Fermoy) in a superb Men’s Open Singles Final at the 25th Castlebar Open for 2016. Donna Ryder (Newport) is the Women’s Singles Champion with a 2 nil victory over Katie Kenny(Castlebar). Full results …

Lara Ludwig and Oliver Bertels win German Nationals

Lara Ludwig and Oliver Bertels (both Hamburg) are the winners of the 35th German National Championships. With Lara Ludwig defeating Renate Hartmann in the ladies singles final and claiming her 4th title in a row, it is Oliver first national singles after winning over Jan Lysakowski in the mens singles final with 15-6, 15-4. Oliver …

Another Successful Vicenza Winter Shootout 2016

The Vicenza Racquetball Club and Racquetball Italia hosted the Vicenza Winter Shootout at the fitness center on Caserma Ederle, this past weekend. The U.S Army Garrison Italy Sports, Fitness and Aquatics staff supported the sport event which is one of the few Italian tournaments on the European Racquetball Tour. Players from Italy, Germany, Bolivia (living …

Trevor Meyer wins classic final at Dutch Open

Germany’s Trevor Meyer is the winner of the 29th Dutch Open 2016 that were held last weekend in The Hague after an 8 years hiatus. In a classic final match that has been seen in so many racquetball competitions over the past 25 years, he defeated his country mate and former European Champion Joachim Loof …

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Maxime Bizeau wins Paris Open 2016

France’s own Maxime Bizeau is the winner of the 2016 Paris Open that were held last weekend. He defeated Samual Saavedra from Mexico in the final. The event was held in the City Form Forrest Hill club in Nanterre for the 6th time. The event is always being held in January and is the first …

German Nationals postponed

Due to memorial services for the late Hermann Bachmaier on 30th of January, the German National Championships, which were to be held on 29th-31st of January have been postponed to a later date, most likely the first weekend of March. Players and officials do wish to pay respect to Hermann who passed away last weekend. …

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 …