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European Games in Baku, Azerbaijzan

The first European Games are currently being held in Baku, Azerbijzan, with 6000 athletes in 20 sports, of which four are non-olympic sports. Unfortunately, Racquetball is not included in these games, so let’s hope our sport will be on the programme for 2019, most likely to be held in The Netherlands. Check out www.baku2015.com/ for …

Extended entry deadline for EURO 2015

The entry deadline for the upcoming European Championships in Hamburg has been extended until 7th June. Sign in and support European Racquetball! The official host hotel has been named: NH Hotel Hamburg Horn Rennbahnstr 90 22111 Hamburg For reservations and booking rates contact Tjark Süchting from the German Racquetball Federation at tsuechting@racquetball.de.

Jorczik and Acuavera win Bavarian Open 2015

Germany’s Simone Jorczik and ED “AC” Acuavera (USA) are the winners of the Bavarian Open 2015 in Bad Tolz. Jorczik defeated Mabel Vela (Bolivia) 15-6, 15-3 in the final, while Acuavera defeated former European Champion Joachim Loof (Germany) with 15-6, 9-15, 11-7 in the final. Acuavera’s success at this years’ Bavarian Open marks the first …

Catalonia Open 2015 in Barcelona

Finally, more information on the upcoming Catalonia Open 2015 has bee published: The event will be held May30th/31st in Barcelona at the Club Natació Barcelona. Players can register at https://www.squash.cat/online-registration/. Closing date for entries will be Monday 25th May. For more information contact Nasi Herms nasiherms.fcs@gmail.com.

Hamburg wins German Club Championships

Hamburg’s club “Racquetball Jenfeld” is the winner of the “DRBV Pokal 2015”, the official German Club Championships that were held in Worms recently. Second became the newly founded Mannheim club “Sport-Club Rhein Neckar”, the Racquetball Club Bad Tolz became third and the Racquetball Club Worms finished 4th. This year’s event in Worms was the first …

O’Callaghan continues his winning streak at 10th Italian Open

After a successful finish at the All Ireland Singles Championships earlier this month, European Champion Noel O’Callaghan from Ireland continues his winning streak and is also winner of the 10th Italian Open that were held last weekend in Vicenza. He defeated Derrick Victor (USA) in the final.

O’Callaghan wins his 22nd Irish National singles title

Noel O`Callaghan is the winner of last weekend’s All Ireland Singles Championships 2015, winning his unprecedented 22nd National Singles title in the final against Mark Murphy. Aisling Hickey retained the Women’s Singles making it her 5th title in a row. Division winners – SINGLES Mens B Kevin Jennings(Castlebar), Mens C Eoin Tynan(Fethard), Ken Cottrell(Templeudigan) winner …

Longoria (MEX) and Diaz (USA) win Pan Am Championships 2015

Congratulations to Paola Longoria (Mexico) and Jose Diaz (USA) for winning their single final matches at the Pan American Championships 2015 that were held this week in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Longoria defeated Veronica Sotomayor of Ecuador, 15-2, 15-5 while Diaz won an All-American battle against Jake Bredenbeck comfortably 15-7, 15-5. Congratulations also to the …

Mark Murphy wins Castelbar Open

Mark Murphy is the winner of the 24th Castlebar Open. He defeated Steven Quinn in the final with 2-0. On the ladies side, European Singles Champions Aisling Hickey defeated Donna Ryder with 2-0 as well.  This year’s Castelbar Open was being held in memory of the late Oliver Moran, a great contributor to Irish and …

Arne Schmitz wins German Open 2015

Arne Schmitz is the winner of the 2015 German Open that were held last weekend in Hamburg. He defeated Oliver Bertels 15-14, 15-8 after he was already down 8-14 in the first game. It is Schmitz’ first win at the German Open, an event that suffered quite a few cancellations because of illness and injuries …