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Successful event in France

It’s been a while since the last time tournament results have been reported from France, especially from Anglet, in the southwest of the country. The “tournoi de Racquetball”has been held on November 7th with David Hugues being the winner and Baptiste Lataillade ending on the 2nd place.  It seemd to be a successful event and …

Silver medals for Ireland’s Hanrahan & O’Gorman at Junior Worlds

Congratulations to Daniel Hanrahan & Keelan O’Gorman for a well deserved silver medal at the IRF Junior Worlds in Costa Rica° Both reached the Boys U14 Doubles World Final and faced a strong Team Mexico who took gold in the final. Hanrahan & O’Gorman didn’t have an easy route to the final ranked the second …

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Hamburg Open 2019: Czempisz wins again

European Champion Marcel Czempisz continues to play high level racquetball. At the Hamburg Open 2019 he defeated 7-time champion Martin Klippel 15-13, 15-9 in the mens open singles final. This was Klippel’s first defeat in an Open tournament since the German Open 2012. He was however successful in doubles, together with Sergio Acuna (Costa Rica) …

van Zanten new Dutch Champion

Robert Guise (USA) is the winner of the Westvliet Open 2019 racquetball tournament in The Hague. Rob won the final against Mikan van Zanten (Netherlands). By being the best Dutchman, Mikan took his first national titel. Edwin Schipper (netherlands) won the bronze medal against John Frederick (USA). For more on Dutch Racquetball check out www.racquetball.nl. …

Tournament in France

A tournament wiill be held in Anglet, France on Novemeber 17th. The “tournoi de Racquetball” will be held on 2 courts. is a French commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France. For more information contact Julien at sportballanglet64@gmail.com

Victories for Murphy and Haverty at Galway Open 2019

Majella Haverty (Castlebar) and Mark Murphy (Kilkenny) are the 2019 Galway Open Champions. Murphy defeated Irish teammate Johnny O’Keeney(Fermoy) 2-0, while Haverty defeated clubmate Katie Kenny (Castlebar) 2-0. Well done to all at Moycullen Racquetball Club and Galway racquetball who kicked off the 2019/2020 season of Irish racquetball! Other winners: Ken Cottrell (Kilkenny) Mens B …

Mikan van Zanten new ERF’s General Secretary

During it’s annual meeting in Hamburg, the European Racquetball Federation hold it’s elections for the Executive Board. Mikan van Zanten (Netherlands) has been voted in as the new General Secretary of the ERF. He will succeed long time ERF board member Pascal Matla (also Netherlands) who was not available for re-election. “We take the opportunity …

Haverty and Czempisz win European Singles titles 2019

Majella Haverty (Ireland) and Marcel Czempisz (Germany) are the European Singles Champions 2019. In an all Irish ladies final, Haverty defeated Antonia Neary 15-3, 15-5 to achieve her first European Singles title. On the mens side, it was Germany’s Marcel Czempisz who dominated the competition by first defeating defending champion Johnny O Keeney in the …

Ireland wins European Team Championships 2019

Ireland is the clear winner of the European Team Championships that were held on September 5th in Hamburg, Germany. The Irish Team faced and defeated Germany in the mens and ladies team final with some impressive wins. Italy placed 3rd in the Mens Team while The Netherlands ended up as 4th. The European Championships will …