Monday, April 4, 2011

2011 State 4-wall Champions

Held this past weekend, April 1st thru 3rd, the venerable DAC hosted the 2011 State of Michigan 4 Wall State Singles.

The Directors of the Michigan Handball Association on behalf of the membership, would like to thank Rick Leonard [R], his company Long-Term Care Resources, Robb Barr [L], Athletic Director of the Detroit Athletic Club, and Keith Thode for their dedication and hard-work in staging and running the best Tournament in Michigan in recent history.

We are grateful for the organizational skills and financial support of both Rick and Rob on behalf of the DAC, without whose commitment, we would not have had a tournament so spectacularly successful, and we are so grateful to Keith Thode for his ability to "seed the draft" and spend his entire weekend running the tournament alongside Rick and Robb.

63 players entered and competed in divisions ranging from Open through Diamond Masters, with ages ranging from 18 through the 70's. A fantastic turn-out.

As a final note, we congratulate the Michigan State University players, both Women and Men for your great performances and look forward to seeing you again.

Thank you to all! Next up......the Summer 3 Wall tournaments.....Stay tuned!

Pete Hanover [R] wins vs Pete Dembeck [L] (19), 9, 8

Paul Straetmans [R] wins vs Dan Costello [L] 11,17

George Xue wins vs Brian Kim 17,3

Golden Masters
Bobby Straetmans [R] wins vs Joe Ivy [L] 9,14

Super Masters
Rick Graham [R] wins over Jim Lowe [L]15, 16

Diamond Masters
Randy Eschenroder [R] wins round-robin over

Plater [2nd] [R] [ and Thorton [3rd] [L]

Photos Courtesy of Keith Thode

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