Tuesday
Sep032019

One Wall in Calgary is starting its 2019/2020 season

After a restful summer, we are all anxious to get back playing one wall and we will start playing again in September. We play most Fridays and Sundays, but to be sure that we are on (as there are some blackout dates), call or text Rob Rakochey at 403-860-2699.

 

Fridays will be 4-6 pm.

 

Sundays will be 6-8 pm.

 

We will continue with our unstructured program of mixed play depending on who shows up.  We are always ready with equipment and people to teach newcomers and we hope to have many new players this fall. If you have people that you want to bring out, please do so and if you give me some advance warning, that would be terrific.  But with or without notice, bring them out to play.

 

As a reminder, and to send to any new players that you want to bring out, we play one wall handball in Calgary at Clear Water Academy.  For any newcomers the building is called Harvey Hall, at Clear Water Academy and the address of the campus is 2521 Dieppe Ave SW, Calgary AB  T3E 7J9. If you get lost getting there, call me on my cell - 403-860-2699. There is construction directly to the north of the gym and you can park either beside the construction on the east side, or to the south of the gym.

 

Rob Rakochey – CHC One wall coordinator.

Thursday
May302019

Our Spolumbo's Fundraiser is Here!

    The Alberta Handball Association is proud to partner with Spolumbo's Fine Foods and Deli.  Visit Spolumbos.com and be sure to check out their reviews!  All meat is sold in 5.5 kg cases - that's over 12 pounds of food!  

 

     June 7, 2019 is the deadline for the first order.  June 21 is the targeted delivery date.   As Spolumbo's is based out of Calgary, they will deliver one group order to Calgary and one to Edmonton/Sherwood Park.  

 

     Help support Handball in Alberta by eating delicious food.  It couldn't be easier!  

 

     Here is the contact info for each city:

 

  Edmonton:    Shane Vigen      780-977-8447            tha_shane2@hotmail.com

  Sherwood Park:   Evan Neil     780-720-1716           egneil@shaw.ca

  Calgary:        Rob Rakochey    403-860-2699           robbear@shaw.ca

 

   Acceptable methods of payment are cash, cheques (payable to 'Alberta Handball Association'), and e-transfers to the above contacts.  We don't currently have online ordering but each of the contact persons will be glad to assist you in any way.   All prices shown include tax.

 

    Remember the first deadline is JUNE 7 for this amazing sausage and burgers!  Expected delivery date is June 21 and location details to be determined.  

 

   Thank you for your support!  Bon appetit!

 

 

 

Wednesday
Feb132019

A Successful 2019 Edmonton Open wraps up!

Thanks to all who participated, cheered on and supported the 2019 Edmonton Open last weekend.  The handball was phenomenal!  Here are the results:

 

 Junior Events:

 

1)  Youth Singles:  1st Dominic Dubeau  2nd Kalia Vigen 3rd Jordyn Vigen

2)  Pre Teen Singles:  1st Dominik Morgan  2nd Danny Godunov

3)  Pre Teen Doubles:  1st Andrew Dechaine/Dominic Dubai  

2nd  Leo Day/Dominik Morgan

4)  Teen Singles: 1st Isaac Carkner 2nd  Gavin Stankievech

5)  Teen Doubles:  1st  Gavin Stankievech/Josh Dechaine  2nd Evan Lempke/Dominik Morgan

 

Masters / B/C Events:

 

    In Masters Singles action, Phil Cutts outlasted Guy Martin to take the trophy.

    Erin Lovie and Mike Shyluk met in the consolation final, which was won by Lovie.

    In Masters / B/C Doubles, Russ Glasgow and Evan Neil defeated Guy Martin and Howard Strettle.

    On the consolation side, Tim Murphy and Mike Shyluk took Skip Smiley and John Murray on an end-to-end tour of the court in their victory.

 

Open Events:

 

   Open Singles saw Pat Shearer and Shane Vigen duking it out again.  Shane had just enough awkward overhead back-court fluke scoop kill shots to win.

   Consolation was won by Shawn Kupchenko over Chris Goddard.

   Shortly after in Open Doubles, Pat Shearer and Chris Goddard had too much firepower for Jeff Yeo and Shane Vigen and took the doubles title.

   On the other court, John Kopeck and Evan Neil took the consolation title over Carter and Rory Rakochey.

 

   Congrats again to all the players who showed off some incredible handball.  It was a pleasure to be a part of it!  Extra thanks to the out of town players who filled out the draws and made the weekend that much better.

 

     - Shane Vigen and Skip Smiley

 

 

 

Wednesday
Feb062019

Edmonton Open Start Times!

Cutts

Phil

FRI 5

Lipatnikov

Tony

FRI 5

Martin

Guy

FRI 5

Shyluk

Mike

FRI 5

Goddard

Chris

FRI 6

Loignon

Francois

FRI 6

McGrath

Bill

FRI 6

Murray

John

FRI 6

Rakochey

Carter

FRI 6

Rakochey

Rory

FRI 6

Smiley

Skip

FRI 6

Kopeck

John

FRI 7

Kupchenko

Shawn

FRI 7

Lovie

Erin

FRI 7

McGrath

Sean

FRI 7

Murphy

Tim

FRI 7

Neil

Evan

FRI 7

Rossi

Frank

FRI 7

Vigen

Shane

FRI 7

Yeo

Jeff

FRI 7

Smiley

Skip

FRI 8

Murray

Jon

SAT 9

Strettle

Howard

SAT 9

Shearer

Pat

SAT 3

Glasgow

Russ

SAT 5

Wednesday
Jan162019

The 2019 Edmonton Open Handball Tournament is almost here!

The Edmonton Open Handball Tournament

February 8-11

Kinsmen Rec Centre

9100 Walterdale Hill

Edmonton, Alberta

Hit the ball!  Get the points!  

Join us for a weekend of excellence and fair play in sport! 

 

Adults $60.00 – 1st event 

$20.00 - 2nd event 

Juniors: $40.00

 

REFEREES 

Loser must referee next available match. 

 

CATEGORIES 

Open Singles  B/C Singles Masters Singles Golden Masters Singles

Open Doubles   B/C  Doubles Masters Doubles Golden Masters Doubles

Junior 19-under Singles Junior 15-under Singles Novice Juniors

Junior 19-under Doubles Junior 15-under Singles  Adult Big Ball

 

Organizing committee will reclassify individuals where necessary, and combine divisions in the event of insufficient entries.  Junior divisions will be organized in conjunction with Junior Coaches.

 

ENTRY DEADLINE 

We need to know what events you are playing no later than Sunday February 3rd Entry forms can be phoned in or e-mailed to 

Shane Vigen - tha_shane2@hotmail.com - 780-977-8447 or 

Skip Smiley - skip.smiley@shaw.ca - 780-721-0127

Payment upon registration at the Kinsmen 

 

REGISTRATION 

Friday, February 8th, 5:00–9:00 pm. Play will begin Friday at 5:00 pm. 

 

NOTE: You will not be allowed to play until your tournament fees are collected! 

 

OFFICIAL BALL

 

USHA 21 - All Men and Juniors 

USHA White Label - All Women 

Spalding Big Ball Juniors/Adult Big Ball

 

PRIZES

 

 1st, 2nd, and consolation

 

Eye guards are mandatory and must be worn properly at all times during the match. 

 

HOSPITALITY

 

Friday – Chili and buns

Saturday – fruit, muffins, banquet dinner (extra tickets: $25.00 each) 

Sunday – fruit, muffins