Saturday
Oct252014

Summer Meeting Minutes for 2014 and 2015 Schedules

Minutes from this years AGM.  

It is not noted that Adrian and Daryl held hands for most of the meeting

Click here to view meeting minutes

Monday
Jul212014

Stampede 3 Wall Tourney was a huge success!

Everyone who attended the Stampede 3 wall experienced some incredible handball and hot dogs on July 12, 2014.  Participants braved +30 celcius heat to compete in the most diabolical 3 wall tournament in Western Canada!  Diarrhea hit a couple of combatants pretty hard.  They failed to hydrate properly and their underpants really paid the price.

 

Roland Nincheri captured the singles title again for the second straight year.  

 

Most hot dogs eaten award went to Guy Martin.  He actually didn't play but he put a lot of dogs away.

 

Big Thanks to Daryl Rakochey for doing everything to make the tournament a great time! 

 

Pictures of the event as seen below:

 

Tuesday
Jul082014

Stampede 3 Wall Tournament is on!!!! 

David Day gets set to wallop the ball

Stampede 3 Wall tourney Saturday July 12, 2014


Time To Rumble: 9:30am – 3Pm


Place: 3 Wall court, Shouldice Park


Format: It will be a Mix and Match Doubles Extravaganza, make sure you bring your LAWNCHAIRS and UMBRELLAS if it is going to be a hot one.

I will bring some water, Gatorade for those that experience the dehydration, and a BBQ that will supply hot dogs and smokies for the hard working

Nominal Cost will be $10 to cover food and court costs, you can bring out your old handballs to play with and I still have a bag of old ones too


Everyone should be there between 9:30 and 10am to match up the teams and start the play. This event will be on with the exception of monsoon deluge so come out anyway


See you all there!!

Daryl Rakochey, CHC pres

Monday
Jul072014

IMPORTANT: Rick Jackiw Looking for a handball match in Calgary!

Anyone wanting to play Rick Jackiw handball at the YMCA phone 587 352 0356 or reply to bobjackiw@gmail.com

Bob J.Rick Jackiw enjoys some snacks in between games at the 2008 Catalina Wine Mixer Handball Championships. Rick is incredibly nimble in the handball court.

Monday
Jun092014

Calgary's Newest National Handball Champion

The 2014 Canadian Handball Championships saw a great level of representation from the Calgary Club.

Carter Rakochey led the way for the Calgary juniors who participated in this year’s Canadian National Handball Championships which were played in Laval, Quebec, during May 14th to 17th.  Following a season of hard work during practices, Carter enjoyed well-deserved, decisive victories over opponents from Quebec who competed in singles for boys 13 & under. His brother, Rory, also achieved excellent results in singles for boys 17 & under, coming in second.   This division was particularly strong. Rory secured his most notable victory when he defeated his nemesis from past tournaments, Regina’s Levi Reoch. 

Doubles competition proved to be tougher for both boys partly because each played with a new partner whereas their opponents generally were accustomed to playing as a team. Kalem McGrath learned that success in provincial tournaments does not guarantee success at the national level. He played well but could not beat opponents who had age and experience advantages. Myra Koval also learned that victories do not come easily at the Nationals when you play in the Women’s Open division. Myra, who still is a junior, decided to face the challenge of playing against Canada’s top women players. Her first match was played against Diann Vallee, a former world and Canadian national champion. A sixteen year old cannot expect wins against opponents of this calibre but Myra played well and showed that she was not out of place in the top division. Coaches Rob Rakochey and Bill McGrath were very proud of all of these juniors, not only for their accomplishments, but their continued improvement and showing great sportsmanship and camaraderie amongst all of the juniors across the country, whether opponents or partners.

Calgary was also represented by Bill McGrath, Guy Martin, Sean McGrath and Rob Rakochey. All players showed the Calgary pride, with Sean and his partner Dan Santha of Regina winning the A doubles.

In 2015 there will be no dedicated Canadian Nationals, as the World Championships will be held in Calgary and the Canadian Champions will be crowned during that event.