Handballesta Results

Thanks Lou for your hard work all weekend and for sending this along…

Open Singles – Ryan Willis defeated Will Lemp 21-14,   21-7.

Open Doubles – I thought it would be closer……………Ryan Willis/Nick Scherzer defeated in 2 games Will Lemp/Richard Lynch………….21-20,   21-20.

Contenders Singles – Field of 16 and unlike EMan and Stormy we have a WINNER………..Chris Storm the good Storm defeated Marcos Espinosa …………21-20,  21-8.

Contenders Doubles – Ron Martin/Mitch Meagher defeated Chris Storm/Tom Marks Jr. ……………….21-16,  21-7.

Contenders Consolation – Dan Johnson defeated Scott Wilson (20-21), 21-9,  11-10.

40 Singles – First time in years but the Master’s 40’s is back and doing well..   A barn burner, last time Herbig and Pfannenstiel squared off in the 40’s,  Herbig won the Mo State Singles Championship.  Today it was another barn burner as several time national champion Paul Pfannenstiel defeated Chris Herbig in a  11-5   Tie Breaker!

50 Singles – Another great match as Jerry Carnes from St. Louis battled KC 4 time Mo State 50 Singles Champion Tom Bembynista.  Another barn burner  as Bembynista wins in a Tie-Breaker!  (14-21),  21-20 and 11-5.

50 Doubles – Another barn burner as National Doubles Champions Paul Pfannenstiel and Jake Esser were challenged by Columbia’s Jim Wohl and Tequila Harry’s Joel Rush!  Wohl and Rush eked out the first game, a marathon battle.  In the second game it looked like for a while that going two ways was going to take its toll on Paul Pfannenstiel as Wohl/Rush jump out to a 10 – 0 lead.  Pfannenstiel and Esser were not done as they scored grudgingly the next 15 points and all bets were on Pfannenstiel/Esser in a tie-breaker.  After at least a dozen times in the box Wohl/Rush finally get off of 10 but it looks like Pfannenstiel/Essser will win going away.  Out of nowhere, Wohl/Rush tie the game at 18 – 18 and somehow get out a Winner.  Wohl/Rush 50’s Doubles Champion in maybe one of the best finals ever played.

60 Doubles – Wow largest  bracket in the tournament as 26 players, 13 teams played for the Title.  In the end there could only be one.  The Final was supposed to be Gary Sowell/Lou Serrone vs Dave Schafer/Don Ginsburg.  Gary Sowell, the substitute partner for Mark Kohnle tweaked a hamstring in the Semi’s vs Brake/Bozzay.  Sunday AM, Sowell cannot go.  David Schaffer usually the partner of Mark Kohnle said he did not want to drive 5 hours and not play a final.  At Schaffer/Ginsburg request, Kohnle off the injured reserve comes back in the tournament.    2.5 hour donnybrook ensues with Serrone/Kohnle serving for match twice at 20 in the 2nd game but it was not to be that the substitute team would win the day as Ginsburg pulls a rabbit out of the hat with 5 or 6 well timed almost un-returnable angled serves that allowed his extremely hot partner Dave Schafer to finish off Kohnle/Serrone @ 11-7 in the tie-breaker!

60 Singles – Greg Coia defeated Michael Haar…………………………….. 21-10, 21-3.

60 Legends Doubles – Randie Moler/Chuck Smrha defeated Michael Haar/Don Duryee……………………………….. 21-8, 21-3.

Legends Singles – Tony Raimondo was back to defend his title defeating last year in the final our very own  Michael Booth in a tie-breaker.  This year the KCAC’s Rick Beamon  was back in the final.  The Rick Beamon, who Skippy says he never lost to.  The  Rick Beamon I saw serve every ball to Skippy in a Championship match in Springfield several years ago.  The same day Bailey and I the two (left side players) kept hearing Skippy say “He’s not that good”  all the way to the bar where Skippy and I had to buy beers for the winners.  That Rick Beamon showed up and won the Legends Singles ……………………………….21-5, (18-21), 11-5.

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Handballesta brackets are available

Click on the link below to view the brackets for this weekend.


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Hogan’s dad

Please keep Mark Hogan and his family in your prayers as his father passed away yesterday from a sudden heart attack.

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New Calendar!!

I have created a calendar for us to manage all of our events on. You can access it from the menu up above, or click here. On the calendar, you can change the view from Monthly, Weekly, to an Agenda. If you click on any league date, you will see the match ups and their session for that night.

If you have any events that you would like added to this calendar, please let me know and I will include it for a nominal fee.

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Handballesta is December 5th – 7th. Entry details will be coming soon

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Missouri State handball tournament dates

The date of the Missouri Doubles: January 23-25

The date of the Missouri Singles: April 17-19


Look forward to seeing you all there.

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Janice Little

From Lou:

Please one and all say a get well quick prayer for Janice Little, the mother of Tommy, Donny and Meredith and Sister to Greg Coia as she had a heart episode this week that required a couple of stints.

Apparently doing well but we all need the healing hand of the lord on our shoulder during bump’s in the road like this so lets give Janice a helping hand.

Thx in advance for all you do.

Spaghetti Out!

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League starts 10/16

Not this Thursday, but next Thursday. Draft went great, I will send out team rosters tomorrow.

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League is NEXT week, draft is tonight

We are drafting tonight, so check back on the site tomorrow to see what team you are playing on. Plan to hear from your captain tonight or tomorrow as well. If you do not hear from them and you want to play in league, please let them know that you are ready to play or contact Tony Orel, myself, or click on the Contact Us button on the menu above to make sure you get in touch with your captain.

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