Below is a listing of the tournaments the KCAC and its members participate in. As I receive pictures and results, I will start linking them below the tournament descriptions. Although some of these tournaments are more than 50 years old, tracking them in detail is a new process that began in 2006.

KC 3 Wall

Originally known as the Missouri State 3 wall doubles championships. It was held in St. Louis until new courts were built near Arrowhead stadium in Kansas City. When the KCAC courts were completed, the tournament was moved to the club and the name was shortened to the KC 3 wall and the Open and Contenders brackets were changed to singles. This event is traditionally held in mid June. The past 5 years, the best outdoor players in the world have competed at the KC 3 wall.

Paul Quirk Worlds

Held the second weekend of August at the KCAC. If there’s one you can’t miss, it’s this. This doubles tournament regularly features some of the best talent in the world on the two best 3 wall courts in the world. Named after the godfather of Kansas City handball, the Worlds is a long tradition that originally earned it’s name by featuring talent from overseas as well as here at home. For the explanation of the Paul Quirk World’s from the godfather himself, click here.

Heart of America

The Heart of America tournament is held at the Athletic Club of Overland Park every October. The HOA traditionally receives a large number of entries, most of them coming from juniors and college aged players, a testament to the health of handball in the Midwest.


What began as an outdoor tournament to celebrate all things Wyandotte County, this tournament changed format to invite new players to the sport of handball. The original concept was to give the winner of the tournament a paid membership to the KCAC. After the success of the November 2010 indoor tournament, an outdoor version was run at the end of May 2011. Since, this highly successful tournament is a great test for athletes to try out a sport they have never played before against fellow beginners, and see who is the fittest, strongest, and the quickest to adapt to this new game.


One of the oldest organized handball tournaments in the United States, Handballesta is held every year at the beginning of December, currently at the Athletic Club of Overland Park. The past champions from this 65 year old tournament is a who’s who among handball legends.

KC Metro Singles

Held in mid to late March at the Kansas City, KS YMCA, this mostly singles tournament is known for the large and diverse contenders bracket and the unique play at the KCK “Y”. The hard plastered walls make for a fast paced game. This tournament has since been retired.

Other Tournaments

Sutera’s Worst 4th of July Tournament – KCAC, Kansas City, KS

Missouri State Doubles, Singles – St. Louis, MO

Tallcorn – Des Moines, IA

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