October 18th is the Heart of America handball tournament at the Athletic Club of Overland Park. Please get your entries in.
This Saturday the second annual KCAC big ball tournament will be held. They are doing the draw on Friday, so you can still get in. Please txt or call Hector Junior if you would like to play, 913-439-7809.
There will be doubles and singles and play begins Saturday morning at 10am. Please be there with plenty of time to prepare.
Sponsors and Donors – Once again I wanted to thank all the sponsors and donors. None of this gets done without your contributions and support.
Out of Town Players – St. Louis, Chicago, Topeka and Springfield the camaraderie, competition and excitement that you bring to these tournaments makes the tournaments. The fellowship and friendship is just an extra bonus. Thank you one and all and please pass this along to all your contacts that you are the best and we sincerely appreciate your attendance, support and participation in all of the Kansas City Handball events.
Local Players – Thank you all Kansas City and Topeka players for supporting all of the KCAC and local Kansas City Handball events.
Memorial Service – It was a long time in coming and I know it delayed several matches but thank you one and all and your families for waiting patiently and participating in the KCAC Memorial presentation for our recently departed Handball friends. KCAC President Tony Tocco, Tom Disidore and Tom Marks the MC for this event nicely done boys.
Most Valuable Player – While this is most generally reserved for performance on the court this years Most Valuable Player for the 2013 Paul Quirk World Handball Tournament is Don Keegan. Don Keegan is a player and member of the KCAC and this was his first year working on the Tournament Committee. Don’s tireless and exemplary performance as a Quirk Committee member will be hard to replicate. From Cooking to cleaning the grill to taking out trash, to getting water, cleaning up, running the desk you name it and Don did it. Most of the time Don did all of this without any one asking. My hat is off to you Don Keegan we all owe you a thanks of gratitude for your tireless effort in the success of this years tournament.
Quirk Committee – Most years and this year is no exception Dog Man and I get the recognition and thanks as Co-Directors for putting on a great tournament. In reality it is the effort of the Quirk Committee that really makes it all happen. Allison Holmes, Chris Bolling, Greg Coia, Jim Cosentino, Tom Disidore, Ryan Duckers, Tom Marks, Victor Mendez, Sam’s Posse, Bill Skelly, Jim Sutera, Tony Tocco, Mitch Welch, Steve Leigh, Kenny Belko and Tom Balint deserve thanks for their efforts in the success of this years Quirk Tournament.
- Special Thanks – While we are spreading it out the one guy I have had more arguments in my life, I want to give a special thanks to. Jim Cosentino has run a million tournaments and every time I get in a bind in one of these tournaments Jim Cosentino gets in to his little trick bag which is tucked into those funky shorts he wears and he bails me out. We had more twists and turns in this tournament than any other one that I have ever run and Jim was always there with not only the answer but the right answer. That’s it I am not saying any more nice things about Cos but I will say thank you very much as I could not do it this year or any year without you backing me up.
- One last Thank You – Tony Tocco thanks for making us all miserable having to watch your back side as your refereed more matches than Carter has liver pills. You can see, you can’t hear, you look horrible and yet you still do it to us………………..I don’t get it! Love ya Tony thanks
Open – Ryan Willis/Bill Lemp defeated Hector Facio Jr. and Sr in 2 straight.
40’s – Paul Pfannenstiel/Eric Storm defeated John Ayers/Bill Fish in 2 straight.
50’s – Tim Sterret/Mark Murphy defeated Tom Bembynista/Jake Esser
60’ – Once again Gene Pettus/Jim Smith continued their dominance of the 60’s by defeating in to straight games Bob Roman/Chuck Gotlieb
Contenders A – Felipe Campos/Victor Mendez defeated Mitch Meagher/Will Johnson
Contenders B – Ryan Charlton/Robyn Sterret defeated Denis Kenny/David Kenny
Woman’s Round Robin – Robin Sterret/Emily McMahill defeated Meredith Little/Eliza Little
(Please send along any incomplete results from the brackets)
Jim Cosentino did a great job of taking pictures all weekend for our tournament. To access them go here
Tony Tocco is going to be on Time Warner’s Metro Sports at 5pm. Please tune in to gain the insight and wisdom that the rest of the KCAC has been blessed to receive for years.
Sorry for the lack of format, but here’s the brackets…
Bracket Quirk 13 Contenders (updated)
Update: Clyde’s obituary…
Charlie Sutera just informed me that long time Handball Player, Donor, Reporter and Handball Supporter Clyde “Swoop” North met up with Sol, and the rest of the boys in handball heaven this AM.
No details yet but please keep Pat North and all of Clyde’s family in your prayers.
Boys and Girls we are just one month away from your favorite Summer Time Handball Tournament the Paul Quirk World Invitational 3-Wall Doubles Handball Tournament. There will be additional edits to the Entry form but the dates of August 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th are set.
- Get a partner and join in the fun. If you know someone that is not on the master handball list send their email to me.
- To enter just call me or anyone on the Tournament Committee or keep it simple just reply to REPLY to this email and let me know who you are playing with and what division you want to enter.
Get Ready to rumble!
Any Questions don’t hesitate to call me 913-219-9924! Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
The mission of the KCAC is the promotion of handball in the Kansas City metro area and secondly, of regional/national handball events.
The KCAC is a 501C3 non-profit entity. Money collected from dues, KCAC sponsored events and donations go to the general fund to assist in the mission and operations of the club. Donations made to the KCAC go to the general fund unless the donor has made a special request for designating the use of the donation.
On July 5, 2013, a special meeting of the KCAC Board of Directors was convened to discuss the recent passing of Tim Nass and the inquiries made by individuals interested in making a donation to the KCAC in Tim’s memory.
Presently, the KCAC Foundation, in its promotion of handball, supports the following:
- Missouri/Kansas tournaments
- Missouri State University Handball Club
- Junior entry fees in tournaments
- Youth and beginners Handball Camp/tournaments
- Handball related local events
In honor of Tim Nass, a founding member of the outdoor handball complex, a long-term board member, a strong supporter of the game of handball and a great friend/mentor to us all, we would welcome donations in his memory.
Based on the amount of the donations, the Board would propose the following uses of the proceeds:
- Purchase a defibrillator.
- Purchase a universal plaque honoring all KCAC members that have and will pass away.
- Purchase a special plaque for Tim Nass.
- Establish a Tim Nass scholarship for the promotion of handball.
- Reduce the outstanding debt of the KCAC.
Tim was very outspoken about the need to make the KCAC debt-free.
The KCAC Board hopes that this communication clarifies its position on donations and, specifically the use of proceeds designated in Tim’s memory to all interested parties. If you need additional clarification or would want to discuss further a donation in the memory of Tim Nass please contact Bill Skelly, Lou Serrone, Steve Leigh, Tony Tocco or Tom Marks.
KCAC Board of Directors
July 8, 2013