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2011 USA Racquetball Junior Olympic Championships

Double Donut will be partnering with KS Photography and Kirk Jones Photography to bring premium event coverage to the 2011 USA Racquetball Junior Olympic Championships this weekend at Sunset Athletic Club in Portland, OR. Check out the full details over at courtstock.com, or head directly over to the photo galleries!

June 23rd, 2011 by Geoff Thomsen

Photos – 2011 USA Racquetball National Doubles Championships

Full article at http://www.flatchicken.com/2011/03/09/photos-2011-usa-racquetball-national-doubles-championships/ :

The 2011 USA Racquetball National Doubles Championships went down February 9th – 13th in Tempe, AZ at the ASU Student Rec Center. Photo coverage includes on-court action of the Men’s and Women’s US Team Qualifiers, as well as Mixed Open.

 

Men’s US Team Qualifying

2011 USA Racquetball National Doubles

2011 USA Racquetball National Doubles

MF � Carson Huczek def. Crowther Vanderson � 7, (5), 10

MS1 � Carson Huczek def. Hawthorne Rojas � 13, 10

MS2 � Crowther Vanderson def. Allen Carson � 10, 8

MQ1 � Carson Huczek def. Herrera Scott � 4, 7

MQ2 � Hawthorne Rojas �def. Swain Tucker � 13, 2

MQ3 � Crowther Vanderson def. Royster Stark

MQ4 – Allen Carson def. Mannino Mueller – 10, (7), 5

 

Women’s US Team Qualifying

2011 USA Racquetball National Doubles

2011 USA Racquetball National Doubles

WF – Paraiso Ruiz def. Czuk Gudinas � 2, 1

WS1 – Paraiso Ruiz def. Key Key � 6, 3

WS2 – Czuk Gudinas def. Rajsich Russell-Waselenchuk � 6, (2), 9

WQ2 – Key Key def. Tisinger Walsh � 11, 10

WQ3 – Czuk Gudinas def. Alvarado Fenton � 14, 8

WQ4 – Rajsich Russell-Waselenchuk def. Bailey Bailey � 11, 7

 

Mixed Open

MXF � Carson Paraiso def. Ruiz Hawthorne � (11), 8, 9

MXS1 � Hawthorne Ruiz def. Key Orr � 5, (4), 4

MXS2 � Carson Paraiso def. Rajsich Royster � 6, 4

MXQ2 � Key Orr def. Crosser Tisinger � 6, 8

March 12th, 2011 by Geoff Thomsen

Twitter Digest – 2010-04-17

  • Sucks to be missing NW racquetball regionals this weekend! Hopefully Kevin is keeping his camera busy!! #

April 17th, 2010 by Geoff Thomsen

Twitter Digest – 2010-02-16

  • Played some racquetball for the first time in a WHILE … pretty much having Advil with every meal. Damn, I love this game!!! #
  • I've posted some racquetball photos from the last few tournys in Oregon. Check out http://www.facebook.com/gtphotography (and become a fan!). #

February 16th, 2010 by Geoff Thomsen

Twitter Digest – 2009-11-23

November 23rd, 2009 by Geoff Thomsen

2009 Turkey Shoot Pro/Am Racquetball Photos

I finally got a chance to spend some time taking racquetball photos at the 2009 Sunset Athletic Club Turkey Shoot Pro-Am this past weekend! Felt good to be back in the “Double Donut Dog House” (check out the area behind the front wall window if you get a chance), and I ended up with ~1000 shots or so. This turned out to be a GREAT event with several of the top pros, and I look forward to seeing what Paul Maduell can put together for next year. Oregon would be the perfect spot for an IRT Tier 1, so I’ll definitely keep my fingers crossed. Best photo courts I’ve shot on (*slight* exception to the IRT portable court), bar none!!

Photo Gallery – 2009 Turkey Shoot Pro/Am

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Big Donut at the US OPEN

US OPEN Donut

Got this pics from my good buddies on the US OPEN staff. Hoping that the actual donut arrives in the mail soon. That thing looks DELICIOUS!!

October 27th, 2009 by Geoff Thomsen

Twitter Digest – 2009-05-05

  • Dang, looks like irt-tour.com made some changes which broke 179 links to them from doubledonut.com. Yikes. Looks like I have to delete them. #

May 5th, 2009 by Geoff Thomsen

Twitter Digest – 2009-04-30

April 30th, 2009 by Geoff Thomsen

Photos – 2008 IRT World Racquetball Championships

The IRT season started with a bang this year, with Grand Slam events, return of top players, live streaming on ESPN360.com, and an "all glass" court hosting matches in a open downtown metropolitan area. Congrats to Kane Waselenchuk for winning both of his first two events this season, I think he’ll be setting the high mark all year long.

Mike Boatman, from Mike Boatman Photography was lucky enough to be shooting on the new court in Denver, and got some great racquetball photos to start off the season. Mike is a consummate professional, and national commercial photographer for his day job.  Check out his website if you’ve got any photo related needs!!

Here is the gallery of his shots (ALL COPYRIGHT MIKE BOATMAN):

http://www.doubledonut.com/v/2008_worlds

October 1st, 2008 by Geoff Thomsen

Update on Rhonda Rajsich’s Injuries

It’s been a while since visiting Rhonda’s Website to get some updates on her condition, so I decided to stop today after remembering a rumor that she actually played at the World Championships in Ireland, as well as the Outdoor Nationals in California. I should have guessed that Rhonda would take no time in getting back in action, but TEN DAYS!?!? You go, girl.

Rhonda, tell your website person that you need RSS feeds for your news!!

From www.rhondarocks.com :

Rhonda has been making fantastic progress as she heals and recovers from the June 1, 2008 assault. She started to train again in early July and is getting her strength back on a daily basis.

Rhonda was welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd at the WOR Championships in Huntington Beach, California. This tournment was Rhonda’s first tournament since the assault. Although she felt the lingering effects of the attack, the crowds were excited to see her return to play. Because her face continues to heal, she is required to wear a custom fit mask while playing.

She will be competing with Team USA at the IRF World Championships August 1-10, 2008 in Kingscourt, Ireland.

Rhonda would again like to thank all of her fans for the love and support as she continues to recover.

August 27th, 2008 by Geoff Thomsen

Huge Website Cleanup

Sorry for any outages people may have experienced at DoubleDonut.com over the past few days, I’ve been doing a bunch of stuff to clean the site up.

I discovered 200+ broken links on the site that I’ve fixed, which actually also alerted me to the fact that there were like 12 albums missing from the 2006 National Doubles Racquetball Championships, including all of the semifinal and finals matches. The 2006 Doubles Gallery might be worth a look if you missed those shots the first time around. The other big contributors to broken links are other racquetball websites out there who decide to move / re-design content. Pretty disappointing to find out that so much history has disappeared into the sunset.

I’ve also turned off comments for posts older than 2 weeks due to the (literally) hundreds of SPAM comments I get every night. You three people who leave comments have been warned ;)

Tagging with keywords is slowly chugging along .. you may notice a “related posts” section at the bottom of post pages, where related news stories from Double Donut will automatically get linked. Fun times.

August 27th, 2008 by Geoff Thomsen

Gearbox Releases new Racquetball Commercials

Gearbox Racquetball just sent out a notice about some new commercials they’ve produced to be aired during the ESPN Racquetball Broadcasts (dang, now I need a blog post about that, too). Hey, if a Gearbox racquetball racquet can make a blind guy with a seeing eye dog or a an actual hamster good at the sport, I’ll take one ;)

And Rafeal, I REALLY hope you guys post some photos or behind the scenes video from the “Hamster Court”!! Please!!

Gearbox Hamster – For the record, my guess is that the hamster with the Red shirt is played by Javier Moreno, and the one in the blue shirt is either Alvaro Beltran or Rafael Filippini

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk090BogMjY]

Gearbox Champion – Pretty funny, but the “unrated version” seems to be getting tons more hits :)

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebM8AzW6Ugg]

August 26th, 2008 by Geoff Thomsen

Racquetball Photo Galleries Are Back Up

In case you didn’t notice, the Double Donut Photo Gallery is now back online. For some reason, my web host www.1and1.com likes to strip some important PHP information out of particular file every month or so. Unfortunately, I this causes my galleries to crash. I then have to go lookup what the code is from their hosting FAQs, download the file, edit, and upload. So annoying. I also don’t always notice when the galleries go down right away, so feel free to send me a note if you notice some weirdness.

August 26th, 2008 by Geoff Thomsen

Racquetball Trading Cards

Russ Mannino was kind enough to share some his Racquetball Trading Cards. He was even kind enough to share them 6 times ;) I really dig old school racquetball memorabilia, and think cards like these would be a great addition to the USA Racquetball Museum. Based on the description below, I’m not sure whether these are for sale through Russ’ online store, or if he is just showing off some cool stuff from his collection.

COLLECTIBLE RACQUETBALL TRADING CARDS
Some of your favorite players before they became famous. This limited edition was printed in 1992 and only forty eight of each player were made.

Ruben Gonzalez…..Sudsy Monchik…..Jason Mannino…..Malia Bailey…..
Chris Cole…..Elkova Icenogle…..Eric Storey…..John Ellis…..Kaye Kuhfeld
Tim Sweeney…..James Floyd…..James Mulcock…..

PLUS, OLYMPIC TEAMS THAT INCLUDE, Allen Engel, Heather Dunn, Sudsy Monchik, James Mulcock,
Rusty and Elkova Icenogle, Eric Muller, Doug Ganim, Tim Sweeney, Chris Cole, Malia Bailey, Jackie Paraiso, Mike Bronfield, Robin Levine and Michelle Gould.

www.racquetballgalaxy.com

Racquetball Trading Card - Elkova Icenogle Racquetball Trading Card - James Floyd

Racquetball Trading Card - Chris Cole Racquetball Trading Card - US Olympic Team - 1991

Racquetball Trading Card - Timothy Sweeney Racquetball Trading Card - Ruben Gonzalez

Racquetball Trading Card - Ruben Gonzalez2

Racquetball Trading Card - Sudsy Monchik

Racquetball Trading Card - Malia Bailey Racquetball Trading Card - Kaye Kuhfeld

Racquetball Trading Card - Jr. Olympic Team 1991 Racquetball Trading Card - Jason Mannino Sudsy Monchik

Racquetball Trading Card - Jason Mannino Racquetball Trading Card - James Mulcock

August 26th, 2008 by Geoff Thomsen

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