Grand Final Results and Best Player Awards

Congratulations to all Grand Finals winners and best players!

Grade 1 Grand Final – MCC Steel (157) d Dromana Devils (128)
Grade 2 Grand Final – MCC Maulers (156) d Bayswater Braves (151)
Grade 3 Grand Final – MCC Maniacs (176) d MD Crocs (123)
Grade 4 Grand Final – MCC Gypsies (151) d MD Crusaders (148)
Grade 5 Grand Final – MD Treemen (156) d MD Pink Panthers (145)

Best Player Awards
(having played 7 or more matches at the position#)

G1#1 Geoff Wilcock – Wilco’s Warriors
G1#2 Nelson Turner – MCC Hacks
G1#3 Greg Ajani – MCC Hacks

G2#1 Alan Deans – Bayswater Braves
G2#2 Marcus Horvat – Bayswater Braves
G2#3 Bruce Stephens – MD Champs

G3#1 Lance Cowan – MCC Maniacs
G3#2 Craig Syms – MCC Maniacs
G3#3 Robin Clarke – MCC Magic

G4#1 Mark Purtin – Bayswater Bandits
G4#2 David Niven – MD Crusaders
G4#3 Paul Johnson – MD Crusaders

G5#1 Paul Johnson – MD Treemen
G5#2 Sara Alger – MD Pink Panthers
G5#3 Tim Hill – MD Pink Panthers

Grand Finals Announcement

All Grand Finals matches will be played at the BAYSWATER Westerfolds venue, commencing at 7.30 pm sharp.

Pizzas and some sparkling wine will be provided for competing teams and referees. The venue is also licensed for those in need of additional refreshment.

Monday 2nd Dec
Grade 4 Grand Final – MD Crusaders v MCC Gypsies
Referees: Bayswater Bandits

Tuesday 3rd Dec
Grade 5 Grand Final – MD Pink Panthers v MD Treemen
Referees: MCC Mashups

Thursday 5th Dec
Grade 1 Grand Final – MCC Steel v Dromana Devils
Referees: Wilco’s Warriors

Grade 2 Grand Final – Bayswater Braves v MCC Maulers
Referees: MD Champs

Grade 3 Grand Final – MCC Maniacs v MD Crocs
Referees: MD Alligators

Please email the results of each grand final to results@es-ra.com.au

Good luck to all teams, but more importantly please make sure everyone has a great night (including the Reffs!)

Spring 2020 Team Submission

Teams for the upcoming season may be submitted through the online form (for individual teams) – http://es-ra.com.au/team-submission/

Venue co-ordinators may email their teams in to results@es-ra.com.au

Finals Announcement

Congratulations to all players on the completion of another racquetball season.

Here are the finals, and to my best knowledge, the dates and times they will be played after the somewhat disastrous decision to move to Thursday nights this season. We have heard your overwhelming feedback that we should move back to Monday nights, and will confirm this for next season in due course.

Can the winning team of each finals match please ensure results are emailed through as normal to results@es-ra.com.au as I am currently working overseas? Ian has had to chase up five missing results for the last round which is quite poor…

All Finals commence at 7.30PM. Players are reminded to please bring sufficient supper for referees.

MONDAY 25th NOVEMBER

Grade 3 Semi-Finals – MD Crocs vs Mozzies at MD
Referees: Bayswater NIx

WEDNESDAY 27th NOVEMBER
Grade 2 Semi-Finals – MCC Maulers vs MD Champs at MD
Referees: Templestowe Hawks

THURSDAY 28th NOVEMBER
Grade 1 Semi-Finals – MCC Hacks vs Dromana Devils at MD
Referees: Bayswater Supper Knights

Grade 4 Semi-Finals – MCC Gypsies vs MCC Meerkats at MD
Referees: MCC Marvels

Grade 5 Semi-Finals – MD Treemen vs MCC Mashups at MD
Referees: Bayswater Tigers

Qualified players for each team can be found by checking the Player Results tab on the ladder spreadsheet. A player has qualified if they have played a total of 5 games in either singles or doubles.
 

Spring 2020 Team Submission

Teams for the upcoming season may be submitted through the online form (for individual teams) – http://es-ra.com.au/team-submission/

Venue co-ordinators may email their teams in to results@es-ra.com.au.

Happy racquetballing!

Regards,
Kristel.

Match and Pennant Update

Finals Update from Ian Chalmers

For this season, finals matches will be played on Thursday nights, commencing at 7.30 pm sharp. Finals teams are reminded to please bring supper for competing teams and referees.

Grade 1 Finals commence on Thursday 21 November at Westerfolds Bayswater.

Grades 2-5 Finals commence on Thursday 28 November at Mountain District.

Grand Finals will be held on Thursday 5 December at Westerfolds Bayswater.

The switch to Thursday evenings was made with good intent to accommodate Grade 1 players competing in Club Circuit. By attempting to solve this problem, another was created as Masters finals are also on Thursday nights. This affects more players. Masters players impacted by this new clash will be permitted to reschedule their Finals match to another mutually acceptable night for teams and referees.

Team captains should check the latest ladder and advise Kristel via email results@es-ra.com.au if they believe they will be impacted.

The Finals night will be reviewed for next season. If any players have input to that, please let us know via email to results@es-ra.com.au

Grade 1 Finals Information

It’s been a tough season for Grade 1 with health scares, injuries, surgeries and other life matters taking their toll on teams at times. Thanks to all for being flexible with emergencies this season.

Finals Week 1 Information

1st v 2nd – winner proceeds to Grand Final; losing team plays off in Semi Final
MCC Hacks v MCC Steel
Referees: Bayswater Leo’s Bandits

3rd v 4th – winner proceeds to Semi Final; losing team is knocked out
Dromana Devils v Wilco’s Warriors
Referees: MD Haze

Qualified players for each team can be found by checking the Player Results tab on the ladder spreadsheet.

Spring 2020 Team Submission

Teams for the upcoming season may be submitted through the online form (for individual teams) – http://es-ra.com.au/team-submission/

Venue co-ordinators may email their teams in to results@es-ra.com.au.

Annual General Meeting

Thank you to those ESRA members who attended the AGM today.

The Presidents Report 2018-2019 and the Minutes from the 2019 AGM can be found below:-


You are cordially invited to attend the 2019 Eastern Suburbs Racquetball Association Annual General Meeting which will be held at 11.30am on Sunday 29th September at Westerfolds Bayswater, 3 James Street, Bayswater, VIC 3153.

The Ordinary Business of the AGM shall be to:

  • Confirm the minutes of the 2018 AGM
  • Receive reports relating to the 2018 – 2019 financial year
  • Elect the committee for the 2019 – 2020 financial year
  • Appoint an auditor for the 2019 – 2020 financial year

The current members of the the 2018 – 2019 committee have indicated their willingness to continue. The committee works to serve the interests of ESRA and its members. The 2018 – 2019 committee operated below the full complement of seven members. We encourage members who believe they can contribute to the ESRA’s success to nominate to serve on the committee.

A link to the nomination form is below. Please return it to the secretary, Ross Phillips, by email (as a scan or digital photograph) or mail to the address below by the 27th September.

ESRA – Minutes & Events Secretary
PO Box 697
Heathmont VIC 3135

ESRA members include all players registered to participate in Spring Pennant 2019, plus all players who have participated in Autumn or Spring Pennant during the past two financial years.

Grand Final Results and Best Player Awards

Grade 1 Results

MD Haze (160) defeated Dromana Devils (144)

Grade 2 Results

Bayswater Braves (157) defeated MD Champs (122)

Grade 3 Results

MCC Magic (168) defeated MCC Maulers (158)

Grade 4 Results

MD Mozzies (158) defeated MD Crusaders (144)

Grade 5 Results

Bayswater (168) defeated MD Mayhem (120)

Best Player Awards
Grade 1
#1
Steve Andrewartha – Bayswater Supper Knights
#2 Nathan Lindner – MD Haze
#3 Paul Feeney – Dromana Devils
Grade 2
#1
Justin Smith – MD Champs
#2 Marcus Horvat – Bayswater Braves
#3 Ross Phillips – MD Champs
Grade 3
#1
Matt Pritchard – Bayswater Nix
#2 Aeron Skidmore – Bayswater Nix
#3 Rayleen Cooper – MCC Maulers
Grade 4
#1
Craig Syms – MCC Marvels
#2 Simon Denham – MCC Gypsies
#3 Paul Mostert – MD Mozzies
Grade 5
#1
Mark Purtin – Bayswater Bandits
#2 Tim Hosie – MD Mayhem
#3 Ian Chalmers – MD Mayhem

Doubles Mania 2019 !!

Doubles Mania is back!

The fun and friendly doubles competition will again be held on Mondays between seasons this year.

There’s 7 games of doubles and teams can either have 2, 3 or 4 players present on the night.

Start time is 7.30pm sharp and it’s usually finished around 9.00 / 9.15pm (supper is optional to either team).

Registration cost is still only $20 per player (which includes a free t-shirt) and court costs are $40 per team per night.

Hurry and get your team entered as soon as possible as there are limits of only 4 teams in each grade.

WEDNESDAY 12th June 7.30pm : T-Shirt & “DOUBLES LOTTO” Night, Genesis Courts, Wantirna – prefer at least 1 from each team, (to collect info pack and t-shirts) – “DOUBLES LOTTO” is available to the first 24 entrants, $10 court fee

Rounds 1 to 6 : Mondays from 17th June – 22nd July

Monday 29th July : GRAND FINAL NIGHT

doublesMania – Double the Action / Double the Fun !
Download and submit your entry form now!

Please contact John Souness with any questions.

John Souness, ph: 0413 522 778,
wantirnasquash@hotmail.com

This season proudly sponsored by Tony Holland’s – ‘Officer Real Estate’

ESRA Grand Finals

Grand Finals information – Monday 3rd June 7:30PM at Westerfolds Bayswater

Grade 1 Grand Final: Dromana Devils vs MD Haze

Semi-Final Results: MD Haze defeated Bayswater Z Warriors (forfeit)
Grand Final Referees: MCC Hacks

Grade 2 Grand Final: MD Champs vs Bayswater Braves

 Semi- Final Results: Bayswater Braves defeated Westerfolds Hawks
Grand Final Referees: Westerfolds Hawks


Grade 3 Grand Final:
MCC Maulers vs MCC Magic
Semi-Final Results: MCC Magic (155) defeated MD Alligators (142)
Grand Final Referees: Bayswater Nix


Grade 4
Grand Final: MD Mozzies vs MD Crusaders
Semi-Final Results MD Crusaders (155) defeated MCC Marvels (151)
Referees: MCC Gypsies


Grade 5 Grand Final:
MD Mayhem vs Bayswater Bandits

Semi-Final Results: Bayswater Bandits (180) Defeated MCC Highway Men (105)
Referees: MD Treemen

As a reminder to captains, it would be great to receive your team nominations for next season as early as possible. Please use the form to submit: https://es-ra.com.au/team-submission/