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         Florida Players Do Well At US Open In Minneapolis (article courtesy of Jean Trimble)

            The 2012 US Open Racquetball Championships was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota October 3rd through October 7th.  Florida was well represented with approximately 23 players attending the event.  Some players from Florida even attended The US Open for the first time. 

            Players returning to Florida with gold, silver, bronze, and pewter medals were:

W 45+ 2nd place           Claudia Andrade
W 50+ 2nd place           Laura Brandt
W 55+ 4th place           Karen Simon

MIRT Quarters           Shane Vanderson
MElite Quarters          Paul Orszulak
M25+ 1st place            Andres Ramirez
M25+ 2nd place            Jonathan Burns
M30+ 2nd place            Andres Ramirez
M30+ 4th place            Jonathan Burns
M45+A Quarters        Harlan Faircloth
M50+     Quarters        Pete Scondras, Sr.
M55+A  Quarters        Mark Hillman
65+B/C  Quarters        Paul Wehmeyer
M70+ 1st place            Gordon Kelly
M70+ 4th place            Paul Wehmeyer

WOpen Doubles 4th place       Claudia Andrade/Rodriguez
W55+ Doubles 1st place          Renee Fish/Jean Trimble
M45+ Doubles  Quarters        Leon Jackson, Jr/Kraemer
M55+ Doubles  Quarters        Marc Burns/Sal Perconti
M65+ Doubles 1st place          Joe Burton/Olson
MX A Doubles  Quarters        Harlan Faircloth/Renee Fish           

            Playing in the Pro-Am Doubles Benefit for Charity was:
Sal Perconti, who finished 2nd in the event.  Other participants were Jason Gray and Jim Yore.  

            Other players who were attending and either playing or watching the event was: 
Ken Kirkpatrick, John Peloso, Isidro Trejo, Jason Gray, Rod Van Dyke, Jim Yore, Jeff Leon, Gary Wargo, Tom Travers, Kelly Faircloth, Caroline Scondras, and Dee Perconti. 

Congratulations to all the players who won and all that competed.  You represented our state well. 
Note:  See all results and brackets here

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