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This is a general news update from the Oklahoma Racquetball Association, as well as a big thank you to all of the great people who came out for the 2015 State Singles event at the Northside YMCA in OKC.  

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Thanks to all the participants who made their way to Oklahoma City recently at the Northside YMCA.  As always, there were some tight matches with a lot of tie-breakers.  It was great to meet and see some new players as well.  A shout out to Brandon Davis for obtaining the facility and for the hospitality provided for the tournament.  

We will be posting pictures from the tourney soon, so check the photo gallery for new updates!  Results from the tournament can be found here.

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Kim Roy and Tim Hardison from Tampa, Fl. stopped by Oklahoma City this week and played some matches with Oklahoma players Bob Cole and Cody Largent at Tinker AFB.  Kim runs tournaments in the Tampa area, as well as the National scene, and Tim is a lieutenant colonel in the US Army.  The ORA just wanted to say thanks for stopping by and good luck on your mini tour and at the US Open!

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Thanks to everyone who came out for the 2013 State Singles championships at the Thornton YMCA in Tulsa. We had a pretty good turnout, especially considering the number of injuries. I believe this year was a new record for the number of regular tournament players who had to sit out due to some sort of injury. I hope the next year brings a little more health for our players!

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Thanks to everyone for coming out for the Oklahoma State Singles this past weekend, we had lots of great matches and a good turnout.  You can view the results here and we'll post pictures soon.  

We have several announcements as well.  Firstly, Dave Watson is stepping down as the ORA president.  He has served as the ORA president for several years, and is moving forward with his life, including relocating to out of state, and is stepping down as a result.  We would like to thank Dave for his many years of contributions to racquetball in the state of Oklahoma, as well as his contributions nationally.  Dave has been a great asset and we will miss him, but wish him well in his future endeavors!

As a result of Dave's departure, as well as a couple of vacancies on the board, we have elected a few new board members.  Logan Reese, Brandon Davis, and Bob Cole have all been added to the ORA board from the Oklahoma City area.  In addition, Therese Lewis was promoted to the president position from her previous position of vice president, and Shaun Manning was appointed as the new vice president.  For a complete list of board members and their positions, click here.

Thanks to the new board members for volunteering, and we look forward to continuing to grow the sport in Oklahoma.  Feel free to contact any of the board members if you are interested in serving or have ideas or suggestions for us.

Lastly, we inducted Stephanie Bird into the ORA hall of fame.  Stephanie has served for many years on the ORA board, and has been the tournament director for nearly every tournament run in Oklahoma for years.  We all appreciate her efforts, and tournaments in Oklahoma would not be possible without her contribution.  We'll have a link up soon with Stephanie's bio.

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A group of Oklahomans traveled to Wichita, KS for the Health Strategies Fall Tournament and posted some impressive results.  Juan Martinez won the Men's Open division, defeating fellow Oklahoman C.J. Shaffer for the final.  Juan Martinez teamed up with Bob Cole to win the Men's Open Doubles, and Bob Cole won the Men's A division.  Dustin Cole finished up for team Oklahoma with a first place finish in Men's C.  Congrats Oklahoma players!  For complete results, visit http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/viewResults.asp?TID=7346

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Thanks to everyone who played at the state doubles tournament this year, the results are posted under Events.

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Have something to submit?  If you have any photos, videos, or news related to Oklahoma Racquetball and would like to have this content posted on our website, send an email here and we can most likely accomodate your request.  We welcome all submissions!

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Greetings everyone, and welcome to the new Oklahoma Racquetball Association website.  Please take a few minutes and browse through everything; all comments and opinions are welcome.  Contact Matthew Kindschi or any of the ORA board members with comments, questions, ideas, etc.

We hope you enjoy the new website and bookmark us, as we will be updating it with upcoming tournament information, results, photos, and other news - so check back often!

Sincerely,
-Matthew Kindschi

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