A record-breaking 68 players competed in the 2019 Oregon State Doubles Championships at Salem’s Lancaster Courthouse Athletic Club, as the top open, skill level, masters, and junior players vied for OR championship gold.
Dalton Beall and Cody Townsend repeated as OR State Champions, needing a tiebreaker to overcome Conor Casey and Josh Bateman in a very entertaining match.
Jeff Kastner returned to tournament play after a long hiatus and showed he hasn’t lost much, as he teamed with his wife Jean to prevail in the Mixed Doubles.
Coach Steinberg gave his usual sparkling performance on the court and brought 16 students from the Pacific University team to compete in the tournament.
We also had a University of Oregon student and a Chemeketa Community College student participating in the tournament for a total of 18 students…..they really light up the tournament with their competitive spirit, enthusiasm, and camaraderie.
The Alten Handball Foundation continues to support Oregon handball by subsidizing entry fees for all of the students.
· Cheryl Chastain for her hospitality support and for being my lovely wife…turns out that we forgot that our anniversary coincided with the tournament
· Bob and Lynn DeVleming for assisting with tournament administration, hospitality management, and for being good friends
· Josh Reese for his tolerance and assistance with managing registration and setting up the tournament venue
· Angel Frutos with tournament setup and clean up
· Dana Ikard Zeimantz for her help with hospitality and for keeping her dad (me) more calm
· Nick Flores for assisting me with a few R2 sports glitches and with tournament seeding.
(Small clip of the last few seconds of the doubles final submitted by one crazy fan: GrainyVidClip)
2019 OR State Doubles Championship Results
Small Ball Open:
1st place-Dalton Beall and Cody Townsend
2nd place-Conor Casey and Josh Bateman
Big Ball Open:
1st place-Conor Casey and Stephen Stenberg
2nd place-Matt Steele and Troy Peterson
Consolation-Anthony Areizaga and Justin Pazmino
Small Ball A Division:
1st place-David Steinberg and Corey Hedger
2nd place-Deavin Brownson and Nate Boyden
3rd place-David Harper and Ray Byerly
Small Ball 60+ Division:
1st place-Craig Trull and David Steinberg
2nd place-John Dunn and Ben Liebman
3rd place-Dan Fredrickson and Walt Kastner
Small Ball B Division:
1st place-David Harper and Ray Byerly
2nd place-Angel Frutos and Anthony Areizaga
Consolation-Jean Kastner and Mike Casey
Diamond Masters Division:
1st Place-Don True and Charlie Schneider
2nd Place-Jay Latona and Joe McBride
Consolation-Charlie Ikard and Russ Reed
Small Ball Mixed Doubles:
1st Place-Jean Kastner and Jeff Kastner
2nd Place-Michael Stenberg and Kimberley Duval
Consolation-Gavin Calhoun and Phoebe Brookes
Written by Charlie Ikard, OR handball ambassador