Phoenix, AZ, WPH Press, 11/20/17-
Everybody had a good time at the Carl Hayden High School 3-Wall handball tournament & Car Show. Good sportsmanship, competitive matches and low-riders were on full display!
There were three divisions and each featured 16 participants in this two-stage event. In the first stage, the players were put into four round-robin pools of four players each. After they played all opponents, the top two from each pool advanced to an eight-player single elimination championship bracket. The bottom two players in each pool advanced to an eight-player single elimination consolation bracket. Each player was guaranteed four matches against four different opponents. If a player made it to the finals in his bracket, he would have played six matches against a minimum of five different opponents. Comments afterwards indicated that players liked playing lots of different opponents.
Carl Hayden HS for allowing use of their courts
The CHHS Art Club for painting the ‘falcon playing handball’ on the side of the courts
The Tucson players for making the trek up
Don Stewart for donating pizzas and posters, which made the long day of playing handball even more enjoyable
ASU team for running the tournament
Champion – David Frances (ASU)
Finalist – Ben Fernandez (Phoenix)
Champion – Noe Rios (Fred Lewis Foundation)
Finalist – Frank Huerta (Carl Hayden HS)
Champion – Pat States (Phoenix)
Finalist – Albert Tabares (Phoenix)
ASU Head Handball Coach