Results - 12th Annual ICHA Mayor's Cup, July 15-16th, 2006 - Orchard Beach, Bronx, NY

Try to find a copy of the Tuesday July 18th, 2006 NY Daily Newspaper - Awesome article called "Delicious Victory For Cesar Sala" by Jego R. Armstrong

(photos L-R Cesar Sala and Tracy Davis)

Men’s Pro Singles Cesar Sala
Women’s Pro Singles Tracy Davis
Women’s Pro Doubles Tracy Davis/Theresa McCourt
Master Singles Danny Vera
Pro Amateur Singles Eliel Torres
Golden Master Singles Joe Agosto
Golden Master Doubles Joe Agosto/Mike Grabowski
Amateur Men Singles Romain Randas
Boys 19 and under Singles Aditta Kittikahoun
Boys 19 and under Doubles Aditta Kittikahoun/Thomas Chin
Boys 17 and under Singles Adres Calle
Boys 17 and under Doubles John Mantilla/Michael Wu
Boys 15 and under Singles John Loubriel
Girls 19 and under Singles Quasia Watson
Girls 19 and under Doubles Quasia Watson/Anastasiya Oleynik (Stacy O)
Girls 17 and under Singles Sarah Au
Men’s Open Singles
First Round: Gennally Rothberg (New York, NY) d. Ivan Wong (Little Neck, NY), 14; Jurell Bastidas (Brooklyn, NY) d. Adam Gittlitz (Kew Gardens, NY), forfeit; Nicky Roman (New York, NY) d. Phat Cat Soriano (Ridgewood, NY), 6.
Round of 16: Cesar Sala (Brooklyn, NY) d. Rothberg, 4; Michael Schneider Jr. ( Richmond Hill, NY) d. Jonathan Lee (Fresh Meadows, NY), 23; Milton Jones (Far Rockaway, NY) d. William O’Donnell (Bayside, NY), 19; Robert Sostre (New York, NY) d. Paul Angel (Brooklyn, NY), 14; John “Rookie” Wright (New York, NY) d. Bastidas, 12; Albert Apuzzi (Brooklyn, NY) d. Eliel Torres (Bronx, NY), 16; Alvaro Rebaza (Whitestone, NY) d. Raul Retian (Bronx, NY), 18; Satish Jagnandan (Yonkers, NY) d. Roman, 0;
Quarterfinals: Sala d. Schneider, 9; Sostre d. Jones, 19; Wright d. Apuzzi, 5; Jagnandan d. Rebaza.
Semifinals: Sala d. Sostre; Jagnandan d. Wright, 20.
Finals: Sala d. Jagnandan, 20, (12), 1.

Women’s Open Singles
First Round: Na Liu (Brooklyn, NY) d. Kim Johnson (Rockaway Beach, NY), 2.
Quarterfinals: Tracy Davis (Brooklyn, NY) d. Na Liu, 1; Dori Ten (Brooklyn, NY) d. Bernice Torres (Woodhaven, NY), 18; Karen McConney (Jamaica, NY) d. Theresa McCourt (Brooklyn, NY), 22; Brenda Pares (Staten Island, NY) d. Veronica Figueroa (Brooklyn, NY), 18.
Semifinals: Davis d. Ten, 3; Pares d. McConney, 3.
Finals: Davis d. Pares, 8, 9.

Results - West 4th vs. Sunset Classic - Monday July 17th, 2006 - West 4th Street Courts, NYC Special Thanks to Grady for hosting the event. Life Guard Eddie Crespo/Darnell Sutton vs. Jose/Glenn 21-19, Larry Dubois/Jason the Whip vs. Speedy/Carlos Cardona 21-19, Rookie/David Rojas vs. Ray Lopez /Willie Polanco 21-20, Wildman Rick/Fred Lynch vs. Francisco Carbuccia/Pat 21-19, and Humberto Baez/Steve Robalino vs. Lil Eddie Styles/Gio Vasquez 20-18 (called off due to darkness).

Results - "C" Singles - Saturday July 15th, 2006 - Marjore Post Park, Massapequa, LI   In the Finals it was James and Albert defeating Edgar and Andres (the dream team), 21-13. Cash prizes: 1st place $600, 2nd $200, 3rd $100 Adam and Lefty Joe (LI)

Results - Handball 21 "B" Singles - Saturday July 15th, 2006 - Thomas Edison H.S., 164th St. & Grand Central Pkwy., Queens, NY  The winner was Phu from Grand Street, NYC

Results - Open Doubles - Sunday July 9th, 2006 - Edison Park, Queens, NY  Early round action: Cisco Aponte/Snuka d. Anthony Cintron/Steve Robalino 21-20, Paulie Yagual/Jaime Rivera d. Dave Rojas/Carlos Cardona, Justin Ritchie/Larry Dubois d. Aponte/Snuka 21-13, Oscar DeJesus/Wildman Rick Montalvo d. John "Rookie" Wright/Lefty Henry Santiago 21-12 (this was the 1st time they were defeated in an open all year...Lefty Henry Santiago did win a major tournament with a different partner Justin Ritchie the day before, so perhaps heat exhaustion finally set in.) PeeWee Castro/Willie Polanco d. Gio Vasquez/Eddie Styles.

In the Semifinals it was Ritchie/Dubois defeating DeJesus/Montalvo, and Yagual/Rivera defeating Castro/Polanco In the Finals it was Yagual/Rivera defeating Ritchie/Dubois by disqualification  Henry Santiago-coordinator

More Photos coming soon!!!

Results - Women's A/B Double - Sunday July 9th, 2006 - West 4th Street Courts, NYC  The winners were Brenda Pares and Evette Amador (if anyone would like to send more info, please do so)

Please forward Citywide information when available 1st - 4th place, Thank you

Results - 5th Annual Wanna "B"'s Tournament - Saturday July 8th, 2006 - Broadway Park, Elmhurst, Queens, NY  In the singles Finals it was Michael Schneider defeating John Viligras (aka Ricky Martin) 21-19. In the doubles Finals it was Jason "The Whip" Vasquez and Allen Sanchez defeating Ference Dominguez and Victor LoPierre. Cash prizes $200 1st, $100 2nd, and $50 3rd place. Mike Watson - coordinator   More Photos coming soon!!!

Photos - Cisco Classic "B" Doubles - Saturday June 17th, 2006 - Castle Hill, Bronx, NY - Photos Page

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FREE HANDBALL WEBCAST - The USHA 4-Wall Nationals Tournament June 26 - July 2 at Los Caballeros Sports Village in Orange County, CA. ....... Will be bigger and better than expected! The USHA, WPHL, and Simple Green, in conjunction with the Caballeros Sports Village, will be filming and webcasting marque matches over the Internet and into your homes and offices. For More info

Handball Hall of Fame Player Morris Levitsky has passed away - His funeral will be at 1PM tomorrow (Wednesday June 28th, 2006). Kahila Chapel (spelling?) Brighton 11th & Neptune Ave. Please do your best to pass the word around .

Results - Super "B" Brawl ABEBHA & PA1WHA Big Blue Doubles - Saturday June 17th, 2006 - Liberty High School, 1115 Linden St., Bethlehem, PA  In the Finals it was Bucky & Che of Allentown, PA defeating Zeav & Joe of Staten Island, NY. Lil Cisco (Bx) & Tony defeated JoeG & Robert 21-13 for 3rd place. coordinated by Hector Diaz   More info


Results - Coney Island Doubles - Saturday June 17th, 2006 - Brooklyn, NY  In the Finals it was John "Rookie" Wright and Dave Rojas defeating PeeWee Castro and Willie Polanco. 8 teams entered this event and was coordinated by Victor LoPierre photo & video by Albert Apuzzi

Cool Video from the tournament...


(L-R Frank/Mario 3rd place, Jerry Hernandez/Izzy Rivera 1st place, David Pena/Joe Thompson 2nd place, and coordinator Cisco Aponte)   The Tournament put the Bronx back on the Map.

Results - Cisco Classic "B" Doubles - Saturday June 17th, 2006 - Castle Hill, Bronx, NY  In the Finals it was Izzy Rivera and Lefty Jerry Hernandez (Bronx) defeating Joe Thompson and David Pena (Brooklyn) 25-17. This win was huge, they faced major obstacles and still came out victorious. Izzy and Jerry were down in both of their previous matches 20-10 and pulled the wins out. In the Finals the hometown team not only were playing to win, but were playing for the entire boro of the Bronx. In fact the biggest upset of the day was the Bronx team of Ben and Artie defeating Jason "the Whip" Vasquez and Allen Sanchez. Photos coming Soon!!!

Movies - Cool Handball Video Clips by Tyrone Snell - OOHA

Photos - West 4th "B" Doubles - Sunday June 11th, 2006 - "WHIP-LASH" Photos.

Results - "B" Doubles - Sunday June 11th, 2006 - West 4th Street Courts, NYC  Semifinals: Jason "The Whip" Vasquez and Lefty Armando (Chinatown) defeated Killer Joe and Darnell Sutton, and "Little" Jay Santos and Allen Sanchez defeated Poombie and Poochie (102nd St.) In the Finals it was The Whip taking over...Jason Vasquez/Armando defeated Santos/Sanchez. Event coordinated by BJ Fludd and Fred Lynch.

Photos - West 4th "B" Doubles - Sunday June 11th, 2006 - "The Warriors".

Results - Sy Merrill Invitational Masters Handicap Doubles - June 11th, 2006 - College of Staten Island, S.I., NY  The fourth annual Sy Merrill Invitational tournament was held at the CSI outdoor courts. The results are as follows:
Preliminary Round: Norm Adler/Rob Robertson d. Matt Abbatiello/ Dwayne Sampson, 23 Jon Iglesias/Steve Nuding d. Mike Schneider/ Stan Zavoyskiy,8 Felix Rodriguez/Zeav Robbins d. Argenis Chong/Billy Oswald,1 Paul Angel/ Edison Torres d. Steve Berger/Dan Danilcyck,8 Joe Agosto/Mike Grabowski d. Juned Khan/Felix Ziberbrand,8 Sal Cataudella/ Jay Medina d. James Dillon/Rich Kocher,20 Steve Kraft/Mike Lipman d.JinLoNano/Tom Libonatti,13 Ron Pescatore/ Pete Stefano d. BYE
info and photo by Artie Fuchs

Quarterfinals: Adler/Robinson d. Iglesias/Nuding,16 Angel/Torres d. Rodroguez/Robbins,19 Agosto /Grabowski d. Cataudella/Medina,7
Pescatore/Stefano d. Kraft/Lipman,18 Semi-finals: Angel/Torres d. Adler/ Robinson,23 Agosto/Grawbowski d. Rescatore/Stefano, 18                 Finals: Agosto/Grabowski d. Angel /Torres.17


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Results - Ace Pro Open Singles - Saturday June 10th, 2006 - Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY  Quarterfinals: Satish Jagnandan d. Joe Kaplan, Robert Sostre d. Emilio Sierra, Milton Jones d. Jonathan Lee, Cesar Sala d. John "Rookie" Wright  Semifinals: Jagnandan d. Sostre, Sala d. Jones  Finals: Jagnandan d. Sala  info by Albert Apuzzi

Iglesias, Roberts, Rudzewick, LoPierre, and Apuzzi

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The Elks Club - Friday June 9th, 2006 - Queens, NY The Elks Club, located in Queens NY, has plans to renovate and expand in the very near future. On the drawing board are ideas to include two one-wall & four-wall courts. In order to start stimulating interest Thomas Rudzewick organized a one-wall exhibition in conjunction with a dinner. After Jonathan Iglesias and Tony Roberts split the first two games with Albert Apuzzi and Victor LoPierre the attendees asked that a tie-breaker be played. Jon and Tony won the tie-breaker 11-0. The participants each received a plaque and a complimentary poly-dry team USA shirt. The members were thrilled with the chance to watch some top notch 1-wall and gave all of the participants a standing invite. They also plan to hold more exhibitions in the future. info/photo by Albert Apuzzi

USHA One-Wall Collegiate Championships Cool Photos Page

Results - USHA One-Wall Collegiate Championships - Sunday June 4th, 2006 - Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY The winners were Victor LoPierre (Queens College) winning the Men's Singles over Jonathan Iglesias (Lake Forest) in the tiebreaker 21-10, (18-21), 11-1. Nicky Roman (City Tech) won the Men's B Drop Down division. Carla Cruz of NYU-CAS defeated Tali Elfassy (NYU-CAS) and Jenny Hui (NYU-Washington) to earn the Women's Singles title.  View the Draws: Men's Singles , Women's Singles , Men's Doubles and Cool Photos Page. coordinated by Gary Cruz and Michael Watson.

Iglesias & LoPierre

2006 Memorial Day Weekend, West 4th Street Handball Courts...PHOTOS!!!

Movie Opportunity - Our casting office is seeking handball players for a new Jodie Foster film entitled “The Brave One”. The scene is shooting this Friday June 9th and we need 6 male players who are Black or Latino and between the ages of 18-23 yrs. old. If you know anyone who is interested and available, please have them call me ASAP.
Thanks, Sabel (212) 685.3537 ext. 53505  Please keep HandballCity updated if you are chosen to star in this movie...Good Luck

Results - CPQ $20,000 Men's Doubles Tournament - Saturday June 3rd, 2006 - Flamingo Park, Miami, FL In early round action Dave Rojas and Tony Roberts defeated Francisco Carbuccia and Wildman Rick Montalvo, (Carbuccia/Montalvo were winning 20-16). Steven Robalino and Anthony Cintron defeated PeeWee Castro and Willie Polanco, Eddie Styles/Larry Dubois defeated Robert Sostre/Oscar DeJesus....In the Semfinals is was John "Rookie" Wright and Lefty Henry Santiago defeating Dave Rojas and Tony Roberts, and Steve (Sunset) and Anthony Cintron defeating Larry Dubois and Little Eddie Styles. In the Finals it was John "Rookie" Wright and Lefty Henry Santiago defeating Steven Robalino and Anthony Cintron 25-14. Cash prizes 1st-8th place, 3 MVP's, and they announced the next tournament will be held at Coney Island, NY on August 26th, 2006.  info provided by Francisco Carbuccia, Albert Apuzzi, & Melody Ruiz, photo by Albert Apuzzi

Radio Play - 1010 Wins, NY Radio Station mentioned Handball, in reference to a park being built with Handball Courts. (Great promotion since this radio station is the most listened to news radio in the world) time 11:48 May 27th, 2006

Results - PSAL Individual NYC Championships - May 31st, 2006 - Grand Street Campus, Brooklyn, NY 

"The City's Best" The winners were: Girls Champion: Quasia Watson (Boys & Girls) defeated Sarah Au (Bklyn Tech) 21-13. Boys Champion: Stan Zavoyskiy (Midwood) Girls Doubles: Mary Fung & Sara Wei (Fort Hamilton) Boys Doubles: Luis and Ricardo Rodriguez (Grand St. Campus)

photo by Albert Apuzzi, view Albert's photo Album for more PSAL photos. 

Full Results - USHA National Junior One-Wall Championships - May 27th-29th, 2006 - Dyker Beach Playground, Brooklyn, NY - Articles & Photos

Results - USHA National Junior One-Wall Championships - May 27th-29th, 2006 - Dyker Beach Playground, Brooklyn, NY

  The 2006 USHA National One-Wall Juniors were yet to be completed on Memorial Day Monday with Jonathan Iglesias trying to earn a coveted slam in the singles and doubles in the most prestigious 19-and-under brackets. USHA Junior Development Director Gary Cruz assisted in the running of the event that was hosted by Michael Watson and MAHA.

17 A Singles: Ben Leung
15-and-under Open Singles: Tyree Bastidas
19-and-under Girls Singles: Quasia Watson
17-and-under Girls Singles: Sarah Au
15-and-under Girls Singles: Mary Fung
Girls Doubles: Carla Cruz / Jane Chen
15 Boys Doubles: Mike Olarty / Anthony Pareida
17 Boys Doubles: Andres Calle / Chris Miranda d. Jimmy
Chan/ Andres Vigo
19 Boys Doubles: Jonathan Iglesias / Jurell Bastidas d.
Ron Flores/ Anderson Pelaez
Here are this year's champions
19-and-under Open Singles: Jonathan Iglesias
19 A Singles: Tiankan Li
17-and-under Open Singles: Mike Leung

13 and under: Joshua Garcia



Results - "A/B" Doubles - Sunday May 28th, 2006 - West 4th Street courts, NYC  BJ Fludd - coordinator  In the semifinals it was Jay Santos/Justin Ritchie defeating Willie Polanco/Carlos Cardona, and Dave Rojas/Darnell Sutton defeating Gio Vasquez/Poochie (102nd/2nd Ave.). In the Finals it was Santos/Ritchie defeating Rojas/Sutton 21-16. Cash prizes $500 1st place, $300 2nd place.


Results - "PeeWee's" Open Doubles - Saturday May 27th, 2006 - Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY  28 teams - In the semifinals it was Dave Rojas/Tony Roberts defeating Ervin Irizarry/Snuka "BX Beast" 21-18, and Robert Sostre/Oscar DeJesus defeating George Figueroa/Dave? 21-11. In the Finals: Rojas/Roberts defeated Sostre/DeJesus 21-18. Cash prizes $700 info & photo by Albert Apuzzi


Results - "B" Doubles - Saturday May 27th, 2006 - West 4th Street courts, NYC Fred Lynch Tournament Coordinator  To sum of the  Finals "it was a kill fest". In the Finals it was the team from 88th Street Park in Queens of Frank Vanega and Danny Medina defeating the home  park team of Killer Joe and Darnell Sutton 25-14. We should start calling Frank "Killer Frank" for his great action packed performance. Cash $300/$150  photo by Dejana Dervisevic

2006 NYC PSAL High School Handball Playoff Brackets - Boys playoff brackets and Girls playoff brackets


Results - 2006 PSAL Girls Handball Team Championships (NYC)  Results - 2006 PSAL Boys Handball Team Championships (NYC)  Big News - LIC’s Wu is Best in Queens  Championship dates - NYC Boys and Girls Handball Individuals Site

2006 Big Blue Citywide Championships application is now available.

Results - Cisco's Classic "C-D" Doubles - Saturday May 20th, 2006 - Castle Hill, Bronx, NY  34 entrees and wow the tournament went very smoothly, started at noon and finished by 6:30. The winners were: 1st place Mike Reynoso & Andres "Playstation" Calle $300, 2nd Place Danny Sanchez & Alberto Chavarria $150, 3rd place Andres Vigo & Michael Olarte $30, and 4th place Roger & Vlade $30. Trophies given out to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. More info and photos coming soon!!!

Results - 2006 Annual High School Spring Meet - Central Park, NYC

Cool Flash intro Design - Take a look, should this be made the new home page?

Results - LPHA "Player Player" Men's "B" Singles - Sunday May 14th, 2006 - Lincoln Terrace Park, Brooklyn, NY  The tournament had 44 participants, with many exciting games, but in the Finals it was Lenny "the Human Racquet" (last name?) from the Bronx defeating David (last name?) 25-19. Coordinators please send full results with last names after completion of your events. We must give these great players the credit they deserve.

Vintage footage - Now showing on, the 1986 Nationals One-Wall semi-finals, Albert Apuzzi vs. Joe Durso The video is 54 minutes long.

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Results - Allentown Big Blue-Penna 1 Wall Handball Association held it's annual $1000 Cash Bash May 7th, 2006  The $1000 1st prize went to none other than John "Rookie" Wright & Lefty Henry Santiago by beating Bucky & Wildman Rick Montalvo 25-12 in the finals, upset of the day Skinny & Diver (Israel) knocked out Cesar Sala & Humberto Baez 21-19 in the 2nd round and also Wildman Rick & Bucky took out Dave Rojas & Tony Roberts 21-12 in the semi-finals, other good games were Rookie & Henry defeating Snuka & Oscar DeJesus in the 1st round, Rookie & Henry eliminated Peewee Castro & Willie Polanco 21-20 in the 2nd round...More info at Allentown Big Blue & Penna 1-Wall Handball Blog

Results - OOHA Road To Miami Tournament - Saturday May 6th, 2006 - West 4th Street Courts, NYC  The 1st place winners had the option to receive round trip tickets to the June 3rd Miami Tournament or receive cash prizes. They held an open doubles and a "B" doubles and the winners of each faced each other in the finals. In early round open action it was Dave Rojas/Tony Roberts defeating Ray Lopez/Humberto Baez, Eddie Styles/Wildman Rick defeating PeeWee Castro/Willie Polanco, Ervin Irizarry/Cesar Sala defeating Eddie Styles/Wildman Rick Montalvo, and Rojas/Roberts defeating Tyrone Snell (tournament coordinator) /Giovanni Vasquez. In the finals Open it was a hard fought battle between Rojas/Roberts vs. Irizarry/Sala. Ervin and Cesar starting off with fireworks, and both took turns making great kill shots, but Rojas/Roberts hung tuff and delivered their own arsenal of teamwork to take the match. In the "B" bracket it was all close games, with some upsets...favorites Allen Sanchez and Jason the "Whip" were knocked out early. Both of the teams that made the "B" finals had lost and bought their way back into the tournament. It was Killer Joe and Darnell Sutton defending their home courts against Anthony Cintron and Steve Robalino from 4th Ave/4th Street, Brooklyn. It was Killer Joe's right hand rollers and Darnell's left hand drop shot kills, as they rolled over the team of Anthony and Steve (note: Anthony did play injured, which happened in his previous match). The finals were set Rojas/Roberts vs. Killer Joe/Sutton. Both teams were fighting to see the ball since it had started to get dark, Rojas/Roberts started the game with a 5 point lead, then Killer Joe/Sutton came back and tied the game. Then the experienced Pro team took over, with Tony Roberts hitting key kills to end volleys, and Dave Rojas having great front position were just to strong for the "B" team. Cash prizes were: 1st place: $500 Rojas/Roberts, 2nd place: $250 Killer Joe/Sutton, 3rd place: $100 Irizarry/Sala, 4th place $50 Anthony/Steve

Results - Mixed doubles (men play with their opposites) - Saturday May 6th, 2006 -  Knickerbocker Park, Brooklyn, NY  The creative type of tournament was a huge success...the men no longer had the controlling advantage...and now the women were able to control the game and their male partners had become the backup players. The winners were 1st place: Tomiko and Shaheem Nelson, 2nd place: Dana and John "Rookie" Wright, 3rd place: Brenda Pares and Lefty Henry Santiago (tournament coordinator)

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B & B INVITATIONAL    by Ben Brighton
            At Coney Island, applause and appreciation rained down on the finalists and on all the athletes for a fine afternoon of handball. Those in attendance had witnessed the elite female One-Waller's in the city perform. Seven teams gathered to compete in a best of three format.
            Brenda and Bernice, the tournament organizers, won a hard fought match against Gladys and Cheryl 21-15, 21-13. Next up were Dori and Barbara, the dominant team of the late nineties with the white ace. They gave a good showing, scoring 10 and 15 in two games. Lori and Maggie, generally acknowledged as the best "big blue" team, won their opening match 21-14, 21-12 against Dana and Veronica. Tanya and Tee Tee won a marathon match against Rhonda and Tamiko (13-21), 21-18,11-8 before losing to Lori and Maggie 21-15, 21-12.
            The stage was set on court one and the two best teams in the city were ready to go. They did not disappoint. Each player showcasing their unique skills, Maggie's power, Lori's left-handed precision; Brenda's lefty-righty kills combined with Bernice's strong frontcourt play made for a great final. After splitting the first two games Maggie and Lori won by the smallest of margins 11-9 in the tie breaker.
            In addition to the prize money, handsome trophies were awarded along with fashionable tournament shirts that are always valued by the players as a symbol of their participation. A fine hospitality table was provided and a special mention goes to Jeff for officiating and Melody for her assistance at this competition. Brenda and Bernice ran a well organized, and highly competitive tournament.
            Keith Hernandez may have caused an up roar with his recent comments about a woman in the dug out, but to the fans in Coney Island we not only saw great female handball players but great handball as well. If I had to choose who the outstanding performance award would go to in the finals, it would have to be Bernice. After a 21-9 first game loss, Bernice took the strong side for game two. The strategy worked and the turnaround was dramatic, resulting in a 21-12 win. Quick footed Bernice was able to maneuver around Maggie for great retrieves and re-kills. She almost carried the team to victory but the lefty-righty tandem was able to regroup and pull it out in the nail biter tie break.


Results - B&B Invitational Big Blue Doubles - Saturday April 29th, 2006 - Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY  Semifinals: Brenda Pares/Bernice Torres d. Barbara Jackson/Dori Ten 21-10,21-15, Lori Acevedo/Maggie Crespo d. Tanya Brown/”TeeTee” Simmons 21-15, 21-12 Final: Acevedo/Crespo d. Pares/Torres 21-9, 12-21, 11-9 This annual one day event was held in Coney Island. All participants received a personalized tournament t-shirt. The champs received trophies and split $400 while the runners-up got $200.

Results - The Long Island Park Belt Championships - Saturday April 29th, 2006 - John Burns Park, Massapequa, Long Island, NY 17 teams came out on this cool spring day off the rained out date from last week that would have had twice as many teams, but history was still made as a newcomer blasted his way onto the handball scene again. Peewee couldn't make it so Lefty Willie Polanco showed he may just be the catalyst behind their combo by teaming with Carlos Cardona, to win the first Road To Miami Trip. They also won the Liberty Championship Belts from last years champions, Will and Chris who had lost to Oscar and Ervin in the 2nd round. Carlos and Will beat out their Long Island 1st round opponents 21-0, which set the tone. They then topped the super team of Dave/Tony and came back from 20-15 to shock Ray/Humberto 21-20 in the semis. Steve and Anthony defeated Wildman Rick and Pumpy in the other Semi-final. This lead to an All Sunset Park Final as Carlos and Will def their park mates 21-16 to capture the glory and free trip. 2nd place got $100 and 3rd got their money back. OOHA is excited about sending teams down to Miami and looks forward to May 6-7 West 4th St Road To Miami tournament where 1 B team and another A Team will get their shot at Miami tickets and Hotel Stay. More Photos and More details at

Results - "B" Doubles - Saturday April 29th, 2006 - 106th Street & Atlantic Ave., Queens, NY  In the Finals it was Allen Sanchez and Jason "The Whip" Vasquez defeating Lifeguard Eddie Crespo and partner Jerry. Allen Sanchez/Jason Vasquez are on a roll after winning their 2nd tournament in a row, they also took 1st place 2 weeks ago at a tournament at 88th Street & Atlantic Ave.

Full size video - The large version of Cesar's Open Doubles - Coney Island, NY   by Albert Apuzzi This movie will only be available for 1 week, please download ASAP. This file is huge so please give it time to download.

Video - Over 21 minutes of Pro-One Wall Handball - from Cesar's Open Doubles - Coney Island, NY recorded by Albert Apuzzi

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Results - CPQ Men's Doubles - Saturday April 15th, 2006 - Flamingo Park, Miami, Florida, Total Cash Prizes $12,000 1st-8th place. In the semifinals PeeWee Castro and Willie Polanco defeated Robert Sostre and Oscar DeJesus 21-1, and John "Rookie" Wright and Lefty Henry Santiago defeated Pauly Yagual and Jaime Rivera. In the Finals Castro/Polanco were winning 23-18 but Rookie/Santiago came back and took the Championship. John "Rookie" Wright and Lefty Henry Santiago are the undisputed Kings of Handball. They have not only dominated the Miami Handball circuit but their hometown of New York City. Their next challenge will be the The Long Island Park Belt Championships sponsored by OOHA on April 22nd, 2006 held at John Burns Park, Massapequa, Long Island, NY. Results info by Albert Apuzzi

Very Cool - Check out the newest Handball website to hit the World Wide Web. The Handball Video website is run by Jeff Kastner. They will be showcasing the sport of Handball like it has never been seen before. Keep up the great work.

Results - Cesar's Open Doubles - Sunday April 2nd, 2006 - Coney Island, NY.  A total of 25 Teams entered the first 2006 outdoor Open Doubles Handball Tournament at the Famous Coney Island Handball Courts which was coordinated beautifully by Cesar Sala , he was also assisted by Melody and Tony. Many spectator's were treated to some great games, there was the Game of Cesar and Lefty George against Ray Lopez and Humberto Baez. The game was all tied at 20-20 and each team getting each other down without scoring until George hit a questionable long ball that decided the game for Ray and Umberto 21-20. Rookie and Lefty Henry against Dave Rojas and Little Eddie Styles with Rookie and Henry pulling out the victory on what was a great game as well 21-16. Ervin Irizarry and Tony Roberts had some great volleys against their opponents Robert Sostre and Oscar DeJesus. Tony and Ervin winning 21-12. In the Semifinal's Peewee Castro and Willie Polanco out played Ray Lopez and Humberto, they had no answer for Peewee and Willie 21-5.

In the other Semifinal's match Rookie Wright and Lefty Henry Santiago vs. Tony Roberts and Ervin Irizarry in a great match that was a hard fought throughout, but Rookie being the Michael Jordan of Handball at the moment, showed why he can't be stopped. Rookie and Henry won 21-16. In the Finals it was Rookie and Henry over Peewee and Willie...Great match as well but Rookie and Henry pulled it out 21-18. photo provided by Albert Apuzzi

Semifinals: John "Rookie" Wright/Henry Santiago d. Tony Roberts/Ervin Irizarry 21-16, and PeeWee Castro/Willie Polanco d. Ray Lopez /Humberto Baez 21-5. Finals: Wright/Santiago d. Castro/Polanco Cash prizes were awarded: 1st place $850, 2nd $450, 3rd $300, and 4th $200

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Ken Davidoff - USHA Hall of Fame Induction - April 23rd, 2006 - Il Fornetto Italian Restaurant, Sheepshead Bay, NY

Results - USHA Invitational doubles and Men's Open Doubles - Sunday March 19th, 2006 - H.E.S., Brooklyn, NY     

The invitational doubles pitted Matt Abbatiello and Dwayne Sampson versus Steve Nuding and Alvaro Rebaza. The game started off nip and tuck until Matt and Dwayne took a commanding 20-7 lead. Abbattiello’s and Sampson’s drives and killshots proved too much as they prevailed 25-14.

In the men's doubles both teams advanced to the finals without much trouble. The stage was now set for the former champs against the current ones. This time the former national champions, Castro and Polanco, outscored the current national champions, Roberts and Sostre, 25-15. The champions split $500, runners-up $250 and semi-finalists $125.

The tournament generated approximately 10 new USHA members and 20 renewals. Thanks to Moshit Paskal and Max Rivkin for helping make the HES available for this event, to the ICHA for donating the hospitality and to Artie Fuchs for running things smoothly.

Full Results/Draw - H.E.S. Men's Doubles    and    H.E.S. Invitational Doubles
- Information and photos by Albert Apuzzi

Draws - USHA 1-Wall Doubles Stop Sunday March 19th,2006 - HES, Brooklyn, NY

Results - SAHA/LTHA Men's A/B Doubles - March 11th, 2006 - Zerega Indoor, Bronx, NY  It was another Handball Midnight Marathon that finished at 6:30am. The fans were treated with high caliber Handball action, and gained some insight on which players will dominate the 2006 outdoor Handball season. In the Finals it was PeeWee Castro and partner Carlos from (Sunset Park/4th/4th St., Brooklyn) defeating the "Bronx Monster" Cisco Aponte and partner Brasil from (Castle Hill, Bronx). The final score was 25-24. 1st place: PeeWee/Carlos, 2nd place: Cisco/Brasil, 3rd Place: John "Rookie" Wright/"Big" Ben Spade

Creating Courts in NYC                     March 8th, 2006


On again and off again plans for handball complexes (10+ courts) on pier 5 of Brooklyn’s evolving Brooklyn Bridge Park and on pier 62 (22nd St) in Manhattan’s Hudson River Park, as well as on Governor’s Island will only bear fruit if handballers strongly lobby at every planning meeting. These handball court clusters if built, will (backdrop of the harbor and NYC skyline) be panoramic sites for television and video coverage of national and world tournaments.

Handball nationwide can help by calling or writing to these planning outfits advocating 10+ (the preferred number for tournaments) courts.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corp
633 Third Ave
NY, NY 100017
(212) 803-3817
Attention: David Offensend-Board Member

Hudson River Park Trust
Pier 40
Attention; Charles Dorkey-Chairman

Governor’s Island Preservation and Education Corp.
Governors Island, NY, NY 1004
Attention; Adrian Benepe-Board Members

NYC HANDBALLERS: Leave your name and phone number on my machine to create a pool of handballers to attend and advocate at upcoming park planning meetings.

Paul Rubenfarb-(212) 740-9123

posted by Gary Cruz on the USHA message Blog


Movie Clips - Cool Handball Action Video Clips by John G.

ESPN 2 will Broadcast One-Wall Handball - March 2nd, 2006 at 1am - Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY "The piece featuring footage from the US One-wall Nationals will air on ESPN2 next Wednesday night/Thursday morning at 1am eastern time. It's obviously not a great timeslot for everyone on the East Coast, but that's what ESPN gave us. The show comes on following a basketball game and Steven A. Smith, so if people are going to record it, you might recommend they give it some extra time in the event the game goes into overtime. The piece focuses on Joe Durso. His story is the second half of the show. So again, March 2nd at 1am Eastern time on ESPN2 (in HD if available).

Results - $10,000 CPQ Mixed Doubles - Sunday February 19th, 2006 - H.E.S., Brooklyn, NY      PHOTOS & ARTICLE

$10,000 CPQ Mixed Doubles - Sunday February 19th, 2006 - Brooklyn, NY - View The Draw Sheet

Updates - $10,000 CPQ Mixed Doubles - Sunday February 19th, 2006 - Brooklyn, NY This is a mixed male and female) doubles using the big blue. The tournament will be held at the HES (located on Seaview Avenue and E95th St., Brooklyn, NY). The draw will be picked out of the hat at 7:15AM and matches will start promptly at 8AM. There is a $5 charge to enter the building. $10,000 in prize money will be awarded. Results and updates will be posted here with audio files by Albert Apuzzi.  More info might be posted here also.

Results - The Zerega Handball Doubles Challenge - Saturday January 21st, 2006 - Zerega Indoor Paddleball/Handball, Bronx, NY  This was the event that sent shockwaves throughout the Handball community. The tournament was an all night Handball marathon that started around 9pm Saturday night and finished at 7am Sunday morning. The tournament was coordinated by Tyrone Snell /OOHA, Lefty Henry Santiago/Handball 21, and Wildman Rick Montalvo/Wildman Productions. The coordinators did the impossible, they brought back the annual Zerega Handball Championships. This was an annual event held every October by the late Dave Andree, and officially kicked off the indoor Zerega Handball season every year. For several years they were unable to convince the owners to put on a tournament, but in early 2006 they made it happen. It was like a Handball club/party and if you were not present you missed something special. It almost felt like a wedding or a family reunion and not to mention a full house of one-wall Handball superstars. There were 44 doubles teams and about 300 fans packing the indoor facility. This night had 100's of different scenarios being played out, just for example it was the return of Humberto Baez playing with Ray Lopez for the 1st time since 2000, St. James Park superstar June playing with $25,000 Miami Tournament runner-up Ervin Irizarry, Cisco (the Bx Monster) Aponte playing with Snuka (the Bx Beast) trying to protect their home courts, and John "Rookie" Wright (the #1 ranked Big Blue player) playing with the young talented Giovanni Vasquez (will he step up to the pressure)...and you can go on and on. In the semi-finals it was John "Rookie" Wright/Gio "Lil Rook" Vasquez defeating Cisco "Bx Monster" Aponte/Snuka "Bx Beast" 21-17 and in the other semi-final is was PeeWee Castro/Willie Polanco defeating Tony Roberts/Dave Rojas 21-3. In the Finals it was Wright/Vasquez defeating Castro/Polanco 21-19. Money prizes: 1st $1,000, 2nd $400, and 3rd $200 (3rd & 4th split) More info check out  photo by Tyrone Snell

Article - Emmanuel Fuentes - "The Next Generation" - posted on the ICHA (Inner City Handball Association) website

New Handball website - Jim Jacobs - The Legend of Handball

Webcast - 2005 USHA One-Wall nationals will be webcast tonight (Wednesday February 1st, 2006 at 9PM EST. Visit and click on the "webcasting" link.

Photos - $25,000.00 1st place Miami Blue Ball National Championship Open Doubles - Saturday November 12th, 2005 - Photos page

New - The 2006 HandballCity One-Wall Tournaments Calendar is now available.


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