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[27 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

Don and Rowena Birnel will be sending their three boys to California in mid November to participate in Junior Worlds at the Spectrum Club. Jake will be participating as part of the 12 year old three man team, and his younger brothers Jordan and Nick will be competing in the friendship divisions of Boys 10 year old and Boys 8 year old. Good luck to everyone!

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[27 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]

Part I is now in the books, and the Washington Junior players hold a 1 point in the lead for the perpetual trophy! The British Columbia kids will be coming to Bellingham Athletic Club November 6 for Part II. We would love to fill up those draws with every junior player in Washington, so come and join us! There are divisions for Boys and Girls from six to sixteen years old. Juniors play for individual awards as well as playing for points for the …

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[16 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Financial Help for Juniors | ]

The Washington Junior Racquetball Association (WJRA) is determined to make tournaments more affordable for juniors and their families. Currently, the WJRA pays half of the entry fee for sanctioned junior events. For Junior State Singles and Regionals, the WJRA will pay for the first event fee ($30 at State Singles).

In addition, the WJRA is committed to helping with the USAR memberships fee. The first time a junior registers for a sanctioned tournament, the WJRA will pay for the $25 USRA membership. In the following years, the WJRA will …

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[10 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

It’s OFFICIAL! The Washington Junior Racquetball Association is now a non profit 501(c)3 in the eyes of the State and the IRS!  Great job Wanda!

The Junior Committee has successfully filed for this status, and will now be known as the Washington Junior Racquetball Association. It will remain an integral partner with the Washington Racquetball Association, and will pattern it’s relationship after the Oregon Junior Racquetball Association. It is hoped that this status will allow a wider recognition for junior racquetball in our state and provide a means for …

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[11 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

Thanks to Wanda and Arun, we have our first ever official junior rankings for the WRA!!  CHECK IT OUT!

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[4 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

Racquets Without Boarders – Part 2 Results
BAC, Bellingham, WA
December 5, 2009
20 State Juniors participated on December 5th in this great junior event, where players from Washington vie for honors with the Juniors of British Columbia, Canada. There were upsets and players new to the tournament scene, with 105 matches scheduled to play on Saturday. The courts in Bellingham were full of players from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm. Congratulations to the following award winners:
Boys 18 – 2nd Place Caleb Moore
Boys 16 – 1st Place Triston Guthrie (upsetting Anthony …

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[12 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

Junior Racquets Without Borders – Part I Results

Congratulations to all our juniors for doing a great job of representing us!

Girls 10 – 2 bounce: Paige DeVries – 2nd Place
Girls 10 -12: Hollie Scott – 1st Place
Girls 14-16: Hollie Scott – 3rd Place
Girls 18: Brianna Ho – 1st Place
Combined 8 – Multi Bounce: Paige DeVries – 2nd Place
Boys 8: Nick Birnel – 1st Place
Boys 10 – 2 bounce: Jordan Birnel- 1st Place; Nick Birnel- 2nd Place; Mark Saleeb – 2nd Consolations
Boys 10: Jordon Birnel- 4th Place
Boys 12: Jake Birnel – 1st …

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[24 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

We have settled in for the fall portion of our calendar for juniors. If you have any other events planned at your facility (sanctioned or non sanctioned) or would like to host a junior event, be sure and contact Wanda Collins of the Junior Committee. We are also working on transforming the WRA Junior Committee into the Washington Junior Racquetball Association, complete with non profit status – 501(c)(3). This will be a great benefit to juniors in the future.

Saturday, October 3
Racquets Without Borders Part I
REVS Club, Burnaby B.C. Canada

Saturday, December …

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[18 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

Four juniors from Washington State traveled to the Sunset Athletic Club in Beaverton to compete the weekend of May 15-17. Congratulations to each of you for making the trip and representing us!


Jessica Munoz, Burlington, WA
1st Place – Girls 18 and under Gold Division
1st Place – Mixed 18 and under Gold Division with partner Taylor Knoth

Hollie Scott, Bellingham, WA
1st Place – Girls 10 – and under Gold Singles Division
1st Place – Beginner Doubles Gold Division

Nick Gallaher, Bellingham, WA
4th Place – Intermediate Doubles Gold Division

Noah Thompson, Bellingham, WA
2nd Place – 10 and …

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[20 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

Washington state had four players at Junior Worlds in Tempe, Arizona competing for honors December 17-20, 2008. Congratulations to all of you. We are proud to have you representing us!

Jake Birnel competed in the esprit division of 10 and under singles and doubles after qualifying by placing first at Junior Nationals last June in both divisions. At worlds, He placed 2nd in the Red Division, losing to Christian Longoria of Mexico. Christian and his partner beat Jake and and Ryan Francis in the quarters of Boys 10 and under doubles.

Jordon …