Random Doubles 4/16/2016

Random Doubles this Saturday (April 16th): Just a quick reminder that random doubles is this Saturday (April 16th). Draw will be at 9:15am, with play starting at 9:30am. We hope everyone can make it — especially the “newer” players and “not-so-new” players who haven’t played a random doubles in a while! If you know any of the “newer” players, please invite them to the Random Doubles on April 16th. We need to keep the sport of handball growing!


Dick Reis
F-M Handball Club President

39th Annual Rudy Harris Tournament Sept 25 – 27th 2015

Here’s a repeat of what is on the registration form.  We look forward to seeing you.  You can fill out the registration form and forward to Dee at the Y.

2015 Rudy Harris Registration form

LOCATION:  YMCA Fercho Branch 400 1st Avenue South Fargo, ND 58103

Phone: (701) 293-9622 • Fax (701) 232-9545 • www.ymcacassclay.org

FEES: $45.00  First Event (includes T-Shirt and banquet)
$8.00    Second Event


DEADLINE:   ALL entries must be received by 5:00pm on Monday, Sept 21, 2015

START TIME:   Games begin on Friday, Sept 25 at 5:30 PM at the Fercho Branch. Players may call after 12 Noon on Wednesday Sept 23rd for starting time confirmation (701-293-9622). Start time and brackets will also be available at www.fmhandball.org Thursday afternoon.

AWARDS:    Awards to first place, second place and consolation champions in all events.

BANQUET:   There will be a banquet on Saturday, Sept 26th at the VIP Room, 624 Main Ave., Fargo – 6:30pm Social and 7:15pm Dinner. Free to all players.   Guest Fee: $15.00 Adult, $6.00 Children under 12 years of age

RULES:   Previous game losers referee next match. All players MUST wear eye protection. Two games to 17 with an 11-point tie breaker. Depending on the number of entries, the tournament committee reserves the right to reclassify players and/or consolidate brackets for optimal play                                      

HOSPITALITY:                   Fruit and beverages will be provided throughout the tournament. Sandwiches for players will be served at 11:00am on Saturday. You may use the locker rooms, please bring your ID and a lock.

HOTELS:   Nearby hotels; Howard Johnson 701-232-8850, Scandia Hotel 701-232-2661

COMMITTEE:   Dick Reis, Jay Spooner, Dennis Tallman, Dan Passolt, Dee Jones


New Player Recruitment

Fall Handball recruitment effort- It is time to make another effort to add to our ranks. Starting on the 28th of August the Y will put up some posters (ones I drew up), post things on web sites etc. The club will offer one on one handball lessons. New interested players  will be instructed to call me. I will then see which handball players want to help out. You should  work with the person at least three times.  Only lend him the gloves, ball and goggles because some new  players will lose interest. . Dee has four goggles to borrow if needed. I will also give her some insert pads. You would be responsible for setting up a play date and  reserving a court. I did not restrict those from Family Wellness from calling in.

What I need from the Fargo players  is to  let me know if you can help by  Saturday August 23rd. Also if you do not want to go to Family Wellness to instruct let me know.  My e-mail isdickreis1309@gmail.com. My cell phone is 701-306-2071. I will get the telephone number and e-mail address from each person who calls me so we can track them. I will also give that info to you when I hand them off to you.

Court Shorts

One Wall proposal- Mark Winkelman and Jay Spooner are working on a one wall proposal to present to the Park Board. Stay tuned for an email from them in the future.
Congrats to Tom Olson for bringing home the gold from Nationals. Good show.  Bill Kelly has been appointed to the USHA Board starting in January. Way to go.
Jay Spooner is our new State Representative. He is taking over from Neil Reuter after at least 25 years of service. Thanks for your service Neil.
Dick Reis
Club President