Winners:

1st Place: Eddie "Styles" Santiago/Mari Rivera

2nd Place: Wildman Rick Montalvo/Noemi Ocasio

3rd Place: Robert "Ice Man" Sostre/Tracy Davis

4th Place: John "Rookie" Wright/Stephanie Vega

Cash Prizes were awarded:

1st place $2000 each
2nd $800 each
3rd $600 each
4th $400 each
5th $300 each
6th $300 each
7th $200 each
8th $100 each

MVPs were Gladys Miranda and Lenny Medina each were given $300 in
addition to 8th Place which they got $100 each.

Winners of exhibition match were Tamiko Pearson & Lori Acevedo who split
$500.

Tracy Davis, Robert Sostre, & Moshit - H.E.S. Director

Melody Ruiz and Juan Guerra

It was freezing in NYC but the action was red hot. Spectators and players took advantage of the opportunity to go inside to watch the CPQ Big Blue Mixed doubles at the H.E.S. (located in Brooklyn, NY).

Tony Roberts and Melody Ruiz run a tight ship. Matches were scheduled to start at 8AM sharp. When I arrived at 730AM players were already engaged in warm-up games. I guess that shows the players can enter on time and show up as scheduled when they need to.

Mixed doubles can be very exciting to watch. The usual strategy is to attempt to “bring it to” the female, while the she tries to play rock steady until an offensive opportunity presents itself her team. The women earned a lot of respect. It is no easy job for them to return the barrage of bullets that the men are hammering at them.

Amazingly Gladys Miranda, winner of the September 2005 mixed doubles, was in the tournament just 3 weeks after giving birth. Calderon and Roberts found themselves down 15-0 and cameback to 15-19 before falling 21-19 to Davis and Sostre. “Wildman Rick’s” demeanor was surprisingly cool throughout the day as he and Noemi Ocasio squeaked by Rob and Tracy 21-19 in the semis before falling 25-18 to “Little Eddie” and Maria in the final.

Prize money, awarded by the CPQ Handball/Paddleball Association totaled $10,000. Results will be submitted to the Canarsie Courier and ARTE TV was on site filming. Not bad for one-day of handball.

Thanks to Max and Moshit for making the HES available. Internet access from the facility made it possible to post the results as the tournament was progressing. The next tournament at the HES is scheduled for Sunday March 19th. The application can be found online.

Humberto Baez & Ray Lopez partners again and looking to make some noise in 2006. "Taking all Challenges"

 

 


 

 

Results - CPQ Mixed-Doubles - Sunday February 19th, 2006, Brooklyn, NY

information and photos provided by Albert Apuzzi

CPQ MIXED DOUBLES
All matches, with the exception of the final, are one 21 point game.
I could use some help with the missing last names.
ROUND OF 32
PEEWEE CASTRO/ BRENDA PARES D. SABRINA PASCUAL/KEVIN CULLEN 11
CESAR SALA/TARAISHA SIMMONS D. BERNICE TORRES/ CARLOS FIGUEROA 10
RICK MONTALVO/NOEMI OCASIO D. CRISTOBAL RAMOS/DORI TEN 12
STACY LYNCH/JOHN NECAKOV D. LIAN CHIN/PAUL WILLIAMS 8
ANNA CALDERON/TONY ROBERTS D. STACY OLEYNIK/RADAME FERNANDEZ 6
TRACY DAVIS/ROBERT SOSTRE D. LORI MAZARAS/HUMBERTO BAEZ 12
LORI ACEVEDO/SNUKA RODRIGUEZ D. THERESA MCCOURT/WILLIE POLANCO 11
HENRY SANTIAGO/QUAISHA WATSON D. ADRIAN FLOYD/JOE THOMPSON 19
MARIA RIVERA/EDDIE SANTIAGO D. KAREN MCCONNEY/SHAHEEM NELSON 17
SHEENA BROWN/TYRONE SNELL D. DEJANN DERVISEVIC/ANTHONY GUZMAN 19
MAGGIE CRESPO/RAY LOPEZ D. SARA SODKOEO/OSCAR DEJESUS 3
GLADYS MIRANDA/LENNY MEDINA D. WALDEMAR AMARO/SOPHIE MURPHY 14
MELISSA MELENDEZ/GIOVANNI VAZQUEZ D. SAMANTHA ROBERTS/IVAN GOMEZ 3
MICHELLE MELENDEZ/SELVIN BARRIOS D. CHRISTINE ?/BOBBY BYRD14
TAMIKO PEARSON/PAULIE YAGUAL D. ALLAN SANCHEZ/JENNIFER VILLA 9
STEPHANIE VEGA/ROOKIE WRIGHT D. GEORGE FIGUEROA/VERONICA FIGUEROA 14
ROUND OF 16
CASTRO/PARES D. SALA/SIMMONS 17
MONTALVO/OCASIO D. LYNCH/NECAKOV11
DAVIS/SOSTRE D. CALDERON/ROBERTS 16
ACEVEDO/RODRIGUEZ D. H. SANTIAGO/Q. WATSON 12
RIVERA/E. SANTIAGO D. BROWN/SNELL 10
LENNY/MIRANDA D. CRESPO/LOPEZ 10
SMOKER/VAZQUEZ D. MELENDEZ/BARRIOS 18
VEGA/WRIGHT D. PEARSON/YAGUAL 15
QUARTERFINALS
MONTALVO/OCASIO D. CASTRO/PARES 14
DAVIS/SOSTRE D. ACEVEDO/RODRIGUEZ 17
RIVERA/E. SANTIAGO D. MEDINA/MIRANDA 10
VEGA/WRIGHT D. MELENDEZ/VAZQUEZ 12
SEMIFINALS
MONTALVO/OCASIO D. DAVIS/SOSTRE 19
RIVERA/E. SANTIAGO D. VEGA/WRIGHT
FINAL
RIVERA/E. SANTIAGO D. MONTALVO/OCASIO 25-18

Finals Action was just fantastic....Click to view a short movie clip.

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