Jason Samora of Coos Bay won the Men’s Open Championship, Hunter Honkanen of Portland the Men’s Open title and Rachel Chamness of Troutdale the Women’s Division A crown at last week’s Timberhill Open Racquetball Championships at Timberhill Athletic Club.
Samora beat Joel Barshaw of Portland 14-15, 15-4, 11-5. Honkanen beat Salem’s Phil Crock 15-11, 14-15, 11-7. Chamness won 15-10, 1-15, 11-7 over Salem’s Kassie Maher.
Samora also won the men’s open doubles and the mixed open/elite doubles.
The region’s 14-division winners included Jason Orey of Lebanon in Men B against Louis Delelee of Corvallis, 15-12, 15-10; Oregon State’s Luke Gale in men’s C against San Francisco’s Pete Nowicki, 15-13, 15-12; Oregon State’s Elizabeth Byrd in the Women’s B against Leah Bjornsrud, also of Oregon State, 15-1, 12-15, 11-9; Mark Szabo of Corvallis teaming with Michael Bern of Crescent City, Calif., to win the men’s elite doubles against Oregon State’s Tucker Elkins and Robert Griffin, 15-2, 15-8; and the Corvallis team of Prem Mathew and Terri Marceron winning the mixed double A against, Richard Graff and Marla Crane, also both of Corvallis, 12-15, 15-5, 11-6.
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The tournament was the first stop on the Oregon Racquetball Association Tour tour.