Illini Handball Invitational ’18, October 19th – 21st.

Illini Handball Invitational ’18, October 19th – 21st. **TOURNAMENT WRAP-UP**

After forming this tournament in 2017 with only current players and alumni, the Illini opened their doors for a showdown with clubs across the country. Mighty teams and players from Lake Forest, Ohio State, Kentucky, Indiana, and even Arizona State stormed the courts to take on the challenge. The draws consisted of 59 players from the Illini and fellow competitors including a total of 35 collegiate players.  When people weren’t duking it out on the court, they were chatting strategy and having a blast around town. After the Saturday matches, we celebrated hard-fought victories and tough losses at the banquet at the famous Papa Del’s Pizza Factory. We came back the next day to complete the tournament and winners received their shot glasses, shirts, and game balls. This tournament was action-packed and successful from start to finish. The Illini Handball Club would like to thank each and every person who attended and donated. We WILL be back next year and hope to see everyone return! 

Read more about the tournament on our website and visit our R2 Sports Tournament page for complete brackets.

Here’s a link to the results:

http://www.r2sports.com/website/event-results.asp?TID=26144

Here’s a link to the recap with pictures on our website:

http://www.illinihandball.com/2018.html

Ben Van Arsdale

 

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