Saturday, October 20, 2007

Thanksgiving Weekend Red Zone Tourney - The Billy O

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The Tournament
Once again we are honoring Hinsdale's godfather of paddle, Bill O'Brien, and also again are raising money for Common Hope, a charity that provides education to underprivileged children in Guatemala.

Dates: Saturday or Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 24 or 25

Fees: $50 per player (All $50 goes to Common Hope and is deductible)

How to sign up: 1) email Doug Brown,, right now to
reserve your spot (only 8 teams per draw). Please give me
player names, email addresses and what draw you are in.

2) Mail $100 per team to Doug Brown at 5312 Howard Street,
Western Springs, IL 60558. Checks payable to "Doug
Brown." (Teams not paid by November 19 risk losing their

The Draws
Women's Open 8:00am, Saturday November 24
Men's C (combined Series of 20 or higher) 1:00pm, Saturday, November 24
Men's B (combined Series of 10 or higher) 8:00am, Sunday, November 25
Men's A (combined Series of 4 or higher) 1:00pm, Sunday November 2

Since there are only 8 teams per draw, each draw will be completed in 4 hours. Single elimination with backdraws mean that every team will get 3 matches.

What's Red Zone?
Red Zone paddle tennis adds a way to win points by placing a target in the middle of the back screens. A team that hits the target gets the point.

What's Common Hope?
Learn more about the great work done by this organization by talking to Mary or Gary Doten, Doug Brown or Jane Veldman, all of whom have been to Guatemala to see Common Hope in action. Or look at to see how sponsoring a child can make a big difference in the child's future at very little cost.

Get back to your pre-Thanksgiving fighting weight! Sign up today!
Questions? Call Doug at 630-916-4202