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Chapman Takes NYAC Pro Stop

New York Athletic Club, April 16, 2000
by Mark Carpenter

MANHATTAN SIMPLE GREEN/USHA pro tour stop #5 visited the "Big Apple" this weekend in conjunction with the 30th NYAC Invitational. Dave Chapman (St. Louis) returned to his winning ways and beat Vince Munoz (Whittier, Calif.) in two games, 21-12, 21-7.

"My footwork was off this weekend," said Chapman, after winning his fourth pro stop of the year. "After San Francisco, I have been really sick. I have not had the chance to work out like I would have liked too. I am looking to get in shape for Los Cab (site of the final Pro Stop of the year)."

Naty Alvarado (Hesperia, Calif.) bounced back from his loss to Chapman the night before, by beating David Silveyra (Commerce, Calif.) in two quick games, 21-16, 21-1.

Given the few number of courts available at the NYAC, the semifinals and final of the consolation matches were played on Sunday.

Dan Armijo (Albuquerque), long time tour veteran, turned some heads as he made his way to the final to face top-seed, Norm Dunne (San Jose, Calif.). Dunne and Armijo were both exhausted from weekend play, but they gave all they got in the consolation final. Dunne defeated Armijo in an 11-6 tiebreaker.

The Simple Green/USHA pro tour would like to thank the NYAC Handball Club for having the pro stop along with their tournament. Special thanks goes to Anthony Fauci and John Duggan for all their hard work and effort to put on a spectacular event.

The final Simple Green/USHA pro stop for this season will take place the first weekend of May as they visit Los Caballeros, in Orange County, Calif., the site of the 1998 USHA Four-wall Nationals.


  • First Round:
    • Dave Chapman, St. Louis d. Chris Rusing, Seattle 7, 4;
    • Danny Bell, Quebec, Canada d. Tommy Little, Mound City, Kan. 12, (5), 4;
    • Naty Alvarado Jr., Hesperia, Calif. d. Dane Szatkowski, Chicago 9, 9;
    • John Bike Jr., Hesperia, Calif. d. Dan Armijo, Albuquerque 12, 19;
    • David Silveyra, Commerce, Calif. d. Rob Pearse, Chattanooga, Tenn. 5, 18;
    • Anton Wilson, Fresno, Calif. d. Norm Dunne, San Jose, Calif. 17, (12), 7;
    • Tyler Hamel, Houston d. Sal SantaAna, Tucson, Ariz. 17, 13;
    • Vince Munoz, Whittier, Calif. d. Matt Hiber, St. Paul, Minn. 1, 13.

  • Quarterfinal:
    • Chapman d. Bell 19, 19;
    • Alvarado d. Bike 17, 15;
    • Silveyra d. Wilson 7, 4;
    • Munoz d. Hamel (14), 14, 0.

  • Semifinals:
    • Chapman d. Alvarado 9, 15;
    • Munoz d. Silveyra 4, (19), 4.

  • Final: Chapman d. Munoz 12, 7.

  • Third Place: Alvarado d. Silveyra 16, 1.


  • First Round:
    • Dunne d. Little (12), 4, 9;
    • Rusing d. Szatkowski 5, 11;
    • Armijo d. Hiber (9), 12, 4;
    • SantaAna d. Pearse 5, (9), 4.
  • Semifinals:
    • Dunne d. Rusing (1), 8, 4;
    • Armijo d. SantaAna 11, 8.

  • Final: Dunne d. Armijo (7), 5, 6.
The Simple Green/USHA Pro Tour professionals would like to thank Simple Green for their generous support. If there is a possibility you can use Simple Green products at your home or business, please call the USHA or Simple Green direct for product samples, a catalog and prices.

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