ROB BAKKER AND TYLER FRASER HAVE WON THE 2018 MIDWESTERNS!!!!!!!! CONGRATS TO THE HOMETOWN HERO'S!!!
The 2018 Greater Cincinnati Mens Open Platform Championship, "Hertzel Cup", will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018. We look forward to another great day of competing at the game of paddle, seeing old friends and making new friends. Please mark your calendar and get a partner to be part of the day. The day will include three matches on Cincinnati's greatest courts, favor, breakfast bars, lunch, dinner, beers and prizes. You cant afford not to play!
Since the City Open Championship was renamed the Hertzel Cup in honor of Rob Hertzel in January 2012, lasy year's Championship featured the city's greatest paddle players and hosted no less than 44 teams competing for its coveted Trophy Board and Signed Players Flags. Hertzel Cup contestants have found this Championship to be the best Cincinnati paddle day of the year as teams compete, players see old friends and make new ones while honoring the memory of Rob Hertzel who died of cancer on Nov 11, 2011.
Robby was a long time friend and supporter of Cincinnati paddle community. Winning this Championship twice and chairing the tournament for a number of years, his passion for paddle, horses, golf and life was only surpassed by his love for his family. Robby was diagnosed with cancer on February 15, 2010, the Monday after the 2010 GCPTA Championship and played in the Championship even though challenged by the disease. It is our goal to honor Robby's memory and courage by promoting the Hertzel Cup and cultivating its rich history and tradition in the future.
Hertzel Cup Championship - 2017 Contestants
2017 Hertzel Cup Winners - Tyler Fraser / Luke White