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On behalf of Netball America, I want to thank everyone who was involved with the 2012 CallidusCloud U.S. Open Netball Championships, the 5th Annual Championships.  It was a great pleasure to welcome athletes and fans from Netball's global family to fabulous Las Vegas.  You can read the official event program and letters of support here It certainly was an honor to have Belinda Joseph from our Platinum Sponsor CallidusCloud attend this prestigious event.

 

In addition to our platinum sponsor we'd like to thank the following gold sponsors: Knockout Sportswear - for the awesome Team USA, regional rep teams and umpire uniforms; PowerICE - for the low cal, no caffeine, kosher and gluten free frozen hydration ice bars; Advancial Credit Union for all your expatriate banking needs; Vitoria for the game balls and remember you can order your clubs own individual balls here; InteractSport for our real-time tournament results; GARED for the Netball posts; Serevi for their awesome clothing.  Our silver sponsors included: GoldenOldies World Netball Festival; CSU Fitness; Fabbolatta and Bedesse Sporting Goods.

Sonya with Elvis
It was great having Elvis sing the national anthem.

 

Be sure to support our event coverage in the Las Vegas Sun by checking out the awesome 25 pages of photos. You can also read the article here.  Be sure to like our facebook page and check out all the event photos hereDid you catch the male members from Philadelphia Liberty Bells, Emerald Netball Club and Uncut Diamonds serenade the ladies at the Championship Dinner?  If not - catch it here.  Stay tuned as other event video footage will be uploaded soon to facebook.

 

Did you miss out on your event souvenier cap, event netball, towel or Netball supporter tshirt? - then read below for more information on how you can get some discounted items - including Netball posts from the event.  Also, Serevi has some great items for good holiday gifts!! 

 

We also kicked off the PowerICE fundraiser at the Championships, so look out for more information coming your way in the next week as to how you can get started.

 

It was also announced at the event that our 2013 U.S. Open will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from November 8-10, 2013.  So please put these dates in your calendar.

 

 

For those in the US have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving long weekend.  

 

Regards

 

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Sonya Ottaway, President, Netball America

e/mail - president@netballamerica.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR PLATINUM SPONSOR
Callidus logo 

 

How exciting it is to have a US public company that was recently named winner in the Software as a Service Category at the 2012 Cloud Awards support the U.S. Open Netball Championships as the sole Platinum Sponsor!!!
  
CallidusCloud enables organizations to drive performance and productivity across their business with their hiring, learning, marketing and selling clouds.  From back office to the field, from desktop to mobile, they ensure organizations have the right tools to be more effective and perform better.  The combined power of their clouds, people and partners fuels growth, empowers the work force and delivers real value.   

CallidusCloud drives performance and productivity for over 1500 leading organizations.  Small, medium and large enterprises across multiple industries and geographies rely on CallidusCloud for quicker hiring, simpler learning, better marketing and smarter selling.

Also, stay tuned as Netball America will be rolling out one of CallidusCloud training software for our Coaching and Umpiring education curriculums.  If you are interested in this software for your own Netball organization please contact us.
CALLIDUS CLOUD U.S. OPEN NETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS
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What a fantastic championships!!  The game of the tournament certainly went to the mixed semi-final between Redballers and Purple Cobras.  The whole arena stopped to watch and the game went to Purple Cobras after a very exciting overtime.  We certainly appreciated all the teams that travelled to this event and a special mention to the umpires Te Mata and Liz who travelled from NZ and England just to umpire. 
 
Netball America Cup Winners: South-East Strikers
 
Ladies Results:
1. Brothers Netball Club           8. Las Vegas Devils
2. South-East Strikers              9. San Diego Seals
3. Collegiate Team USA          10. Houston Shooting Stars
4. Lady Bluebirds                    11. Santa Monica Spirits
5. Wild Roses                        12. Houston Sonics
6. LA Waves                           13. Thousand Oak Comets
7. Team Alberta                      14. Honolulu Cougars
 
Mixed Results:
1. Uncut Diamonds                   5. Houston Shuttles
2. Purple Cobras                       6. Philadelphia Liberty Bells
3. San Mateo Redballers           7. Seattle Needles
4. Emerald Netballers                8. San Diego Sharks
 
 For FINAL US RANKINGS CLICK HERE.
 
Brothers winning team
Ladies Champions: Brothers Netball Club from Rockhampton, Australia
 
Uncut Diamonds winner
Mixed Champions: Uncut Diamonds from Brisbane, Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Strikers Cup
South-East Strikers from Georgia take home the members trophy (for highest ranked member team) - The Netball America Cup!

 

OTHER AWARDS FROM THE CALLIDUSCLOUD U.S. OPEN

 

Team Sportsmanship Award  

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Ladies: YMSC Lady Bluebirds, Bermuda
Mixed: Tie between Seattle Needles and Emerald Netballers
Emerald Netball Sportsmanship
Emerald City Netball Club with their Team Sportsmanship Award
Bermuda Team Sportsmanship
Lady Bluebirds from Bermuda with their Team Sportsmanship Plaque
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Representative Winners

Team USA defeated Team Alberta, Canada.
South-East Strikers defeated West Coast Lightning
Strilkers region winners
Even though the South-East is a new region this year, that didn't stop them from being the USA Regional Representative Champions
team usa winners
Collegiate Team USA excited about their win - they've come along way since playing in Sth Africa
 

Umpire Award

Even though his background is AFL umpiring, he certainly showed he's got what it takes to be a Netball umpire.   Congratulations to Jeff Perrson from Nasvhille Kangaroos for taking home the Umpires Award as well as joining the ranks as a B Badge national umpire!!
2912 umpire award 

Netball America Appreciation Award 2012

In recognition of continued commitment and support of Netball America. 

Awarded to: Los Angeles Waves Netball Club.  Netball America will celebrate their 5 year anniversary next year and in doing so we wanted to recognize the LA Waves Netball Club not only for being our first members but for supporting us over the years to get where we are today.

 LA Waves

 

Making the Difference Award

Opportunity presents itself as a door to a new level of success.  One can knock and knock and nevery get through.  Congratulations to Mitzie P. Batchan and Opal Hill from Georgia for being key to unlocking new opportunities and taking us to new places.  Your contributions to the success of Netball America have truly made a difference.

Volunteer Award 
 

First Netball Trophy Award

A big thank you to our special guest World Series Champion / Major League Baseball player Brian Anderson for being a true advocate of Netball and also being the PowerICE represenative.  I know he was able to talk with a lot of you and was able to experience his first Netball match.  He really did love his Netball trophy and you will be able to find it on a wall in New York City at his bar SNAP!!  Thank you also to Brian for donating a special edition bottle of Chandon to the Netball America Cup winners.
Brian Anderson Brian Award 
THANK YOU TO EVENT OFFICIALS
 
The tournament wouldn't have run so smoothly without all the qualified event officials.  So a big thank you.  The national umpire pool is growing every year and thank you to Australian National Umpire Kerry Toohill for leading the charge over the event.  We also had various umpire practical tests being completed and congratulations to our new umpires added to the national pool: B Badge: Hyacinth Douglas, Karen Getten-Powell, Ava Hector, Jeff Persson.  C Badge: Ursula Grobler, Melissa Medeiros, Carrie Kennedy. 
Umpires
Tournament Pool of Umpires (Back Row L to R: Jeff Perrson, Melissa Medeiros, Ava Hector, Jo O'Key, Anthony Watego, Liz Barton-Jones, Roz Day, Te Mata McArthur, Sonya Ottaway.  Front Row L to R: Karen Getten-Powell, Ursula Grobler, Kerry Toohill, Carrie Kennedy, Diane Le).   Missing from photo - Chrissy Campbell, Hyacinth Douglas and Heather Jackson.
 
A big thank you to our full time scorers and timekeepers who made things run smoothly and relieved the pressure off teams from having to supply officials.
Scorers 2 Scorers
  
 
EVENT MERCHANDISE

 

Forgot your souvenir tshirt, hat, towell or game ball.  If so, you can get the following from 20-50% off.  Click here for the items and below are the special discounted prices (excludes shipping and until stock lasts):
 
Item 102 - Championships Game Ball $20 (a $5 saving)
Item 310 Caps (Red or White only with the championships logo) - $15 (a $10 saving)
Item 311 Ladies Army Fatigue Cap (Bone or Dark Green only with the championships logo) - $15 (a $10 saving)  
Item 321 Embroided towel with championships logo (available in red, white or blue) - $8 (a $7 saving)
Item 8415 Portable Posts used first time at event - $125 plus shipping of $30. (savings of $50)
Item 8440 Post pad covers used at event - $70 ($30 saving)
 
Serevi Items - Remember that 30% of all sales get donated back to Netball America.
 
serevi socks $15
Rugby socks - $15
serevi womens fuschia $20
$20 womens tee
serevi womens green $20
$20 womens tee
 
 
serevi tshirt white $20
Tshirt $20. Also avail in black
serevi hoodi $65
Hoodi $65
 
serevi jersey black $70
Training Shirt $70.  Also avail in white
 
Please place your order for any of these items at info@netballamerica.com.
 
OTHER EVENT HAPPENINGS 

 

Elvis with Honolulu
Honolulu Cougars giving Elvis a Hawaii greeting!
 
with usa waterpolo coach
Gold Medalist - USA Women's WaterPolo Coach Vaune stopped in and gave Team USA some tips during their training session.
  
Mixed finals
Great defense by Purple Cobras in the finals
team lineup
Team lineup at Opening of Championships
 

 

ladies final
Ladies final saw some tough plays

   

Happy Playing!