February 2015 IRT Newsletter

February 2015 IRT Newsletter

February 2015

Turmoil at the Top: The Rankings Race
to the ProKennex Tournament of Champions

top 8 rankingsThe answer to large questions loomed going into the New Year and second half of the IRT season. Starting at the top of the ranks, fans wondered whether Kane Waselenchuk had conquered the inner ear issues that had kept him out of competition in order to reclaim his ranking, or whether Rocky Carson, who won four of the five tournaments Kane missed, would hold on to the lead he’d earned by the end of December’s ROLLOUT New Jersey Open. To all eyes, the answer was yes and maybe.
Read More: Turmoil at the Top: January Ranking Results

Growing with the IRT Satellite Series in Mexico

unnamedRacquetball has always been a popular sport in Mexico. Boasting two of the top players on the International Racquetball Tour, #3-ranked Alvaro Beltran and #4-ranked Daniel De La Rosa, the IRT continually looks to further expand its presence in Latin America.
Photo Courtesy of Jesus Navarro Avalos.
​​Read More About The Mexican Satellite Tournaments.
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Win a FREE IRT-ROLLOUT Tee-shirt!

Rocky_vBen_2105_USOPEN_restrungmag_edited.comHave you entered the tee-shirt giveaway yet? Take about 1 minute for an 8-question survey, and you can win one of 5 IRT-Rollout tee shirts. Winners will be chosen between now and noon PST March 2, 2015. Thanks in advance for your feedback and comments about current IRT merchandise offered by WearROLLOUT.com. We’ll use your insights to offer the products that are best for you!

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Have a Game Plan, On and Off the Court

franheadshot150A game plan is a plan of action based on your strengths and weaknesses as well as your opponent’s strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately, most people don’t plan in everyday life let alone on the racquetball court. When you plan, you are being proactive, which is taking control of the match. You are in a much better position to win when creating the situation right from the beginning of the match.
Read More: Have a Game Plan, On and Off the Court

Results: January Tier 1 Tournament Recaps

B7wXj_JIgAAbcXfKane started the second half of the season with back-to-back tour titles at the NY Temperature Controls IRT Pro/Am and37th Annual Lewis Drug Pro/Am in South Dakota. He defeated Rocky Carson in both January finals and increased his career titles to 83 after missing time on the tour with an ear injury. Rocky and Alvaro teamed up to win the Lewis Drug doubles tournament over Kane and Ben Croft 15-13, 15-14.

Upcoming Tier 1s:

Florida IRT ProAm
Sarasota, FL
Feb. 25-Mar. 1, 2015


Enjoy Florida’s Gulf Coast as Chad Bailey, Florida Racquetball Association board president, brings the best players in the world to Sarasota, for Tier 1 action!
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30th Annual Shamrock Shootout IRT ProAm
at Glass Courts

Lombard, IL
March 12-15, 2015

Chicago Tournament

Top IRT action is BACK in Illinois with the Shamrock Shootout, a new Tier 1!  Glass Court Swim & Fitness Club boasts some of the most popular tournaments in the area, offering 8 racquetball courts. Join all of the world’s best pros while getting ready for USAR Regionals 4/19-4/21
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