Thursday, July 9, 2009

World Outdoor Racquetball Championships

The 2009 Racquetball Warehouse World Outdoor Racquetball (WOR) Championships begin today in Huntington Beach, California with 283 players participating, which up over 50 players from last year's 229 players.

Many top indoor players are playing this weekend, including Rocky Carson, defending men's champion, and Angela Grisar, defending women's champion. The seedings are different for outdoor than indoor. It seems it follows last year's WOR championship results, but not exactly.

Carson is the top men's seed, and 2008 runner up Alvaro Beltran is second. Greg Solis is 3rd seed, and he finished 3rd last year. But the fourth seed is Dillon Silver with Cliff Swain in 5th, although Swain was 4th last year and Silver won on the consolation side.

Grisar is seeded #1 on the women's side, and Keely Franks, who lost to Grisar in last year's final, is seeded second. But Vivian Gomez is 3rd seed, and she didn't play in last year's championships. Janel Tisinger did, finishing fourth which is her seed for this year.

Matches will be broadcast on the web via Racquetball Online beginning on Friday.

Follow the bouncing ball....

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