Friday, October 30, 2009

IRT Rankings - October 26, 2009

Jack Huczek has moved up to #2 in the latest International Racquetball Tour (IRT) rankings ahead of Rocky Carson in #3. Huczek's been a finalist in each of the four main IRT events this season and won the Lou Bradley Memorial tournament, a Tier 3 event.

Kane Waselenchuk remains the #1 player, having won three of the four IRT main events, including last week's US Open in Memphis.

Jason Mannino, who in Memphis suggested that this might be his last season on tour, has also moved up to the #4 spot ahead of Shane Vanderson, who Mannino beat in the semis in Memphis.

No other changes in the top 10 other than Alvaro Beltran falling another spot to #7 as he remains sidelined due to injury.

IRT Rankings (as of October 26, 2009)
Rank - Player - Points - Previous Rank


1 Kane WASELENCHUK, 4526 - 1
2 Jack HUCZEK, 3540 - 3
3 Rocky CARSON, 3296 - 2
4 Jason MANNINO, 2516 - 5
5 Shane VANDERSON, 2389 - 4
6 Mitch WILLIAMS, 2074 - 7
7 Alvaro BELTRAN, 2052 - 6
8 Chris CROWTHER, 1961 - 8
9 Ben CROFT, 1901 - 9
10 Andy HAWTHORNE, 1733 - 10
11 Juan HERRERA, 1043 - 11
12 Travis WOODBURY, 1005 - 12
13 Javier MORENO, 994 - 12
14 Andres HERRERA, 983 - 16
15 Kris ODEGARD, 941 - 14
16 Anthony HERRERA, 903 - 18
17 Alejandro HERRERA, 827 - 15
18 Hiroshi SHIMIZU, 810 - 17
19 Alejandro LANDA, 773 - 20
20 Polo GUTIERREZ, 751 - 22

Follow the bouncing ball....

2 comments:

arohila said...

How are points determined?

It was unsual to see that Kane after winning the US Open still has the same amount of points 4,526 before and after the US Open...is that right?

The Racquetball Blog said...

Players get points for how well they do at events, with T1 and Grand Slam event counting for much more than lower tier events. Also, points are determined on a 12 month basis, so if a player performs better in an event this year than last, he will get a boost in points following the event. Conversely, if he does worse in an event, his ranking points will decline.

Waselenchuk won the US Open last year, so he couldn't do better than that this year. But as he repeated as champion this year his points didn't decrease.

Huczek and Mannino both got farther in the US Open this year than last, so their point totals rose, while Carson's and Vanderson's point totals declined, because they didn't go as far in Memphis this year.

Hope this helps.

The Racquetball Blog