Monday, August 23, 2010

2010 IRF World Championships - Final team competition standings

Below are the final standings for the team competitions from the 15th International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Championships in Seoul, South Korea. Of note is how low Mexico was in the men's competition: 8th! They didn't have their 'A' team in Seoul and their result shows that if a country doesn't bring its best, then it can't expect to do well, because the other countries have all improved.

If you think that doesn't matter, you'd be wrong. Wrong because the seedings for the next World Championships will be based - in part - on the results from this Worlds. That's why the Mexican women were seeded 4th rather than 3rd this year. Mexico lost in the women's semi-finals two years ago to Chile, while Bolivia made the final. Thus, Bolivia was seeded above Mexico.

Mexico finishing 8th on the men's side will not be good for their seeding two years from now.

15th IRF Racquetball World Championships - Seoul, South Korea

Men's Team Competition - Final Standings

1. USA
2. Canada
3. Bolivia
4. Costa Rica
5. Venezuela
6. Ecuador
7. South Korea
8. Mexico
9. Colombia
10. Japan
11. Dominican Republic
12. Guatamala
13. India
14. Argentina
15. Ireland
16. Tonga

Women's Team Competition - Final Standings

1. USA
2. Canada
3. Mexico
4. South Korea
5. Japan
6. Bolivia
7. Ecuador
8. Venezuela
9. Ireland
10. Guatamala
11. Tonga

Follow the bouncing ball....

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