Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2011 California Open - IRT First Rounds

The California Open kicks off the second half of the pro season this week in Canoga Park, California. It's not a Grand Slam event money-wise, but it is in the sense that both the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) and Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) players are competing there. We have the IRT draw for you below.

Mitch Williams returns to the tour following his shoulder injury at the US Open. He might have an opportunity to avenge the loss to Ben Croft caused by that injury as they could face each other in the quarter finals.

The possible highlight match ups of the qualifying rounds will be between Javier Moreno and Tony Carson for the Q7 spot that will put the winner against Rocky Carson, while Alejandro Herrera and Andres Herrera could face off for the Q6 spot to battle Ben Croft in the Round of 16.

The IRT Network will be web-casting California Open matches beginning January 6.

2011 California Open - Canoga Park, California
Round 1

Brian Pineda v. Johnnie Molinari
Maheed Shahin v. Blake Martin

Francisco Troncoso v. James Slamko
Jeremy McGlothin v. Armondo Bermutez

Round 2

Felipe Munoz v. Brian Pineda or Johnnie Molinari
Jose Diaz v. Dawoud Gharfarshad

Mike Orr v. Hank Minardo
David Horn v. Maheed Shahin or Blake Martin

Andres Herrera v. Francisco Troncoso or James Slamko
Keith Minor v. Joel Barshaw

Takaaki Hirose v. Ryan Meyer
Tony Carson v. Jeremy McGlothin or Armondo Bermutez

Round 3

Q8: Kris Odegard v. Felipe Munoz or Brian Pineda or Johnnie Molinari
Q1: Andy Hawthorne v. Jose Diaz or Dawoud Gharfarshad

Q4: Juan Herrera v. Mike Orr or Hank Minardo
Q5: Anthony Herrera v. David Horn or Maheed Shahin or Blake Martin

Q6: Alejandro Herrera v. Andres Herrera or Francisco Troncoso or James Slamko
Q3: Charlie Pratt v. Keith Minor or Joel Barshaw

Q2: Alvaro Beltran v. Takaaki Hirose or Ryan Meyer
Q7: Javier Moreno v. Tony Carson or Jeremy McGlothin or Armondo Bermutez

Main Draw - Round of 16

Kane Waselenchuk v. Q8
Jose Rojas v. Q1

Chris Crowther v. Q4
Jack Huczek v. Q5

Ben Croft v. Q6
Mitch Williams v. Q3

Shane Vanderson v. Q2
Rocky Carson v. Q7

Follow the bouncing ball....

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