Thursday, October 27, 2011

Red Swain Shootout - First Round Draws

The International Racquetball Tour (IRT) is back in action today with the Red Swain Shootout in Davison, Michigan. There are two rounds of qualifying on Thursday.

Ruben Gonzalez continues his quest to make the top 10 by year's end, and he'll play Canadian Lee Connell first in the second round of qualifying. If he defeats Connell, then he'll be up against IRT #1 Kane Waselenchuk in what would be a battle of a legend from the past and legend from the present, and such battles usually go to the present.

Three of the top 8 IRT players - Rocky Carson, Chris Crowther, Shane Vanderson - spent most of the last two weeks in Guadalajara, Mexico playing on Team USA for the Pan Am Games, so we'll see if there's any Pan Am Games hangover.

The IRT Network is webcasting the Red Swain Shootout beginning Thursday at 8 PM EDT with Gonzalez versus Connell, and continuing with the main draw on Friday when the Round of 16 begins at 11:30 AM EDT.

2011 Red Swain Shootout, Davison, Michigan

Round 1 (64s)

Andrew Price vs. Sami Harb
Brian Pineda vs. Brandon Cortese

Cliff Swain vs. Jason Kennedy
Dan Case vs. Nathan Tucker

Conrad Cole vs. Mark Brower
Eric Desrochers vs. Jim Bronson

Round 2 (32s)

Q8: Ruben Gonzalez vs. Lee Connell
Q1: Tony Carson vs. Andrew Price or Sami Harb

Q4: Arthur Schmeiser vs. Brian Pineda or Brandon Cortese
Q5: Erik Leetch vs. Cliff Swain or Jason Kennedy

Q6: James Slamko vs. Dan Case or Nathan Tucker
Q3: Juan Herrera vs. Conrad Cole or Mark Brower

Q2: Anthony Herrera vs. Eric Desrochers or Jim Bronson
Q7: Brad Shopieray vs. John Scott

Round of 16

Kane Waselenchuk v. Q8
Andy Hawthorne v. Q4

Shane Vanderson v. Q2
Jose Rojas v. Q3

Ben Croft v. Q6
Charlie Pratt v. Q1

Chris Crowther v. Q5
Rocky Carson v. Q7

Follow the bouncing ball....

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