Monday, October 31, 2011

Red Swain Shootout - Tony Carson wins Men's Open

Tony Carson won the men's open division at the Red Swain Shootout in Davison, Michigan, on the weekend. He defeated Eric Desrochers, 11-15, 15-0, 11-10.

In the semi-finals, Carson defeated Lee Connell, 15-12, 15-14, and Desrochers beat Andrew Price, 15-11, 15-8.

The Davison event was successful by all accounts, but there is one troubling thing about it from our perspective. There were 116 participants, but only 7 women. Having only 6% of the tournament participants female is a shockingly low percentage.

This is something that we've noticed in the time that we've been writing The Racquetball Blog, and the issue of getting more women and girls to play racquetball needs to be addressed.

The IRT will be back in action this weekend, as the Seattle Pro/Am begins Thursday November 3 and runs to Sunday November 6.

Red Swain Shootout, Davison, Michigan

Men's Open

Final: Tony Carson d. Eric Desrochers, 11-15, 15-0, 11-10

Tony Carson d. Lee Connell, 15-12, 15-14
Eric Desrochers d. Andrew Price, 15-11, 15-8

Follow the bouncing ball....

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