Friday, February 3, 2012

Regina hosting Canada's best racquetball players this weekend

Also happening this weekend is Racquetball Canada's second National Team Selection Event of the season in Regina. This is players last chance to qualify for the Pan American Championships in Temuco, Chile and their second chance to qualify to be part of Team Canada at the 2012 World Championships. Their first chance was at the first Selection Event back last November in Oakville, Ont.

Jennifer Saunders is the top women's seed, and her biggest competition will be Canadian and World U18 Champion Frédérique Lambert. Saunders beat Lambert in the final of the Oakville event, but needed a tie-breaker to do it.

On the men's side, Vincent Gagnon is the top seed with Kris Odegard 2nd seed, as current Canadian champion and Canadian #1 Mike Green is not in Regina due to injury.

Results from this weekend will be combined with results from Oakville as well as this year's Canadian National Championships in May in Brossard, Que. to select the players who will represent Canada at the 2012 World Racquetball Championships.

Play begins in Regina on Friday and continues through Sunday.

The tournament schedule and results are available on line through the Racquetball Canada website.

Follow the bouncing ball....

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