Friday, March 16, 2012

IRT - Party with the Pros in St Louis - Preliminary Results

There were no major upsets in qualifying at the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) Party With the Pros Tournament in St Louis, Missouri. This sets up a few interesting matches in the Round of 16 for Friday.

As anticipated, Chris Crowther will face Mexican veteran left-hander Javier Moreno, who beat Crowther when they met in the Round of 16 in San Diego last month. Also, Shane Vanderson will face Tony Carson, and though Vanderson won both of their meetings this season, the last one went five games after Carson took the first two.

Also, Andy Hawthorne is up against Charlie Pratt, in what will be their first meeting this season. Hawthorne's 3-0 versus Pratt, who was in the top 8 until this past week, when he was bumped out by Alvaro Beltran.

The IRT Network will be web-casting the Round of 16 Friday beginning at 11 AM CDT. Note that the final will be Saturday night at 6:30 CDT rather than Sunday.

2012 Party With The Pros Tournament - St Louis, Missouri
Round 1

Drew Finke d. Hal Rutherford, fft
Ryan Maher d. Jerry Turley, 11-2, 11-8, 11-5

Travis Woodbury d. Geoff Goldblatt, 11-9, 11-5, 11-1
Rich Berich d. Brad Brumbaugh, 13-11, 12-10, 11-5

Round 2

Q8: Lee Connell d. Alex Ackermann, fft
Q1: Tony Carson d. Drew Finke, 11-6, 11-8, 11-2

Q4: Juan Herrera d. Ryan Maher, 11-6, 11-7, 11-0
Q5: Brad Schopieray d. Tyler Otto, 11-1, 8-11, 11-9, 11-1

Q6: Arthur Schmeiser d. John Scott, 5-11, 11-3, 11-1, 11-7
Q3: Javier Moreno d. Travis Woodbury, 11-1, 11-6, 11-8

Q2: Charlie Pratt d. Rich Berich, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8
Q7: Ruben Gonzalez d. Juan Martinez, 11-3, 11-6, 11-7

Main Draw - Round of 16

Kane Waselenchuk v. Lee Connell
Shane Vanderson v. Tony Carson

Alvaro Beltran v. Juan Herrera
Jose Rojas v. Brad Schopieray

Ben Croft v. Arthur Schmeiser
Chris Crowther v. Javier Moreno

Andy Hawthorne v. Charlie Pratt
Rocky Carson v. Ruben Gonzalez

Follow the bouncing ball....

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