Wednesday, May 14, 2014

2014 Pro Kennex IRT Tournament of Champions Preview

The International Racquetball Tour (IRT) is wrapping up its season this weekend with the 2014 Pro Kennex Tournament of Champions. Kane Waslenchuk will be looking to go out on a high, and confirm his standing as the #1 IRT player for a record 9th time in his career.

There are a few notable players in qualifying this weekend, including former #1 Cliff Swain, who was the winningest player during the decade that Portland hosted season ending Tournament of Champions events.

Oregon favourite Charlie Pratt is also in the draw, as are veterans Hiroshi Shimizu and Alejandro Herrera and juniors Connor Laffey and Andree Parrilla, the current U16 World Junior Champion.

The IRT Network will broadcast qualifying Thursday from 4 PM PDT and the Round of 16 beginning at 10 AM PDT Friday. Note that the final will be Saturday night at 7:00 PM PDT.

2014 Pro Kennex Tournament of Champions, Portland, Oregon
Qualifying Rounds

Round 1

Brandon Thurman v. David Barnhart

Round 2

Q8: Mauro Rojas v. James Scott
Q1: Charlie Pratt v. Brandon Thurman or David Barnhart

Q4: Thomas Fuhrmann v. A. C. Bates
Q5: Alejandro Herrera v. Connor Laffey

Q6: Andree Parrilla v. Joel Barshaw
Q3: Hiroshi Shimizu v. Jorge Carlos Thomas

Q2: Cliff Swain v. Jake Birnel
Q7: John Scott v. Wayne Antone IV

Main Draw - Round of 16

Kane Waselenchuk v. Q8
Jansen Allen v. Q1

Daniel De La Rosa v. Q4
Jose Rojas v. Q5

Alvaro Beltran v. Q6
Ben Croft v. Q3

Chris Crowther v. Q2
Rocky Carson v. Q7

Follow the bouncing ball....

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