Thursday, September 18, 2014

2014 IRT Krowning Moment Bobcat Open - Preview

The International Racquetball Tour (IRT) season opens today with the Krowning Moment Bobcat Open in San Marcos, Texas. All the top players are in the draw, and they will be in action Friday, when the Round of 16 begins.

But today there will be three rounds of qualifying action with a few interesting potential matches. For example, Jose Diaz will likely play young Canadian Coby Iwaasa in the Round of 32.

Also in the Round of 32, Japanese veteran Hiroshi Shimizu could face current World Junior U16 Champion Andree Parrilla of Mexico, although Shimizu will have to face either Roland Keller or Jaime Martell first, and neither of those players is a pushover.

Other likely matches in the 32s are Jake Bredenbeck versus Alejandro Landa, Charlie Pratt versus Sebastian Franco, and Alex Ackermann versus Danny Lavely.

Action can be viewed via the IRT Network from 10 AM CDT Friday with the Round of 16.

Welcome back IRT! We've missed you.

2014 Krowning Moment Bobcat Open
San Marcos, Texas

Qualifying Round 1

Matthew Majxner - BYE
Vincente Hernandez v. Scott McClellan

Bruce Robles v. Rudy Duran
Robert Collins - BYE

Jansen Allen - BYE

Daeyong Kwon - BYE
Juan Esparza - BYE

Coby Iwaasa - BYE
Kenny Green Jr. v. Jody Morris

Jose Diaz - BYE

Hiroshi Shimizu - BYE
Roland Keller v. Jaime Martell

Allen Hernandez v. David Mendoza
Andree Parrilla - BYE

Jake Bredenbeck - BYE
Pedro Gonzalez v. Rhett Collins

Luis Corona v. Omar Hernandez
Alejandro Landa - BYE

Charlie Pratt - BYE

Gerardo Guevara v. Stan Briggs
Sebastian Franco - BYE

Joe Workman - BYE
Eddie Sada - BYE

Marco Rojas - BYE

Alex Ackermann - BYE
Arturo Burruel v. Matt Benton

Joel Ernst v. Eduardo Munoz
Danny Lavely - BYE

Qualifying Round 2

Matthew Majxner v. Vincente Hernandez or Scott McClellan
Robert Collins v. Bruce Robles or Rudy Duran

Jansen Allen - BYE
Daeyong Kwon v. Juan Esparza

Coby Iwaasa v. Kenny Green Jr. or Jody Morris
Jose Diaz - BYE

Hiroshi Shimizu v. Roland Keller or Jaime Martell
Andree Parrilla v. Allen Hernandez or David Mendoza

Jake Bredenbeck v. Pedro Gonzalez or Rhett Collins
Alejandro Landa v. Luis Corona or Omar Hernandez

Charlie Pratt - BYE
Sebastian Franco v. Gerardo Guevara or Stan Briggs

Joe Workman v. Eddie Sada
Marco Rojas - BYE

Alex Ackermann v. Arturo Burruel or Matt Benton
Danny Lavely v. Joel Ernst or Eduardo Munoz

Round of 16

Kane Waselenchuk v. Q8
Tony Carson v. Q1

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

Alvaro Beltran v. Q6
Chris Crowther v. Q3

Ben Croft v. Q2
Rocky Carson v. Q7

Follow the bouncing ball….

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