Monday, April 6, 2015

Pan Am Games Team Qualifying

The 2015 Pan American Racquetball Championships in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic wrapped up on Saturday, and the event was the qualifying event for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto this July. Thus, the results determine how many players can participate in Toronto.

The competition is limited to 56 players: 30 men and 26 women or 11 men's teams and 10 women's teams. How a country performed in Santo Domingo determines how many players that country can send to Toronto. The exception is Canada, who as the host nation, are qualified to send up to four players in both men's and women's competitions.

The USA finishing first in the Men's Team event means they can also send four men to Toronto. Similarly, Mexico finishing first in the Women's Team event means they can send four players to Toronto. Every other country qualified to send fewer than four.

On the men's side, Mexico, Bolivia, Costa Rica and Colombia can send three players to Toronto. Ecuador and Argentina can each send three women to Toronto. The other qualifying countries can only send two players to Toronto.

The other qualifying countries in the men's competition are the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Venezuela, Argentina, and Guatemala. In the women's competition, the other qualifying countries are Bolivia, Colombia, USA, Venezuela, Chile and Guatemala.

If a country doesn't use all of the spots that it qualified for, then those spots will be distributed to other qualifying countries.

Women's Qualifying Teams for 2015 Pan American Games, Toronto
(with number of players eligible to compete)

Mexico (4)
Ecuador (3)
Argentina (3)
Colombia (2)
Bolivia (2)
USA (2)
Venezuela (2)
Chile (2)
Canada (4)
Guatemala (2)

Men's Qualifying Teams for 2015 Pan American Games, Toronto

USA (4)
Mexico (3)
Bolivia (3)
Costa Rica (3)
Colombia (3)
Dominican Republic (2)
Ecuador (2)
Venezuela (2)
Argentina (2)
Canada (4)
Guatemala (2)

XXVIII Pan American Racquetball Championships
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - March 28-April 4, 2015
Results Summary

Women's Singles

GOLD - Paola Longoria (Mexico)
SILVER - Veronica Sotomayor (Ecuador)
BRONZE - María José Vargas (Argentina) and Cristina Amaya (Colombia)

Women's Doubles

GOLD - Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas (Mexico)
SILVER - Maria Jose Vargas & Véronique Guillemette (Argentina)
BRONZE - Cristina Amaya & Carolina Gomez (Colombia) and Carola Loma & Adriana Riveros (Bolivia)

Men's Singles

GOLD - Jose Diaz (USA)
SILVER - Jake Bredenbeck (USA)
BRONZE - Carlos Keller (Bolivia) and Conrado Moscoso (Bolivia)

Men's Doubles

GOLD - Alvaro Beltran & Javier Moreno (Mexico)
SILVER - Felipe Camacho & Teobaldo Fumero (Costa Rica)
BRONZE - Luis Perez & Ramon De Leon (Dominican Rep.) and Cesar Castro & Cesar Castillo (Venezuela)

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