Friday, November 20, 2015

2015 St Louis Winter Rollout Qualifying

No big surprises in the qualifying matches on Thursday at the 2015 International Racquetball Tour (IRT) St Louis Winter Rollout in St. Louis, Missouri. But there was a five game match between Jeremy Best and Troy Warigon with Best coming back from 2-1 down to win, 11-5, 7-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-4. Best will play Kane Waselenchuk, the #1 IRT player, in the Round of 16 on Friday.

Japanese veteran Hiroshi Shimizu did play Costa Rican Felipe Camacho, and after trading the first two games, Camacho won games three and four to take the match, 9-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-6. Camacho will face Jansen Allen in the 16s Friday.

One of the highest point totals for a three games match happened between Matthew Majxner and Brian Simpson, with Majxner winning 11-9, 13-11, 15-13. Majxner will play Marco Rojas in the Round of 16 on Friday.

The IRT Round of 16 begin Friday at 10 AM CST and can be viewed live via the IRT Network. Also, note that the Winter Rollout final will be 7 PM CST on Saturday night. The semi-finals are scheduled for 11 AM and noon Saturday.

2015 St Louis Winter Rollout, November 19-22
St. Louis, Missouri

Qualifying Round 1

Hiroshi Shimizu d. James DeMarco, forfeit

Qualifying Round 2

Q8) Jeremy Best d. Troy Warigon, 11-5, 7-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-4
Q1) Felipe Camacho Hiroshi Shimizu, 9-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-6

Q4) Matthew Majxner d. Brian Simpson, 11-9, 13-11, 15-13
Q5) Maurice Miller d. Scott McClellan, 11-2, 11-3, 11-9

Q6) Mario Mercado d. Brian Pineda
Q3) Mauricio Zelada d. Dylan Reid, 13-11, 2-11, 11-6, 11-6

Q2) Robert Collins d. Ryan Maher, 11-4, 11-5, 11-4
Q7) Fernando Rios d. Filip Vesely, 11-2, 11-3, 11-2

Round of 16 - Friday

1) Kane Waselenchuk v. Jeremy Best
8) Jansen Allen v. Felipe Camacho

5) Marco Rojas v. Matthew Majxner
4) Daniel De La Rosa v. Maurice Miller

3) Alvaro Beltran v. Mario Mercado
6) Charlie Pratt v. Mauricio Zelada

7) Jose Rojas v. Robert Collins
2) Rocky Carson v. Fernando Rios

Follow the bouncing ball….

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