Monday, November 23, 2015

Weekend Round Up - Wins for Simpson, Best & Rios and Franco

Brian Simmpson defeated Keith Minor to win the 24th Annual Turkey Shoot, a Tier 3 event on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) on Sunday in Lombard, Illinois. Simpson lost the first game, but was up in the second, when Minor had to default due to injury, making the final score line 8-11, 7-0, injury default.

In the semi-finals, Simpson defeated Brad McCunniff, 11-2, 11-2, 8-11, 11-9, and Minor beat Andrew Price, 11-4, 13-11, 11-3.

Elsewhere, Jeremy Best and Fernando Rios won Men’s Open Doubles at the 2015 St Louis Winter Rollout in St. Louis, Missouri by defeating John Kleinschmidt and Ryan Maher, 15-11, 15-3, in the final. Best and Rios beat Dylan Reid and Josh Pearl in one semi-Final, while Kleinschmidt and Maher upset top seeds Brian Pineda and Charlie Pratt, 15-10, 5-15, 11-5, in the other.

Finally, at the 2015 WRT Kitsap Splat in Bremerton, Washington, Gerardo Franco won Men’s Open with a straight game victory over Nicolai Miramontes in the final, 15-8, 15-11. Both semi-final matches were also straight game wins, as Franco beat Paul Kiil, 15-10, 15-11, and Miramontes defeated Miguel Rodriguez Jr, 15-4, 15-5.

The big event this coming weekend is Racquetball Canada’s first National Team Selection Event of the season in Brossard, Que., November 27-29, 2015.

24th Annual Turkey Shoot Open, November 19-22, 2015
Lombard, Illinois

Men’s Open Final

Brian Simpson d. Keith Minor, 8-11, 7-0, injury forfeit


Keith Minor d. Andrew Price, 11-4, 13-11, 11-3
Brian Simpson d. Brad McCunniff, 11-2, 11-2, 8-11, 11-9

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

Men’s Open Doubles


Jeremy Best & Fernando Rios d. John Kleinschmidt & Ryan Maher, 15-11, 15-3


John Kleinschmidt & Ryan Maher d. Brian Pineda & Charlie Pratt, 15-10, 5-15, 11-5
Jeremy Best & Fernando Rios d. Dylan Reid & Josh Pearl

2015 WRT Kitsap Splat, November 20-22
Bremerton, Washington

Men’s Open


Gerardo Franco d. Nicolai Miramontes, 15-8, 15-11


Gerardo Franco d. Paul Kiil, 15-10, 15-11
Nicolai Miramontes d. Miguel Rodriguez Jr, 15-4, 15-5

Follow the bouncing ball….

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