Thursday, March 10, 2016

2016 IRT 31st Annual Shamrock Shootout - Preview

Lombard, Illinois is the site of this weekend’s The International Racquetball Tour (IRT) Tier 1 event, as that’s where the 31st Shamrock Shootout takes place. Kane Waselenchuk, the #1 IRT player and undefeated this season, will be there looking to win again.

The play of Jose Rojas is another point of interest for this weekend. Rojas has played well lately, as in Jaunary, he was the runner up at the Lewis Drug Pro-Am and was a semi-finalist at the Cactus Salon Pro-Am, which are the two most recent IRT events. Those results have moved Rojas up to 3rd in the IRT rankings, although with the flip draw, he’ll likely face a common foe in the quarterfinals, as Daniel De La Rosa is seeded 6th in Lombard.

The IRT Round of 16 will be streamed live Friday from 10 AM via the IRT Network with the quarterfinals Friday afternoon from 5 PM on. Also, the semi-finals will be 11 AM and 1 PM Saturday with the final Saturday night at 7:30 PM.

2016 31st Annual Shamrock Shootout, March 10-13
Lombard, Illinois

Qualifying Round 1

Jorge Ortiz v. Geoff Goldblatt

Qualifying Round 2

Q8) Alejandro Herrera v. Andree Parrilla
Q1) Robert Collins v. Jorge Ortiz or Geoff Goldblatt

Q4) Sebastian Franco v. Juan Martinez III
Q5) Matthew Majxner v. Keith Minor

Q6) Scott McClellan v. Jonathan Justice
Q3) Mauricio Zelada v. Juan Herrera

Q2) Mario Mercado v. Kyle Ulliman
Q7) Jake Bredenbeck v. Thomas Carter

Round of 16 - Friday

1) Kane Waselenchuk v. Q8
8) Marco Rojas v. Q1

5) Felipe Camacho v. Q4
4) Alvaro Beltran v. Q5

3) Jose Rojas v. Q6
6) Daniel De La Rosa v. Q3

7) Jansen Allen v. Q2
2) Rocky Carson v. Q7

Follow the bouncing ball….

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