Friday, May 13, 2016

2016 IRT Tournament of Champions - Preliminary Rounds

The preliminary matches are over at the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) ProKennex Tournament of Champions in Portland, Oregon, and there have been no real surprises. Ecuador’s Fernando Rios defeated Mexican veteran left-hander Javier Moreno, 11-8, 11-8, 11-2, and will face IRT #1 Kane Waselenchuk in the Round of 16 on Friday. Rios will be another strong first round opponent for Waselenchuk, who’s coming off emergency hernia surgery just six weeks ago.

Former IRT #1 Cliff Swain defeated Japanese veteran Hiroshi Shimizu, 11-5, 11-9, 11-2, and will play young gun Daniel De La Rosa, the #3 IRT player, in the 16s.

The IRT Round of 16 will be streamed live Friday from 11 AM via the IRT Network with the quarterfinals Friday afternoon from 5 PM on. Also, the semi-finals will be 11 AM and Noon Saturday with the final Saturday night at 7:00 PM. All times Pacific.

2016 IRT ProKennex Tournament of Champions, May 12-15
Portland, Oregon

Qualifying Round 1 - Thursday

Sunji Spencer d. Tim Prigo, 11-4, 4-11, 11-4, 11-2

Qualifying Round 2 - Thursday

Q8) Fernando Rios d. Javier Moreno, 11-8, 11-8, 11-2
Q1) Robert Collins d. Sunji Spencer, 11-6, 11-6, 11-4

Q4) Scott McClellan d. Dane Elkins, 8-11, 11-8, 11-3, 11-3
Q5) Andree Parrilla v. Kamyron Meeks

Q6) Cliff Swain d. Hiroshi Shimizu, 11-5, 11-9, 11-2
Q3) Matthew Majxner d. Farshid Guilak, 11-6, 11-2, 7-11, 11-3

Q2) Charlie Pratt d. Wayne Antone IV, 4-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-0
Q7) Dylan Reid d. Majeed Shahin, 11-9, 11-5, 7-11, 11-6

Round of 16 - Friday

1) Kane Waselenchuk v. Fernando Rios
8) Mario Mercado v. Robert Collins

5) Jose Rojas v. Scott McClellan
4) Alvaro Beltran v. Andree Parrilla or Kamyron Meeks

3) Daniel De La Rosa v. Cliff Swain
6) Jansen Allen v. Matthew Majxner

7) Felipe Camacho v. Charlie Pratt
2) Rocky Carson v. Dylan Reid

Follow the bouncing ball….

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