Monday, December 19, 2016

Weekend Round-Up - Landeryou wins twice in Minot

James Landeryou won the 2016 Minot Open Pro-Am - a Tier 4 International Racquetball Tour (IRT) event in Minot, North Dakota - on the weekend to finish off what is probably his best year, as the Canadian was runner up at Racquetball Canada’s first National Team Selection Event of the season in November, and got 3rd place at the Canadian National Championships back in May, when he was in the semi-finals for the first time.

In Minot, Landeryou defeated fellow Canuck Kurtis Cullen in the final, 11-2, 0-11, 11-3, 3-11, 11-5. Landeryou beat Troy Vanbemmelen, 11-5, 8-11, 11-5, 11-9, in one semi, while Cullen defeated Lee Connell in the other, 11-3, 11-6, 11-6.

Landeryou teamed up with Connell to win the doubles division, as they beat Richard Eisemann and Vanbemmelen in the final, 15-3, 15-7. In the semis, Landeryou and Connell defeated Justin Johnson and Brian Knowles, 15-5, 15-7, and Eisemann and Vanbemmelen needed a tie-breaker to get past Cullen and Tanner Prentice, 12-15, 15-14, 11-7.

The IRT is on a holiday break now, but will kick off 2017 with the Coast to Coast California Open in Reseda, California on the first weekend of the year, January 5-8. The second event of 2017 will be two weeks later at the Lewis Drug Pro-Am in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, January 19-22.

2016 Minot Open Pro-Am - IRT Tier 4
Minot, North Dakota, December 16-18, 2016


James Landeryou d. Kurtis Cullen, 11-2, 0-11, 11-3, 3-11, 11-5


James Landeryou d. Troy Vanbemmelen, 11-5, 8-11, 11-5, 11-9
Kurtis Cullen d. Lee Connell, 11-3, 11-6, 11-6

Doubles Final

James Landeryou & Lee Connell d. Richard Eisemann & Troy Vanbemmelen, 15-3, 15-7

Doubles Semi-finals

James Landeryou & Lee Connell d. Justin Johnson & Brian Knowles, 15-5, 15-7
Richard Eisemann & Tory Vanbemmelen d. Kurtis Cullen & Tanner Prentice, 12-15, 15-14, 11-7

Follow the bouncing ball….

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