Tuesday, July 9, 2013

LPRT releases 2013-14 tournament schedule

The Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) posted its schedule for the 2013-14 season on its website Monday.

There are 11 Tier 1 or Grand Slam events on the schedule with four happening before the end of the year and the rest in 2014. There's also an outdoor satellite event in Las Vegas in September.

The LPRT season kicks off with the Stockton Pro-Am on Labor Day weekend: August 30-September 1 in Stockton, Calfornia, which along with the Great Balls of Fire tournament are the two new events on the LPRT schedule. However, both events have been on the calendar in previous seasons, although Stockton was usually in the spring.

Then later in September, the women will go to Mexico for the Albierto Mexicano de Racquetas tournament, which is a Grand Slam event, and that will be followed by their other Grand Slam event: the US Open in early October.

2013 ends with the annual Christmas Classic in Arlington, Virginia, and begins in Cincinnati with the Wilson Tour for Hope.

The Winter Classic is back for a second year in Overland Park, Kansas, and hopefully the weather will cooperate this time, as a winter storm made it difficult for players to get there. But the Overland Park folks are undeterred and having the LPRT back to their fine club.

In March, the Great Balls of Fire event returns to the women's pro schedule as a Tier 1 for the first time since 2009 (it was a Tier 4 event in 2010), and in April the LPRT will be in Reseda, California for the second year running at the 2014 Southern California Regionals.

The last three LRPT events don't have dates yet, but the Battle of the Alamo in San Antonio, the SCS Title and Escrow Pro-Am in Herndon, Virginia and the USAR National Singles event in Fullerton, California were all on the LPRT schedule last year, so we're confident that they will be again this year.

We look forward to the next WPRO season, which is less than two months away.

2013-14 WPRO Schedule
Dates - Tournament - Location

August 30-Sept 1 Stocton Pro-Am - Stockton, California
September 18-22 3 Wall Ball World Championships - Las Vegas
September 20-22 Abierto Mexicano de Raquetas, Mexico

October 2-6 US Open Championships - Minneapolis
December 6-8 Christmas Classic, Arlington, VA
January 24-26 Wilson Tour for Hope, Cincinnati

February 21-23 Winter Classic, Overland Park, Kansas
March 21-23 Great Balls of Fire - Miami, Florida
April 11-13 2014 Southern California Regionals - Reseda, California

TBD 2014 Battle at the Alamo, San Antonio
TBD 2014 SCS Title and Escrow Pro-Am, Herndon, Virginia
TBD USAR National Singles, Fullerton, California

(Note: satellite event)

Follow the bouncing ball….

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