January 2012 IRT Newsletter

 

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January  2012

CA Draws Record; Cactus Salon hits NYC; 

RBW’s New Logo;  Seattle Plays to Packed House
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Jan. 5 Coast to Coast California Open Draws Record Entries

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The IRT breaks a deade of Tier 1 records for entries as it starts the second half of the season with the Coast to Coast California Open in Canoga Park, CA, Jan. 5-8, with 300 participants from 8 countries, including 53 competing in the pro draw. Along with the US Open, it’s one of only two events where the WPRO (Women’s Professional Racquetball Organization) and the IRT vie for over $35,000 in prize money.

From the West to East Coast

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From the California’s Coast to Coast Open to Long Island’s Cactus Salon NYC Open, the IRT starts 2012 with two tier one tournaments in a row. The pros will cross a generational divide along with the geographical distance, as hometown favorites, rising star Nick Montalbano and veteran Ruben Gonzales, enjoy the support of the local crowd as they enter the pro qualifying draw.

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Standing Room Only: Seattle Pro/Am Plays to Packed House

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Seattle’s historical-landmark designated Washington Athletic Club (WAC) set the stage for the last Tier 1 Pro Stop before the IRT’s holiday break. “Seattle’s always fun,” said Richelle Kulju who participated in the event. “It has such a great energy because the WAC’s in the heart of downtown. Players love to come to stay, play, and shop.”

Racquetball Warehouse Introduces New Logo

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA– To kick off 2012, Racquetball Warehouse, official retailer of USA Racquetball and the International Racquetball Tour, unveiled their new logo on Wednesday, January 3rd.

Florida Spring Break ProAm
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March 7-11 is Spring Break time in Florida, which means sun, fun, and of course professional racquetball. What an incredible combination! So, pack your bags and get ready for an amazing week in Tampa. Sign up here. Get more information  athttp://www.floridaspringbreakproam.com. 

New IRT Gear

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New IRT products include men’s, women’s, & kids’ clothing; calendars, keychains, pet stuff, iPhone/iPod/iPad cases, player images, and much, much more. Take a look around and see what you can find. SHOP HERE

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Official Ball

IRT Grip Tape

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Show your support for the International Racquetball Tour with color matched grip tape on your racquet. Offered through Racquetskinz. SHOP HERE