March 2015 IRT Newsletter

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March 2015

IRT Pros Return to Chicagoland: 30th Annual Shamrock Shootout, Ben Croft Homecoming

Chicago Tournament Ben Croft, the “bad boy” of racquetball who is currently ranked fifth on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) understands the importance of keeping an even emotional keel as he prepares for the stretch run of the 2014/15 IRT schedule. But the player known around racquetball circles as the “human crash test dummy” for his willingness to sacrifice his body diving to retrieve opponent’s shots, readily admits it will be difficult to contain himself when he returns to the Chicago area for the 30th Annual Shamrock Shootout March 12-15 at the Glass Court Swim and Fitness Club in Lombard, IL.

Read More: IRT Pros Return to Chicagoland

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Click to the IRT YouTube Channel for clips, interviews, and IRT matches like Daniel De La Rosa’s upset win against Rocky Carson in the semifinals of the ROLLOUT New Jersey Open in December.

Florida IRT ProAm: Results

packedKane Waselenchuk defeated Rocky Carson in the 2015 Florida IRT ProAm 11-8, 11-8, 14-12 to capture his 84th title, the third in 2015, and in front of a packed house at the Sarasota YMCA after defeating #3 Alvaro Beltran in four games, 12-10, 6-11, 11-2, 11-0 in the 2nd semifinal. #1 Rocky Carson played past #4 Daniel De La Rosa 11-7, 11-2, 8-11, 12-10.

Read the Florida IRT ProAm Match Recaps and Results 

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March Rankings Review: Excitement Builds as Season End Draws Closer

Cropped_Kane_Ben_KenFife_USOPEN_2014_200While results differed from last years for many players at the Tier 1 event in Sarasota, FL this past weekend, there is little movement at the top of the rankings. Rocky Carson still clings to a small 72 point advantage over Kane as they were 2 of only 3 players ranked in the top 16 to repeat their result from last season, which saw Kane convincingly take the title over Rocky in 3 quick games. While a much more contested battle occurred this year, Kane still emerged victorious in 3 games.

Does Your Game Plan Include the Top 10 Core Strategies?

franheadshot150Strategy is a method of achieving a specific goal or end result, which is to play your best to win the match. Your strategy helps you carry out your game plan, which is the plan of action based on your strengths and weaknesses as well as your opponent’s strengths and weaknesses. When you strategize, you are being proactive, which is taking control of the match. You are in a much better position to win, which is your goal. Here are the CORE STRATEGIES needed to carry out your game plan.

Read More: Top 10 Core Strategies

Upcoming Tier 1s:

Long Beach Open Doubles
at the
Belmont Athletic Club
April 9-11, 2015

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Come make history! The 2015 Long Beach Open will be the first event of its kind in the history of professional racquetball, showcasing ONLY the best professional players in the world, in an ALL DOUBLES tournament!

Long Beach sign up Here

Ektelon Battle of the Ages
at In-Shape West Lane
Stockton, CA
April 30-May 3, 2015Ektelon April 30

 

Big changes are in store for the 2015 Ektelon Battle for the Ages, at In-Shape West Lane in Stockton, California with a full weekend of racquetball featuring the world’s best pros and an all-singles amateur competition leading to a Sunday final.

Stockton Sign Up Here

2014-2015 IRT Schedule  

5-Time #1 Sudsy Monchik to be
inducted into Racquetball
Hall-of-Fame

Monchik began playing racquetball at the age of 7 and went on to an unmatched junior career before capturing over 40 IRT titles, including 4 UnitedHealthcare US OPEN Championships. He will be inducted at a ceremony held during USAR National Championships May 20-24 in Highlands Ranch, CO.

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