October 2013 IRT Newsletter

 

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October 2013
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2013 UnitedHealthcare US OPEN Championships: Over 700 Entries

LOGO 2013 US OPenExcitement and anticipation for the UnitedHealthcare US OPEN Championships is quickly reaching an all-time high. The 18th annual tournament takes place October 2-6 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the fourth consecutive year, Billed as racquetball’s original “Grand Slam” event, the most prestigious tournament of the year offers the 700 entrants more than $65,000 of total prize money.

#4 Jose Rojas Takes the Novasors Ghost of Georgetown Championship!

2013irtlogogray_200Jose took huge upset wins over the #1 ranked Kane Waselenchuk and #2 Rocky Carson to earn the 2013 Novasors Ghost of Georgetown Kansas City title. Click to read about how the event played out.
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RbW’s FAQ’s: String

Ben_ENats2012byrestrungOver the past two years Racquetball Warehouse has fielded questions ranging from the most basic to technical stumpers. The good news is there has never been a question we weren’t happy to answer for everyone! Here are a few of the most popular questions we’ve gotten at RbW.


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Playing the Percentages

franheadshot_150Playing the percentages, or in other words, playing high-percentage racquetball, gives you the edge. When you play high-percentage racquetball, you make more shots than you miss; when you play low-percentage racquetball, you miss more shots than you make. If you play the percentages, you make it more difficult for your opponent, causing them to make more mistakes that lead to your easy points. If you shoot the ball prematurely or consistently try to kill balls that you cannot successfully kill, then you do not give your opponent the chance to miss.

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Support U.S. Jr. Team’s Journey to Boliva

JrTeamUSA_200 2PLEASE CONSIDER helping the U.S. Junior National Racquetball Team make the journey to Bolivia in October to represent the USA in the Junior World Racquetball Championships. USA Racquetball is seeking 150 individuals who will help give the 2013 Junior Team members an experience of a lifetime by making a tax-deductible donation of $100 or more to support the Team.

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US OPEN Pro Player Preview

KaneG2H4932More than ever, young stars and wily tour veterans will be gunning for the coveted US OPEN title. Tournament Director, Doug Ganim shares his nsights and odds for top IRT pros. Checkwww.IRT-Tour.com andunitedhealthcareusopen.comas the event unfolds.
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Jose Diaz Resigns with Ektelon

DiazfromEktelonEktelon is pleased to announce that Jose Diaz, based out of Stockton, CA has signed a multi-year agreement to continue playing and using Ektelon’s entire line of products.

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USAR and WOR Expand Partnership

USA Racquetball (USAR) and World Outdoor Racquetball (WOR) announced the expansion of their partnership. Known as the preeminent organization in outdoor racquetball, WOR will continue to sanction its tournaments with USA Racquetball through 2014.

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UnitedHealthcare US OPEN Reaches Near-record Entries

USA Racquetball announced a near record number of players for the UnitedHealthcare US OPEN Championships. The more than 700 players competing filled the Championships to the max and even required the last minute addition of a fourth venue for overflow matches.

2013 US OPEN Men’s Pro Broadcast Scheduled on the Tennis Channel for Thanksgiving Weekend:

Semi #1 11/28 @ Noon

Semi #2 11/29 @ Noon
Final 11/30 @ Noon

All times Eastern

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