Round of 16s & The Hotel Cochabamba

March 29, 2019 – Thomas Carter updates us on what it’s like as matches are well underway during the Round of 16s.

“Thursday was a great day of racquetball with a lot of exciting matches. However, the day started out a little rough with a power outage at the club right before matches were scheduled to start. The power outage delayed the first match by about 30 minutes or so, but once the power came back on, fans were treated to a lot of great racquetball throughout the day. Today I helped Dean commentate on the live stream, which gave me a front row seat for the action. The round of 16s featured a lot of full time touring IRT pros as well as some talented players who we don’t get to see as often, such as Carlos Keller and Conrado Moscoso. These two guys are definitely fan favorites here in Bolivia. Both of them were able to win today and advance to the quarterfinals. Fans were packed in and cheering very loudly throughout their matches, and when they won the crowd went nuts. It made for a great atmosphere in the club.

After the last round of 16 match, I headed back to the hotel and hung out there for the rest of the day. We are staying at Hotel Cochabamba, which is a really nice hotel here in the city. The rooms are very comfortable, the staff is very helpful and friendly, and the hotel has a really nice courtyard complete with a pool and everything. On top of that, the hotel has a great breakfast every morning. The breakfast includes eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, fruit, and a lot more. Anyone who knows me knows I love my food, so this is a huge plus for me. 

Overall, it was a very good day and I’m looking forward to the rest of the week!”

– Thomas Carter, IRT Pro Player