Junior World Championships 2017 – GoFundMe Accounts For US Players
2017 IRT Junior World Championships

The International Racquetball Federation will be hosting the Junior World Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota from November 5 to 11, 2017. A number of US Junior players have requested financial assistance in attending this event to represent USA Racquetball. Are you available to assist? Lukas Le – https://www.gofundme.com/4h1yfv4 Hollie Rae Scott – https://www.gofundme.com/2e9dfu9w Wayne Antone – https://www.gofundme.com/2egjcnw Daniel & Tatoe Rojas – https://www.gofundme.com/Racquetball2017 Briana Jacquet – https://www.gofundme.com/BrianaRball Alexis Iwassa of Canada is seeking similar assistance. – https://www.gofundme.com/4cgm20w You can also donate directly to USA Racquetball’s Team USA Challenge to support the…

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Cloquet’s Nelson is U.S. Open Champ
2017 United Healthcare US Open Racquetball

The Pine Journal from Cloquet, Minnesota reported on their local racquetball players’ results at the 2017 UnitedHealthcare US Open on October 22nd, 2017. http://www.pinejournal.com/sports/4346190-cloquets-nelson-us-open-champ When Rob Nelson of Cloquet entered play at the U.S. Open Racquetball Championships two weeks ago, little did he realize that a few days later, he’d be walking away with a first-place championship medal by winning the Class C 55-and-over age division. “I never thought I would have a chance,” Nelson said after returning home from the Twin Cities. “I never believed I would have gotten…

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Gearbox Player Sebastian Franco Wins 3 Divisions at Ghostly Classic
2017 Sebastian Franco Family

Worldgate Sport & Health 13037 Worldgate Drive Herndon, Virginia 20170 October 20-22, 2017 Ghostly Classic Racquetball Tournament http://www.r2sports.com/website/event-info.asp?TID=22073 Gearbox Racquetball‘s Sebastian Franco from Colombia won three open division’s at this year’s Ghostly Classic in Herndon, Virginia. Open Singles, Open Doubles, and Mixed Open Doubles were all his for the taking this weekend. Kamyron Meeks was kind enough to Facebook Live broadcast all of the final matches for these divisions. Open Singles Sebastian Franco vs Joel Barshaw (Open Finals) Posted by Kamyron Meeks on Sunday, October 22, 2017 Open Doubles Sebastian…

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Racquetball Broadcasts Fill The Day
USA Racquetball

Eighteen racquetball tournaments were scheduled this weekend (10/20-10/22/2017) per R2 Sports. Many of them featured live broadcasts on Facebook. How many did you watch? Texas Brennen Jennings https://www.facebook.com/brennen.jennings1/videos/10203624359446154/ https://www.facebook.com/brennen.jennings1/videos/10203623864993793/ Leo Ray Vasquez https://www.facebook.com/leo.r.vasquez/videos/10154348413412824/ Washington Racquetball Association https://www.facebook.com/washington.racquetball.association/videos/10154972372597197/ https://www.facebook.com/washington.racquetball.association/videos/10154972160382197/ https://www.facebook.com/washington.racquetball.association/videos/10154972034517197/ Racquetball Players Association of Arizona https://www.facebook.com/168295636588513/videos/1507185126032884/ https://www.facebook.com/168295636588513/videos/1507185126032884/ https://www.facebook.com/168295636588513/videos/1507241839360546/ https://www.facebook.com/168295636588513/videos/1507031152714948/ https://www.facebook.com/168295636588513/videos/1506898626061534/ Virginia Kamyron Meeks https://www.facebook.com/kamyron.meeks/videos/10156105005734505/ https://www.facebook.com/kamyron.meeks/videos/10156104477594505/ Pennsylvania State Racquetball Association https://www.facebook.com/37937941294/videos/10155118012046295/ https://www.facebook.com/37937941294/videos/10155118209581295/ https://www.facebook.com/37937941294/videos/10155118145101295/ https://www.facebook.com/37937941294/videos/10155117913616295/ https://www.facebook.com/37937941294/videos/10155117675121295/ https://www.facebook.com/37937941294/videos/10155117708081295/ https://www.facebook.com/37937941294/videos/10155117767711295/ https://www.facebook.com/37937941294/videos/10155117376636295/ California Victor Vision Life Outdoor Racquetball Paddleball Indoor Racquet https://www.facebook.com/723328167733388/videos/1588996564499873/ https://www.facebook.com/723328167733388/videos/1588898954509634/ Georgia Hope For a Cure Breast Cancer Tournament Jason Chan https://www.facebook.com/JasonChanRecreationATL/videos/10214240006495192/ https://www.facebook.com/JasonChanRecreationATL/videos/10214236230720800/ Marquis…

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Father, 67, and son, 39, win big at U.S. Open Racquetball National Championships
Miami Herald Burns US Open Racquetball Championships 2017

Published by the Miami Herald on October 18, 2017 Jonathan “JB” Burns can hit a racquetball at about 160 mph, which is faster than a Category 4 hurricane and nearly twice as swift as a major-league fastball. The force that flows from Burns’ right arm is a big reason why he and his father, Marc Burns, won at the U.S. Open Racquetball National Championships earlier this month at the Target Center in Minneapolis. They prevailed in the top amateur Centurion Division, which stipulates that the combined age of the doubles…

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USA Racquetball Fall Magazine Released
USA Racquetball Magazine Fall 2017

USA Racquetball has released the Fall Edition of their magazine in-print and online. https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Racquetball/Racquetball-Magazine You can also view it directly, here: http://online.publicationprinters.com/launch.aspx?eid=214d6544-5393-47e9-8bdb-594f912aa9d3 Adobe Flash is required to view the magazine online.

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WOR – USAR Press Release
World Outdoor Racquetball

WOR – USAR Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   October 12, 2017   USA RACQUETBALL ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH WORLD OUTDOOR RACQUETBALLColorado Springs, CO — USA Racquetball (USAR) announced today that World Outdoor Racquetball (WOR) has officially become part of USAR, effective October 1, 2017.   WOR will continue to operate in the same way as in the past, with the same great people and the same popular events. USAR and WOR have always worked together, and this agreement formally sustains and strengthens the sport as the indoor and outdoor games…

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Doubles Season Is Upon Us 2017-2018
2018 US National Doubles Racquetball

In the winter, racquetball courts fill up as outdoor play winds down.  To energize players in these more crowded conditions, doubles tournaments bloom.  Between October and February, states will hold their state doubles championships, regions will hold their regional championships, and the US National Doubles Championship will also be held. The links below are the events with ‘Doubles’ in their title on R2Sports in the USA as of 10/12/2017. New Hampshire, October 13-15 Texas, October 20-22 Arizona, October 20-22 Carolinas, October 20-22 Nebraska, October 27-28 New Jersey, October 28 Ghostly…

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2017 UnitedHealthcare US Open Match Archive Available On EnetLive
2017 UnitedHealthcare US Open Archive

The International Racquetball Tour has made the 2017 UnitedHealthcare US Open matches available in their archive on Enetlive. There is a membership fee to watch this archive, but it is well worth the price for the pro doubles finals matches alone. https://enetlive.com/category/irt-3/2017-2018-irt-season/2017-us-open/ Kane Waselenchuk & Ben Croft vs Alvaro Beltran & Daniel de la Rosa – IRT Pro Doubles Final https://enetlive.com/doubles-final-waselenchukcroft-vs-de-la-rosabeltran-10-7-2017/ Paola Longoria & Gaby Martinez vs Cristina Amaya & Adriana Riveros – LPRT Pro Doubles Final https://enetlive.com/lprt-doubles-final-martinezlongoria-vs-riverosamaya-10-7-2017/

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2017 UnitedHealthcare US Open Saturday 10-7
2017 United Healthcare US Open Racquetball

The 2017 United Healthcare US Open Racquetball Championships continued today in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The International Racquetball Tour did a full day of broadcasts on the IRT Network. They did release one game of the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour semifinal match between Frederique Lambert & Natalia Mendez on YouTube.

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