2014 Racquetball World Championships

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
XVII Racquetball World Championships
- Canada 2014 -
Host Burlington, Ontario
Canada Canada
Dates June 14 - June 21
Men's singles
Gold Gold medal.svg United States Rocky Carson
Silver Silver medal.svg Bolivia Conrado Moscoso
Bronze Bronze medal.svg United States Jose Rojas
Bolivia Carlos Keller
Women's singles
Gold Gold medal.svg Mexico Paola Longoria
Silver Silver medal.svg United States Rhonda Rajsich
Bronze Bronze medal.svg Argentina Maria Jose Vargas
Mexico Samantha Salas
Men's doubles
Gold Gold medal.svg Colombia Sebastian Franco & Alejandro Herrera
Silver Silver medal.svg Canada Mike Green & Vincent Gagnon
Bronze Bronze medal.svg Bolivia Conrado Moscoso & Mario Mercado
United States Ben Croft & Tom Fuhrmann
Women's doubles
Gold Gold medal.svg Mexico Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas
Silver Silver medal.svg United States Aimee Ruiz & Janel Tisinger
Bronze Bronze medal.svg Chile Angela Grisar & Carla Muñoz
Ecuador Veronica Sotomayor & Maria Paz Muñoz

The International Racquetball Federation's 17th Racquetball World Championships were held in Burlington, Ontario, Canada from June 14 to 21, 2014.[1] This was the second time Worlds were in Canada. Previously, they were in Montreal in 1992.

American Rocky Carson and Mexican Paola Longoria were the incumbent champions in men's and women's singles, respectively, and both successfully defended their titles.

Longoria was also the incumbent champion in women's doubles with Samantha Salas and they also successfully defended their title. Fellow Mexicans Alvaro Beltran and Javier Moreno were the defending champions in men's doubles, but Mexico didn't make the podium in Burlington.

Instead, Colombians Sebastian Franco and Alejandro Herrera defeated Canadians Mike Green and Vincent Gagnon in the final, which was the first Men's Doubles World Championship not won by either the USA or Mexico.

Tournament format[edit]

The 2014 World Championships was the first competition with an initial round robin stage that was used to seed players for an elimination qualification round. Previously, players were seeded into an elimination round based on how their countries had done at previous World Championships, and then a second team competition was also played. This year there was no team competition. Team standings were based on points earned from the singles and doubles competitions.


Men's singles[edit]

Semi-finals Final
 United States Rocky Carson 15, 15  
 United States Jose Rojas 8, 12  
     United States Rocky Carson 15, 15
   Bolivia Conrado Moscoso 3, 8
 Bolivia Conrado Moscoso 15, 11, 11
 Bolivia Carlos Keller 11, 15, 3  

Women's singles[edit]

Semi-finals Final
 United States Rhonda Rajsich 15, 15  
 Mexico Samantha Salas 11, 9  
     United States Rhonda Rajsich 6, 8
   Mexico Paola Longoria 15, 15
 Argentina Maria Jose Vargas 5, 9
 Mexico Paola Longoria 15, 15  

Men's doubles[edit]

Semi-finals Final
 United States Ben Croft & Tom Fuhrmann 11, 2  
 Canada Mike Green & Vincent Gagnon 15, 15  
     Canada Mike Green & Vincent Gagnon 11, 5
   Colombia Sebastian Franco & Alejandro Herrera 15, 15
 Bolivia Conrado Moscoso & Mario Mercado 11, 2
 Colombia Sebastian Franco & Alejandro Herrera 15, 15  

Women's doubles[edit]

Semi-finals Final
 Mexico Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas 15, 15  
 Chile Angela Grisar & Carla Muñoz 1, 3  
     Mexico Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas 15, 15
   United States Aimee Ruiz & Janel Tisinger 4, 12
 Ecuador Veronica Sotomayor & Maria Paz Muñoz 15, 4, 4
 United States Aimee Ruiz & Janel Tisinger 6, 15, 11  

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 1 2 2 5
2  Mexico (MEX) 2 0 1 3
3  Bolivia (BOL) 0 1 2 3
4  Colombia (COL) 1 0 0 1
5  Canada (CAN) 0 1 0 1
6  Chile (CHI) 0 0 1 1
6  Ecuador (ECU) 0 0 1 1
6  Argentina (ARG) 0 0 1 1
Total 4 4 8 16

Team Results[edit]

Final Team Standings
Men's Team[2] Women's Team[3] Overall/Combined[4]
1 United States USA Mexico Mexico United States USA
2 Bolivia Bolivia United States USA Mexico Mexico
3 Colombia Colombia Ecuador Ecuador Bolivia Bolivia
4 Canada Canada Argentina Argentina Canada Canada
5 Mexico Mexico Canada Canada Colombia Colombia
6 Ecuador Ecuador Chile Chile Ecuador Ecuador
7 Japan Japan Bolivia Bolivia Argentina Argentina
8 Costa Rica Costa Rica South Korea South Korea South Korea South Korea
9 Venezuela Venezuela Colombia Colombia Japan Japan
10 Argentina Argentina Japan Japan Chile Chile
11 South Korea South Korea Venezuela Venezuela Venezuela Venezuela
12 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Guatemala Guatamala Costa Rica Costa Rica
13 Catalonia Catalunya Costa Rica Costa Rica Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
14 Chile Chile Republic of Ireland Ireland Guatemala Guatamala
15 Republic of Ireland Ireland Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Republic of Ireland Ireland
16 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic & | Cuba Cuba Catalonia Catalunya Catalonia Catalunya
17 - Cuba Cuba Cuba Cuba
18 Guatemala Guatamala - Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
19 India India - India India
20 Poland Poland - Poland Poland
20 Ukraine Ukraine - Ukraine Ukraine


  1. ^ http://www.internationalracquetball.com/news/2014/2/irf-xvii-world-racquetball-championship-burlington-2014.aspx
  2. ^ https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vqu5udsf66vl1q3/AAAlqf6SZhZYiHO5Q_fWj7xqa/3-Final%20Standings/06-Men%20Teams.pdf
  3. ^ https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vqu5udsf66vl1q3/AACXLvrZ7P7ZoXoywMfqDPmia/3-Final%20Standings/05-Women%20Teams.pdf
  4. ^ https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vqu5udsf66vl1q3/AACF9HkSJ7VZspV7ZRiabdFra/3-Final%20Standings/07-Combinated%20Teams.pdf

External links[edit]