International Racquetball Tour

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The International Racquetball Tour is the professional series that features the world's best racquetball players[citation needed] and the most important pro events, mostly played in the USA.

The International Racquetball Tour, widely recognized as the innovative leader in the racquetball industry,[citation needed] is a 501c7 non-profit entity. The IRT converted to a 501c7 corporation in May 2001 and is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of the Commissioner, 3 players and 3 outside directors.

On November 25, 2009, Dave Negrete resigned as IRT Commissioner, and Jason Mannino became the new Commissioner. Negrete had been Commissioner since 2001. Initially, Mannino continued to play on the tour during the 2009-2010 season as well as serve as commissioner, but retired at the end of that season to concentrate on being the Commissioner. Mannino currently serves as President.[1]

Beginning in the 2010-2011 season, the IRT has changed its service rule so that players get two opportunities to put the ball into play (two serve rule),[2] as in tennis where players are allowed two faults before losing a point. Since the 1990s, the IRT had been using a one serve rule, so a fault serve resulted in an immediate loss of serve.

Results[edit]

2013-2014 (Tier 1 and Grand Slam Events)[3][edit]

Event Winner Runner Up Semi Finalists
Kansas City Open

Kansas City, September 12–15, 2013

United States Jose Rojas United States Rocky Carson Canada Kane Waselenchuk, Mexico Álvaro Beltrán
US Open

Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 2–6, 2013

Canada Kane Waselenchuk United States Rocky Carson United States Ben Croft, Mexico Álvaro Beltrán
Red Swain Shootout

Davison, Michigan, November 7–10, 2013

Mexico Álvaro Beltrán Mexico Daniel De La Rosa United States Cliff Swain, United States Rocky Carson
23rd Annual Turkey Shoot

Garden City, Kansas, November 14–17, 2013

United States Rocky Carson Mexico Álvaro Beltrán United States Ben Croft, United States Jose Rojas
New Jersey Open

Fairfield, New Jersey, December 12–15, 2013

Canada Kane Waselenchuk United States Jose Rojas Mexico Álvaro Beltrán, United States Rocky Carson
Coast to Coast California Open

Reseda, California, January 2–5, 2014

Canada Kane Waselenchuk United States Rocky Carson United States Jose Rojas, Mexico Álvaro Beltrán
Cactus Salon New York Pro-Am

Syosset, New York, January 9–12, 2014

Canada Kane Waselenchuk Mexico Álvaro Beltrán United States Marco Rojas, Mexico Daniel De La Rosa
Lewis Drug Pro-Am

Syosset, New York, January 23–26, 2014

Canada Kane Waselenchuk Mexico Álvaro Beltrán United States Chris Crowther, United States Rocky Carson
Florida Spring Break Pro-Am

Sarasota, Florida, March 6–9, 2014

Canada Kane Waselenchuk United States Rocky Carson United States Tony Carson, United States Charlie Pratt
Ektelon In-Shape Open

Stockton, California, May 1–4, 2014

Pro Kennex Tournament of Champions

Portland, Oregon May 15–19, 2014

Season summaries (Tier I and Grand Slam Events)[edit]

Season Tournament Wins US Open winner Pro Nationals Winner
2013-14 Canada Kane Waselenchuk (6), Mexico Álvaro Beltrán (1), United States Rocky Carson (1), United States Jose Rojas (1) Canada Kane Waselenchuk -
2012-13 Canada Kane Waselenchuk (9), United States Rocky Carson (3) Canada Kane Waselenchuk Canada Kane Waselenchuk
2011-12 Canada Kane Waselenchuk (9), United States Rocky Carson (1), United States Ben Croft (1), United States Jose Rojas (1) Canada Kane Waselenchuk Canada Kane Waselenchuk
2010-11 Canada Kane Waselenchuk (12), United States Rocky Carson (1), United States Jack Huczek (1) Canada Kane Waselenchuk Canada Kane Waselenchuk
2009-10 Canada Kane Waselenchuk (8), United States Jason Mannino (1) Canada Kane Waselenchuk Canada Kane Waselenchuk
2008-09 Canada Kane Waselenchuk (10), United States Rocky Carson (2), United States Jack Huczek (1) Canada Kane Waselenchuk Canada Kane Waselenchuk

Rankings at season's end[4][5][edit]

Position 2010–2011 2011–2012 2012–2013
1 Canada Kane Waselenchuk Canada Kane Waselenchuk Canada Kane Waselenchuk
2 United States Rocky Carson United States Rocky Carson United States Rocky Carson
3 United States Ben Croft United States Jose Rojas Mexico Alvaro Beltran
4 United States Jack Huczek United States Ben Croft United States Jose Rojas
5 United States Chris Crowther Mexico Alvaro Beltran United States Chris Crowther
6 United States Andy Hawthorne United States Chris Crowther United States Ben Croft
7 United States Jose Rojas United States Shane Vanderson United States Tony Carson
8 United States Shane Vanderson United States Andy Hawthorne United States Shane Vanderson
9 United States Charlie Pratt United States Tony Carson Mexico Daniel De La Rosa
10 United States Anthony Herrera United States Charlie Pratt Mexico Javier Moreno
Position 2005–2006 2006–2007 2007–2008 2008–2009 2009–2010
1 Canada Kane Waselenchuk United States Jack Huczek United States Rocky Carson Canada Kane Waselenchuk Canada Kane Waselenchuk
2 United States Jack Huczek United States Jason Mannino United States Jack Huczek United States Rocky Carson United States Jack Huczek
3 United States Cliff Swain United States Rocky Carson Mexico Alvaro Beltran United States Jack Huczek United States Rocky Carson
4 Mexico Alvaro Beltran Mexico Alvaro Beltran United States Jason Mannino Mexico Alvaro Beltran United States Jason Mannino
5 United States Jason Mannino United States Shane Vanderson United States Shane Vanderson United States Jason Mannino United States Shane Vanderson
6 United States Rocky Carson United States Mitch Williams United States Mitch Williams United States Shane Vanderson United States Ben Croft
7 United States Shane Vanderson United States Ben Croft United States Ben Croft United States Mitch Williams United States Chris Crowther
8 United States Jason Thoerner United States Chris Crowther United States Chris Crowther United States Ben Croft United States Mitch Williams
9 United States Mitch Williams United States Jason Thoerner United States Jason Thoerner United States Chris Crowther United States Andy Hawthorne
10 United States Chris Crowther United States Andy Hawthorne Mexico Javier Moreno United States Andy Hawthorne United States Jose Rojas
Position 2000–2001 2001–2002 2002–2003 2003–2004 2004–2005
1 United States Sudsy Monchik United States Cliff Swain United States Jason Mannino Canada Kane Waselenchuk Canada Kane Waselenchuk
2 United States Cliff Swain United States Jason Mannino Canada Kane Waselenchuk United States Jack Huczek United States Jack Huczek
3 United States John Ellis United States John Ellis United States Cliff Swain United States Jason Mannino United States Cliff Swain
4 United States Jason Mannino Canada Kane Waselenchuk United States Jack Huczek United States Rocky Carson United States Jason Mannino
5 United States Rocky Carson United States Jack Huczek Mexico Alvaro Beltran Mexico Alvaro Beltran United States Rocky Carson
6 Mexico Alvaro Beltran Mexico Alvaro Beltran United States Rocky Carson United States Cliff Swain Mexico Alvaro Beltran
7 United States Derek Robinson United States Rocky Carson United States John Ellis United States Derek Robinson United States Shane Vanderson
8 United States Tim Doyle United States Derek Robinson United States Sudsy Monchik Canada Mike Green United States Mike Guidry
9 United States Mike Guidry United States Tim Doyle United States Derek Robinson United States Sudsy Monchik United States Derek Robinson
10 United States Dan Fowler United States Mike Guidry United States Mike Guidry United States Shane Vanderson United States Josh Tucker
Position 1995–1996 1996–1997 1997–1998 1998–1999 1999–2000
1 United States Sudsy Monchik United States Sudsy Monchik United States Sudsy Monchik United States Sudsy Monchik United States Cliff Swain
2 United States Cliff Swain United States Cliff Swain United States Cliff Swain United States Cliff Swain United States Sudsy Monchik
3 United States John Ellis United States John Ellis United States Andy Roberts United States Andy Roberts United States John Ellis
4 United States Jason Mannino United States Jason Mannino United States Mike Ray United States Jason Mannino United States Andy Roberts
5 United States Mike Guidry United States Tim Doyle United States John Ellis United States John Ellis United States Jason Mannino
6 United States Tim Doyle United States Mike Guidry United States Mike Guidry United States Mike Guidry United States Dan Fowler
7 United States Derek Robinson United States Rocky Carson United States Jason Mannino United States Mike Ray United States Mike Guidry
8 United States Adam Karp United States Adam Karp United States Drew Kachtik United States Drew Kachtik United States Mike Ray
9 United States Andy Roberts United States Derek Robinson United States Tony Jelso United States Woody Clouse United States Kelly Gelhaus
10 United States Dan Fowler United States Dan Fowler United States Dan Fowler United States Dan Fowler United States Adam Karp
Position 1990–1991 1991–1992 1992–1993 1993–1994 1994–1995
1 United States Mike Ray United States Drew Kachtik United States Cliff Swain United States Cliff Swain United States Cliff Swain
2 United States Tim Doyle United States Andy Roberts United States Andy Roberts United States Tim Doyle United States Andy Roberts
3 United States Andy Roberts United States Tim Doyle United States Mike Ray United States Andy Roberts United States Tim Doyle
4 United States Dan Obremski United States Mike Yellen United States Ruben Gonzalez United States Drew Kachtik United States Mike Guidry
5 United States Drew Kachtik United States Mike Ray United States Drew Kachtik United States Mike Guidry United States Drew Kachtik
6 United States Egan Inoue United States Dan Obremski United States Tim Doyle United States Mike Ray United States Mike Ray
7 United States Ruben Gonzalez United States Jack Newman United States Bret Harnett United States Ruben Gonzalez United States Aaron Katz
8 United States Mike Yellen United States Ruben Gonzalez United States Dave Johnson United States Jack Newman United States Sudsy Monchik
9 United States Marty Hogan United States Dave Johnson United States Jack Newman United States John Ellis United States John Ellis
10 United States Brian Hawkes United States Brian Hawkes United States Mike Guidry United States Woody Clouse United States Woody Clouse
Position 1985–1986 1986–1987 1987–1988 1988–1989 1989–1990
1 United States Mike Yellen United States Mike Yellen United States Ruben Gonzalez United States Marty Hogan United States Cliff Swain
2 United States Brett Harnett United States Brett Harnett United States Brett Harnett United States Ruben Gonzalez United States Mike Ray
3 United States Marty Hogan United States Marty Hogan United States Cliff Swain United States Brett Harnett
4 United States Gregg Peck United States Ed Andrews United States Egan Inoue United States Cliff Swain
5 United States Cliff Swain United States Egan Inoue United States Ed Andrews United States Mike Ray
6 United States Mike Ray United States Cliff Swain United States Marty Hogan United States Mike Yellen
7 United States Dave Peck United States Ruben Gonzalez United States Mike Yellen United States Egan Inoue
8 United States Ruben Gonzalez United States Steve Lerner United States Gregg Peck United States Doug Johnson
9 United States Ed Andrews United States Gregg Peck United States Gerry Price United States Jack Newman / Corey Brysman / Dan Obremski
10 United States Scott Oliver United States Gerry Price United States Mike Ray
Position 1981–1982 1982–1983 1983–1984 1984–1985
1 United States Dave Peck United States Mike Yellen United States Mike Yellen United States Mike Yellen
2 United States Marty Hogan United States Marty Hogan United States Marty Hogan United States Marty Hogan
3 United States Jerry Hilecher _ United States Brett Harnett United States Gregg Peck
4 United States Brett Harnett United States Jerry Hilecher
5 United States Mike Yellen United States Cliff Swain
6 United States Rich Wagner United States Ruben Gonzalez
7 United States Craig McCoy United States Brett Harnett
8 United States Don Thomas United States Gerry Price / Steve Oliver / Dave Peck
9 United States Gregg Peck
10 United States John Egerman

Most seasons in top 10[edit]

Player Years in Top 10
1. United States Cliff Swain 20
2. United States Jason Mannino 15
3. United States Rocky Carson 14
4. United States Mike Ray 12
5. United States Mike Guidry 11
5. Mexico Alvaro Beltran 11
7. Canada Kane Waselenchuk 10
7. United States Shane Vanderson 10
7. United States Mike Yellen 10
7. United States John Ellis 10
7. United States Jack Huczek 10

Year-end number 1[edit]

Years ended No. 1
1. Kane Waselenchuk 8
2. Cliff Swain 6
3. Sudsy Monchik 5
3. Mike Yellen 5
5. Rocky Carson 1
5. Ruben Gonzalez 1
5. Marty Hogan 1
5. Jack Huczek 1
5. Drew Katchtik 1
5. Dave Peck 1
5. Mike Ray 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.irt-tour.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=122&Itemid=169
  2. ^ http://irt-tour.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=118&Itemid=167
  3. ^ http://www.irt-tour.com/index.php/2013-14-schedule
  4. ^ http://www.bossconsulting.com/irt/irt_season_standings.htm
  5. ^ http://www.irt-tour.com

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