Welcome Tournament Players,
This is the online sign up site for the 2009 In-Shape Open, formerly known as the Stockton Pro-Am. In-Shape Sports: West Lane and In-Shape Sports: Quail Lakes will host the return of this September event as both facilities have gone through multi million dollar renovations and look fantastic. The In Shape Open will be held on September 11th-13th, one weekend after the In Shape Shootout Antioch.
The In-Shape Open will have a specific division format based on the number of players or teams in the division. Divisions with eight or more players will be Single Elimination Draws with a Consolation Bracket for first match losers. Divisions with six or seven players or teams will be a Pool Play Draw. Lastly, divisions with three, four or five players or teams will be a Round Robin Draw. The bottom line is that all players will have a minimum of two matches per division. All Consolation matches will be played at In-Shape Sport: Quail Lakes on Friday evening and Saturday morning/afternoon and In-Shape Sport: West Lane on Sunday morning. All Consolation matches will be one game to 21......... PLAYERS ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO PLAY IN TWO DIVISIONS!!!
We are currently working on establishing our host hotel for all In Shape Sport racquetball events. Please continue to check this sign up site for new information on the host hotel.
ENTRY FEES & HOSPITALITY:
Hopefully many of you will notice that we have lowered our entry fee prices as we realize that we are not offering the same amount of complimentary hospitality as we used to. We will have caterers on site by the pool during the tournament and they will have a variety of options for tournament players, family and friends to purchase. Although you'll have to pay for meals, the food will be excellent and the setting by the pool will be perfect for all to enjoy a meal and get away from the courts for a bit.
IS THIS A PRO STOP LIKE IT USED TO BE?:
The answer to this question is no, but we definitely want it to be again someday. Whether or not we host an IRT or WPRO Stop at In Shape Sport in the future depends on how we do at acquiring sponsors. BUT, for now we are excited to announce that IRT #8 Ben Croft is attending this event and will be hosting a few exhibition/clinics in the area leading into the In Shape Open. Along with Ben, IRT #24 and Stockton native, Jose Rojas will be in the Men's Open Draw as well. The In-Shape Open promises to be one of this season's largest events in Northern California and provides all players an excellent opportunity to practice with your doubles partners for the 2009 CSRA State Doubles Championships being held two weekends later on Sept. 25th-27th in Fresno, CA
Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions in regards to the In-Shape Open. Sponsorship opportunities are available for all businesses outside of the racquetball retail industry and I'd be happy to email our sponsor package to anyone requesting one. As often is the case, Racquetball Warehouse will be on hand with an awesome retail setup as our "Official Retailer of the In-Shape Open". Please plan on taking care of your racquetball product needs with Kyle and Ben during the In Shape Open or call them prior to the tournament so you're ready with your equipment. The number at Racquetball Warehouse is (800) 824-1101 and tell them you want the "ELLI PRICE"!!!
I look forward to seeing many of you at this tournament and many others as we get the 2009/2010 racquetball season under way. The Lodi Summer Sizzler is the first event up and I look forward to going through both Rojas brother en route to the title. Diaz, Horn and Serrano can get some too!!!
Keep em rollin...........