THE STOCKTON PRO-AM IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER!!
April 19, 2012 marks the return of Nor Cal's oldest racquetball tournament as the STOCKTON PRO-AM makes it's return to the IRT Schedule here in Stockton, CA at In-Shape Sport: West Lane & Quail Lakes. This year's Pro-Am will be a Tier One Event on the IRT Schedule, which means the King of Racquetball, Kane Waselenchuk will make his first appearance in Nor Cal since the last Stockton Pro-Am six years ago. If you have not seen Kane play live then you're missing out on witnessing the greatest racquetball player of all time still in his prime. Kane will certainly be challenged by the rest of the top pros, especially #2 ranked Rocky Carson and #5 ranked and Stockton's own Jose Rojas. IRT match seating will be free of charge on the second level and we will be streaming the matches live to a separate location within the club. Downstairs viewing will be VIP SEATING reserved for our sponsors. If you're intersted in watching the pros from the best viewing angle, email me about being a sponsor of this prestigious event. The prices are very reasonable!
Along with the IRT Division, we are offering 29 amateur men's and women's divisions for what we expect to be over 200 players. We have a great mixture of singles, doubles, mixed and age divisions for the amateur players to enjoy. All doubles divisions will be pool play draws and all singles divisions will be single elimination draws. All players are allowed to play in 3 divisions, but you will have to play early on Friday if so.
NEW INFORMATION (4/4/12): HOTEL INFO IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE HOTEL PAGE.
THE STOCKTON PRO-AM IN NOW A USAR REGIONAL QUALIFIER FOR THE USAR EKTELON NATIONALS IN MAY!! This is big news as it affords the Nor Cal racquetball community another option to qualify for our National Singles Tournament. BTW, the Ektelon Nationals is not an event you want to miss, as its the season ending pro stop for both the IRT and WPRO in addition to an enormous national event for all USA racquetball players. Exciting news for all of us!!
Hospitality will be at a premium throughout the Stockton Pro-Am. You can expect catered meals from Friday through Sunday for all tournament players. Guests will be able to purchase meals daily for a great price.......... This is a tournament that will feature refs for every match. If you lose a match, you will be expected to ref a match during the following hour. Both doubles players from a losing team will expected to ref a match in the following hour.
To view the tournament entry form, visit the following link at the CSRA Official Website. We are very proud of this entry form as it has a lot of great tournament information and a few nice write ups about our local professionals and our event charity. Check it out!
Lastly, I want to thank our current sponsors for this event. Without you, this professional racquetball tournament would not be happening here in Stockton. Please support our sponsors whenever you have the opportunity. Thank you!
KAE Real Estate Services (Heidi & Mike Lippitt)
J&D Painting (Harold Jagoda)
John & Elizabeth Parks
44Frost Real Estate (Jay Frost)
The Lanman Family
Law Offices of Greg A. Meyer
Hughes Fencing (Bronc Hughes)
MichaelHaganBooks.com (Michael Hagan)
California Heirlooms, Inc. (Ray Franco)
Premier Finishing (Craig Walters)
FreemanFirm (Michael Gurev)
American Motors (Victor Manilla & Family)
Herbalife (Craig Tsutakawa)
RB Networks (Russell Berkowitz)
Darrell Vincent Farms (Darrell Vincent)
Pacific Painting & Decorating (Dave Powell)
Lee & Larry's Bad Ass BBQ (Larry Steiner)
Linda & Kevin Winn
Bill & Michele George
Rafael & Margie Palomino
Lidia & Dan Silveira
See many of you in Stockton this coming April. Please do not hesitate to call or email me if you any questions about this event. Keep em rollin.......................