WELCOME TO THE SIGN UP SITE FOR THE EKTELON 209 BATTLE OF THE AGES!!
Pro Racquetball Academy with In-Shape Health Clubs invites you to our 2014 IRT Tier One Stop here in Stockton, CA on May 1-4. We have a new title this year as the Stockton Pro-Am belongs in the fall season, and is the title of our LPRT Stop. The 209 Battle of the Ages is our IRT Event Title going forward, and we want to thank Jimmy Oliver for his title idea and logo design. Jimmy is simply one of the best creative designers I've seen and his passion for racquetball, especially the roots of the game is what stimulated this title change. You'll see why as you read on, but we hope you like the new logo as much as we do. Big thanks to EKTELON RACQUETBALL AS THE TITLE SPONSOR OF THIS EVENT!
- This is a Tier One Stop, and we expect the majority of the top 30 players in the world to attend. Kane is the two time defending champion and the obvious favorite. Daniel De La Rosa made the semis here last year, which might have been his first semi. We look forward to a loaded draw as the next to last stop of the season!
IRT & Amateur Event Schedule (In-Shape Sport West Lane Only)
Thursday, May 1st: IRT Qualifying, match times TBD
Local amateur play begins @ 5:00pm (Stockton, Lodi, Tracy & Manteca players)
Friday, May 2nd: IRT Round of 16 (12:30pm; 1:30pm; 2:30pm; 3:30pm)
IRT Quarterfinals (5:30pm; 6:30pm; 7:30pm; 8:30pm)
Amateur Play (9:00am - 10:00pm)
Saturday, May 3rd: IRT Semifinals (5:00pm; 6:00pm)
Sponsor Shootout (9:00am - 12:30pm)
Amateur Play (8:00am - 9:00pm)
Sunday, May 4th: IRT Finals (12:00pm)
Amateur Play (8:00am-6:00pm)
*Please DO NOT request match play after 6:00pm on Friday. If you can't play by that time on Friday, then you probably do not want to play this tournament. In-Shape: March Lane & Quail Lakes will be used as necessary, along with Twin Arbors Athletic Club in Lodi. WE DO NOT WANT TO TURN ANYONE AWAY!
How many divisions can you play?
*Players are only allowed to play in two division, unless the third division is the IRT Singles. If you intend on playing in two amateur divisions, and trying to qualifying in the IRT, then please email John Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*All non prize money doubles divisions will be POOL PLAY DRAWS. This means guaranteed match play. The Men's Combined 60+ will be a pool play draw even though it has prize money.
*Players are only allowed to play in one skilled singles division. All singles divisions will be SINGLE ELIMINATION DRAWS.
Gladiator Singles & Doubles Divisions
*What is the Gladiator Division? It's our name for a division using Original Sized Racquets and there is prize money involved!! The Gladiator Singles will be a single elimination draw, while the Gladiator Doubles will be pool play. Get ready to see the Roots of Racquetball! Which of the former pros will show to claim the prize money with their original racquets in hand? We are looking forward to this division, and the idea behind it is at the heart of the event's title change to the EKTELON 209 Battle of the Ages.
CNRA State Championships
*If you win your singles division, you'll be awarded the State Championship crown along with the prize the event will hand out. The CNRA Board will be represented in the event's Hospitality Village.
*We'll have awesome meals provided for Friday evening, Saturday lunch and Sunday brunch. Of course, we'll have our world famos Jose Diaz Sr Tacquisa on Saturday evening after the Semis conclude.
For more information, email Tournament Director John Ellis at email@example.com.