2020 in review
Pro Racquetball Stats (PRS), like the rest of the racquetball world, basically was put on hold for most of 2020 as event after event was cancelled. We did manage to crown the 2019-20 season ending pro champs once it became clear the latter quarter of the pro seasons wouldn’t be held.
– Kane Waselenchuk won his 14th year end title, finishing roughly 400 points ahead of #2 Alex Landa . See http://rball.pro/B8C116 for the IRT year end rankings.
– Paola Longoria won her 11th pro title, blowing away the tour and finishing nearly 1100 points ahead of #2 Maria Jose Vargas Parada. See http://rball.pro/5DC5C8 for the LPRT year end rankings.
The ladies were first to return to the court, thanks to racquetball benefactor Randy Root, and played a great event in Kansas City in December. The Men got to play a lower tier tournament in Atlanta a couple months back, and are scheduled for their long awaited tier 1 return to the court next week in the Suivant Consulting Grand Slam in Atlanta. Stay tuned as we are scheduled to join Dean DeAngelo Baer on the IRT Live stream to preview the event next week.
And the single biggest event of the year was MC Vegas and 3Wall Ball putting on the 11th iteration of the 3WallBall Outdoor World Championships in Las Vegas, a massive event that featured a who’s who of both indoor and outdoor players.
Here were the most popular/most engaging Facebook posts we made all year:
1. 5/5/20: Gregg Peck‘s passing retrospective.
2. 10/19/20: 3WallBall Wrap-up of Men’s 3wall event
3. 12/7/20: TeamRoot.com supermax wrapup
4. 2/10/20: US National Doubles wrap-up
5. 1/20/20: Longhorn Open Wrap-up
We had to cancel most National and international events for the year, which was a huge disappointment for an entire generation of Juniors (who aged out without playing their last event) and for Adults in turn (many of whom were set to play the PARCs or Worlds for the first time). We did get some fabulous news though recently, with confirmation that Racquetball will be included in the 2023 PanAm Games. Great news and congratulations to all who made that possible.
We look forward 2021, and look forward to getting back to a sense of normalcy in the world of racquetball.
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