Welcome to the 4th annual World Racquetball Tour event.
From as near as Stockton, to as far as Ecuador, the best professional racquetball players from all over the world are here to play for the title of champion.
Something that makes this event special is the fact that this is the home of the first ever World Racquetball Tour event. In October of 2012, the WRT launched the first tournament right here at Club Sport Pleasanton where a young talented national player from Bolivia, Carlos Keller, became the first ever WRT champion defeating the current No. 1 Alex Cardona.
Since then, the tour has gone on to have over 40 events, with over 300 professional athletes from 18 countries around the globe like Colombia, Costa Rica, Japan and Korea.
This week at the 2016 WRT Pleasanton Open we have over 100 amateur and pro players. The pro draw has over 30 of the worlds top racquetball players. Plus there are 10 pros who are 18 years old and under who are taking advantage of the 2016 WRT Promotion to grow the sport of racquetball by offering young, aspiring pros (who are 18 years old and under) a fifty percent discount on their pro entry fees. To view the participants and pros competing in the tournament visit bit.ly/wrtpleasantondraw and check out the full pro draw.
Some key mentions this weekend include:
Stockton’s very own David Bobby Horn, ranked No. 5 on the tour and seeded No. 4 in this tournament.
Jaime Martell from Chihuaha, Mexico who has been moving up the ranks, ranked a career high No. 4, seeded No. 3 in Pleasanton this weekend.
Young rising star, Andree Parrilla ranked No. 3 with the No. 2 seed this weekend — and the most recent WRT Champion with his victory last month at the 2016 WRT Atlanta Open. Check out the highlights from his match and access the full broadcast of the event on our YouTube Channel.
And finally, the No. 1, Alex Cardona, from Juarez, Mexico who is holding his No. 1 ranking with a 3,705 point lead.
Watch the live streaming of the 2016 WRT Pleasanton Open starting Saturday, October 29, 2016:
Saturday, Quarters: 10AM to 2PM PST
Saturday, Semis: 5PM and 6PM PST
Sunday, Finals: 12PM Singles and 1PM Doubles
**WRT’s next event is next weekend: November 2 – 5th we will be in Utah for the Rocky Mountain Open. The broadcast goes live on Saturday, get details about the event on R2 Sports.