July 22nd, 2009 by Kyle
After an awesome time at the 2009 Racquetball Warehouse WOR Championships in Huntington Beach, CA, I’m already waiting for next year. There is no other tournament out there like the WOR Championships and never have I seen a crowd and atmosphere like I did over there.
With almost 300 entrants, 6 of the top 10 proffessional players in attendance and another couple hundred spectators watching, this event was something to be proud of. With a location like Huntington Beach, we were treated to a beautiful week with temps in the 80′s and a cool ocean breeze reminding us how close we were to the water. We never made it to the beach the whole time, partly because we were so tired after being some of the first people there and sometimes the last to leave (besides Elli and his crazy Stockton tournament crew). However we did manage to get a great suntan (Ben got burnt pretty bad), bruised up (Ben is ground beef), and as wierd as it sounds utterly humiliated while having as much fun as humanly possible.
We had a lot of people chillin in the tent with us and talkin racquetball and met some people I’ve helped on the phone when ordering from Racquetball Warehouse. It’s nice to put names with faces when possible and really enjoy talking with them in person. Rocky frequented the tent and used it as a spot to cool off after killing his opponents @ his home court. Rocky ended up taking 1st in Men’s Pro Singles and 2nd in Men’s Pro Doubles. He attributes his great indoor play to all the outdoor racquetball experience he has.
Overall this tournament was a great success and continues to show great potential. I hope that everyone else had a great time as I did and you can expect this event to be bigger and better every year. Don’t tell Allan or Hank but you might see a dunk tank on the premises next year! Can anyone say “Dunk the Pro”? Details to come……