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2022 USA Racquetball Junior Championships Presented by Penn

May 04, 2022, 10:03 a.m. (ET)

Date

June 23-26, 2022

Location

Wellmark YMCA 
501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

Official Ball

Penn is the Official Ball of USA Racquetball and the ProPenn Green ball will be used in all matches.

Awards

Medals will be awarded for 1st - 4th in each division.

Deadlines, Refunds, and Fees

Junior Divisions

$99.00 – 1st Division - Only $79.00 if entering before June 6th
$49.00 – 2nd Division
$49.00 – 3rd Division

Early Entry DISCOUNT
 
Online Entry only - Enter before June 6th and you will receive a $20 discount off your first division.

DEADLINES
, NO REFUNDS AFTER: Monday - June 13th @ 9:00pm

Register at: https://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=39341

DRAWS AVAILABLE:

Online at the event site Monday, June 20th @ 4pm

TIME AND SEEDING DISPUTE:

Send an email to Championships@usaracquetball.com by Tuesday, June 21st @ 12pm

Ground Transportation

Some of the host hotels offer airport pick-up. Be sure and ask the hotel you select if they provide a shuttle. Find the airport lodging phone and contact the host hotel for pick-up when you arrive. 

Lodging

SAVE with these BELOW MARKET RATES at the Host Hotels!


USAR Group Housing: (Click Here for the Housing Website)

or call 1-888-290-3210

 

USA Racquetball discounted rates for attendees will be available to be accessed through a booking portal here: GroupHousing portal


When possible, please book hotels through the GroupHousing portal as there are several benefits the city is willing to provide if more attendees utilize the hotel blocks. In addition, please call our housing partner, GroupHousing, at 1-888-290-3210 to book over the phone or to check on hotels that may be sold out.


FYI, several hotels are available on the website so you can pick one that works best for you.

Team USA

Finalists in the Boys & Girls Team Qualifying divisions are as follows: Esprit Cup divisions will include 10 & Under, 12 & Under, and 14 & Under, while World Cup divisions will be comprised of 16 & Under, 18 & Under, and 21 & Under.


Team USA Qualifying divisions (Esprit Cup and World Cup) will follow the new IRF “Rally Scoring” rules.Please see the announcement here IRF ANNOUNCEMENT.


The Team USA Qualifying divisions and scoring rules apply to singles, doubles, and mix-doubles divisions.   

Clarification on Rally Scoring for Divisions:

• TEAM USA Gold Divisions ONLY
• 3 out of 5 games
• Rally Scoring to 11 – win by one point
• 5th game is won by two points

*Dropping out of Gold Division reverts back to standard USA Racquetball scoring*


Format

Olympic Format with 4 flights in each age group, Gold, Blue, Red & White, thus ensuring that a player typically has a minimum of 3 matches per division and eventually plays against similarly skilled players during the event. In some situations, a bye will count as a match. 

All of the Team USA Qualifying divisions will use the new IRF adopted scoring system, often referred to as "rally scoring." With rally scoring, a point is earned at the end of each rally by the winner of the rally, regardless of whether the winner of the rally is the server or the receiver. 

Clarification on Rally Scoring for Divisions:

• TEAM USA Gold Divisions ONLY
• 3 out of 5 games
• Rally Scoring to 11 – win by one point
• 5th game is won by two points

*Dropping out of Gold Division reverts back to standard USA Racquetball scoring*

More Information

Fun for everyone! National Junior Championships is a perfect chance to get away with your family and enjoy the exuberant atmosphere of watching our young players bloom. Enjoy the camaraderie and lifelong sporting Friendships.

Please remember when making your travel plans that we plan to start to play on Wednesday at 9:00 am and end Sunday at 5:00 pm depending on your division and the number of entries.
 

USA Racquetball Membership

The USA National Championships are hosted for USA Racquetball members. All participants must be current USA Racquetball members.

Please visit: https://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=39341

Tournament Director: cshane@usaracquetball.com