2016 World Racquetball Tour Atlanta Open

There is now a playlist available on YouTube with the quarterfinals, semifinals, and final matches.


The World Racquetball Tour is coming to Recreation ATL September 15-18, 2016 for the 2016 WRT Atlanta Open Singles and Doubles Championships!

A full complement of amateur divisions will be played in addition to the professional division.  Join us in person and play some great racquetball!

Sign Up Online for this September 15-18 Tournament.

Each day, Promoting Racquetball in Georgia is profiling one of the players entered in the WRT division of the event.  This profile is intended to help publicize the web assets of the players so that fans can get a better idea of what the players have done on the court and what the players are doing on social media to improve the game.  (i.e. It is extremely similar to what was done for the LPRT event in Atlanta in August.)

The previews started with Bobby Horn.  I think he is doing a great job following my recommendations for promoting racquetball by having an active Facebook Athlete page, a Twitter feed, an Instagram account, a significant YouTube presence, an Athlete page on his racquet sponsor’s website, a profile on his travel sponsor’s website, and a website to tie them all together with additional articles and blog posts.July_8_2016_2

Next up was Jake Bredenbeck.  He also has a Facebook Athlete page and an Instagram account.  He has a page on his racquet sponsor’s website and a significant YouTube presence.
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Alex Cardona followed the next day.  He has a Facebook Athlete page and a significant YouTube presence in addition to his racquet sponsor’s website profile.
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Shane Karmelin was our first featured pro that isn’t a dedicated tour player.  He has a YouTube presence thanks to Recreation ATL and long ties to the regional Open scene.
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Jaime Martell was next.  He follows the same pattern as most of the Gearbox Sports Pros, with a Facebook Athlete page, a Twitter account, an Instagram account, and a significant YouTube presence courtesy of the World Racquetball Tour.
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Maurice Miller is our next featured pro that isn’t a dedicated touring player. He has a Facebook Athlete page. He has a YouTube presence thanks to Recreation ATL and Kamyron Meeks, and long ties to the regional racquetball scene.
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Nicolai Miramontes is another Gearbox racquetball pro. He has a YouTube presence but I was unable to find him on Twitter or Instagram or with a Facebook Athlete page.
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Andre Parrilla is our next featured Gearbox racquetball professional. He has a YouTube presence, a Twitter account, and an Instagram account. He doesn’t appear to have a separate Facebook Athlete page but is a featured athlete on the Gearbox website.
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Marquis Miller is our next featured pro that isn’t a dedicated touring player.  He has a YouTube presence and an Instagram account.
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David Stincer is our next featured pro that isn’t a dedicated touring player.  He has a YouTube presence and also frequently sponsors tournaments with his company, Goliath Exteriors.DavidStincer

Polo Gutiérrez is returning to the tour after taking some time off to deal with an elbow injury.  He has a YouTube presence and a Facebook Athlete page.  He has a Twitter account and an Instagram account.
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Francisco Troncoso is a member of the national team for Chile.  He has a Twitter account and an Instagram account in addition to his YouTube presence.
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Austin Cunningham is our next featured pro that isn’t a dedicated touring player. He doesn’t have a Facebook Athlete page, but does have a Twitter account and an Instagram account. He posts Facebook Live videos of practice games and also has a number of matches available on a YouTube playlist.
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Destry Everhart is our next featured pro that isn’t a dedicated touring player. He has unused Twitter and Instagram accounts. He has his own YouTube channel, as well as a longer YouTube playlist.
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Cruz Acosta is our next featured pro that isn’t a dedicated touring player. He has a YouTube playlist that shows some of his experience.
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Robert Hemphill is our next featured pro that isn’t a dedicated touring player. He has a YouTube playlist as well as a few matches from the 2015 USA Racquetball National Team Qualifying Event that show the excitement in his game.
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Rafael Filippini is our next featured pro attending the event and he owns and runs Gearbox Sports! A small selection of interviews and matches is available on this YouTube playlist, and here’s a video of one of his matches at the US National Singles Championships in May 2016. You can follow his company on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to like the Gearbox Facebook page.
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John Crowe is our next featured pro that isn’t a dedicated touring player. You can watch a match of his in two parts on YouTube (1, 2). You can follow him on Instagram or Twitter.
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Sebastian Franco is a member of the national team for Columbia. You can follow him on Instagram. He has a YouTube playlist as well.
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Each day I’ll be using the Promoting Racquetball in Georgia Facebook page to promote another of the registered attending pros, and I’ll update this blog post right afterwards.

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