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National Team Selection Event Set to Begin in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG (February 5, 2020) – Racquetball Manitoba is set to host the second National Team Selection event of the 2019/2020 season. The event will run from February 7 to 9 at the University of Winnipeg’s Duckworth Centre and will be held in conjunction with the Keystone Classic.

The National Team Selection event provides elite athletes the opportunity to qualify to represent Canada in international competition this season, including the 2020 Pan Am Championships and World Championships. Fourteen of Canada’s top athletes will be competing at the event.

The Keystone Classic is in its 46th year and is one of the top Canadian tournaments held annually. It provides an excellent competition for life opportunity for those of all ages and skill levels. In total over 50 players are registered for the Selection event and Keystone Classic.

The event is open to the public at no charge and media are welcome. Interviews with athletes can be arranged upon request.

Click here for draws and results. These will be updated live throughout the tournament.

Click here to download the Media Guide. The guide includes media contacts for up to date tournament information.

Who

  • Canada’s top ranked athletes (National Team Selection Event)
  • Players of all skills and ages (Keystone Classic)

What

  • Racquetball Canada’s National Team Selection Event #2 (first event held in November)
  • 46th Annual Keystone Classic

Where

  • University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre, 400 Spence Street

When

  • Friday, February 7 to Sunday, February 9 (entire tournament schedule)
  • Women’s Open beginning match: Friday February 7 at 4:00 pm
  • Men’s Open beginning match: Friday February 7 at 11:00 am
  • Women’s Open Final Round Robin Matches: Saturday February 8 at 3:00pm & 4:00 pm
  • Men’s Open Bronze Medal Match: Saturday February 8 at 4:00 pm
  • Men’s Open Gold Medal Match: Saturday February 8 at 5:00 pm

Why

  • to determine selection to international competition in 2020
  • to build selection points towards national team selection and Sport Canada Athlete Assistance

Racquetball Canada is the national sport governing body for the sport of Racquetball in Canada. Along with the support of the Government of Canada and many valued partners, Racquetball Canada develops competitive national teams and oversees programs that grow the sport of racquetball in Canada.