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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Racquetball News from Bolivia

February 26 to February 28 th Cochabamba will be the host for the first Bolivian national tournament of the season. The tournament will be played at the Cochabamba Country club and according to Bolivian national Coach and Bolivian Racquetball Director Conzalo Amaya, the best players of the country will be present at the opoening season tournament.

Mr. Amaya also announced that this year the matches will be played in two locations. The divisions Open, A and seniors wil be played at the Cochabamba country club while the B, C, D and junior divisions will be played at the Public Racquetball Complex of Sarco.

The Racquetball Complex is a public facility that has 12 courts and it was inaugurated on December 2008. Two of the courts have stadium seating with capacity for 1,300 people. The complex also has two training rooms, a press room, a restaurant, full size locker rooms with showers and other facilities. The hours of operation are from 6 am to 10 pm since the Bolivian Government wanted to make sure that everyone will have a chance to play.

The Complex was actually inaugurated by Mr. Evo Morales who is the president of Bolivia. On the inauguration day, the opening ceremony was a racquetball match between Mr. Evo Morales and his prime minister Mr. Gonzalo Terceros which in fact are regular racquetball players. After the match, the National Bolivian Junior tournament took over the complex.

The first Open tournament of the year played at the Cochabamba Country Club had Jorge Zambrana and Yasmine Sabja as winners.

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