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THURSDAY: 5 to 7p.m.: Men's round of 64. 8 to 10 p.m.: Men's round of 32
FRIDAY: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: professional men’s round of 16; 5:30 to 11 p.m.: professional men’s quarterfinals
SATURDAY: 4 p.m.: professional men’s semifinal No. 1; 5 p.m.: professional men’s semifinal No. 2.
SUNDAY: 12 p.m.: professional men’s finals.
ADMISSION: Day passes are $20 for Thursday; $30 for Friday or Saturday; $20 for Sunday. A weekend package is $50. A VIP package, which includes reserved seating and refreshment room, is $100"It's a win-win," Cliff Swain said of fundraising and promoting the sport in the same event.Racquetball is played in a 40-foot by 20-foot room and can consist of either two single players competing or doubles teams. A match is played to 11 points and players score by winning a rally. The Flint Journal Fans watch the opening match of the Red Swain Racquetball tournament between Eric Desrochers, of Ancaster, Ontario and Jim Bronson of Toledo, Oh. at the Davison Athletic Club Thursday evening. The tournament is back for the first time since last being played in the early 90's.
Tournament director Don Schopieray said organizers hope to make the tournament an annual event. Schopieray's son, Brad, 18, is the 29th ranked player in the world and will be competing.
The sport’s No. 1 player and six-time champion, Kane Waselenchuk, also will compete in Davison, looking to add to his three-year-long 122-match winning streak.The pros will be competing for a share of a $18,500 purse. Amateurs will be competing for a share of $1,500, Schopieray said.Organizers also hope to get others interested in the racquetball, said Tour president Jason Mannino.“If you see it, you can’t help but love it,” Mannino said. “It’s infectious.”