2018 Racquetball World Championships
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2018 Racquetball World Championships
XIX Racquetball World Championships
- 2018 -
Host San Jose, Costa Rica
Dates August 10-18, 2018
Men's singles
Gold Gold medal.svg Mexico Rodrigo Montoya
Silver Silver medal.svg United States Charlie Pratt
Bronze Bronze medal.svg United States David Horn
Colombia Sebastian Franco
Women's singles
Gold Gold medal.svg Guatemala Gabriela Martinez
Silver Silver medal.svg Mexico Paola Longoria
Bronze Bronze medal.svg Argentina Maria Jose Vargas
Argentina Natalia Mendez
Men's doubles
Gold Gold medal.svg Mexico Alvaro Beltran & Daniel De La Rosa
Silver Silver medal.svg United States Rocky Carson & Sudsy Monchik
Bronze Bronze medal.svg Bolivia Roland Keller & Conrrado Moscoso
Canada Tim Landeryou & Samuel Murray
Women's doubles
Gold Gold medal.svg Bolivia Valeria Centellas & Yazmine Sabja
Silver Silver medal.svg Mexico Alexandra Herrera & Monserrat Mejia
Bronze Bronze medal.svg Guatemala Gabriela Martinez & Maria Renee Rodriguez
Colombia Cristina Amaya & Adriana Riveros

The International Racquetball Federation's 19th Racquetball World Championships were held in San José, Costa Rica from August 10-18, 2018. Originally, the event was to be held in Haining, China,[1] but on March 17, 2018 the IRT announced via its Facebook page that the venue will be changed due to complications.[2] Cali, Colombia was the first alternative choice, but there were complications there as well, so on June 16, 2018, the IRF announced via Facebook that San Jose, Costa Rica will host Worlds.[3]

Rodrigo Montoya of Mexico won Men's Singles for the first time, defeating the USA's Charlie Pratt in the final. In Women's Singles, Ana Gabriela Martinez of Guatemala upset the three-time defending champion Mexican Paola Longoria to win gold. In doubles, Alvaro Beltran and Daniel De La Rosa won Men's Doubles in three games over Rocky Carson and Sudsy Monchik of the US, and Bolivians Valeria Centellas and Yasmine Sabja became the first women from South America to win Women's Doubles after defeating Mexicans Alexandra Herrera and Monserrat Mejia in a three-game final.

2018 was the first year the USA did not win a gold medal at Worlds. On five occasions the USA swept the gold medals in Men's and Women's Singles and Doubles: 1981, 1992, 1996, 2004, 2008. Also, 2018 was the third time that three countries won a gold medal at Worlds; that first happened in 2006 and 2014.

Tournament format

The 2018 World Championships used a two-stage format to determine the World Champions. Initially, players competed in separate groups over three days. The results were used to seed players for an elimination round. Thus, there was no team competition. Team standings were based on points earned from the singles and doubles competitions.

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Mexico (MEX)2204
2 Bolivia (BOL)1012
 Guatemala (GUA)1012
4 United States (USA)0213
5 Argentina (ARG)0022
 Colombia (COL)0022
7 Canada (CAN)0011
Totals (7 nations)44816

Events

Men's singles

Semifinals Final
          
United States David Horn 9 8
Mexico Rodrigo Montoya 15 15
United States Charlie Pratt 14 9
Mexico Rodrigo Montoya 15 15
United States Charlie Pratt 15 15
Colombia Sebastian Franco 8 13

Women's singles

Semifinals Final
          
Mexico Paola Longoria 6 15 11
Argentina Maria Jose Vargas 15 2 7
Mexico Paola Longoria 15 6 6
Guatemala Gabriela Martinez 8 15 11
Guatemala Gabriela Martinez 15 15
Argentina Natalia Mendez 8 3

Men's doubles

Semifinals Final
          
Mexico Alvaro Beltran & Daniel De La Rosa 15 15
Bolivia Roland Keller & Conrrado Moscoso 14 8
Mexico Alvaro Beltran & Daniel De La Rosa 10 15 11
United States Rocky Carson & Sudsy Monchik 15 9 2
United States Rocky Carson & Sudsy Monchik 15 15
Canada Tim Landeryou & Samuel Murray 12 2

Women's doubles

Semifinals Final
          
Mexico Alexandra Herrera & Monserrat Mejia 15 15
Colombia Cristina Amaya & Adriana Riveros 8 4
Mexico Alexandra Herrera & Monserrat Mejia 15 14 2
Bolivia Valeria Centellas & Yasmine Sabja 8 15 11
Guatemala Gabriela Martinez & Maria Renee Rodriguez 15 7 4, injury forfeit
Bolivia Valeria Centellas & Yasmine Sabja 10 15 6

Team results

Final Team Standings[4]
Men's Team Points Women's Team Points Overall/Combined Points
1 Mexico Mexico 432 Mexico Mexico 352 Mexico Mexico 784
2 United States USA 392 Guatemala Guatemala 332 United States USA 546
3 Colombia Colombia 216 Bolivia Bolivia 268 Bolivia Bolivia 480
4 Bolivia Bolivia 212 Argentina Argentina 248 Guatemala Guatemala 414
5 Canada Canada 196 Colombia Colombia 196 Colombia Colombia 412
6 Argentina Argentina 126 United States USA 154 Argentina Argentina 374
7 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 110 South Korea South Korea 110 Canada Canada 280
8 Costa Rica Costa Rica 108 Canada Canada 84 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 174
9 Ecuador Ecuador 90 Japan Japan 82 Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea 166
10 Japan Japan 84 Chile Chile 74
11 Guatemala Guatemala 82 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 64 Ecuador Ecuador 146
12 Venezuela Venezuela 64 Ecuador Ecuador 56 Chile Chile 122
13 South Korea South Korea 56 Republic of Ireland Ireland 48 Costa Rica Costa Rica 118
14 Chile Chile 48 Venezuela Venezuela, Costa Rica Costa Rica 10 Republic of Ireland Ireland 88
15 Republic of Ireland Ireland 40 Venezuela Venezuela 74
16 India India 35 India India 35
17 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 18 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
18 Switzerland Switzerland 5 Switzerland Switzerland 5

References

  1. ^ "Future Events - IRF". International Racquetball Federation. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Baghurst, Timothy. "International Racquetball Federation". Facebook. Facebook. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Maggi, Osvaldo. " "Message from IRF President". Facebook. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ http://www.internationalracquetball.com

External links


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