NorCal Hilmar High Shootout Results March 2021
by Todd Boss
Hilmar HS Outdoor Shootout Wrap-Up
March 27th, 2021, Hilmar High School, Hilmar, California
Event home page: https://www.facebook.com/events/213034120606286/
The first NorCal outdoor doubles series shoot out occurred at Hilmar High School in Hilmar, CA on Saturday 3/27/21. No less than 36 players showed up on a beautiful day to play some three wall in the California sun.
Two divisions (Upper and Lower) competing for cash prizes.
In the Upper Division: 10 doubles teams competed on the day. They played two groups of 5 RR to determine a knockout bracket. In the knockout round semis:
- Greg Vezey/Scott Warren topped Erica Williams/Walter Ramos 15-6
- Corey Vaughn/Mitch Forrest topped Frank Biehl/Izzy Torres
In the Final, Vezey/Warren topped Vaughn/Forrest 11-2, 11-9 to take the title.
In the Lower Division, 8 teams competed, playing one big RR to determine the playoff seedings. IN those knockout semis:
- Miguel Ramirez/Manny Sandoval defeated Sal Alejandre/Joe Lopez 11-9
- Ivan Velazquez/Hein Doan defeated Frank Melo/Ray Franco 11-7
In the final, Velazquez/Doan took Ramirez/Sandoval in a tiebreaker 10,(4),5.
Thanks to WOR NorCal director Erica Williams, frequent NorCal Outdoor tourney director Frank Biehl, and Walter Ramos for hosting and organizing the event. Also thanks to Erica for posting the drawsheets/results and photos from the weekend’s event. Thanks to Ray Franco for kicking in a little extra to cover balls and refreshments.
If you missed any of the action, Racquetball enthusiast and tireless Social Media promoter JTRball travelled north to play in the event, streamed from the event live, and posted many of the videos to his FB group Daily Racquetball. If you’re not a member of this group, you should really consider it to stay current and abreast on all things racquetball.
Next event in the NorCal series is April 24: Florin High School Shootout, Sacramento CA.