There are just 24 hours left to enter the next FIR World Tour event the CH Massachusetts Racket Masters 2019.
The tournament takes place in Northampton on April 27-28.
The FIR World Tour event, now into its third year, is already boasting a tournament record number of entrants with 30 but we would love to see that number increase in the final 24 hours.
Racketlon’s Canadian stars Patrick Laplante and Jeremy Easterbrook lead the field of players currently entered.
Information about the Massachusetts Racket Masters
The tournament is being held at the Smith College Northampton in the Ainsworth Gymnasium. This is also the only FIR sanctioned racketlon tournament held in America.
The vibrant college city of Northampton is an attractive pull for this tournament. Not only is it home to lots of restaurants and a vibrant music scene but it is just two hours away from Boston, home of legendary baseball team the Boston Red Sox.
Regarding the tournament, all facilities are on site as well as free parking. There are a number of accommodation options a short distance away from Smith College including both hotels and Airbnb options.
The nearest airports to the tournament venue are Bradley International and Logan International. On Saturday night a player’s dinner will be hosted at a local restaurant in downtown Northampton.
Who has already entered the tournament?
Former U21 World Champion Patrick Laplante leads the field along with Canadian compatriot Jeremy Easterbrook.
Current +55 World Champion Martyn Langston is heading across the pond to join the American and Canadian players that make up much of the drawn.
Kevin Ho Ching Ng of Hong Kong and Russia’s Mark Tulchinskiy are the two other non-American players competing.
American No.1 and World No.32 Katrin Maldre leads the Women’s field.
Entry to the Massachusetts Racket Masters is available here and closes at 11:59 am GMT on Monday, April 15.
The full 2019 FIR World Tour is available here.
The tournament is sponsored by Ping Pong Depot, Dunlop and Oliver.
Sam Barker / FIR Media Officer
Image Credit / Andy Stenson