The New Jersey Open was born in 2012 with a tier 1 professional racquetball tournament, featuring the best players in the world competing for more than $20k in prize money. The event has evolved over the course of those 6 years to now be the largest tournament of the year in the Northeast, with consistent numbers of near 150+ players. We have transitioned the event away from being a pro stop into being one of the top amateur events in the country, paying out prize money to every amateur division in the tournament, and attracting some of the top players in the region to compete. Here are just some of the amazing bullet points from this past weekends event, which was capped off by Mario Mercado and Sebastian Franco taking home the top titles.
– $6k+ in prize money was paid out across all amateur divisions
– $0 in sponsorship money raised or needed, all prize money paid out of the tournament
– Junior players Josh Shea and Tyler Aldinger make deep runs in the middle skill divisions, with Josh winning the men’s A title at just 14 years old
– 20+ hours of live racquetball streamed for FREE to the world
– 10% of all players in the event were playing their first tournament ever
We are proud to be part of the growth of racquetball!