Major Championship Winners

In the beginning, the overall tour winner was determined by the main tour "National" tournament (so, in the late 70s the NRC "National" Championship. Post 1982 a conventional points-based tour was used, but there's always been a series of "Grand Slams" in racquetball.


US Open: Racquetball's premier event hosted by Doug Ganim in Memphis, TN. 4/2010 update: Tournament moving to Minneapolis for 2010. Press release here.
  • Minneapolis 2016: Kane Waselenchuk d Rocky Carson 2,2,6
  • Minneapolis 2015: Kane Waselenchuk d Daniel De La Rosa 5,8,3
  • Minneapolis 2014: Kane Waselenchuk d Alvaro Beltran 6,1,6
  • Minneapolis 2013: Kane Waselenchuk d Rocky Carson 9,1,6
  • Minneapolis 2012: Kane Waselenchuk d Rocky Carson 8,5,5
  • Minneapolis 2011: Kane Waselenchuk d Rocky Carson (7),2,4,7
  • Minneapolis 2010: Kane Waselenchuk d Alvaro Beltran (10),2,2,6
  • Memphis 2009: Kane Waselenchuk d Jack Huczek 10,1,3
  • Memphis 2008: Kane Waselenchuk d Rocky Carson 2,4,4
  • Memphis 2007: Rocky Carson d Jack Huczek 3,(7),8,6
  • Memphis 2006: Jason Mannino d Rocky Carson
  • Memphis 2005: Kane Waselenchuk d Cliff Swain
  • Memphis 2004: Kane Waselenchuk d Cliff Swain
  • Memphis 2003: Kane Waselenchuk d Derek Robinson
  • Memphis 2002: Sudsy Monchik d Cliff Swain
  • Memphis 2001: Cliff Swain d John Ellis
  • Memphis 2000: Sudsy Monchik d Cliff Swain
  • Memphis 1999: Jason Mannino d Cliff Swain
  • Memphis 1998: Sudsy Monchik d Cliff Swain
  • Memphis 1997: Cliff Swain d Sudsy Monchik
  • Memphis 1996: Sudsy Monchik d Andy Roberts
    Total US Open Titles: (21 US Open tourneys since 1996)
  • Kane Waselenchuk: 12
  • Sudsy Monchik: 4
  • Jason Mannino: 2
  • Cliff Swain: 2
  • Rocky Carson: 1
    Ektelon Nationals (in LA or Anaheim). Note; cannot find any record of Ektelon Nat'l tourney in magazines, old results for 80, 81, but the tourney is supposed to have occurred. In 2011, the Ektelon Nationals is the new year end pro event that is played along side the USAR National Singles event.
  • 2013: Kane Waselenchuk
  • 2012: Kane Waselenchuk
  • 2011: Kane Waselenchuk ....
  • 1986: Marty Hogan
  • 1985: Cliff Swain
  • 1984: Bret Harnett
  • 1983: Mike Yellen
  • 1982: Dave Peck
  • 1981: Marty Hogan?
  • 1980: Dave Peck?
    Cali Grand Slam: A new grand slam is featured on the 2010-11 schedule, as the IRT travels to South America for the first time visiting Cali Columbia.
  • Cali 2010: Kane Waselenchuk
    Pro Nationals/Grand Nationals : Site has varied over the years, seems to have stabilized in Chicago until Motorola withdrew, now unsure of future of the event.
  • Chicago 2010: cancelled when sponsorship withdrew
  • Chicago 2009: Kane Waselenchuk d Rocky Carson 8,1,6
  • Chicago 2008: Jack Huczek d Rocky Carson (8),5,(5),2,6
  • Chicago 2007: Jack Huczek d Jason Mannino
  • Chicago 2006: Kane Waselenchuk d Jack Huczek
  • Chicago 2005: Kane Waselenchuk d Jack Huczek (confirmed via archive.org 20050503 backup)
  • Las Vegas 2004: Kane Waselenchuk d Alvaro Beltran
  • Tempe 2003: Jack Huczek d Alvaro Beltran
  • Fountain Valley 2002: John Ellis
  • Las Vegas 2001: Jason Mannino
  • Las Vegas 2000: Cliff Swain
  • Las Vegas 1999: Sudsy Monchik
  • Las Vegas 1998: Sudsy Monchik
  • Las Vegas 1997: Cliff Swain
  • Las Vegas 1996: Sudsy Monchik
  • Las Vegas 1995: Cliff Swain
  • Portland 1994: Sudsy Monchik
  • Seattle 1993: Andy Roberts
  • Seattle 1992: Mike Ray
  • Seattle 1991: Andy Roberts
  • Seattle 1990: ? (probably Cliff Swain)
  • Seattle 1989: Mike Ray
  • Seattle 1988: Ruben Gonzalez
    Motorola World Racquetball Championships: Starting in 2007, Motorola is sponsoring the tour's third "Grand Slam" event, which is also serving as the tour kickoff event. In the end of the 2009 season, Motorola withdrew its support and the event is no longer on the schedule.
  • Denver 2009: Kane Waselenchuk d Jack Huczek 3,(5),7,9
  • Denver 2008: Kane Waselenchuk d Rocky Carson 6,6,(8),(8),1
  • Colorado Springs 2007: Rocky Carson d Alvaro Beltran (8),7,7,11
    Chicago Open, Chicago, IL: In 2004, this tournament, which has existed in some form or another for years (formerly the Halloween Classic) exceeds even the US Open in total Prize money. The tournament's status as a "major" only lasted one year though, as the Las Vegas club that typically hosted the Pro Nationals closed, and Chicago became the ongoing host of Pro Nationals...
  • 2004: Kane Waselenchuk d Jack Huczek
    Tournament of Champions, Portland: An invite-only tournament, only the top-8 qualify (similar to the Masters series of Men's Tennis).
  • 2001: Cliff Swain
  • 2000: Cliff Swain
  • 1999: Sudsy Monchik
  • 1998: Cliff Swain
  • 1997: Andy Roberts
  • 1996: Cliff Swain
  • 1995: Cliff Swain
  • 1994: (no event: Portland hosted Grand Nationals)
  • 1993: Ruben Gonzalez
  • 1992: Dan Obremski
  • 1991: Dan Obremski
  • 1990: ? (not sure event existed yet)
    Catalina Nationals Site varied locations.
  • Chicago 1983: Mike Yellen
  • Ft. Worth 1982: Dave Peck
    NRC Nationals/DP/Leach Nationals: (site varied)
  • Arlington, TX 1986: Bret Harnett
  • Boston 1985: Gregg Peck
  • Atlanta 1984: Mike Yellen
  • Atlanta 1983: Mike Yellen
  • Chicago 1982: Marty Hogan
  • Tempe 1981: Marty Hogan
  • Las Vegas 1980: Marty Hogan
  • Tempe 1979: Marty Hogan
  • Bellville, IL 1978: Marty Hogan
  • San Diego 1977: Davey Bledsoe
  • San Diego 1976: Charlie Brumfield
  • Las Vegas 1975: Charlie Brumfield
    IRA (Pro event) Nationals:
  • ? Location 1978: (did this event occur?)
  • ? Location 1977: (did this event occur?)
  • ? Location 1976: Jerry Hilecher d Steve Strandemo
  • St Louis 1975: Charlie Brumfield d Steve Serot