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[DSC0869-2-1-300x169]Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 10/29/18-

The 2018 Tucson Memorial marks the 50th event in the history of the Race 4 Eight tour, with the tour spanning 16 states in the R48’s first eight seasons. The 2018 Tucson Memorial will feature the largest prize purse of the 2018 handball season ($50k), with the top R48 Men’s pros, Women Race 4 Eight, and Senior Race 4 Eight (40+) pros vying for one of the sport’s most prestigious prizes. The Tucson Memorial was created in 2015 to honor handball friends and family who were sadly lost, a tradition that has evoked wonderful memories of handball players and fans who spent their lifetimes playing and supporting in the sport.

Check out all of the important 2018 Tucson Memorial Tournament information below:

[IMG_2593-300x200]2018 R48 8 Stop #2 Tucson Memorial  

  • Date: November 2-4, 2018
  • Site: Tucson Racquet Club, 4001 N. Country Club Dr., Tucson, AZ 85716
  • Tournament director: WPH
  • Tournament sponsor: JR WPH
  • Pro Events: R48 Qualifier R48 Men’s pro singles, WR48 singles, SR48 singles
  • List of R48 Tucson R48 Men’s pro champions: Moreno (2011), Lenning (2012, 2015), Brady (2014), Carroll (2017)
  • List of R48 Tucson WR48 pro champions: McMahon (2017)
  • List of SR48 Tucson R48 Men’s pro champions: Chavez (2014)
  • [11150522_10153293143393799_981700593362996095_n-1-250x300]Defending Tucson Memorial R48 champion: Killian Carroll
  • Defending Tucson Memorial WR48 champion: Martina McMahon
  • Defending Tucson Memorial SR48 champion: n/a
  • Number of ranked R48 pros entered (Elite 8 + Qualifier): 19
  • Number of ranked WR48 pros entered: 3
  • Number of ranked SR48 pros entered: 4
  • Current or former R48 #1’s entered: 3 (Carroll, Lenning, Fink)
  • Current or former WR48 #1’s entered: 1 (Casey)
  • Current or former SR48 #1’s entered: 2 (Fink, Chavez)

Tucson Memorial R48 8 Stop #2 Press Release HERE

Tucson Memorial ’18 Broadcast Schedule on ESPN3: Saturday, November 3, 10 am-7 pm PST, Sunday, November 4, 10 am-1:30 pm PST

2017/18 R48 and WR48 Match Analytics HERE

Handball Terminology + Instruction and R48 Rules HERE

Race 4 Eight Pro Player Bios HERE

[Tracy-NYAC-pic-300x200]Full Race 4 Eight 8 Preview HERE

WPH Power Rankings: here

DF’s R48 Fun Facts and Trends: here

Race 4 Eight History of Champions and Finalists: here

David Fink

WPH Senior Writer


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