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San Francisco, CA, WPH Press, 3/25/19-

San Francisco’s Olympic Club will host the Race 4 Eight for the second time since first stop in the Golden Gate City in 2015, marking the 55th event in the history of the Race 4 Eight tour, with the tour spanning 16 states in the R48’s first eight seasons. The Olympic Club is one of the country’s most celebrated athletic clubs, home to five U.S. Open Men’s Golf Championships and proud sponsor of many of the country’s best athletes. Players and fans will be treated to outstanding facilities and a special Saturday night “Mucha Party” following the R48 and WR48 semifinals.

Check out all of the important 2019 R48/WR48 San Francisco tournament information below:

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2019 R48/WR48 8 San Francisco Info
  • Date: March 28-31, 2019
  • Site: Olympic Club, 524 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Tournament director: WPH + Lou Barberini and Joey Mucha
  • Tournament sponsor: JR WPH
  • Pro Events: R48 Qualifier, R48 Men’s pro singles, WR48 pro singles
  • List of R48 San Francisco R48 Men’s pro champions: Brady (2015)
  • Defending San Francisco R48 champion: n/a
  • Number of ranked R48 pros entered (Elite 8 + Qualifier): 24
  • Current or former R48 #1’s entered: 3 (Carroll, Lenning, Fink)
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List of R48 San Francisco WR48 champions: Casey (2015)
  • Defending San Francisco R48 champion: n/a
  • Number of ranked WR48 pros entered: 6
  • Current or former R48 #1’s entered: 1 (Casey)

San Francisco R48/WR48 Full Player Preview HERE

[EMMETT-PEIXOTO-227x300]For more info on the 2019 San Francisco, including starting times and to follow the brackets go HERE

2019 San Francisco Broadcast Schedule on ESPN3: Saturday, March 30, 10 am-7 pm PST, Sunday, March 31, 10 am-1:30 pm PST. Watch ESPN3 HERE

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2018/19 Race 4 Eight stats HERE

2018/19 Race 4 Eight Preview HERE

2017/18 R48 and WR48 Match Analytics HERE

Handball Terminology + Instruction and R48 Rules HERE

Race 4 Eight Pro Player Bios HERE

WPH Power Rankings HERE

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DF’s R48 Fun Facts and Trends HERE

Race 4 Eight History of Champions and Finalists HERE

WPH RACE 4 EIGHT: The World Players of Handball’s 2018/19 Race 4 Eight 8 Powered by ESPN features R48 stops in Georgia, Arizona, Oregon, Montana, Louisiana, and California, all culminating with The Player’s Championship in Utah in May of 2019. Similar to NASCAR’s Nextel Cup and the FedEx PGA Playoffs, players earn points in the Race 4 Eight’s regular season stops to qualify for the season-ending Player’s Championship and bonus prizes.

For more information on the WPH Race 4 Eight, please contact World Players of Handball Executive Director David Vincent at dave.vincent@wphlive.tv or World Players of Handball Development Director David Fink at david.fink@wphlive.tv. For more information on the World Players of Handball, please visit wphlive.tv

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David Fink

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