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The R48 Heads to New York City, April 12-15 2018

New York, NY, WPH Press, 3/16/18 The WPH Race 4 Eight 7 professional handball tour is thrilled to host its sixth event of the R48 7 season, April 12-15, 2018 at the famed New York Athletic Club, located at 180 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019. The R48 Men’s Pro and Women’s Race 4 Eight, in conjunction with the 47thAnnual NYAC/Burt Kossoff Invitational, will kickoff on Thursday, April 12, with R48 NYAC qualifier starting at noon on Thursday, April 12, and the R48 and WR48 main draw starting on Friday morning, April 13.

The NYAC R48 7 Stop #6 will feature the top eight ranked pros on the Race 4 Eight tour, with R48 #1 Killian Carroll leading the pack of international handball stars. Race 4 Eight #1 Killian Carroll (IRE) has dominated the 2017-2018 R48 7 season, winning four of the first five events of the season with alarming ease. Carroll will enter the R48 7 NYAC as the favorite, while Elite 8 stars Sean Lenning (WA), Mando Ortiz (CA), David Fink (AZ), Luis Cordova (GA), Daniel Cordova (GA), Marcos Chavez (CA), and Emmett Peixoto (CA) will aim to derail the Carroll express.

A strong contingent of R48 qualifier hopefuls from California, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Washington, Minnesota, Colorado, New York, Canada, and Ireland will join the Elite 8, all with hopes of conquering the Big Apple.

The Women’s Race for Eight will stage its third event of the 2017-2018 WR48 season, with WR48 #1 Catriona Casey aiming for her 14th title in 16 WR48 events. Casey is one of the world’s most dominant athletes, amassing a record of supremacy that rivals the greatest careers of any legendary athlete in history. Casey not only wins, she eviscerates her opponents with the ruthlessness of an assassin and the poise of a queen. Casey will be joined in New York by a number of WR48 stars, to include Courtney Peixoto de Melo (CA), Aimee Tuohey (GA), Tracy Davis (NY), Hilary Rushe (IL), Suz Koehler (MO), and more.

For more information and to enter the R48 7 NYAC, go here

To watch the action live from the NYAC, starting on Saturday, April 14 at 10 am est and Sunday, April 15 at 10 am est, go to race4eight.com  

For a full preview of the Race 4 Eight 7 season, go here

WPH RACE 4 EIGHT: The World Players of Handball’s Race 4 Eight 7 Powered by ESPN features seven stops, culminating with WPH R48 7 The Player’s Championship. Similar to Nascar’s Nextel Cup and the FedEx PGA Playoffs, players earn points in the Race 4 Eight’s first six stops to qualify for the season-ending Player’s Championship and bonus prizes. Atlanta, GA hosted the first stop of the season in October of 2017, followed by the Tucson Memorial in November. Montana’s Red Death was the third stop of the R48 7 season and first of 2018, with the R48’s first stop in Las Vegas serving as the fourth stop of the season in February. Houston hosted the R48 for the sixth consecutive season in the season’s fifth stop, and New York City and Salt Lake City will host the final two stops of the R48 7 season, with Salt Lake City’s Aces stop serving the R48 Player’s Championship for the fourth time. 

For more information on the WPH Race 4 Eight 7 season, 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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