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Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 12/21/18-

The 2018 R48 8 Portland marks the 51st 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 R48 Portland will feature one of the largest R48 fields in the history of the tour, with 20 ranked R48 pros joined by 22 qualifier hopefuls. The 42 handball stars will be competing alongside the best junior handball players in the world in the USHA 4-Wall Junior Nationals at the Multnomah Athletic Club in downtown Portland, one of the world’s most prestigious athletic clubs. The MAC hosted the R48 Player’s Championship in 2016, producing electrifying handball on the most fan-friendly two-Wall glass exhibition court in the sport.

Check out all of the important 2018 R48 Portland tournament information below:

[33831981_10156454669958799_1653093639049445376_n-300x169]2018 R48 8 Stop #3 Portland 

  • Date: December 28-30, 2018
  • Site: Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR 97205
  • Tournament director: WPH
  • [13173813_10154184749833799_1786548998152812879_n-300x200]Tournament sponsor: JR WPH
  • Pro Events: R48 Qualifier R48 Men’s pro singles
  • List of R48 Portland R48 Men’s pro champions: Carroll (2016)
  • Defending Portland Memorial R48 champion: n/a
  • Number of ranked R48 pros entered (Elite 8 + Qualifier): 20
  • Current or former R48 #1’s entered: 4 (Carroll, Lenning, Fink, Ortiz)

Portland R48 8 Stop #3 Press Release + Broadcast Schedule HERE


’18 Portland Broadcast Schedule on ESPN3: Saturday, December 29, 10 am-7 pm PST, Sunday, December 30, 10 am-1:30 pm PST. Watch ESPN3 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

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

David Fink

WPH Senior Writer

WPH Youth and Donor Development Director

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