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Atlanta, GA, WPH Press, 10/1/19-

The 2019 Race 4 Eight e4 Design/Ron Cook Memorial Atlanta kicks off the Race 4 Eight IX season, as the Race 4 Eight stages its fourth event in Atlanta and 58th Race stop since the inception of the tour in 2011. Lucho Cordova won his first R48 title at the ’18 Race-Atlanta stop, upsetting R48 #1 Killian Carroll in the semifinals and outlasting younger brother and R48 #3 Danos Cordova in the final. Nine of the top 10 Race 4 Eight pros and current national finalist Martin Mulkerrins (IRE), as well as a strong qualifier field will seek a strong start to their 2019/20 R48 seasons.

Check out all of the important 2019 R48 IX Atlanta tournament information below


2019 R48 IX Stop #1 Atlanta
  • Date: October 4-6, 2019
  • Site: RecreationATL, 754 Beaver Ruin Rd. Lilburn, GA 30047
  • Tournament directors: Lance Wachholz, WPH
  • Tournament sponsors: Lance Wachholz, e4 Design, JR WPH
  • Pro Events: R48 Men’s pro singles
  • List of R48 Atlanta Men’s pro champions: Moreno (2012), Carroll (2017), L. Cordova (2018)
  • Defending Atlanta R48 champion: Lucho Cordova
  • Number of ranked R48 pros entered (Elite 8 + Qualifier): 17
  • Current or former R48 #1’s entered: 3 (Carroll, Lenning, Fink)


Atlanta R48 8 Stop #1 Press Release HERE

2019 Atlanta Broadcast Schedule on ESPN3: Saturday, October 5, 10 am-7 pm, Sunday, October 6, 10 am-1:30 pm

Handball Terminology + Instruction and R48 Rules HERE


Race 4 Eight Pro Player Bios HERE

Full Race 4 Eight IX Preview HERE

WPH Power Rankings HERE

DF’s R48 Fun Facts and Trends HERE

Race 4 Eight History of Champions and Finalists HERE

Story by David Fink-  WPH Senior Writer



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