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[BOURBON-STREET-SUNDAY-MORNING_mAe-Website-720-Pixels_72RESOL-1-1-1-300x200]New Orleans, LA, WPH Press, 2/11/19- The 2019 R48LTE + SR48 8 New Orleans Mardi Gras marks the 53rd event in the history of the Race 4 Eight tour and first R48LTE event in Race 4 Eight history, with the tour spanning 16 states in the R48’s first eight seasons. The 2019 R48LTE + SR48 8 New Orleans Mardi Gras will feature four of the R48 Men’s Pro Elite 8, heading by the “Flying Cordovas,” as well as the top three SR48 stars David Fink, Marcos Chavez, and George Garcia, Jr.. The R48 and SR48 stars will be competing for critical R48 and SR48 ranking points at the 2018/19 season’s midway point.

Check out all of the important 2019 R48LTE + SR48 8 New Orleans Mardi Gras tournament information below.


2019 R48LTE + SR48 Mardi Gras Info
  • Date: February 15-17, 2019
  • Site: Ochsner Fitness Center, 1200 S. Clearview Pkwy. Harahan, LA 70123
  • Tournament director: WPH
  • Tournament sponsor: JR WPH
  • Pro Events: R48LTE + SR48
  • List of R48 New Orleans R48 Men’s pro champions: Brady (2016), Carroll (2017)
  • Defending Mardi Gras R48 champion: n/a
  • Number of ranked R48 pros entered: 9
  • Current or former R48 #1’s entered: 1 (Fink)
  • Number of SR48 pros entered: 3
  • Current or former SR48 #1’s entered: 2 (Fink, Chavez)


For more info on the 2019 R48LTE/SR48 New Orleans Mardi Gras, including starting times and to follow the brackets go HERE

2019 R48LTE/SR48 New Orleans Mardi Gras press release HERE

Become a WPH Patreon HERE

2018/19 Race 4 Eight Elite Stats HERE

R48LTE explained HERE

Lucho Cordova on the Rise HERE

The Flying Cordovas: From Juarez Bros to R48 Pros 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

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David Fink

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WPH Youth and Donor Development Director

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