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Salt Lake City, UT, WPH Press, 5/13/19-

The World Players of Handball and Ace Disposal and Recycling will proudly host the Race 4 Eight for a record-breaking eighth consecutive year, as the Ace Team will roll out the red carpet for the greatest Men’s, Women’s, and SR handball players in the world at the May 17-19 WPH Aces Player’s Championship VIII.

[Killian-players-champion-18-2-1-300x200]Three-time defending R48 Men’s Pro Player’s Championship Killian Carroll will be seeking an unprecedented R48 Men’s Pro four-peat in the City of Saints, while WR48 #1 Catriona Casey will be seeking her sixth consecutive WR48 Player’s Championship and SR48 #2 Marcos Chavez will be seeking his third consecutive SR48 Player’s Championship and fifth overall.

Top amateur and skill level players will join the world’s best professional players at one of the sport’s greatest events, complete with the best hospitality in the sport.

Check out all of the important 2019 R48/WR48/SR48 Aces Player’s Championship tournament information below:

2019 Salt Lake City Aces WPH R48 Player’s Championship Info

  • Date: May 17-19, 2019
  • Site: Sports Mall, 5445 S 900 E, Murray, UT 84117
  • Tournament directors: Ruben Garza, Matt Stalsberg, Aces, WPH
  • Tournament sponsor: Ace Disposal and Recycling, JR WPH
  • Pro Events: R48 Qualifier, R48 Men’s pro singles, WR48 pro singles, SR48 pro singles
  • List of R48 Men’s Pro Player’s Champions: Moreno (2012), Brady (2013), McCarthy (2014), Lenning (2015), Carroll (2016-2018)
  • Defending Aces Player’s Champion: Carroll
  • Number of ranked R48 pros entered (Elite 8 + Qualifier): 18
  • Current or former R48 #1’s entered: 4 (Brady, Carroll, Lenning, Fink)
  • List of WR48 Player’s Champions: Casey (2014-2018)
  • Defending Aces Player’s WR48 champion: Casey
  • Number of ranked WR48 pros entered: 5
  • Current or former WR48 #1’s entered: 1 (Casey)
  • List of SR48 Player’s Champions: Schad (2013), Chavez (2014-2015, 2017-2018), Buggy (2016)
  • Defending SR48 Player’s Champion: Chavez
  • Number of ranked SR48 pros entered: 3
  • Current or former SR48 #1’s entered: 2 (Chavez, Fink)


2019 Salt Lake City Aces R48/WR48/SR48 Full Player Preview HERE

2019 Salt Lake City Aces Player’s Championship press release HERE

Follow the brackets & starting times for2019 Aces Player’s Championship HERE

2019 Aces Player’s Championship Broadcast Schedule on ESPN3: Friday, May 17, 1-6 pm MST, Saturday, May 18, 10 am-7 pm MST, Sunday, May 19, 10 am-1:30 pm MST. Watch ESPN3 HERE

Become a WPH Patreon HERE

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

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

WPH Senior Writer

WPH Youth and Donor Development Director

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