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Missoula, MT, WPH Press, 1/7/19- The World Players of Handball’s Race 4 Eight Tour is thrilled to host the 2018 Race 4 Eight 8 Montana Red Death Stop #4, January 25-27, 2019 at the Peak Racquet Center, located at 4990 Buckhouse Ln., Missoula, MT 59804. All of the action from Missoula will be broadcast live to WPH Patreon subscribers.

Enter the 2019 Red Death HERE

Become a WPH Patreon HERE> Only WPH Patreons will be able to watch the LIVE Broadcast from Missoula, Montana.  This event will not be streamed on ESPN; rather Patreon!

The 2019 R48 8 Red Death marks the 52nd event in the history of the Race 4 Eight tour, with the tour spanning 16 states in its first eight seasons.

The 2019 R48 8 Red Death will feature the top eight players on the R48 tour, highlighted by R48 #1 Killian Carroll (IRE). After winning six of seven R48 stops during the 2017/18 R48 season, Carroll has yet to win through the first three events on the 2018/19 R48 8 season.

While Carroll will be seeking his first R48 8 title of the season, R48 #2 Sean Lenning (WA), R48 #3 Daniel Cordova (MEX), and R48 #4 Luis Cordova (MEX) have each captured one title this season and can dethrone Carroll for the #1 R48 ranking with a win at the Red Death.


Joining Carroll, Lenning, and the Flying Cordovas in Montana will be R48 Elite 8 peers R48 #5 David Fink (AZ), R48 #6 Vic Perez (CA), R48 #7 Emmett Peixoto (CA), and R48 #8 Mando Ortiz (CA).

R48 qualifier hopefuls will complete the 16-player R48 pro draw aiming to upset the Elite 8, with top stars from California, Arizona, Oregon, Texas, Minnesota, New York, Kansas, Mexico, Canada, and Ireland making their way to Missoula in search of R48 ranking points and the R48 8 Red Death title.

The Red Death will also feature amateur singles and doubles brackets for locals and regional stars to compete.


The Red Death hosted its first R48 event in January of 2018, quickly announcing itself as one of the premiere stops on the Race 4 Eight tour.

“We heard great things about the Red Death event for many years and it was all that we had been told and much more,” exclaimed WPH Executive Director David Vincent. “Endless hospitality, enthusiastic fans, an outstanding facility, and some of the most knowledgeable and appreciative handball fans in the world made the R48 Red Death an instant player’s favorite. We cannot wait to kickoff 2019 in Missoula!”

“The crowd in Missoula has always treated me like family and that’s a feeling that I wanted all the guys on tour to experience,” stated R48 8 Red Death co-host and R48 #18 Abraham Montijo. “You would never think that a town like Missoula could host one of the best tournaments of the year! They love having the pros there and they do a tremendous job in all aspects of hosting a tournament.”


Student Discount Entry

Are you a Student at college or high school? Your entry into this event is FREE, thanks in part by the Alten Foundation and Missoula Handball!! At check out, enter: Student19 in the ‘coupon-code’ section, then click ‘apply code.’ Your entry will be paid for! Please thank the Alten Foundation reps at the venue for this amazing offer!


Mention “Red Death Handball Tournament” at the Tournament Hotel and receive additional savings! Contact the Sleep Inn at (406) 543-5883. The Hotel is located at 3425 Dore LN, Missoula, Montana, 59801. The Handball Facility is located: (Peak Racquet Center), 4990 Buckhouse Ln, Missoula, Montana, 59804

For more information and to enter to 2018 R48 8 Red Death, go HERE

To watch the action from Montana live on the WPH Patreon page, starting on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday January, starting at 10 am PST, go HERE

Become a WPH Patreon HERE

WPH R48 Power Rankings: here

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, Texas, 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

WPH Youth and Donor Development Director

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