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[22310274_10155805670373799_5956555293871785691_n-300x169]Missoula, MT, WPH Press, 1/3/18 The WPH Race 4 Eight 7 professional handball tour is thrilled to host its third event of the R48 7 season and first R48 event in Missoula, MT, from January 26-28, 2018 at the Peak Fitness Club, 5000 Blue Mountain Rd, Missoula, MT 59804. The Montana R48 7 Stop #3 will feature nine of the top 10 ranked pros on the Race 4 Eight tour, as well as a deep qualifier draw with players from California, Arizona, Oregon, Montana, Minnesota, Washington, Colorado, New York, Canada, and Ireland in the third event of the R48 7 season. Top locals and regional players will also compete at the Montana Red Death in singles and doubles brackets.

Race 4 Eight #1 Killian Carroll (IRE) ended the 2016-2017 Race 4 Eight 6 season with three victories in his last four starts, including winning the WPH R48 Player’s Championship for the second consecutive year. Carroll will enter the Montana Red Death as the overwhelming favorite, on the heels of consecutive victories in Atlanta and Tucson to start the R48 7 season. Carroll will contend with Race 4 Eight Elite 8 peers David Fink (AZ), Mando Ortiz (CA), Luis Cordova (GA), Sean Lenning (WA), Daniel Cordova (GA), Marcos Chavez (CA) and Vic Perez (CA) and a strong contingent of qualifiers.

“Killian has really separated himself from the pack on the Race 4 Eight tour,” stated WPH Executive Director David Vincent. “Killian’s athleticism, fitness, discipline, and confidence will make him very difficult to beat in Montana and going forward on the Race 4 Eight.”

R48 #15 and top qualifier hopeful Abraham Montijo has been traveling to Montana for several years and has become a fan favorite in “West Butte City.” “I’m really excited that the Red Death tournament has become an official Race 4 Eight stop this season,” stated Tucson’s Montijo. “Missoula has a great group of guys and they love handball. Expect big crowds and a very exciting weekend!”

To watch the action from Montana from January 27-28, go here

For more information and to enter the Montana R48 7 Red Death, go here

For a full preview of the Race 4 Eight 7 season, go here

[21557540_10155727587328799_8109438710837062067_n-300x169]WPH RACE 4 EIGHT: The World Players of Handball’s Race 4 Eight 7 Powered by ESPN features seven stops, culminating with WPH R48 7 The Player’s Championship. Similar to Nascar’s Nextel Cup and the FedEx PGA Playoffs, players earn points in the Race 4 Eight’s first six stops to qualify for the season-ending Player’s Championship and bonus prizes. Atlanta, GA hosted the first stop of the season in October of 2017, followed by the Tucson Memorial in November. Montana’s Red Death will be the third stop of the R48 7 season and first of 2018, with stops in Las Vegas, NV, Houston, TX, and New York City, NY and Salt Lake City still to come on the R48 7. Salt Lake City will host the Aces Player’s Championship for the fourth time to close out the R48 7 season. 

For more information on the WPH Race 4 Eight 7 season, please contact World Players of Handball Executive Director David Vincent at or World Players of Handball Development Director David Fink at For more information on the World Players of Handball, please visit

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