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[new-orleans-300x160]New Orleans, LA, WPH Press, 6/10/19- The World Players of Handball and the New Orleans handball community are thrilled to host the 2020 Mardi Gras Open/R48LTE, February 14-16 at the Ochsner Fitness Center, located at 1200 S. Clearview Pkwy, Harahan, LA 70123.

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The 2020 New Orleans R48LTE will be the second R48LTE stop of the 2019/20 Race 4 Eight 9 season, as R48 stars aim to position themselves for the R48 Player’s Cup title at the season’s midway point.

The R48LTE New Orleans will feature some of the top touring pros, as last year’s R48LTE Mardi Gras champion Lucho Cordova will be aiming to defend his title; additionally, A/B, C, and 60+ Master’s Singles and Doubles and Female singles divisions will be offered.


“Last year’s Mardi Gras Open kicked off the R48LTE, as New Orleans hosted the first R48LTE in Race 4 Eight history,” stated New Orleans Mardi Gras co-tournament director David Fink. “We saw some great handball at the Ochsner Fitness Center, as Lucho Cordova picked up his second R48 title in a great final against Vic Perez. Of course, the action off the courts was just as exciting, as the world’s best handball players enjoyed the French Quarter and all of New Orleans’ amenities.”

Students entry fees will be dramatically reduced!

Students: $30 for the first division, $10 for the second division.

Please contact tournament director David Fink at for reduced student entry

The WPH R48LTE awards half the R48 ranking points as a traditional R48 event and nearly half the prize money.

For more information and to enter the 2020 Mardi Gras Open/R48LTE, go HERE

R48LTE explained HERE


WPH RACE 4 EIGHT: The World Players of Handball’s 2019/20 Race 4 Eight 9 Powered by ESPN features R48 stops in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, Oregon, Montana, Louisiana, Texas, New York, Texas, California, and Utah, all culminating with The Player’s Championship in Utah in May of 2020. 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 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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