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Plus, Doubles/Junior and Women’s Singles!

Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 4/17/19- The World Players of Handball is thrilled to present the third Tucson Race 4 Eight Pre-Qualifier on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Tucson Racquet Club, located at 4001 N. Country Club Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716.  This September 7 event will be a one-day only tournament with R48 Pre-Qualifier singles, Donation Master’s/B doubles, Women’s Singles, and Junior Singles. Enter HERE

The 2018 Tucson R48 Pre Qualifier featured the oldest qualifier in the history of the R48 tour, as then 52-year old Leo Canales, Sr. ousted top 16 R48 pros Shorty Ruiz and Abraham Montijo en route to breaking John Bike’s (47) R48 qualifier age barrier by five years. Canales, Sr. will aim to defend his Tucson R48 Pre Qualifier title this September, but will have to once again overcome Shorty Ruiz and Abraham Montijo, as well as the 2018 R48 breakout star Leo Canales, Jr., Danny Perez, and a number of other tremendous Southwest stars.


The winner of the 2019 Tucson R48 Pre Qualifier will earn a travel stipend to the 2019/20 R48 9 event of his/her choice. If the 2019 Tucson R48 Pre Qualifier champion is unable to attend a Race 4 Eight event during this Race season, the finalist will be awarded with the R48 travel stipend. Per WPH R48 Pre-Qualifier rules, if two or more players ranked inside the R48 top 25 enter the 2019 Tucson R48 Pre Qualifier, the winner will receive direct entry into the 2019/20 R48 event of his/her choice. R48 Pre qualifier concept explained HERE

Donation Doubles will also be offered, with Master’s and B/C level players teaming up to raise money for November’s Race 4 Eight Tucson Memorial Race 4 Eight 9 stop at the Tucson Racquet Club. Doubles entries will be donation only, meaning participants can donate whatever they feel is appropriate to support the upcoming Tucson Memorial. The R48 pre qualifiers and doubles players will be joined by women’s singles and junior competitors.

“The WPH is extremely excited to host the third R48 Pre-Qualifier in Tucson,” stated WPH Development Director David Fink. “A number of cities hosted a R48 Pre Qualifier during the 2018-2019 R48 8 season, creating a tremendous amount of buzz and excitement for local players and the Race 4 Eight tour. Adding Donation Doubles, Women’s Singles, and Junior Singles will make September 7 a sensational event.”

To enter the September 7 R48 Pre Qualifier and Doubles in Tucson, go HERE

For a full explanation of the R48 Pre Qualifier, go HERE


WPH RACE 4 EIGHT: The World Players of Handball’s 2019/20 Race 4 Eight 9 Powered by ESPN will feature R48 stops in Georgia, Arizona, Montana, Pennsylvania, and New York, 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 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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