The 2016 Washington Athletic Club’s WPH Pre-Race Invitational- For Immediate Release

Posted on Jul 18 2016 - 12:00pm by DV

09216555f58ff527eadfdf169fe1cd98Seattle, WA, WPH Press, 7/18/16- The Washington Athletic Club and the World Players of Handball are proud to present the 2016 Race 4 Eight VI Pre-Race Invitational and Instructional Clinics on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. The Washington Athletic Club served as the home of the first two WPH Race 4 Eight Player’s Championships in 2012 and 2013 and is thrilled to present to kickoff event to the Race 4 Eight VI season.

The Pre-Race Invitational features Seattle’s five-time Race 4 Eight champion and current Race 4 Eight #2 ranked pro Sean Lenning, third-ranked and 2016 R48 Houston champion Mando Ortiz, sixth-ranked and two-time Race 4 Eight finalist Emmett Peixoto, and ninth-ranked R48 pro Luis Cordova. WAC Mando picLenning and Ortiz own one of the hottest rivalries in the sport, with the pair playing three sensational matches during the 2015-2016 Race 4 Eight V season. The dynamic group of handball pros will each play two singles matches on Saturday afternoon, with the winners of the two matches facing one another for the Pre-Race title on Saturday evening and the losers from Saturday afternoon’s matches facing one another for third place. Lenning, Ortiz, Peixoto, and Cordova will conduct instructional clinics between the semifinals and the finals on Saturday afternoon for collegiate and junior handball players.

WAC Sean pic“This is an incredibly exciting event for the Washington Athletic Club and the World Players of Handball,” boasted WPH Executive Director David Vincent. “The pros will dazzle during the Pre-Race Invitational and will be equally impressive in teaching the game to players of all levels during the instructional clinic. This is a can’t miss event if you are in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.”

WAC Emmett picFor more information on the Pre-Race invitational and all of the World Players of Handball’s upcoming initiatives, please visit or contact David Fink at For more information on the Washington Athletic club, please visit or contact Pre-Race Invitational director Randy Multack at

WPH RACE 4 EIGHT: The World Players of Handball’s Race 4 Eight VI powered by ESPN and features seven regular season stops, culminating in The Player’s Championship in Salt Lake City in April of 2017 for the top eight point earners on the tour. 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. Each Race event is broadcast live on the Watch ESPN app.

WAC Luis Cordova 2The Race 4 Eight V Powered by ESPN will hold regular season stops from October 2016 through April of 2017 in Fountain Valley, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Coeur d’Alene, ID, New Orleans, LA, Houston, TX, New York, NY, and Salt Lake City, UT.

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