Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 7/27/18– In an effort to reward the most in-form players during the upcoming R48, WR48, and SR48 tour seasons, the WPH has cut all of the R48, WR48, and SR48 pro player ranking points in half in advance of the 2018/19 Race 4 Eight season. The upcoming season’s ranking points will be doubled from the current ranking points breakdown, meaning more volatility and excitement in the Race 4 Eight Power Rankings.
“After much discussion with our rules committee, we have decided to create more opportunities for the hottest players to rise in the rankings,” stated WPH Executive Director Dave Vincent. “In past seasons, we’ve seen players remain at the top or close to the top of the rankings midway through the season without playing an event because of strong results in the previous season. We want the rankings to reflect more of what is happening now than what happened 6-12 months ago.”
tied 3rd: 6
tied 7th: 3
tied 11th: 1
SR48 Men’s Pro Ranking Points Breakdown
2017/18 R48 7 Season-Ending Elite 8, WR48 Fab 4, and SR48 Fab 5 Stats + Fun Facts and Trends here
DF’s R48 Fun Facts and Trends: here
Race 4 Eight Pro Player Bios: here
Race 4 Eight History of Champions and Finalists: here
For more information on the WPH Race 4 Eight, please contact World Players of Handball Executive Director David Vincent at firstname.lastname@example.org or World Players of Handball Development Director David Fink at email@example.com. For more information on the World Players of Handball, please visit wphlive.tv
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Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 5/6/18– The 2017-2018 Race 4 Eight season ended with the “Player’s Stop” in Salt Lake City, as the R48, WR48, and SR48 stars were treated like royalty at the 2018 Race 4 Eight Player’s Championship by Salt Lake’s unparalleled handball community. Killian Carroll capped the best season in R48 Men’s Pro history with his sixth win of the season and his third consecutive Player’s Championship. Catriona Casey was her incomparable self in Salt Lake, decimating the women’s field en route to the WR48 year-end #1 ranking and her fifth consecutive WR48 Player’s Championship. Marcos Chavez retained his SR48 Player’s Championship with a scintillating comeback win in Salt Lake’s final.
Check out all of the year-end R48, WR48, and SR48 rankings below. (Please Click Images to Expand the Sizes)