2018 R48 8 Atlanta Full Preview

Posted on Sep 30 2018 - 8:54pm by DV

WPH Press, Tucson, AZ- The 2018 Race 4 Eight Atlanta kicks off the Race 4 Eight 8 season, as the Race 4 Eight stages its third event in Atlanta and 49th Race stop since the inception of the tour in 2011. Killian Carroll enters Atlanta as the overwhelming R48 #1, having won nine of his last 11 R48 starts, in addition to the World Championships in August. Atlanta’s Flying Cordovas with aim to defend their home turf, while eight of the top 10 Race 4 Eight pros and a strong qualifier field will seek a strong start to their 2018/19 R48 seasons.

PiCheck out all of the important 2018 R48 8 Atlanta tournament information below

2018 R48 8 Stop #1 Atlanta

  • Date: October 5-7, 2018
  • Site: RecreationATL, 754 Beaver Ruin Rd. Lilburn, GA 30047
  • Tournament directors: Lance Wachholz, WPH
  • Tournament sponsors: Lance Wachholz, JR WPH
  • Pro Events: R48 Men’s pro singles
  • List of R48 Atlanta Men’s pro champions: Moreno (2012), Carroll (2017)
  • Defending Atlanta R48 champion: Killian Carroll
  • Number of ranked R48 pros entered (Elite 8 + Qualifier): 14
  • Current or former R48 #1’s entered: 3 (Carroll, Lenning, Fink)

Atlanta R48 8 Stop #1 Press Release HERE

’18 Atlanta Broadcast Schedule on ESPN3: Saturday, October 6, 10 am-7 pm, Sunday, October 7, 10 am-1:30 pm HERE

2017/18 R48 and WR48 Match Analytics HERE

Handball Terminology + Instruction and R48 Rules HERE

Race 4 Eight Pro Player Bios HERE

Full Race 4 Eight 8 Preview HERE

WPH Power Rankings: here

DF’s R48 Fun Facts and Trends: here

Race 4 Eight History of Champions and Finalists: here

David Fink

WPH Senior Writer

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