2019 Armed Forces Tribute Full Preview

Posted on May 13 2019 - 11:19am by DV

Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 5/23/19-

The 2019 Armed Forces Tribute Tournament proudly honors our nation’s heroes with one of the best handball events in the country on Memorial Day Weekend.  The 2019 Armed Forces features four of the top five pros on the R48 tour and seven of the top 25.

R48 #1 Killian Carroll slammed the 2018 Armed Forces, winning the singles and teaming with tournament director Abraham Montijo to win the doubles. Carroll will be seeking his third consecutive Armed Forces title, but will have to overcome several of his greatest rivals to repeat, including R48 #2 Sean Lenning and R48 #4 Lucho Cordova.

The WR48 pros will highlight the Women’s Open Singles draw, as WR48 #2 Ciana Ni Churraoin and WR48 #7 Ashley Moler will headline the women’s pro singles field.

Check out all of the important Armed Forces Memorial Day Tournament information below

2019 Armed Forces Memorial Day Tournament

  • Date: May 24-26, 2019
  • Site: Tucson Racquet Club, 4001 N. Country Club Rd. Tucson, AZ 85716
  • Tournament directors: The Fred Lewis Foundation, Fred Lewis, Vince San Angelo, Abraham Montijo
  • Tournament sponsors: The Fred Lewis Foundation
  • Pro Events: Men’s pro singles, Men’s pro doubles, Women’s pro singles
  • Consecutive years of the Armed Forces Memorial Day Tournament held in Tucson: 4
  • List of Armed Forces Memorial Day Tournament (since moving to Tucson) Men’s pro champions: Moreno (2016), Carroll (2017, 2018)
  • Defending Armed Forces Memorial Day Tournament champion: Killian Carroll
  • R48 Men’s ranked pros entered: 7 (Carroll, Lenning, L. Cordova, Fink, Ruiz, Montijo, D. Fernandez)
  • Current or former R48 #1’s entered: 4 (Carroll, Lenning, Fink)

Important Links

Armed Forces Memorial Day Tournament ’19 press release HERE

2019 Armed Forces Tribute Draws and Starting Times HERE

Become a WPH Patreon HERE

Handball Terminology + Instruction and R48 Rules HERE

Race 4 Eight Pro Player Bios HERE

WPH Power Rankings HERE

Race 4 Eight History of Champions and Finalists HERE

David Fink

WPH Senior Writer

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