Portland, OR, WPH Press, 10/15/19- The 2019 R48 IX R48LTE Portland Classic marks the 59th event in the history of the Race 4 Eight tour, with the tour spanning 16 states in the R48’s first nine seasons. The 2019 R48 IX R48LTE Portland Classic will feature four of the R48’s top six pros, including R48 #3 Sean Lenning and R48 #4 Lucho Cordova, as well as Next Gen star and R48 #24 Niall O’Connor and former R48 Elite 8 member and defending Portland Classic champion Aaron Garner.
More than 90 handball players from across the country will compete in men’s and women’s singles and doubles brackets at the famed Multnomah Athletic Club in downtown Portland, one of the world’s most prestigious athletic clubs. The MAC hosted the R48 Player’s Championship in 2016, producing electrifying handball on the most fan-friendly two-Wall glass exhibition court in the sport and the third edition of the Portland Classic and the third R48 stop at the MAC will undoubtedly produce more electrifying moments.
2019 R48LTE R48 IX Portland Classic
- Date: October 18-20, 2019
- Site: Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR 97205
- Tournament director: Conor Casey,
- Tournament sponsor: JR WPH
- Pro Events: R48LTE pro singles
- List of R48 Portland R48 Men’s pro champions: Carroll (2016), D. Cordova (2018)
- Defending Portland Classic champion: Aaron Garner
- Defending Portland R48 champion: D. Cordova
- Number of ranked R48 pros entered: 6
- Current or former R48 #1’s entered: 2 (Lenning, Fink)
Portland Classic R48 IX R48LTE Press Release HERE
Follow the draws and results of the Portland Classic R48 IX R48LTE HERE
R48LTE explained HERE
Handball Terminology + Instruction and R48 Rules HERE
Race 4 Eight Pro Player Bios HERE
WPH Power Rankings HERE
DF’s R48 Fun Facts and Trends HERE
Race 4 Eight History of Champions and Finalists HERE
WPH RACE 4 EIGHT: The World Players of Handball’s 2019/20 Race 4 Eight 9 Powered by ESPN features R48 stops in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, Oregon, Montana, Louisiana, Texas, Texas, California, and Utah, 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.
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