The World Players of Handball is thrilled to kick off the 13-event 2019/20 R48 IX season with longest running WPH event, the WPH’s Rodney Fink Classic. The July 13-14 RFC 11 will be a R48 IX Pre Qualifier, with the highest finisher in the RFC 11 not ranked inside the R48 8 Elite 8 receiving a R48 main draw direct entry into the 2019/20 R48 9 Atlanta (October 4, 2019) and a travel stipend to Hotlanta.
The RFC 11 will also feature 1-Wall small ball singles on Sunday, July 14, 4-Wall B singles, 4-Wall Playoff singles, as well as JR WPH junior handball clinics. Irish Race 4 Eight rising stars Niall O’Connor, David Walsh, and Fiona Tully will be joined in the outstanding RFC 11 draw by Canadian stars and the best players from Pittsburgh, Ohio, and Missouri.
Check out all of the important 2019 RFC 11 tournament information below
- Date: July 13-14, 2019
- Site: L.A. Fitness Bridgeville 1155 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017
- Tournament directors: David Fink, WPH
- Tournament sponsors: JR WPH, Rodney Fink
- Pro Events: R48 Pre Qualifier, 1-Wall Small Ball Singles
- List of WPH RFC 4-Wall pro champions: Chapman (2009), Moreno (2010), Fink (2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018), Shanks (2012), Cooney (2014, 2017)
- List of RFC 1-Wall small ball pro champions: Fink (2015, 2016), O’Donnell (2017)
- Defending RFC champion: David Fink
- Number of ranked R48 pros entered (Elite 8 + Qualifier): 2
- Current or former R48 #1’s entered: 1 (Fink)
2019 RFC 11 Press Release 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.
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