Houston, TX, WPH Press, 6/4/19- The World Players of Handball and the Houston Handball Club are thrilled to host the 2020 Houston R48Pro Powered by ESPN + Texas State Doubles Championships, April 24-26, 2020 at the Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA, located at 808 Pease St., Houston, TX 77002.
The R48 will be staged in Houston for the seventh year, with the Texas State Doubles Championships being held in conjunction with the 2020 Houston R48Pro, featuring Open Doubles, Combined-age 80 Doubles, Combined 100 Doubles, Combined 120 Doubles, and Combined 140 Doubles.
R48 #1 Killian Carroll clinched R48 Men’s Pro titles in Houston in 2017 and 2018 and will aim for the hat trick in Houston in 2020. Will anyone stop “Flash” in Space City in 2020? Expect the game’s best to be competing at the Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA April 24-26, 2020, including Texas R48 handball stars Adam Bernhard and Memo Pallares.
Joining the top pros in Houston will be the Southwest’s best skill level and age group players vying for Texas State Doubles Championships.
“We are so excited to be returning to Houston for the seventh year,” stated 2020 Houston R48Pro co-tournament director and R48 Elite 8 pro David Fink. “The Houston Handball Club treats the players so well, from the kickoff celebration on Thursday night to endless hospitality and the best courts on the tour. We can’t wait for another great event in H Town!”
Editor’s Note: Eight Race 4 Eight pros will be invited to compete in Houston, with eight qualifiers joining the invited eight in Friday’s round of 16 play. *Sam Esser qualified for the 2020 Houston R48 by winning the Austin R48 Pre Qualifier in November of 2019 and Adam Bernhard qualified for the 2020 Houston R48 by winning the LAAC R48 Pre Qualifier in December of 2019. Esser and Bernhard chose to use their “direct entry” options from Austin and the LAAC, respectively, for Houston’s 2020 R48. With Esser and Bernhard already exempt in the main draw as a successful qualifiers, Houston will now offer six qualifier slots.
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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, New York, 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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