Austin, TX, WPH Press, 6/5/18– The University of Texas and the World Players of Handball are proud to present the R48 8 WPH R48 Pre-Qualifier & 2018 Texas State Singles Championships in Austin, TX at UT’s Gregory Gym on the weekend of November 9-11, 2018. The winner of the Men’s Open Singles at the Texas State Singles Championships will be awarded with a $500 travel stipend to the Race 4 Eight event of his choice during the 2018-2019 R48 8 season, courtesy of the Houston Handball Club.
The 2018 Texas State Singles Championships will serve as the second R48 Pre Qualifier in Austin, and will also feature Men’s and Women’s skill level divisions, Master’s brackets, and three doubles divisions.
The winner of the Texas State Singles/R48 Pre Qualifier will choose from Race 4 Eight stops in Portland (December), Montana (January), New Orleans LTE (February), Houston LTE (March), San Francisco (April), and Salt Lake City (May). If the Men’s Open Singles champion is unable to attend a Race 4 Eight event during this Race season or is currently ranked in the Race 4 Eight Elite 8, the Men’s Open Singles finalist will be awarded the travel stipend. Per WPH R48 Pre-Qualifier rules, if two or more players ranked inside the R48 top 25 enter the Texas State Singles R48 Pre Qualifier, the winner will receive direct entry into Montana or San Francisco (Portland, New Orleans LTE, and Houston LTE are open draws and Salt Lake City does not offer a direct entry option). The $500 travel stipend can be used for any stop, but the direct entry option is not available for open draws.
“Adam Bernhard captured last year’s R48 Pre Qualifier in Austin and will be poised to defend his home turf against what will undoubtedly be a strong field in November,” stated Race 4 Eight tour administrator and WPH Executive Director Dave Vincent. “The Race 4 Eight has held events in Houston each year since 2013 and we have seen the talent in the Texas area first-hand for several years. It’s impressive and we’re excited to once again partner with the University of Texas Handball Club in hosting this R48 Pre Qualifier in Austin.”
Out-of-town students will receive free entry, novice entries are $10, in-state students are $30, while standard first-event entries, including entry into the Texas State Singles/R48 Pre-Qualifier is $55.
For more info and to enter the 2018 Texas State Singles Championships & WPH R48 Pre-Qualifier, go HERE
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