Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 2/27/15-‐ The World Players of Handball and the New York Athletic Club are proud to present the Race 4 Eight IV Stop #5, featuring current world champion and Race 4 Eight #1 Paul Brady, current Women’s Race 4 Eight #1 Catriona Casey and nine-‐time WPH R48 Champion Luis Moreno at the New York Athletic Club, March 13th-‐ 15th, 2015, 180 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019.
Current and four-‐time world champion and New York Athletic Club sponsored athlete Paul Brady, coming in from his home country of Ireland for this event, will be defending his title from the R48 III’s stop at the New York Athletic Club, on the heels of his dominating victories this at the WPH R48 IV Stop #1 at the Simple Green U.S. Open in October of 2014, the WPH R48 IV Stop #2 in Tucson, AZ in November of 2014, the WPH R48 IV Stop #3 in Houston, TX in January of 2015 and WPH R48 IV Stop #4 in San Francisco in February of 2015. Brady is unquestionably the best player of his generation and arguably the best player of all-‐time, losing just two matches between 2005-‐2014, while winning every major title in the sport. Brady will contend with his greatest rival, Tucson’s Luis Moreno, as well as the other top stars in professional handball, including New York City’s Stephen Cooney, Seattle’s Sean Lenning, and Southern California’s Mando Ortiz.
The world’s top women stars will also be in action at the New York Athletic Club, as Women’s Race 4 Eight #1 Catriona Casey, also traveling from her home country of Ireland, aims to keep her undefeated lifetime WR48 record intact against the best women players in the world from the United States, Canada and Ireland.
“Having Paul Brady and Catriona Casey competing on the Race 4 Eight is truly an honor for our tour,” revealed WPH Executive Director David Vincent. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness two of the world’s most electrifying and sensational athletes.”
Several dozen players will also travel from the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Ireland to compete for coveted spots in the New York Athletic Club’s R48 and WR48 fields. Play begins Friday morning at 11 am, March 13th, and concludes Sunday afternoon, with the finals—all at the New York Athletic Club.
WPH RACE 4 EIGHT: The World Players of Handball’s Race 4 Eight IV powered by ESPN and EDTL Handball features six regular season stops, culminating in The Player’s Championship in Salt Lake City, UT for the top eight point earners on the tour. Similar to Nascar’s Nextel Cup and the FedEx PGA Playoffs, players earn points in the Race 4 Eight’s first five stops to qualify for the season-‐ending Player’s Championship and $20k first place prize. Each Race event is broadcasted live on the Watch ESPN app.
The Race 4 Eight IV held the first event in October of 2014 at the Simple Green U.S. Open in Fountain Valley, CA. the second event in Tucson in the fall of 2014, the third event in Houston in January of 2015 and the fourth event in San Francisco in February of 2015. After New York City March of 2015, the Elite 8 players from the R48 IV tour and the WR48 II tour will head to Salt Lake City and The Player’s Championship in April of 2015.
For more information on the Race 4 Eight III Tour 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