The R48 Heads to Las Vegas

Posted on Jan 29 2018 - 8:42pm by DV

Las Vegas, NV, WPH Press, 1/30/18 The WPH Race 4 Eight 7 professional handball tour is thrilled to host its fourth event of the R48 7 season and first R48 event in Las Vegas, NV, from February 9-11, 2018 at the Las Vegas Athletic Club Central, 2655 Maryland Pkwy & Karen Ave Ste 100, Las Vegas, NV 89109. The Las Vegas Royal Flush R48 7 Stop #4 will feature the top 10 ranked pros on the Race 4 Eight tour, as well as a deep qualifier draw with players from California, Arizona, Oregon, Minnesota, Colorado, New York, Canada, and Ireland in the fourth event of the R48 7 season. Top locals and regional players will also compete in the Las Vegas Royal Flush in singles and doubles brackets.

Race 4 Eight #1 Killian Carroll (IRE) ended the 2016-2017 Race 4 Eight 6 season with three victories in his last four starts, including winning the WPH R48 Player’s Championship for the second consecutive year. Carroll will enter the R48 7 Las Vegas Royal Flush as the overwhelming favorite, on the heels of three consecutive victories in Atlanta, Tucson, and Montana to start the R48 7 season. Carroll will contend with Race 4 Eight Elite 8 rivals David Fink (AZ), Mando Ortiz (CA), Luis Cordova (GA), Sean Lenning (WA), Luis Moreno (AZ), Daniel Cordova (GA), Marcos Chavez (CA) and a strong contingent of qualifiers.

“Killian has really separated himself from the pack on the Race 4 Eight tour,” stated WPH Executive Director David Vincent. “Killian’s athleticism, fitness, discipline, and confidence will make him very difficult to beat in Las Vegas and going forward on the Race 4 Eight.”

The Las Vegas Royal Flush will also feature the third stop of the WPH Outdoor tour, as the top 4-Wall Big Ball stars will compete in pro Big Ball doubles.

“Las Vegas has hosted a lot of really big handball tournaments in the last 10 years and I’m really excited that Las Vegas is going to be hosting its first official Race 4 Eight stop,” stated R48 #5 pro Luis Cordova. “Las Vegas will attract the game’s best players, and in turn, produce great matches.”

For more information on the WPH Outdoor Big Ball Doubles at the Royal Flush, go here

To watch the action from Las Vegas live on ESPN3 from February 10-11, go here

For more information and to enter the R48 7 Las Vegas Royal Flush, go here

For a full preview of the Race 4 Eight 7 season, go here

WPH RACE 4 EIGHT: The World Players of Handball’s Race 4 Eight 7 Powered by ESPN features seven stops, culminating with WPH R48 7 The Player’s Championship. Similar to Nascar’s Nextel Cup and the FedEx PGA Playoffs, players earn points in the Race 4 Eight’s first six stops to qualify for the season-ending Player’s Championship and bonus prizes. Atlanta, GA hosted the first stop of the season in October of 2017, followed by the Tucson Memorial in November. Montana’s Red Death was the third stop of the R48 7 season and first of 2018, with stops in Las Vegas, NV, Houston, TX, and New York City, NY and Salt Lake City still to come on the R48 7. Salt Lake City will host the Aces Player’s Championship for the fourth time to close out the R48 7 season. 

For more information on the WPH Race 4 Eight 7 season, please contact World Players of Handball Executive Director David Vincent at or World Players of Handball Development Director David Fink at For more information on the World Players of Handball, please visit