Top Pros Set To Attend Junior Benefit In Tucson: Press Release

Posted on Oct 29 2014 - 5:52pm by DV

Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 10/30/14- The World Players of Handball is proud to present the Race 4 Eight IV Stop #2 featuring current world champion Paul Brady and WPH R48 #1 and Tucson’s own Luis Moreno at the Tucson Racquet Club, 4001 N. Country Club Rd., Tucson AZ 85716 from November 7th-9th, 2014.

Current and four-time world champion Paul Brady, coming in from his home country of Ireland for this event, will be making his first professional start at the famed Tucson Racquet Club on the heels of his dominating victory at the Simple Green U.S. Open in the third week of October. 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 Tucson’s David Fink, Sean Lenning and Abraham Montijo.

“Having Paul Brady at the Tucson R48 stop would be the equivalent of having Roger Federer playing the U.S. Open at the McKale Center or Peyton Manning playing in the Super Bowl at Arizona Stadium,” revealed WPH Executive Director David Vincent. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness one of the world’s most electrifying athletes.”

Joining Brady, Moreno, Fink, and Lenning in the elite Tucson field will be San Francisco’s Emmett Peixoto, Southern California’s Mando Ortiz and Marcos Chavez, and Milwaukee’s Anthony Selestow. Several dozen players will also travel from the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Ireland to compete for coveted spots in the Tucson R48 field.   Play begins Friday morning at 9am, November 7th, and concludes Sunday afternoon, with the finals—all at the Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club on Country Club Road.

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 and four qualifiers. 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 broadcast live on the Watch ESPN app.

The Race 4 Eight IV held its first event in October of 2014 at the Simple Green U.S. Open in Fountain Valley, CA. The Race 4 Eight IV resumes in Tucson in November of 2014, and continues in Houston in January of 2015, San Francisco in February of 2015, and New York City in early March of 2015 to determine the Elite 8 players that will qualify for The Player’s Championship in April of 2015 in Salt Lake City.

For more information on the Race 4 Eight III Tour 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



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