Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 6/22/17- The World Players of Handball is thrilled to present the Race 4 Eight Pre-Qualifier on September 9, 2017 at the Tucson Racquet Club in Tucson, AZ. This September 9th event will be a one-day only tournament with R48 Pre-Qualifier singles, Donation Master’s/B doubles and a special Battle of the Border junior team competition between Tucson’s Fred Lewis Foundation and JR WPH Juarez.
The concept of the R48 Pre-Qualifier is to allow top local and regional players to battle for a travel stipend for a future Race 4 Eight professional tour event. The winner of the September 9th Tucson Pre-Qualifier singles will receive a flight, entry and possible lodging expenses at the Race 4 Eight event of their choice during the 2017-2018 Race 4 Eight 7 season.
The Race 4 Eight Pre-Qualifier will feature one game singles matches to 25 [R48 Qualifier rules], with all matches being completed on Saturday, September 9th between 9 am to 5 pm. Race 4 Eight Elite 8 pros are not eligible, as this spot is only for entry into a Race 4 Eight qualifier event, of which Elite 8 pros are already named and participating.
The September 9th Tucson R48 Pre-Qualifier will also feature the fourth edition of the “Battle of the Border,” pitting Tucson’s Fred Lewis Foundation against JR WPH Juarez, in what has become a very friendly and spirited junior team event.
Donation Doubles will also be offered, with Master’s and B level players teaming up to raise money for the Tucson Memorial Race 4 Eight 7 stop (November 10-12, 2017) at the Tucson Racquet Club. Doubles entries will be donation only, meaning participants can donate whatever they feel is appropriate to support the upcoming Tucson Memorial.
“The WPH is extremely excited to host the first R48 Pre-Qualifier in Tucson,” stated WPH Development Director David Fink. “We hope this R48 Pre-Qualifier format will be adopted in numerous cities across the country to provide aspiring players with the opportunity to earn Race 4 Eight playing opportunities and travel assistance in their regions. Adding the Battle of the Border and Donation Doubles will make September 9 a sensational event.”
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