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Posted on Oct 10 2016 - 9:32am by DV

rrThe 2016 Simple Green U.S. Open Race 4 Eight VI Stop #1 + The WPH Outdoor Finale V & 1WallBall!

Fountain Valley, CA, WPH Press, 10/10/16- The 2016 Simple Green U.S. Open of Handball returns for its 10th installment at the Los Caballeros Sports Village in beautiful Fountain Valley, CA, located at 17272 Newhope St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708, from October 20th-23rd 2016. The Simple Green U.S. Open honors handball’s greatest champion, 11-time national 4-Wall singles champion and Simple Green U.S. Open tournament director Naty “El Gato” Alvarado Sr.

The Simple Green U.S. Open has become the most coveted prize in handball, with the game’s best players from across the world trying to peak for Simple Green’s handball extravaganza. Offering the most prize money of any tournament in the world combined with the professional Simple Green U.S. Open staff and sensational facilities, the Simple Green U.S. Open is a can’t miss event each fall for players and fans.

625586_10152028019868799_1697975797_nKnown as the “Festival of Handball” for combining 1-Wall, 3-Wall, and 4-Wall, the Simple Green U.S. Open attracts the world’s best players from each code, as evidenced by its outstanding list of champions that has dated back to the first installment of the Simple Green U.S. Open in 2006. Paul Brady, Catriona Casey, Timbo Gonzalez, Marcos Chavez, Samzon Hernandez, Aisling Reilly, and Luis Moreno are just a few of the current or former world #1’s who have hoisted Simple Green championships in the first nine editions of the event.

2016 promises to be another spectacular Simple Green U.S. Open, as ESPN3 will be covering the 1-Wall, 3-Wall, and 4-Wall action live for the third consecutive year. The World Players of Handball is proud to partner with Simple Green in broadcasting all of the action live on ESPN3, providing Simple Green and the sport of handball the platform to reach hundreds of thousands of viewers during each day of the event.

The 2016 Simple Green U.S. Open serves as the first event of the WPH Race 4 Eight VI season, featuring the R48Men’s Pro, the WR48Pro, and the SR48 Pro. The World Players of Handball’s Race 4 Eight VI powered by ESPN and features seven regular season stops, starting with the 2016 Simple Green U.S. Open and culminating with The Player’s Championship in Salt Lake City in April of 2017. 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. Each Race event is broadcast live on the Watch ESPN app.

1383405_10152024622323799_1803165550_nThe Simple Green U.S. Open also serves as the culmination of the WPH Outdoor V season, with the outdoor superstars descending upon the portable 3-Wall and 1-Wall courts in the hopes of capturing Simple Green glory. The portable outdoor courts erected on the tennis stadium at Los Caballeros Sports Village provide the outdoor superstars with one of the most sensational arena in which to compete in outdoor handball.

For more information on the WPH Race 4 Eight and WPH Outdoor Player’s Cup Series, 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