The World Players of Handball returns to Texas, February 19th-21st, 2016- The Houston Handball Club proudly presents the Texas State Doubles & WPH R48Pro V (Stop #4) as we move dates (from Jan to Feb) to allow for even more participation! Enjoy warmer weather, more family activities and explore Space City between amazing handball action!
“We have always put Houston and their community right atop the list as the best in the business and we are so excited to return,” says WPH Executive Director, David Vincent. “We will focus on the Elite Eight at this stop with guys like Paul Brady, Killian Carroll, Sean Lenning, and a band of talented qualifiers.” This year, like last, the WPH will allow anyone to play in the pro qualifier w/a player cap of 32 (first come, first serve). This is also a Senior 40+ stop. If you celebrate a 40th birthday this year (2016) or are already a master player, this event is open and ready for you. Expect national master champions like Tyler Hamel, Dan Zimet, Chris Watkins, Marcos Chavez, Dan Armijo and even Naty Alvarado at this tournament. Entry is open and taking names! HERE>
Eight qualifiers will be integrated into the main draw where eight ‘named’ players will be waiting for their arrival. Qualifier action begins as early as 9am on Friday, February 19th. WPH Main draw starts after 2pm; meanwhile, local state doubles will soon follow. Anyone can play in the state doubles! “A couple years back, Dave Chapman (MO) and Anthony Selestow (WI) won the state doubles here in Texas,” said one tournament organizer. “So, out of towners, it’s on you if you want the crown.” All participants must be part of the Houston Handball Club, as a paid member, in order to play for a state title, but membership dues are not very expensive. Minimal fee.
ESPN3 & WatchESPN App – Coverage begins on Saturday, February 20th, when the WPH gathers the pro men quarterfinals LIVE for your viewing. Please tell your friends to tune in. WPH Live TV will continue filming on ESPN Sunday, February 21st, for the men’s 40+ and Pro finals.
NOTE: This is a Senior 40+ Stop in addition to the R48Pro. Seniors will play with the USHA Red 21 Ball (one game match to 25). See WPH for prizes and scoring/plus info: email@example.com
HOTEL: There is a convention the same weekend as the Houston Handball Tournament, downtown. All hotels will sell out (fair warning). Book your hotel today at a reduced fee and just minutes (walk) to the facility. The Houston DoubleTree, by hilton is offering the lowest rates with discount code: HCC. Call to make your reservation today – (713) 759-0202. The DoubleTree is located at 400 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002 and the rate is $119.00 per night. After Jan 30th, this rate could skyrocket to $250 per night or more or, just sell out (which is what is anticipated).
CLUB: Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA – 808 Pease St., Houston, Texas 77002
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