Join us for the Season Finale of the
WPH Race4Eight Professional Handball Tour of 2019/20 at the
ACES PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Date: May 14-17, 2020 Location: Sports Mall, Salt Lake City, Utah
R2Sports Link - https://www.r2sports.com/website/event-website.asp?TID=30936
The Ace Clean-Up Crew & Touring Pros return to the Land of Zion, as the 9th edition of the R48Pro concludes with the WPH Aces Players Championships, Powered by ESPN. #ThePlayers will take the world's best players, amateurs and fans on a thrilling action-packed weekend of fun-And you are invited! Come join us at the venue voted, "Best in Show," by the touring pros, EIGHT YEARS IN A ROW!!! The Entry is open to the public now and is highlighted by divisions for Women, Juniors, Amateurs, Elite Pros, Skilled, Age Division; Singles, Doubles; Small Ball 4 Wall! This will be the season finale for the WPH Elite Men, Top Women & 40+ Seniors!
All players entering the R48 Qualifier, R48, WR48, and SR48 must be current WPH members - thehandballstore.com
TV Coverage: This event will be aired LIVE on ESPN3 & the WatchESPN App courtesy of the WPHLiveTV Film Crew (Friday, Saturday & Sunday). Ask the WPH for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule: Thursday PM WPH Qualifier Begins (WPH may qualify up to eight players; winning qualifiers will be placed in the Sweet 16 draw alongside the Elite 8 - this qualifier entry is capped at 32, but there are back-outs. Get your name on the qualifier waiting list today: first come-first serve! email@example.com); Main Rd of 16 will begin as early as 12 noon Friday; Local amateur & skilled divisions begin as early as 10am on Friday; Saturday night banquet; Sunday finals should conclude by 1:30pm.
Aces Tourney INFO:
-Everyone is guaranteed 2 matches this year.
-All divisions will be played with the 21 ball.
-Be prepared to play Thursday at 2 pm (R48 Qualifiers), at 11am Friday (all other brackets) and Tourney ends 3 pm Sunday.
-In order to maximize event games are 15-15-15.
-There will be a tournament shirt for all participants and a special tournament souvenir.
-Players can sign up for 2 divisions max.
-We are combining the Qualifiers and Open division. Anyone that loses in the Qualifiers will drop down to the Open division.
-Tournament Director has the right to combine or cancel any divisions.
2020 Aces Player's Championship Race 4 Eight Prize Money:
R48 Men’s Pro: 1st: $3,000; 2nd: $1,800; 3rd/4th: $1,350/$1,350; 5th: $1,250; 6th: $1,150; 7th/8th: $1000/$1000; 9th: $800; 10th: $700, 11th/12th: $600, 13th-16th: $450; 17th: $100
WR48: $1,250; 2nd: $750; 3rd: $500; Possible Additional Payouts or reductions depending on the numbers of players in the draw. Note: a player must win a round to receive payment - a “bye” is not a win.
SR48: $1,250; 2nd: $750; 3rd: $500; Possible Additional Payouts or reductions depending on the numbers of players in the draw. Note: a player must win a round to receive payment - a “bye” is not a win.
Open Singles: 1st $800, 2nd $400
Open Doubles: 1st $800, 2nd $400 (must be split equally)
Student/Novice - Your first division fee has been reduced to a flat $50.00. Please use the Code: STUDENT/NOVICE in the coupon section at check out to gain discount. Must show student ID at check in to receive discount. Discounts will not be made at the tournament desk. Additionally, there is an early entry discount of $15 when entering before May 3rd, 2019. A late fee of $50 will be added when entering AFTER the posted deadline; with fee increases at the tournament desk. All entry fee money is remitted to Ace Disposal; meanwhile, WPH Pro Prize Money paid out by WPH.
Tournament Hotel – The Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Midvalley is located 1.5 miles away from the tournament venue. The following link has the group discount code included. https://reservations.travelclick.com/77098?userType=GRP
The group code is ACES20
One on One with a Pro – Thursday night (5/14) from 6-8 pm. A few pros will be offering their time and knowledge to help any players better their game. The price is set at $100 for 45 minutes. This is an opportunity to dissect your game and work on any aspects of your game that you are unhappy with. Please contact Ruben Garza (801-913-0210 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve a spot.
Action Shot Photo Booth – There will be a photo booth to take professional action shots courtesy of Camilla Bell Photography. Upon check in you will be given a token to redeem in the squash court for an action shot. The Photographer will be present from 2-4 pm on Saturday. The hours might change based on demand. The photos will be edited and emailed after the tournament. For any special pictures requests contact Camilla Bell here (https://www.camillabell.com/contact). Make sure to update your photo on R2sports after the tournament!
Jr/Collegiate Clinic – We will be holding a Jr/Collegiate clinic this year at the Aces Tournament. Professional handball stars will help instruct all Jr/Collegiate handball players that are present. We will reserve a court on Saturday (5/16) from 1-2 pm.
Banquet at Ace Disposal – The Aces Banquet will be held on Saturday (5/16) from 7-11 pm. As always, we will be treated with amazing food and great company. There will be a raffle with some great prizes. Following the food, we will play 3-wall on the two handball courts on the premises.
List of past winners - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aOPK1v01Pyug1Ia85chDF9CAIXxek79M5elebvellkg/edit?usp=sharing
For any questions or concerns you can contact Rob Bell (775-742-8737 call/text or email@example.com)
Upcoming Event – Utah State Singles (March 27-29, 2020)
Sign Up Here https://www.utahhandball.com/
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