Red Death Handballers-
Welcome to Missoula, Montana!
The time has finally arrived. Put your gloves on and grab your
balls. It's Red Death 2018!! I'd like to welcome all handball
players from around the United States, Canada, Mexico, Ireland and everywhere in-between. We will be at Peak Fitness located at their Racquet Center @ 4990 Blue Mountain Drive, Missoula, Montana, and we want you to stop in.
This weekend promises to be a fun and exciting display of talent and
athleticism, and with ESPN in the house, courtesy of the World Players of
Handball (www.wphlive.tv), we will be
exposing the game of handball to the masses. Please, send your friends,
handball contacts and mailing lists the attached broadcast schedule and make
them aware to tune in Saturday and Sunday (Jan 27th & 28th)
on WatchESPN, Channel ESPN3. You can
download the app in iTunes, Google Play, watch on your Smart Device, Xbox,
Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast; even on your laptop, MAC, PC and many more. Go to www.watchespn
for more info.
Having Handball on ESPN is such a big deal and we all need to get
together to support the efforts of the WPH (Purchase their membership @
thehandballstore.com) by helping them promote the viewership. Man, I love this game!
In an effort to keep matches moving along at a reasonable pace, we
are playing 3 games to 15. Consolation matches (if we offer them due to
court restrictions) will be one game to 25. Amateur players will referee
their own matches with the finals having an appointed referee. Hey, this is a friendly downhome gathering of
handball players that are just cool people.
We expect no issues, as this tournament relies on the honesty and good
sportsmanship of the gentlemen (…women too!) that play this greatest of all games.
Please recheck your starting times.
A few players contacted us with time restrictions and we worked hard to
change those times to accommodate. This
means your once-determined-time, probably got pushed to a later time of the day. On R2sports, all you need to do is go to the
home page and select the tab called Times to see your starting time. Additionally, we will activate the draws once
the first match of the event is played early Friday morning.
In town early and want to catch some amazing play? WPH Pro qualifier begins at 9am on Friday and
this will be high-energy handball at it’s finest. Please come watch these up and comers
battle-it-out for a chance to qualify as a pro.
Good luck to all players, amateur and pro alike. May you hit as
many roll outs as possible and maybe find a crack or two.
Randy "Red Death" Jolliffe
Tournament Hotel: The Sleep Inn, 3425 Dore Ln 406-543-5883. Rooms are $79 a night!! Just say you are with the tournament to get this price. This is the closest hotel to the venue.
Race4Eight Pro Tour Schedule, HERE