WOR announces 8th 3 Wallball World Championships return to Vegas
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower joins World Outdoor Racquetball, World Players of Handball and the National Paddleball Association to bring the richest tournament in outdoor court sports back to the Las Vegas Strip on September 20 – 24, 2017. On its traditional late September weekend, the event will take advantage of the great fall weather with highs forecast in the low 90’s and lows in the mid 60’s. With over 500 players expected and over a thousand matches to be played, the players and fans will enjoy the great weather, great special events, exciting play, and, of course, all the day and night life of Las Vegas. ESPN3 film crews are scheduled to return in 2017 after a successful broadcast of the 2015 & 2016 3WallBall Championships; when over 400,000 viewers tuned in to capture exiting Racquetball, Handball and Paddleball play on the WatchESPN App.
Plans for 2017 include the addition of new 3 wall and 1 wall courts with a projected total of 23 courts to be used for play; meanwhile, indoor 4 wall play may supplement the already ambitious 3Wallball Championship weekend schedule, to be determined.
More additions and information regarding event details and specifics will be released promptly on the event website at 3wallball.com and the player & fan entry system at R2Sports.com, pending its activation.
About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower:
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere and the production show PIN UP™, featuring PLAYBOY’s 2011 Playmate of the Year® Claire Sinclair. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).
Based in Portland, OR, World Outdoor Racquetball (WOR) is the governing body and organizer of outdoor play. Formed in 2004, WOR is actively expanding and further developing the sport of racquetball played at outdoor facilities throughout the world plus developing new venues for the sport through relationships with clubs, parks, schools, and events, including those that will use portable and temporary courts for major events, promotions and championships.
World Players of Handball Foundation [WPHLiveTV] is a 501(c)3 nonprofit tax-exempt Foundation whose mission is to grow the sport of handball through innovation. The WPH organizes and fosters youth development, coordinates the pro handball in & outdoor tour and broadcasts handball major events around the globe. The WPH has partnered with ESPN for the 2017/18 handball season and will bring the sport to expanded audiences nationwide. For more information, please visit: www.wphlive.tv or contact [email protected] via email.
3 Wall Ball, LLC, a Las Vegas business, will be supported in this event by Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, World Outdoor Racquetball, World Players of Handball, and the National Paddleball Association. 3 Wall Ball is the official court of World Outdoor Racquetball. Visit 3WallBall.com for more information.