Fourth Annual 3 Wallball World Championships to be held at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower in Las Vegas
Richest Tournament in Outdoor History will award over $50,000 in prize money
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower joins World Outdoor Racquetball, World Players of Handball and the National Paddleball Association to bring the richest tournament in outdoor racquet sports to the Las Vegas Strip. Players and fans of racquetball, handball and paddleball can get their fill during this four-day tournament featuring free viewing of the top ranked professionals, from around the globe, competing in a multitude of exciting divisions. Amateur men, women and junior players will also battle it out for world titles in their respective classes. It is the only organized event that combines professionals and amateurs from all three court-sports into one high-profile world championship; Professionals will battle for prize money totaling over $50,000.
“The Stratosphere is excited to host Three Wallball World Outdoor Championships for the fourth consecutive year,” said Tim Kuykendall, VP Hotel Operations. “We expect over eight hundred entrants from 4 countries and 21 states at this year’s event.”
The event will take place in the parking lot on the East side of Las Vegas Boulevard, directly across from the Stratosphere Hotel. Tournament directors will transform the parking lot into a racquetball/handball/paddleball lover’s dream with the construction of 15 outdoor courts. Tournament matches begin on Thursday, September 19th at 8am. This event is free and open to the public. The racquetball and handball competitions will be broadcast internationally on two separate networks; with thousands of fans expected to tune-in to this mega sporting event via LIVE streaming and thousands more on-hand in the grandstands courtside.
On Wednesday, September 18th – 3 Wallball will be coordinating a Charity/Fundraiser Racquetball Doubles beginning at 7pm on the show courts, as a kick-off to the event. Professional Racquetball Players will team up for a fun night of pro/am doubles and all funds raised will go to support Wounded Warriors through the Military Racquetball Federation
Special hotel rates for participants and spectators are available during the tournament and can be booked by visiting www.stratospherehotel.com or calling 1.800.998.6937 and using group discount code: C-3WB13.
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 a production show, PIN UP™, and late night live musical entertainment from David Perrico – Pop Evolution twice a month. 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).
WOR is the parallel universe to the traditional sport of racquetball played by millions in clubs throughout the country. The rules are the same, the racquets and ball are similar but the attitude and action take this variation of the sport to a whole new level in the fresh air and bright sunshine. For more information, please visit: www.worldoutdoorracquetball.net
WPH is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to grow the sport of handball through innovation. The WPH organizes and fosters youth development, coordinates the pro handball tour and broadcasts handball major events around the globe. For more information, please visit: www.wphlive.tv
3 Wall Ball, LLC, a Las Vegas business, will address the need for portable, temporary or permanent, and affordable outdoor courts for cities, park districts, clubs and individuals. 3 Wall Ball 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.