Wild Card season kicks off in Chicago

October 19, 2017


Kicking off the Wild Card race!

The Chicago Inter Handball Club welcomes eight top men’s clubs and four women’s clubs to Chicago for the eighth annual Michael Lipov Memorial Tournament. The event honors a dedicated handball fan and will take place at Northeastern Illinois University (5500 North Saint Louis Avenue). This year’s tournament will feature many familiar faces and some of the best handball teams in North America.

On the men’s side, reigning champions New York Athletic Club are returning to defend their title. They will face last year’s third place finishers Army West Point; familiar foe Chicago Inter and newly formed Revol, which is made of many of the National team athletes that took second place last year as United.

Additions to this year’s tournament are west coast rivals San Francisco CalHeat, newcomer Barrington youth team, Canadian Alberta Youth, and Canadian Ontario Handball Clubs. We are thrilled to have two Canadian teams joining this year’s pool to continue the tradition of international competition.

On the women’s side, we will again see the defending champions back – Rogue. They will face tough match-ups against last year’s second-place finishers Chicago Inter. West Coast powerhouse San Francisco CalHeat and a strong Army West Point team will round out the field.

We would like to thank our partners, without whom this event would not be possible. They are the reason we are able to have handball in Chicago!

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Equipment and Apparel sponsor, hummel USA


Athletico, our Official Provider of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training


Catch the action

We will be announcing a live streaming schedule shortly. In the meantime, check out the schedule here or by going to http://usateamhandball.usetopscore.com/e/chicago-tournament-2017