SALT LAKE CITY — Killian Carroll and Catriona Casey each claimed the WPH Players Championship over the weekend. The two champions capped a sensational tournament with an impressive victory in their respective finals.
Casey took the court first on Sunday morning, with fellow Irishwomen Fiona Tully awaiting her in the Women’s Pro finals. Tully and Casey were both dominant in their semifinals, making this a highly anticipated clash.
Tully jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but Casey went on a huge run from there, only allowing Tully another two points in the first game. Casey seemed to only be getting better as the match went on, and continued her strong play through the second game, eventually defeating Tully by the scores of 15-5, 15-5. Casey continues to be the most dominant player the tour has ever seen.
Next was the Men’s Pro Final, where Carroll was taking on Leo Canales. Canales was the breakout star of the tournament, earning impressive wins over Daniel Cordova and number one ranked pro Luis Cordova to clinch his spot in his first ever finals.
Canales showed it was no fluke he was there, as he jumped out to a hot start and built an early lead against Carroll. Canales couldn’t keep the momentum rolling though, and Carroll came back to win game one 15-11. The second game saw Carroll jump out to a big lead, and this time it was Canales who came back, eventually tying the game at 8. Carroll refocused, and scored the final few points he needed to win the match, and win the Player’s Championship.
With the WPH Pro rankings finalized, it’s official that Luis Cordova will finish the season as the tour’s number one ranked Men’s player for the first time in his career! Catriona Casey will again finish as the number one ranked Women’s player, as she has for multiple years.
Congrats to the WPH on running another incredible Pro Tour this season. Congrats to the Salt Lake City Aces for putting on an incredible tournament.
You can view the full results from the tournament HERE.
You can read a full recap from each day from the tournament courtesy of the WPH HERE.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The 2022-2023 WPH Pro Tour concludes this weekend at the Sports Mall with their most prestigious event: The Player’s Championship.
The Player’s Championship delivers an exciting conclusion to the 11th R48Pro season, where players compete to compile ranking points to earn end-of-season bonuses. Luis Cordova (Juarez, MEX) and Martin Mulkerrins (College Station, Texas) are currently the top two ranked players on the men’s side, and will aim to finish in the top spot this weekend. They will be joined by the likes of Paul Brady (Co. Cavan, IRE), Killian Carroll (Boston), and Sean Lenning (Tucson), among many more in the Men’s Pro bracket.
Defending Women’s champion, Catriona Casey (Co. Cork, IRE) makes her return to Salt Lake City with the hope to capture another WR48Pro crown. She is joined by fellow Irish players Fiona Tully (Co. Roscommon, IRE) and Elise McCrory (Co. Tyrone, IRE) in a very strong Women’s Pro bracket.
Read a full preview from the WPH HERE.
The ESPN+ WPH Broadcast schedule is available HERE.
Check out the entries and follow along with the results HERE.
Read daily recaps of the tournament from the WPH HERE.