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Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 4/5/19- The 2018/19 Race 4 Eight season has featured seven R48 Men’s Pro events, two SR48 stops and two WR48 stops through the end of March. The R48 Men’s Pro has featured four different champions in its first seven stops of the season, while the #1 pros on the WR48 (Casey) and SR48 (Fink) have nabbed the four available titles on the WR48 and SR48 events this season, respectively.

The “Elite 8” R48 Men’s Pros were in action at the 2019 San Francisco Olympic Club R48, with Killian Carroll seizing his second R48 title of the season in thrilling semifinal and finals tiebreakers. WR48 #1 Catriona Casey decimated the women’s pro bracket in Frisco, earning her 17th WR48 title in 19 WR48 events.

The R48 Men’s pros will play in their eighth stop of the 2018/19 R48 season at the NYAC R48LTE April 12-14. The R48, WR48, and SR48 will complete the 2018/19 Race 4 Eight season at the Aces Player’s Championship in Salt Lake City May 17-19.

Check out all of the 2018/19 Race 4 Eight Elite pro’s stats through the Tucson R48LTE ‘19 below + go Inside the Numbers.

2018/19 R48 Men’s Pro (four events)

Killian Carroll

Ranking: #1

Started season: #1

Age: 6/15/1993

Hometown: Cork County, IRE (now resides in Boston, MA)

Height: 5’7

2018/19 R48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Atlanta: 3rd (L. Cordova), 2-1, 80-60 (57%)

Tucson: 2nd (Lenning) 3-1, 119-85 (58%)

Portland: 2nd (D. Cordova), 4-1, 132-53 (71%)

Montana: 1st (Lenning), 4-0. 133-64 (68%)

San Francisco: 1st (Lenning), 4-0, 144-86 (63%)

Average finish: 1.8

Combined points won/lost: 608-348 (64%)

Season record: 17-3

Season highlights: Carroll eclipsed Luis Moreno for second all-time R48 wins (11) with his victory in Montana and after winning San Francisco, stands just two titles from tying R48 Men’s Pro record-holder Paul Brady with 14 titles

Sean Lenning

Ranking: #2

Started season: #2

Age: 4/18/1985

Hometown: Shoreline, WA

Height: 6’2

2018/19 R48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Atlanta: 3rd (D. Cordova), 2-1, 79-51 (61%)

Tucson: 1st (Carroll), 4-0, 129-91 (59%)

Portland: 3rd (D. Cordova), 3-1, 112-66 (63%)

Montana: 2nd (Carroll), 3-1, 115-112 (51%)

Tucson LTE: 3rd (Fink), 2-1, 108-87 (55%)

San Francisco: 2nd (Carroll), 3-1, 129-85 (60%)

Average finish: 2.3

Combined points won/lost: 672-492 (58%)

Season record: 17-5

Season highlights: Lenning collected his seventh R48 title at the 2018 Tucson Memorial, playing some of the best ball of his career en-route to a two-game sweep of Killian Carroll, tying Carroll for the #1 ranking for the six weeks leading up to Portland

Luis Cordova

Ranking: #3

Started season: #6

Age: 11/13/1990

Hometown: Juarez, MEX (now resides in Atlanta, GA)

Height: 6’1

2018/19 R48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Atlanta: 1st (D. Cordova), 4-0, 151-115 (58%)

Tucson: 3rd (Lenning), 2-1, 100-60 (63%)

Portland: 3rd (Carroll), 3-1, 99-78 (56%)

Montana: 3rd (Lenning), 2-1, 85-82 (51%)

New Orleans: 1st (Perez), 4-0, 125-61 (67%)

Tucson LTE: 3rd (D. Cordova), 2-1, 96-78 (55%)

San Francisco: 3rd (Carroll), 2-1, 91-81 (53%)

Average finish: 2.4

Combined points won/lost: 747-555 (57%)

Season record: 19-5

Season highlights: Lucho clinched his first R48 title of his career on his home courts at the Recreation ATL, defeating Carroll in two games in the semifinals and overcoming his brother in a thriller in the final. Cordova added his second title of the season and New Orleans, while also becoming the first R48LTE champion in R48 history, defeating Vic Perez in the final

Daniel Cordova

Ranking: #3

Started season: #4

Age: 9/10/1992

Hometown: El Paso, TX (now resides in Atlanta, GA)

Height: 5’10

2018/19 R48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Atlanta: 2nd (L. Cordova), 3-1, 129-100 (56%)

Tucson: 5th (Fink), 3-1, 110-66 (63%)

Portland: 1st (Carroll), 5-0, 156-88 (64%)

Montana: 3rd (Carroll), 2-1, 79-53 (60%)

New Orleans: 3rd (Perez), 2-1, 92-62 (60%)

Tucson LTE: 1st (Fink), 5-0, 150-74 (67%)

San Francisco: 3rd (Lenning), 2-1, 84-70 (55%)

Average finish: 2.6

Combined points won/lost: 800-513 (61%)

Season record: 22-5

Season highlights: Danos earned his first R48 title in his third final (in five events), dominating then co-R48 #1’s Sean Lenning and Killian Carroll en route to the Portland title. Danos added his second R48 title in dominating fashion at the ’19 Tucson R48LTE, becoming the first R48 8 champion to not drop a game en route to the title

David Fink

Ranking: #5

Started season: #5

Age: 8/2/1977

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA (now resides in Tucson, AZ)

Height: 5’11

2018/19 R48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Atlanta: 7th (L. Cordova), 1-2, 75-81 (48%)

Tucson: 3rd (Carroll), 2-1, 98-87 (53%)

Portland: 9th (Iglesias), 4-1, 131-88 (60%)

Montana: 7th (Carroll), 1-2, 67-69 (49%)

New Orleans: 3rd (L. Cordova), 2-1, 92-65 (59%)

Tucson LTE: 2nd (D. Cordova), 4-1, 141-78 (64%)

San Francisco: 5th (Lenning), 3-1, 87-61 (59%)

Average finish: 5.1

Combined points won/lost: 691-529 (57%)

Season record: 17-9

Season highlights: Fink advanced to the semifinals of the 2018 Tucson Memorial, cooling off a white hot Danos Cordova in the quarterfinals before losing to Killian Carroll in a close tiebreaker. Fink advanced to his fourth R48 final and first R48 final in 23 months at the Tucson R48LTE Hall of Fame, defeating top five R48 pros Vic Perez and Sean Lenning en route to the final before losing to Daniel Cordova

Vic Perez

Ranking: #6

Started season: #7

Age: 3/7/1989

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Height: 5’10

2018/19 R48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Atlanta: 5th (Lenning), 3-1, 89-62 (59%)

Tucson: 7th (D. Cordova) 1-2, 41-58 (41%)

Portland: 5th (Carroll), 4-1, 140-82 (63%)

Montana: 6th (Lenning), 2-2, 101-92 (52%)

New Orleans: 2nd (L. Cordova), 3-1, 122-111 (52%)

Tucson LTE: 5th (Fink), 4-1, 124-81 (60%)

San Francisco: 6th (L. Cordova), 2-2, 81-98 (45%)

Average finish: 5.1

Combined points won/lost: 698-584 (54%)

Season record: 19-9

Season highlights: After finishing between seventh and fifth in the four events of the season, PVic advanced to his first R48 final in New Orleans, overcoming match point against Marcos Chavez in the quarterfinals and defeating Danos Cordova in a tiebreaker in the semifinals

Emmett Peixoto

Ranking: #7

Started season: #6

Age: 10/15/1982

Hometown: Watsonville, CA (now resides in Pinole, CA)

Height: 5’10

2018/19 R48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Atlanta: 7th (D. Cordova), 1-2, 62-91 (41%)

Tucson: 6th (L. Cordova), 2-2, 71-76 (48%)

Portland: 10th (Chavez), 3-2, 129-91 (59%)

Montana: 7th (L. Cordova), 1-2, 71-74 (49%)

Tucson LTE: 6th (D. Cordova), 2-2, 84-93 (47%)

San Francisco: 13th (Ruiz), 0-1, 35-38 (48%)

Average finish: 8.2

Combined points won/lost: 452-463 (49%)

Season record: 9-11

Season highlights: Peixoto has looked outstanding at times this season, trouncing former R48 #1 Mando Ortiz twice this season in the playoffs and narrowly missing a chance at his first semifinal of the season in a tight three-game loss to Lucho Cordova in the quarterfinals in Montana

Marcos Chavez

Ranking: #8

Started season: #9

Age: 3/20/1974

Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA

Height: 5’10

2018/19 R48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Atlanta: 6th (Carroll), 2-2, 75-95 (47%)

Tucson: did not qualify (19th)

Portland: 6th (Carroll), 3-2, 121-122 (50%)

Montana: 9th (Perez), 3-1, 105-80 (57%)

New Orleans: 6th (Perez), 2-2, 110-110 (50%)

Tucson LTE: 7th (L. Cordova), 2-2, 112-98 (53%)

San Francisco: 7th (D. Cordova), 1-2, 71-84, (46%)

Average finish: 8.6

Combined points won/lost: 594-589 (50%)

Season record: 13-11

Season highlights: Chavez became the oldest (44) R48 player in history to reach the Elite 8, while also earning his first Elite 8 ranking with his ninth place win in Montana. Chavez held match point against Vic Perez in New Orleans in the quarterfinals but came just inches short of his first R48 semifinal since 2014

 

 
2018/19 WR48 Elite Stats (semifinalists through one event)

 

Catriona Casey

Ranking: #1

Started season: #1

Age: 8/10/1993

Hometown: Country Cork, IRE

Height: 5’3

2018/19 WR48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Tucson: 1st (Ni Churraoin) 3-0, 90-25 (78%)

San Francisco: 1st (Ni Churraoin), 3-0, 90-24 (79%)

Average finish: 1

Season record: 6-0

Combined points won/lost: 180-49 (79%)

Season highlights: Casey picked up her 16th WR48 title in 18 WR48 starts and likely added another challenger to her throne, as Ciana Ni Churraoin has announced herself to a serious threat to the WR48 #1. Casey overcame CNC in the second consecutive WR48 final in Frisco for her 17th WR48 title

Ciana Ni Churraoin

Ranking: #2

Started season: n/a

Age: 9/3/1996

Hometown: Invern, Galway, IRE (now attends graduate school in Mankato, MN)

Height: 5’9

2018/19 WR48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Tucson: 2nd (Casey), 3-1, 111-49 (70%)

San Francisco: 2nd (Casey), 2-1, 77-63 (55%)

Average finish: 2

Season record: 5-2

Combined points won/lost: 188-122 (61%)

Season highlights: CNC advanced to her second WR48 final in her first WR48 start in more than 18 months following knee surgery. CNC nearly pushed WR48 #1 Catriona Casey to a tiebreaker in a second game overtime loss. CNC came up short in her third WR48 final in her last four starts in San Francisco, again falling to Casey

Tracy Davis

Ranking: #3

Started season: #2

Age: 3/30/1977

Hometown: Brooklyn, CA (now resides in Livermore, CA)

Height: 5’9

2018/19 WR48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Tucson: 3rd (Ni Churraoin), 2-1, 65-62 (51%)

San Francisco: 5th (Reilly), 2-1, 61-66 (48%)

Average finish: 4

Season record: 4-2

Combined points won/lost: 126-128 (50%)

Season highlights: Davis continues to defy Father Time, taking third at the 2018 Tucson Memorial and fifth in San Francisco, maintaining her top three WR48 ranking

Aisling Reilly

Ranking: #4

Started season: n/a

Age: 2/8/1989

Hometown: Belfast, Ireland

Height: 5’10

2018/19 WR48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

San Francisco: 3rd (Ni Churraoin), 1-1, 52-41 (56%)

Average finish: 3

Season record: 1-1

Combined points won/lost: 52-41 (56%)

Season highlights: Reilly returned from a nearly three-year hiatus from the WR48 tour to defeat top three WR48 star Tracy Davis en route to a third place finish at San Francisco’s Olympic Club

Fionna Tully

Age: 8/5/1998

Hometown: Roscommon, Ireland 

Height: 5’4

2018/19 WR48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

San Francisco: 3rd (Casey): 2-1, 74-88 (46%)

Average finish: 3

Season record: 2-1

Combined points won/lost: 74-88 (46%)

Season highlights: WR48 tour rookie Fionna Tully stunned WR48 tour veterans Danielle Daskalakis and Ashley Moler en route to an impressive march to San Francisco’s semifinals, securing a top four WR48 ranking in the process

Ashley Moler

Ranking: #6

Started season: #6

Age: 1/23/1987

Hometown: Burlington, IA (now resides in Tucson, AZ)

Height: 5’7

2018/19 WR48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Tucson: 4th (Casey), 1-2, 57-61 (48%)

San Francisco: 7th (Tully), 1-2, 54-61, (47%)

Average finish: 5.5

Season record: 2-4

Combined points won/lost: 111-122 (48%)

Season highlights: Dr. Moler reached a career-high #3 WR48 ranking following her 4thplace finish on her home court at the 2018 Tucson Memorial and added another top eight WR48 finish in San Francisco  

2018/19 SR48 Elite Stats (semifinalists through one event)

 

David Fink

Ranking: #1

Started season: #1

Age: 8/2/1977

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA (now resides in Tucson, AZ)

Height: 5’11

2018/19 SR48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Tucson: 1st (Chavez), 3-0, 90-15 (86%)

New Orleans: 1st (Chavez), 3-0, 90-11, (89%)

Combined points won/lost: 180-26 (87%)

Average finish: 1

Season record: 6-0

Season highlights: Fink picked up his fourth SR48 title in five SR48 starts and second of the 2018/19 SR48 season at the 2019 SR48 New Orleans Mardi Gras, dominating the field by winning a staggering 89% of his points played in three routs

Marcos Chavez

Ranking: #2

Started season: #2

Age: 3/20/1974

Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA

Height: 5’10

2018/19 SR48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Tucson: 2nd (Fink), 3-1, 117-82 (59%)

New Orleans: 2nd (Fink), 2-1, 67-51 (57%)

Combined points won/lost: 184-133 (58%)

Average finish: 2

Season record: 5-2

Season highlights: Chavez advanced to the final of the 2018 SR48 Tucson Memorial without his best stuff, grinding out two tiebreaker wins en route to the final, finishing second to SR rival David Fink. Chavez finished second to Fink again at the 2019 SR48 Mardi Gras, later saying, “I’m getting really sick of losing to Fink.”

George Garcia, Jr.

Ranking: #3

Started season: #5

Age: 8/31/1976

Hometown: El Paso, TX (now resides in Bakersfield, CA)

Height: 5’7

2018/19 SR48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Tucson: 5th (Canales, Sr.), 3-1, 118-79 (60%)

New Orleans: 3rd (Chavez), 2-1, 72-64 (53%)

Combined points won/lost: 190-143 (57%)

Average finish: 4

Season record: 5-2

Season highlights: Garcia jumped into the SR48 top three after a third place finish in New Orleans in an event that also saw “El Suave” oust then R48 #14 Max Langmack in the R48 draw

Tyler Hamel

Ranking: #4

Started season: n/a

Age: 3/13/1972

Hometown: Vancouver, BC, CAN (now resides in Houston, TX)

Height: 6’0

2018/19 SR48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Tucson: 3rd (Chavez), 3-1, 100-69 (59%)

Average finish: 3

Season record: 3-1

Season highlights: Dr. Hamel returned to the SR48 tour fir the first time in nearly three years and did not appear to miss a beat. The Panther was as smooth as ever in dominating then SR48 #3 Joe Harris and finished third with another impressive victory against Leo Canales, Sr.

Leo Canales, Sr.

Ranking: #7

Started season: n/a

Age: 12/9/1965

Hometown: Juarez, MEX

Height: 5’5

2018/19 SR48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Tucson: 4th (Fink), 2-2, 84-105 (44%)

Average finish: 4

Season record: 2-2

Season highlights: El Senor made his presence felt on the SR48 tour in Tucson, outlasting SR48 #3 George Garcia in a quarterfinal thriller to finish fourth overall in the outstanding SR48 Tucson field

Inside the Numbers

  • Most points won in a tournament: Danos Cordova: Portland (156)
  • Most wins this season: Danos Cordova (22)
  • In 11 Race 4 Eight events this season (combining R48, WR48, and SR48), there have been six different winners
  • Luis Cordova, Daniel Cordova, Vic Perez, and David Fink are the only players to have played in every 2018/19 R48 8 event thus far
  • Highest percentage of points won in a tournament: David Fink SR48 New Orleans (89%)
  • Lowest percentage of points won by any R48 Elite, WR48 Elite, or SR48 Elite: Emmett Peixoto (Atlanta) and Vic Perez (Tucson): 41%
  • Highest percent of points won in a tournament by a R48 Men’s Pro: Killian Carroll in Portland (71%) *Carroll finished second in this event
  • Most titles of any Elite Race 4 Eight star in history: Catriona Casey (17)
  • Oldest Elite Race 4 Eight star: Leo Canales, Sr. (53)
  • Youngest Elite Race 4 Eight star: Ciana Ni Churraoin (22)
  • Most losses of any Elite Race 4 Eight star: Emmett Peixoto (11)
  • Of the 2018/19 Race 4 Eight Elite, Catriona Casey,Ciana Ni Churraoin, Sean Lenning, Lucho Cordova, David Fink, Marcos Chavez, and Vic Perez have played overtime games this season
  • The three most winning players in Race 4 Eight history are Irish: Casey (17), Brady (14), Carroll (12)
  • Each member of the 2018/19 R48 Men’s Pro has scored between two and six points in single-game losses this season
  • Danos has won the most combined points on the 2018/19 season (800)
  • Amongst the R48 Men’s Pro, Killian Carroll has the highest percent of points won thus far on the 2018/19 season (64%)
  • Marcos Chavez has lost the most points thus far on the 2018/19 season (589)
  • Amongst the R48 Men’s Pro, Emmett Peixoto has the lowest percentage of points won thus far on the 2018/19 season (49%)

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The Flying Cordovas: From Juarez Bros to R48 Pros HERE

2018/19 Race 4 Eight Preview HERE

2017/18 R48 and WR48 Match Analytics HERE

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WPH Power Rankings HERE

DF’s R48 Fun Facts and Trends HERE

Race 4 Eight History of Champions and Finalists HERE

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