David Causier after winning the 2024 World Matchplay

David Causier defeated Sourav Kothari 8-2 to win the 2024 Macau Casino World Matchplay in Carlow, Ireland.

The title is Causier’s fourth ranking event crown of the year and completed a Carlow double as the 50-year-old Englishman, who compiled 17 century breaks during the event, followed up on his success in last week’s Sammin Engineering Irish Open.

Held at the SBI Academy in Carlow, Ireland as part of the annual double-header alongside the aforementioned Irish Open, a total of 45 cueists from eight nations took part in World Billiards’ second-most prestigious event behind only the World Championship.

The level six world ranking event is played over the short format of multiple games of 100up and saw the field narrowed to 24 following an initial group stage.

A quartet of whitewash victories in the group saw Causier seeded through to the last 16, where he overcame Indian player Dhvaj Haria 5-1.

Causier continued his dominant run by ending the hopes of the host nation, eliminating the last remaining Irishman Aidan Murray with another whitewash victory, before a 7-2 win over world number six Martin Goodwill saw him book his place in the final.

In the title match he would meet Kothari, who had defeated the reigning World champion Peter Gilchrist 6-4 in the quarter-finals to set up an all-Indian semi-final against Dhruv Sitwala.

Sitwala was aiming to reach a third ranking event final of the year, having ended both the Austrian Open and Walter Lindrum Open as runner-up, but proved no match for his fellow countryman as Kothari ran out a 7-3 victor.

There was no stopping Causier in Carlow, however, as he comfortably defeated Kothari 8-2 in the final to secure the 2024 Macau Casino World Matchplay title.