WHO HAS QUALIFIED FOR THE WSL CHALLENGER SERIES SO FAR?
With most of the world’s regions wrapping up their Regional Qualifying Series events, the Challenger Series is fast approaching and the qualifiers are looking strong and ready to compete for a spot on the Championship Tour.
So, we thought we would have a look at who has qualified for the Challenger series across all the regions so far and who our top picks are to qualify and take it to the big dogs…
Let’s break it down first. The top 6 ranked Women on the Challenger Series will qualify for the 2022 Championship Tour. There are different numbers of qualifiers from each region for the Challenger Series. And, there are already 4 early qualifiers who have earned a spot on the Challenger Series, they are;
Kirra Pinkerton – USA
Gabriela Bryan – Hawaii
Bronte Macaulay – AUS
Molly Picklum – AUS
Now, here is a list of how many people can qualify from each region…
Africa – 3
Asia – 6
Australia/Oceania – 8
Europe – 8
Hawaii – 6
North America – 8
South America – 5
The Australia/Oceania region have already locked in their top 8, let’s take a look at who will be qualifying from this region;
Macy Callaghan (CT)
Bronte Macaulay (CT)
Now, we know this is 10 women instead of 8 but from our understanding, Macy and Bronte will have a spot on the Challenger Series because they are on the Championship Tour.
Now to the other regions, here is a list of all the qualifiers so far (keep in mind there are one or two more events to run so there may be a change up)…
Natasha Van Greunen
Leticia Canales Bilbao
Maud Le Car
Betty Lou Sakura Johnson
So we will be seeing some new and some familiar faces on the Challenger Series and we cannot be more excited. We will have a close eye on a few women from each region to see their movements and if they can crack the Championship Tour circuit!