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2014 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup – first night matches announced

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30th November – 2014 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup

First day matches set for 21st annual transatlantic shoot out

WITH THE START of the 2014 PARTYPOKER MOSCONI CUP less than a day away, both team captains have set their stalls out for the opening day’s matches. With five games in each session there are some mouth-watering prospects in the offing, culminating in a real clash of the titans as Darren Appleton and Shane Van Boening meet in the final match of the session.

Shane Van Boening (Team USA) and Darren Appleton (Team Europe)

Shane Van Boening (Team USA) and Darren Appleton (Team Europe)

There are a maximum of 21 matches to be played over the four days of the competition with the champions being the first team to reach 11 points. It all breaks off at 7.00pm on Monday evening and then on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the same time.

The evening’s play commences with the team match where all ten players compete, playing a rack at a time and is followed by two doubles and two singles matches.

The Schedule
1. Team match – Boyes/Deuel; Feijen/Van Boening; Appleton/Bergman; Ekonomopoulos/Hall; Gray/Schmidt
2. Appleton & Boyes v Deuel & Hall
3. Mark Gray v John Schmidt
4. Feijen & Ekonomopoulos v Van Boening & Bergman
5. Darren Appleton v Shane Van Boening

As the big break off nears, the feeling is that anything can happen. Both teams have prepared meticulously and are ready for battle.

Commented Appleton, “This will be epic. The prospect of going up against Shane in front of 1,200 fans sends shivers down the spine.

“This is my sixth Mosconi Cup and I’m taking nothing for granted. The USA are here to win and will come out firing but we will be prepared for their onslaught!”

The 2014 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup is broadcast live throughout on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland and ESPN3 in the United States. For fans outside those territories, it is available on www.livesport.tv

For further information go to www.matchroompool.com or like our Facebook page (search ‘Mosconi Cup’) or follow us on Twitter @mosconicup

The 2014 PARTYPOKER Mosconi Cup is sponsored by PartyPoker, the world’s leading online poker site. The Official Table of the Mosconi Cup is supplied by Diamond Billiards, the cloth is supplied by Iwan Simonis and the Official Balls are Super Aramith by Saluc. Predator is the Official Cue of the event.

Luke Riches, Matchroom Sport: luke.riches@matchroom.com

Notes: Matchroom Sport are one of the world’s leading producers of televised sport and are responsible for over 1,000 hours of original programming across a range of sports. Based in the UK and chaired by charismatic founder Barry Hearn, the Mosconi Cup is one of a stable of pool events that include the World Cup of Pool and the World Pool Masters.