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2017 Mosconi Cup – European Team qualification events announced

23rd March – 2017 Mosconi Cup

European Team qualification events announced

MATCHROOM SPORT can announce the 12 event series that will determine three of the five spots on the European Mosconi Cup team as they bid to extend their run of successive victories to eight this December in Las Vegas. The events fall into three categories; ‘World Events’ of which there are two; European ‘A’ events, numbering five and European ‘B’ events of which there are also five.

Unlike previous years there will be only two rankings instead of three. The first will be the ‘European Ranking’ which includes the five European ‘A’ and five European ‘B’ events. The winner of this ranking will gain a spot on the Mosconi Cup side.

The second ranking will be the ‘World Ranking’ which will comprise all 12 events. The first and second placed players in this ranking will gain spots on the European Mosconi Cup team.

In the event that the winner of the European Ranking also comes first or second in the World Ranking, then the player filling the third position in the World Ranking will gain an automatic spot. The remaining two players will be wildcard picks.

With two events having taken place, the up-to-date ranking will be published shortly. The next ranking event is the Portuguese Open which starts on March 30th.

2017 Mosconi Cup Ranking Events

LEVEL ONE (World Ranking Only)

June 4/11 – WPA China Open – Shanghai, China
Table: 9 ft
Players: 64
Added: $200,000

October 22/28 – US Open 9 Ball (Behrman) – Norfolk, Virginia
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128
Added: $70,000

LEVEL TWO

February 24/ 26 Feb – Euro Tour Italian Open, Treviso
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128 minimum
Total Prize Fund: €36,000

March 30/April 1 – Euro Tour Portuguese Open, Albufeira, Algarve
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128 minimum
Total Prize Fund: €36,000

May 18/20 – Euro Tour Austrian Open, Sankt Johann im Pongau
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128 minimum
Total Prize Fund: €36,000

August 10/12 – Euro Tour Dutch Open, Leende
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128 minimum
Total Prize Fund: €36,000

September 19/23 – Kremlin Cup, Moscow
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128 plus
Added money: $20-25,000

LEVEL THREE

February 3/5 – Bucharest Open, Bucharest, Romania
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128 plus
Added money: €5,000 plus

June 16/18 – Bergen Open, Norway
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128 plus
Added money: €5,000 plus

August 26/273 – Black Sea Cup, Constanta, Romania
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128
Total Prize Fund: €10,000 guaranteed

August 31/Sept 3 – Pinneberg Open, Hamburg, Germany
Table: 9 ft
Players: 256
Total Prize Fund: €24,000 guaranteed

September 7/10 – Longoni Benelux Open, Rotterdam, Holland
Table size: 9 ft
Players: 256 upwards
Total Prize Fund: €10,000 guaranteed
* Players who ‘buy back’ are deemed to have been eliminated from the event.

Level 1

WPA events
1 – 80 pts
2 – 67
3/4 – 53
5/8 – 40
9/16 – 27
17/32 – 13

US Open
1 – 80 pts
2 – 67
3 – 59
4 – 51
5/6 – 43
7/8 – 35
9/12 – 27
13/16 – 21
17/24 – 16
25/32 – 11

Level Two
1 – 50 pts
2 – 40
3/4 – 30
5/8 – 23
9/16 – 15
17/32 – 8

Level Three
1 – 28 pts
2 – 22
3 – 21
4 – 18
5/6 – 15
7/8 – 13
9/12 – 10
13/16 – 7
17/24 – 6
25/32 – 3

1 – 28 pts
2 – 22
3/4 – 17
5/8 – 14
9/16 – 8
16/32 – 4

Points Cut Off
Events with a field upwards of 80 players – top 32
Events with fields between 64 and 79 players – top 24
Events with less than 64 entries – top 16.

2017 MOSCONI CUP is sponsored by Rasson Billiards who supplies the Official Table; the cloth is supplied by Iwan Simonis and the Official Balls are Super Aramith by Saluc. Predator is the Official Cue of the event and Ultimate Team Gear provide all Mosconi Cup apparel.

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

Notes: MATCHROOM SPORT is one of the world’s leading producers of televised sport and is 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, they operate three pool events; the Mosconi Cup, the World Cup of Pool and the World Pool Masters. In addition, the company produce a multitude of events in darts, snooker, tenpin, golf, fishing, ping pong, poker and boxing.