2015 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup – Chamat enters fray as race hots up

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27th April – 2015 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup

Chamat enters fray as race hots up

MARCUS CHAMAT, who was recently named as captain of the 2015 European PartyPoker Mosconi Cup team is on course to land one of the three automatic spots following a runners-up spot in the recent Portuguese Open on the Euro Tour.

The 39 year-old Swede was beaten by Poland’s Mateusz Sniegocki in the championship match, but the 16 pts earned coupled with his existing points tally, move him to a tie for first in the Combined Ranking along with David Alcaide (Spain) and Holland’s Niels Feijen.

There are three separate ranking lists in operation – the first comprised of a five event Euro Tour series; the second a four event ‘World’ series and the last a combined ranking of the two.

Feijen (Holland) leads the Euro Tour ranking while Spain’s David Alcaide, a European team member in 2006, heads up both the ‘World’ list following his semi-final finish at the WPA World 10 Ball Championship in the Philippines in February.

Niels Feijen (NED), David Alcaide (SPA) and Marcus Chamat (SWE)
Niels Feijen (NED), David Alcaide (SPA) and Marcus Chamat (SWE)

At the close of the qualification series in October, the No.1 ranked player on each of the three lists will be named as part of Team Europe as they look to defend their title in Las Vegas from 7th to 10th December.

In the event that a player tops all three ranking lists, then the second placed players on the Euro Tour and World Rankings respectively would take the other two spots. If a player is top of the Euro Tour list and Combined list, or World list and Combined list, then the available spot would go to the next highest player on the Combined list not already qualified.

The next event is the German Open which runs from 3-6 June.

Mosconi Cup 2015 Team EuropeEuro Tour Ranking (after two events)

1. Niels Feijen (NED) 29
2. Mario He (AUT) 24
3. Mateusz Sniegocki (POL) 20
4. Marcus Chamat (SWE) 19
5. Ralf Souquet (GER) 18
6. Nick Malai (GRE) 16
T7 Francisco Sanchez Ruiz (SPA) 15
T7 Karl Boyes (ENG) 15
T7 Marco Teutscher (NED) 15
T10 Mark Grey (ENG) 12
T10 Oliver Ortmann (GER) 12

World Ranking (after one event)

1. David Alcaide (ESP) 20
T2 Marcus Chamat (SWE) 10
T2 Ruslan Chinakov (RUS) 10
T2 Mieszko Fortunski (POL) 10
T2 Radoslaw Babica (POL) 10
T6 Darren Appleton (ENG) 5
T6 Karl Boyes (ENG) 5
T6 Petri Makkonen (FIN) 5

Combined Ranking (after three events)

T1 David Alcaide (ESP) 29
T1 Marcus Chamat (SWE) 29
T1 Niels Feijen (NED) 29
4. Mario He (AUT) 24
T5 Karl Boyes (ENG) 20
T5 Mateusz Sniegocki (POL) 20
7. Ralf Souquet (GER) 18
T8 Nick Malai (GRE) 16
T8 Ruslan Chinakhov (RUS) 16
T10 Francisco Sanchez Ruiz (SPA) 15
T10 Marco Teutscher (NED) 15

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There is a single session on each day’s play and tickets are priced at $43.45 per session plus commission. The popular season tickets covering all four sessions are available for $154 plus commission. All prices include LET.

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

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