29th June – 2017 Mosconi Cup
Team USA standings after eight events
ONCE AGAIN, it was Shane Van Boening who took the honours as the eighth event on Team USA Mosconi Cup qualification took place in Oregon. The tournament was the Pac West Invitational and it was Van Boening who triumphed beating Filipino Ramil Gallego in the championship match to take maximum points.
High finishers included Dennis Hatch who is chasing a fifth Mosconi Cup appearance nine years after he made his MVP-winning debut at the MGM in 2009. Other contenders harvesting the points included Oscar Dominguez, a team mate of Hatch in 2009, and Skyler Woodward who enters the top ten for the first time.
The name of the game is to finish inside the top ten of the ranking once the 17th and final event has concluded in early September. Following that, Team USA supremo Johan Ruijsink will be making his picks from the top ten finishing players. To give himself some leeway in this make or break year for Team America, Ruijsink will be selecting four players from the top ten plus another whose final ranking won’t be of significance.
Ranking after 8 events
1 Shane VAN BOENING 140
2 Dennis HATCH 104
3 Oscar DOMINGUEZ 76
4 Rodney MORRIS 56
5 Billy Thorpe 55
6 Donny MILLS 40
7 Hunter LOMBARDO 39
8 Skyler WOODWARD 37
9 Johnny ARCHER 35
10 Earl STRICKLAND 30
11 Brandon SHUFF 28
12 Josh ROBERTS 27
13 Russell CEARLEY 26
14 Shaun WILKIE 25
15 Corey DEUEL 23
For full rankings to www.matchroompool.com/mosconi-cup
2017 Mosconi Cup Team USA Ranking – Next Events
July 12/16 – World Pool Series Event 3 (Darren Appleton) – New York
Table: 9 ft
For full schedule go to www.matchroompool.com/mosconi-cup
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