Woodward is first confirmed Team USA player

Skyler Woodward is the first Team USA player confirmed for this year’s partypoker Mosconi Cup, to be staged at Alexandra Palace, London this December 4-7.

Woodward made his Team USA debut in 2015 and has been ever present since and recently finished third at the International Open, beating the likes of Thorsten Hohmann, Shane van Boening and Justin Bergman before falling to Chang Jun-Ling.

The ‘Kentucky Kid’ struggled for form at last year’s partypoker Mosconi Cup but has been working hard with coach Johan Ruijsink this year and believes fans will see a much-improved Woodward in London this December as Team USA aim to halt an eight-year winless run.

“I am super honored to be a part of team USA again this year,” said Woodward. “It’s the highest prestige pool event.

“Working with Johan for the past two years has been great, it has helped develop my stroke a lot. Last year I wasn’t fully prepared for the event and it was my own fault but I’m a totally different person this year.

“I’m feeling great about my game right now and very accomplished, feeling like I’ve stepped my game up to another level. We are definitely coming for a fight this year.”

The remaining players for this year’s USA team will be named throughout the course of this week.

Tickets for partypoker Mosconi Cup XXV are on sale now priced from £25 per session, with season tickets available priced £90. Premium seating in rows 4-7 is available at £49 per session or £175 for a season ticket, with VIP Hospitality packages from £155 per person per session with a season ticket priced at £549.

Team USA is supported by the American Poolplayers Association (APA) as their main team sponsor. The 2018 partypoker MOSCONI CUP is also 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.

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