International

World Pool Masters – Fan’s Choice

Vom 29.-31.03. steigt in Gibraltar mit dem World Pool Masters 2019 das nächste große Matchroom-Event! Ein Großteil des Feldes ist bereits nominiert, doch ein Platz ist noch zu vergeben. Und über den dürfen die Fans bestimmen. In einem ersten Schritt darf bis zum 25.01. jeder Teilnehmer seinen Favoriten vorschlagen. In einer zweiten Abstimmung geht es dann zwischen den fünf am häufigsten genannten Namen in die Endausscheidung um den Startplatz beim World Pool Masters! Hier geht es direkt zur Abstimmung. Und hier zum Original-Artikel von Matchroom.

Matchroom Pool

Matchroom Multi Sport and Iwan Simonis extend agreement

Matchroom Multi Sport is delighted to announce that IWAN SIMONIS of Verviers, Belgium have signed a new three-year agreement to make Simonis the Official Cloth of all Matchroom’s pool events over the next 36 months. The deal will represent a continuous partnership between SIMONIS and Matchroom which has lasted for 23 years. With four events in the calendar for 2019, including the first year of Matchroom’s ownership of the US Open, it will be the biggest year yet with SIMONIS cloth set to garner more exposure that ever before as the Official Cloth Supplier for Matchroom Pool’s roster of international events. Commented Bernard Bollette, Commercial Director of SIMONIS, “Iwan Simonis S.A. is absolutely delighted with the 3-year extension of the long-term partnership dating back to 1996 between Matchroom and SIMONIS cloth. “Both Matchroom and Simonis are at the pinnacle of their respective specialities. With Matchroom producing the biggest and best pool tournaments, with four superb, exciting events on their annual calendar and Simonis being the only cloth brand giving the players the professional conditions that […]

Matchroom Pool

Sensation perfekt: Die USA gewinnen den Mosconi Cup 2018

Zum ersten Mal seit acht Jahren wechselt der Mosconi Cup den Besitzer, nachdem das Team USA in einem dramatischen Finale am gestrigen Abend im Alexandra Palace in London Europa mit 11-9 bezwang. Das letzte Mal hatten sie den Cup 2009 geholt. Es war derselbe Spieler wie seinerzeit – Shane Van Boening -, der die letzte 9 mit einer 3/9-Kombination versenkte, um den Griechen Alexander Kazakis zu schlagen und den Cup für die Nordamerikaner zu gewinnen.

Matchroom Pool

Europe 9 – 11 USA

Match 16      Albin Ouschan 4 – 5 Skyler Woodward                       Match 17      Jayson Shaw 5 – 3 Tyler Styer Match 18      Niels Feijen 5 – 1 Corey Deuel Match 19      Eklent Kaci 5 – 2 Billy Thorpe Match 20      Alex Kazakis 3 – 5 Shane van Boening THE partypoker MOSCONI CUP has changed hands for the first time in eight years as Team USA enjoyed a thrilling and dramatic 11-9 victory at the Alexandra Palace tonight. The last time they lifted the Cup was as long ago as 2009 and it was the same man – Shane Van Boening – who deposited the final 9 ball with a 3/9 combination to beat Alexander Kazakis and win the Cup. For Van Boening it was his second MC win in 12 starts as his combo secured victory; “I’ve never felt so much pressure in my whole life, it was a guess shot! All those years struggling and we’ve finally won. I’m so proud of these guys and all the fans out there.” “It means a lot to me. We worked hard together and I learned a […]

International

USA am Rande der Sensation

Team USA ist nur noch zwei Punkte davon entfernt, zum ersten Mal seit 2009 den Mosconi Cup zu gewinnen. Nach einem hart umkämpften Abend im Alexandra Palace gewannen die US-Amerikaner ihre dritte Session in Folge. Das war ihnen zuletzt 2005 in Las Vegas gelungen. Waren die Amerikaner am Dienstag für viele Beobachter noch krasser Außenseiter, zumindest auf dem Papier und angesichts der Ergebnisse der letzten Jahre, stehen sie nun am Rande der Sensation. 

International

Europe 6 – 9 USA

Match 11:     Feijen & Ouschan 4 – 5 Woodward & Styer Match 12:     Alexander Kazakis 3 – 5 Skyler Woodward Match 13:     Feijen & Kaçi 5 – 4 Deuel & Styer Match 14:     Jayson Shaw 4 – 5 Skyler Woodward Match 15:     Ouschan & Kazakis 5 – 1 Thorpe & Van Boening TEAM USA are just two points away from winning the partypoker Mosconi Cup for the first time since 2009 as they won their third session in a row following a hard-fought evening at the Alexandra Palace. Incredibly, 2005 at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, was the last time that the USA had won three sessions in a row at the Mosconi Cup. Having not won for such a long time, America were understandably massive outsiders at the outset of the event but now stand on the brink of a stunning upset as the galvanised team played with heart, grit and a huge amount of skill. As the competition entered the crucial third day, the tension on the table was palpable. The opening doubles match, easily the longest […]

International

Europa unter Druck

Ein dramatischer Abend wartete auf die Gäste am Mittwochabend im Alexandra Palace am zweiten Abend des Partypoker Mosconi Cups mit fünf weiteren Matches. Am Ende gewann das Team USA die Session erneut mit 3:2 und hat nun das von den meisten für unmöglich gehaltene Ziel in Sichtweite: den Gewinn des ersten Mosconi Cups seit 2009.

International

Europe 4 – 6 USA

Match 6        Jayson Shaw 5 – 2 Shane van Boening Match 7        Feijen & Kazakis 3 – 5 Woodward & Van Boening Match 8        Albin Ouschan 5 – 3 Corey Deuel Match 9        Kaci & Shaw 2 – 5 Thorpe & Styer Match 10      Eklent Kaci 3 – 5 Billy Thorpe THERE WAS more drama on Wednesday evening at the Alexandra Palace as the partypoker Mosconi Cup continued with five more matches. In the end it was another 3-2 session win for Team USA and at the half-way stage, the seemingly impossible American victory is now a possibility. USA captain Johan Ruijsink said, “After the first match we showed we were a team by picking up the next point immediately and get back in the lead. “It was a nervous day because it was important that if we won two days, and I know a lot of people wouldn’t have thought this before we started, but we now actually have a chance to win the Mosconi Cup. “That’s how important it was. We don’t care what they do, we […]

International

Die USA sind zurück!

Die USA sind zurück und führen nach dem ersten Tag des Mosconi Cups 2018 in London mit 3:2. Unter der Führung des ehemaligen Kapitäns des europäischen Teams, Johan Ruijsink, und seines Co-Trainers Jeremy Jones zeigten die Amerikaner viel Entschlossenheit, sich unter gewohnt beeindruckenden Bedingungen am berühmten Londoner Veranstaltungsort zurückzukämpfen. Zuerst hatte es nach dem frühen 0:2 bereits so ausgesehen, als würde sich die Dominanz des europäischen Teams wie in den letzten Jahren wiederholen.

International

Europe 2-3 USA

Match 1 Europe 5 – 4 USA Match 2 Ouschan & Shaw 5 – 1 Thorpe & Woodward Match 3 Niels Feijen 3 – 5 Tyler Styer Match 4 Kaci & Kazakis 1 – 5 Van Boening & Deuel Match 5 Jayson Shaw 0 – 5 Shane van Boening In a thrilling night of pool at Alexandra Palace, Team USA got the better of things to run out 3-2 leaders after the first day of the 25th annual partypoker Mosconi Cup. Lead by former European team captain Johan Ruijsink and his trusted lieutenant Jeremy Jones, the Americans showed plenty of resolve to fight back from 2-0 down in some intimidating conditions at the iconic London venue. Marcus Chamat, the European captain, will have his mettle tested tomorrow as he attempts to revive his team’s fortunes after a sobering second half of the evening where his team won only four of the 19 racks played. Ruijsink said, “At 2-0 down I wasn’t panicking; we didn’t really get that many chances. If we did get a chance, though, I knew we’d do […]