Matchroom Pool

2013 World Pool Masters

Niels Feijen (NED) gewinnt 2013 World Pool Masters im Finale gegen Darren Appleton (GBR) mit 8-6 und sichert sich damit den ersten World Pool Masters Titel seiner Karriere. Vom 25. – 27. Oktober 2013 findet in Barnsley/Großbritannien die 21. Auflage des World Pool Masters statt. Im Barnsley Metrodome präsentiert Matchroom Sport ein weiteres Pool Billard Event der Spitzenklasse. Das Einladungsturnier bringt jedes Jahr eine Auswahl der besten Spieler der Welt zusammen und verspricht Pool Billard auf höchstem Niveau. Im letzten Jahr gewann in einem rein polnischen Finale Karol Skowerski gegen Mateusz Sniegocki mit 8-6. Alles zum World Cup of Pool 2012 findet man hier —>2012 World Pool Masters. Rekordgewinner des World Pool Masters ist der deutsche Superstar Ralf Souquet, er konnte diese Veranstaltung bereits sechs mal gewinnen. Gespannt sein kann man auch auf den Auftritt der einzigen Dame im Feld. Ga Young Kim aus Korea wird es den Herren sicherlich ziemlich schwer machen. Ansonsten ist auch dieses Jahr das 16-köpfige Teilnehmerfeld erneut mit großartigen Spielern gespickt. Karol Skowerski (POL – Champion World Pool […]

Mosconi Cup

2013 Mosconi Cup – Break rules set to change

17th October, 2013 Mosconi Cup Break rules set to change AFTER CONSULTATION with both team captains, the rules and conditions governing the break shot at the 2013 Mosconi Cup are set to change with the introduction of a narrow break box. Previously, the event employed the ‘three point rule’ whereby for a break shot to be deemed legal, three balls had to either be pocketed or pass the head string or a combination thereof. The penalty for an ‘illegal break’ was loss of table. That rule has now been dispensed with and at the 2013 Mosconi Cup all players will be taking their break shot within a marked area measuring 4.25 inches (11cm) and extending from the centre of head string to the short rail. The balls will be racked with the 9 ball on the spot and players will be asked to do their best. “This is great for the Mosconi Cup and we’re looking forward to December and the chance to make our break shots really count! Looking at the […]

Mosconi Cup

2013 Mosconi Cup – He’s Back!

30th September,  2013 Mosconi Cup He’s Back! SIX YEARS after his last appearance in the Mosconi Cup, EARL STRICKLAND is back! The 52 year-old veteran will make his 14th Mosconi Cup appearance at the Mirage, Las Vegas from 2 to 5 December as he joins Johnny Archer, Rodney Morris, Dennis Hatch and Shane Van Boening for the 20th anniversary edition of pool’s biggest event. ‘The Pearl’ has enjoyed and endured a love/hate relationship with the event ever since his winning debut in 1996, but his 65% win percentage over 13 Mosconi Cups is still a record for the competition. Strickland has been on the winning team on no less than nine occasions and following his recent win at Turning Stone, there is a popular feeling that he is playing as good as he ever has. “It is wonderful to have Earl back on the Mosconi Cup team this year. We all know that he brings fire and that intimidation factor to our team and the 20th Mosconi Cup would not be the same […]

Mosconi Cup

2013 Mosconi Cup – Mika makes five for Team Europe

30th September,  2013 Mosconi Cup Mika makes five for Team Europe MIKA IMMONEN, a three time Mosconi Cup winner, will be going all out for title number four when he makes his 15th appearance in the annual Europe v America 9 ball battle at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from 2nd to 5th December. The New York-based Finn last played in 2010 when he was on the winning side in London and you would need to look all the way back to 1996 when he made his debut alongside the likes of Steve Davis and Ronnie O’Sullivan in a narrow 15-13 defeat. Immonen is the only player ever to bag two MVP awards – in Las Vegas in 2003 and Malta in 2008 – and he has a 53% win record over 70 matches played. He now joins Ralf Souquet, Darren Appleton, Karl Boyes and Niels Feijen in a side that has 42 Mosconi Cup appearances between them. “I’m absolutely proud to be joining Ralf, Darren, Niels and Karl and […]

World Cup of Pool

2013 World Cup of Pool

„Team Philippines gewinnt 2013 World Cup of Pool gegen Team Holland mit 10-8. In einem sehr spannenden Finale sind Lee Vann Corteza und Dennis Orcollo ein wenig stabiler und gewinnen gegen Nick van den Berg und Niels Feijen hochverdient. Den 3. Platz belegen die Teams aus Taiwan (Ko Pin-Yi & Chang Jung-Lin) und Finland (Mika Immonen & Petri Makkonen)!“ Vom 17. – 22. September 2013 findet in der Londoner York Hall das wohl aufregendste Pool Billard Event des Jahres statt, der World Cup of Pool. Nach 6 Jahren kehrt die Matchroom Sport Veranstaltung zurück in die legendäre York Hall. An die Stätte, in der im letzten Dezember die Europäer beim Mosconi Cup erfolgreich waren. Neben dem Mosconi Cup ist der World Cup of Pool das wohl außergewöhnlichste und am besten organisierte Turnier des Jahres, nirgends ist das Publikum so nah an den Spielern und die Stimmung sucht ihresgleichen. Da es sich um ein Team Event bzw. Doppelevent handelt, sind die üblichen Einzelspielermechanismen außer Kraft gesetzt, hier ist der Druck auf die  Spieler noch mal um […]

Mosconi Cup

2013 Mosconi Cup latest – Dyno Darren joins Euro Squad for Vegas

13th September, 2013 Mosconi Cup Dyno Darren joins Euro Squad for Vegas ‘DYNAMITE’ DARREN APPLETON  becomes the second member of the 2013 Mosconi Cup European team as he crowns another successful 12 months with a place among the games’ elite at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from 2nd to 5th December. Appleton, 35, will join Ralf Souquet in the line-up for what will be his fifth Mosconi Cup appearance in a row following his debut in 2009. “I expected it this year to be honest as I’d done well in the Mosconi in the last two years but I wasn’t expecting to get picked so early so I’m very excited about it,” said Appleton. “I don’t take anything for granted but knew I had a great chance of making the team and joining Ralf. “It’s my fifth straight Mosconi Cup and I’m the only European to have played in all of the last five so I’m pretty proud of that achievement. I told myself after in 2008 when I didn’t […]

Mosconi Cup Mosconi Cup – USA latest

6th September – 2013 Mosconi Cup Shane: ‘We can win!’ REIGNING US OPEN champion Shane Van Boening becomes the second member of Team USA as they attempt to regain the coveted Mosconi Cup when Europe and America meet for the 20th occasion at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas  from 2nd to 5th December. It will be the South Dakota Kid’s seventh appearance in the highly anticipated Ryder Cup of pool and he will be looking to improve on his 48% win record and help boost his team to glory. Van Boening is currently sixth on the all-time American list, and given his high-level consistency, it’s a statistic he’s sure to improve upon. “Of course, it’s a tremendous honour to be representing the USA and the sport of pool for seven straight years on the Mosconi Cup team,” he said. “My family is very proud of me and I can’t wait for it all to get underway this December in Vegas. “This year I believe that we have a real chance […]

Mosconi Cup

Mosconi Cup latest – first European player named

4th September –  2013 Mosconi Cup Souquet named as first European player RALF SOUQUET will break yet another record this December when he dons the blue European shirt to do battle in the 20th annual Mosconi Cup at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. It will be the German’s 16th time as a member of Team Europe and cements his existing record for the leading number of appearances by a European player in pool’s No.1 event. And when the tournament gets underway on Monday 2nd December, Souquet will be looking to improve upon two other Mosconi records he currently holds – all-time number of wins (45), and more matches played by any European player (75). “The Mosconi Cup is by far the best event out there in the world of billiards and there are hardly any words to explain how big and important this tournament is,” said a delighted Souquet. “I don’t know my team mates yet but no matter who will join our team, captain Johan Ruijsink will make us […]

Mosconi Cup

Europe claim third Mosconi in a row

by Luke Riches 13th December: Mosconi Cup latest news Europe 11 – 9 USA  Nikos Ekonomopoulos 3-5 Dennis Hatch Niels Feijen 1-5 Johnny Archer Darren Appleton 1-5 Shane Van Boening Chris Melling 5-2 Brandon Shuff Nick Van Den Berg 5-2 Mike Dechaine EUROPE HAVE retained the Mosconi Cup, defeating the USA 11-9 in front of a packed York Hall to make it three wins in row in the annual transatlantic team tussle. It was Holland’s Nick van den Berg who dropped the final 9 ball of the four day event to spark wild scenes of celebration. The Americans were on the floor after the Wednesday night session, trailing 9-6 going into the final day but they dug deep and turned the tide as they won the first three matches to level it at 9-9 and make it anyone’s match. It was Chris Melling though, a deserving MVP, who stopped the rot with a confident 5-2 over Brandon Shuff and then Nick Van den Berg who closed out a dog fight with Mike Dechaine […]

Mosconi Cup

Mosconi Cup 2012

„Team Europa gewinnt den Mosconi Cup 2012 nach hochdramatischen 4 Tagen mit 11-9. MVP der Veranstaltung wird Chris Melling!“ Vom 10. – 13. Dezember 2012 findet in der Londoner York Hall das absolute Pool Billard Topevent des Jahres statt. Der Mosconi Cup 2012 geht in seine 19. Auflage und die Europäer werden alles geben, um den Sieg vom Vorjahr zu wiederholen. Im letzten Jahr war das Match zwischen den USA und Europa in Las Vegas ein relativ einseitiges. Die Europäer dominierten vom 1. Tag an und waren in allen Belangen den Spielern aus Amerika überlegen. Europa gewann den Mosconi Cup 2011 mit 11-7. Dieses Jahr sind die Amerikaner, die insgesamt 12-mal gewonnen haben nur leichter Außenseiter in London. Das US-Team wird angeführt vom sogenannten Non-Playing Captain CJ Wiley, bei den Europäern ist es wie in den Jahren zuvor Johan Rujsink aus den Niederlanden. Die Spieler der USA (in Klammern die bisherigen Mosconi Cup Teilnahmen) sind Shane Van Boening (5), aktueller US Open 9 Ball Champion, der in den letzten Wochen auf überragenden Niveau gespielt hat. […]