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

EPBF Sanctioned Event Ranking

In October 2017, the Board of the EPBF decided to create a ranking to upgrade the value of EPBF sanctioned events. The European Event Ranking was born. All EPBF sanctioned events except the Euro-Tour were to get points for their single elimination stages in orr to get a ranking by the end of the year. To even add more spice to the ranking, it was decided to nominate the two highest ranked athletes who are not yet qualified through other channels to the World Championships in the following year. Attached is the final rankings for 2018. For the time being, we are unaware as to which World Championships will take place in 2019. We hope to get clarification soon so we will be able to determine the two respective athletes who we will nominate through the European Event Rankings. Unfortunately, in 2018 the decision had to be taken to eliminate the results from the „Salzburg Open 2018“. This was due to the fact that the regulations connected with the sanctioning of the „Salzburg Open 2018 […]

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 […]

International

Team Europe wins ACC with impressive performance

The European Junior’s Team once more won the Atlantic Challenge Cup against the US junior team. This year, the final result was 11:0 for team Europe. The European contestants were having an away match this year. Due to the alternating rhythm of hosting the ACC, this year Las Vegas, NV, USA was the host city for the junior team challenge between Europe and USA. Europe was represented by Weronika Karwik (POL), Valeria Trushevskaya (RUS), Patrick Hofmann (GER), Fedor Gorst (RUS), Jan van Lierop (NED) and Wiktor Zielinski (POL). the team captain was the European Youth Sports Director Tomas Brikmanis (LIT). The US team consisted of Michelle Jang, April Larson, Justin Martin, Joey Tate, Shane Wolford and Kaiden Hunkins. The team captain was Alison Fisher. The event was over after two days only with the best possible result for Europe. Not a single match was lost against the US kids. After day one, Europe had a score of 6:0 with only two matches that were close. The team match between Europe and the US was won […]