World Pool Masters – Masters set for Gibraltar in February

13th October – World Pool Masters Masters set for Gibraltar in February THE 24th ANNUAL WORLD POOL MASTERS will take place from Friday to Sunday 17th – 19th February as pool’s longest running invitational event moves to GIBRALTAR. 16 of the world’s best players will gather in the shadow of the famous Rock of Gibraltar to contest the Masters and determine the destination of the $20,000 top prize. The Masters’ venue will be the Tercentenary Sports Hall, Victoria Stadium and tickets for the event will be sold online via Commented Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn: “We’re absolutely delighted to be bringing the Masters to Gibraltar. Matchroom have had great success on the Rock with darts and snooker events and I’m sure we will have similar success with pool. “All the big names from around the world will be heading to Gib for an action-packed three days. All in all, for any sports fan, the Masters will be unmissable!” The Minister for Sports, the Hon Steven Linares, said; “I am very excited with the news […]


RASSON announced as new Matchroom Pool table supplier

11th July RASSON announced as new Matchroom Pool table supplier MATCHROOM SPORT is delighted to announce that RASSON BILLIARDS will be the Official Table Supplier at all Matchroom pool events over the next three years. The company, based in Jiujiang City in south western China, have made large in roads into the billiard world since setting up 26 years ago. Originally, they were a slate producing country, something that they still specialize in. Rasson will be bringing their top-of-the-range Victory table to the Mosconi Cup, World Cup of Pool and World Pool Masters. With the Mosconi Cup set for Alexandra Palace, London this December and details of the World Cup of Pool and World Pool Masters 23rd and 11th editions to be announced in due course, Rasson’s tables will be seen on pool’s global stage over the next three years. Rasson general manager, Junny Song said, “We’re thrilled to work with Matchroom. Matchroom Sport is a world leader in pool productions and does an excellent job on holding all three pool events. “We also feel […]

Mosconi Cup

2016 Mosconi Cup – Tickets on sale this Friday

13th January 2016 Mosconi Cup – Tickets on sale this Friday The Mosconi Cup returns to London in December as Team Europe look to level the overall score to 11-11 after an 11-7 success over Team USA in Las Vegas, and Matchroom Sport are delighted to announce that tickets will go on sale at midday on Friday, January 15. Tickets are expected to sell fast so don’t miss your chance to witness pool’s greatest event. The Mosconi Cup takes place from Tuesday 6th to Friday 9th December 2016 at the prestigious Alexandra Palace, London. Tickets will be available via from midday (GMT) on Friday, January 15 and are priced at just £25 per session or £90 for a season ticket. VIP Hospitality tickets, including a two-course meal, private bar and unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks and much more are available for £145 per session. Booking fees apply to all ticket transactions. Back in London after a four-year hiatus, pool’s high-octane version of golf’s Ryder Cup pits two five-man teams in an intense battle […]

World Cup of Pool

Dafabet World Cup of Pool 2015

Taiwan (Ko Pin-Yi & Chang Yu-Lung) gewinnt Dafabet World Cup of Pool 2015 im Finale gegen England B (Mark Gray & Daryl Peach) mit 10-8. Den 3. Platz belegen England A (Darren Appleton & Karl Boyes) und Japan (Naoyuki Oi & Tohru Kuribayashi). Direkt im Anschluss an die derzeit laufende 9 Ball Weltmeisterschaft (2015 WPA World 9 Ball Championship) in Doha/Katar findet in der bekannten York Hall in London das nächste Top Pool Billard Event des Jahres 2015 statt. Wenn am heutigen Freitag in Doha der Weltmeister gekürt wird, sind die meisten Topstars der Pool Billard Szene bereits auf dem Weg nach London. Der World Cup of Pool zählt zu den spannendsten Turnieren weltweit und für uns ist es die Veranstaltung mit dem höchsten Unterhaltungswert, noch vor dem Mosconi Cup. Der Dafabet World Cup of Pool 2015 ist ein Doppel Nationenturnier, an dem 32 Doppelteams aus 31 Nationen teilnehmen werden. Diese Pool Billard Veranstaltung wird von Matchroom Sport organisiert und ist in den letzten Jahren zur Nr. 1 geworden wenn es um Spannung, Präsentation und […]

World Pool Masters

2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters

Shane Van Boening (USA) gewinnt im Finale des 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters gegen Darren Appleton (GBR) mit 8-2 und verteidigt seinen Titel vom Vorjahr ziemlich souverän. Den 3. Platz belegen Liu Haitao (CHN) und Mark Gray (GBR). Am nächsten Wochenende wird die gesamte Pool Billard Welt ihren Blick nach Manchester/GBR richten. Vom 14. – 16. August 2015 wird im Victoria Warehouse eines der spektakulärsten Pool Billard Einladungsevents der Welt stattfinden. Das 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters wird jedes Jahr von Matchroom Sport ausgerichtet und gehört zusammen mit dem World Cup of Pool und dem Mosconi Cup zu den wohl besten Pool Billard Events überhaupt. Bei diesen Events stimmt einfach alles, die besten Spieler der Welt, eine tolle unerreichte Atmosphäre und natürlich eine perfekte Berichterstattung. Dazu gehören tägliche News mit Bildern von JP Parmentier und eine tolle Liveberichterstattung. Beim World Pool Masters musste im Gegensatz zum World Cup of Pool und dem Mosconi Cup in den letzten Jahren auf laufende Bilder verzichtet werden. In diesem Jahr wird das World Pool Masters komplett via Livestream übertragen […]

Mosconi Cup

2015 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup – Latest Euro Mosconi Rankings

8th June – 2015 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup Makkonen makes a move FINLAND’S PETRI MAKKONEN landed his maiden Euro Tour title in Germany at the weekend and as he crashed the European Mosconi Cup rankings and put himself in the frame for a December trip to Las Vegas. The 27 year-old Finn came through a stellar field at Baunatal and defeated Konrad Juszczyszyn of Poland in the championship match to claim the 20 ranking points. The win put Makkonen into second place on the Euro Tour ranking list, three points behind Niels Feijen. He also moved into third position on the Combined ranking list, a single point behind joint leaders Marcus Chamat and David Alcaide. There are three separate ranking lists in operation – the first comprised of a five event Euro Tour series; the second a four event ‘World’ series and the last a combined ranking of the two. Makkonen has been making steady progress and was a winner of the 2012 World Cup of Pool with compatriot Mika Immonen. The same pairing won bronze […]

Mosconi Cup

2014 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup – Europe win again

4th December – 2014 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup Europe storm to another MC victory EUROPE 11-5 USA Darren Appleton 5-2 Shane Van Boening Nikos Ekonomopoulos 5-2 Shane Van Boening TEAM EUROPE won the 2014 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup, beating the USA 11-5 in front of a boisterous crowd at the Tower Circus, Blackpool. The score line was their joint second best winning margin and leaves the Americans with some soul-searching to do as they attempt to get back into competitive shape for the annual transatlantic 9 ball showdown. Leading 9-5 going into the final session, the Europeans wanted just two points for the glory and two matches were all that were needed as first Darren Appleton beat Shane Van Boening 5-2 and then Nikos Ekonomopoulos did the same by a similar score to seal a one-sided victory for Europe. For the winning captain, Johan Ruijsink, it was his seventh and last Mosconi Cup in charge and remains undefeated, an astounding record in any sport. He said, “It is humbling to win again. The players played great and […]

Mosconi Cup

2014 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup – Day Three Report

3rd December – 2014 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup Europe within two points of five-peat EUROPE 9-5 USA Boyes / Ekonomopoulos 5-3 Schmidt / Hall Nikos Ekonomopoulos 3-5 Justin Hall Gray / Boyes 5-3 Deuel / Schmidt Feijen 5-2 Bergman EUROPE WON three of the four Wednesday night matches to leave themselves four points clear of their American opponents and within two points of their fifth consecutive PartyPoker Mosconi Cup win following a torrid night at the Tower Circus in Blackpool. The Americans needed a big session as they trailed 6-4 from the previous night but bad rolls and some poor performances ensured that didn’t happen as the Euros increased their vice-like grip on the coveted trophy. “The Americans are still breaking well but the situations were a bit tougher,” said Euro skipper Johan Ruijsink. “We didn’t play our best earlier, it was scrappy at the start of the night but if you win scrappy matches that is huge. If you don’t play well but win that hurts the opposition. “Anything can happen in any match but […]

Mosconi Cup

2014 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup – Day 2 Report

2nd December – 2014 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup Europe increase lead but US still fighting EUROPE 6-4 USA Feijen/Gray 2-5 Hall/ Bergman Boyes 5-2 Deuel Appleton/Ekonomopoulos 5-2 Schmidt / Van Boening Feijen 5-3 Bergman Appleton /Gray 4-5 Van Boening/ Deuel EUROPE INCREASED their lead at the 2014 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup as they won the second session 3-2 to take the overall score to 6-4 with a potential 11 matches to complete. The US though, topped and tailed the session with wins but looked slack in the middle as the Euros asserted themselves with three wins. Trailing 6-3 going into the final match, it took a moment of magic from Shane Van Boening as he executed a hugely difficult shot to perfection to set up the US win and keep their Mosconi Cup hope alive. Commented US captain Mark Wilson, “The last point is naturally very important. We ended on a high after struggling through a few matches. We feel good about our chances from here on in. “Shane’s shot was one of the most gutsy shots […]

Mosconi Cup

2014 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup – Day One Report

1st December – 2014 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup Europe nick early lead after bruising battle EUROPE 3-2 USA 1. Team match – Europe 5-1 USA 2. Appleton & Boyes 3-5 Deuel & Hall 3. Mark Gray 3-5 John Schmidt 4. Feijen & Ekonomopoulos 5-1 Van Boening & Bergman 5. Darren Appleton 5-3 Shane Van Boening TEAM EUROPE will take a 3-2 into the second day of the PartyPoker Mosconi Cup after an exciting evening’s play at the Tower Circus, Blackpool. Played out in front of a capacity crowd at the Victorian amphitheatre, it was tense stuff from start to finish as the spectators played their part. Having endured a pounding in Las Vegas last year, the new-look American side got off to a sticky start as they lost the team match but then found their feet to take the lead in the Mosconi Cup for the first time since day two back in 2012. The evening ended disappointingly for them as their star man Shane Van Boeing took a hit in the two remaining matches to […]