World Pool Masters – 2018 dates announced

WORLD POOL MASTERS RETURNS TO GIBRALTAR The World Pool Masters will return to Gibraltar from Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 4 as some of the biggest names from the 25-year history of pool’s most prestigious invitational event return to celebrate the tournament’s quarter-centenary. The Masters’ venue will once again be the Tercentenary Sports Hall, Victoria Stadium, with ticket details to be announced shortly. The World Pool Masters’ return to Gibraltar comes on the back of the success 2017 tournament held in the shadow of the famous Rock of Gibraltar, as David Alcaide fought off a fierce field to land his first Masters title. Commented Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn: “We are thrilled to be bringing the Masters back to Gibraltar. Matchroom have always had great success on the Rock with darts and snooker events and we were delighted with last February’s World Pool Masters at Victoria Stadium. “In 2018 we celebrate 25 years of pool’s biggest invitational tournament, and we will be bringing back many past champions to help celebrate this milestone. We’ll be […]

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2018 Mosconi Cup – First two Euro ranking events announced

12th November – 2018 Mosconi Cup Italian Euro Tour and World 9 Ball on 2018 ranking list WITH THE 2017 partypoker Mosconi Cup taking place at the Mandalay Bay from 4-7 December, Matchroom Multi Sport can announce the first two ranking events for Team Europe for the 2018 Mosconi Cup. They are the Treviso Open in Italy running from 16-18 November and then the WPA World 9 Ball Championship in Doha, Qatar from 8-15 December. The remainder of the calendar will be published in the New Year but both events will have the same historical Level 2 and Level 1 statuses. Tickets for partypoker Mosconi Cup XXIV are available now at Tickets start from $48 per session with season tickets comprising all four sessions from £161. Premium and VIP packages are also available. 2017 partypoker MOSCONI CUP is sponsored by partypoker, the number one name in online poker, Rasson Billiards who supply the Official Table; the cloth is supplied by Iwan Simonis and the Official Balls are Super Aramith by Saluc. Predator is the […]

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2017 partypoker Mosconi Cup – Shaw and Alcaide complete defending champion’s line-up

1st November – 2017 partypoker Mosconi Cup Shaw and Alcaide complete defending champion’s line-up WITH JAYSON SHAW and DAVID ALCAIDE taking the final two wildcard spots on Team Europe, the sides are now set for the 24th annual partypoker Mosconi Cup which takes place at the Mandalay Bay Resort from 4-7 December. With Ralf Souquet, Josh Filler and then Nick van den Berg qualifying for the team via the ranking system, it was left to Euro skipper Marcus Chamat to pick the final two players to make the team. Jayson Shaw, a superb winner at the recent US Open and flying high in the World Rankings, was an obvious choice as leader of the contending pack. Then, after much thought, Chamat went for Spanish veteran David Alcaide, who has enjoyed an outstanding 24 months including multiple Euro Tour wins as well as victory at the 2017 World Pool Masters. Commented Chamat; “It was a very hard decision to make and is testament to the fact that there are so many great players in Europe. “Jayson […]

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2017 partypoker Mosconi Cup – Van den Berg and Filler complete automatic picks

30th October – 2017 partypoker Mosconi Cup NICK VAN DEN BERG and JOSHUA FILLER put in some sterling work at the recent US Open to gather up enough ranking points to clinch the second and third automatic spots on Team Europe. They will now join Ralf Souquet in Las Vegas this December as the Europeans attempt to once again defend the partypoker Mosconi Cup. For van den Berg, 37, it will his eighth Mosconi Cup and 15 years since he made his debut in the historic winning side of 2002. With 40 Mosconi Cup matches played, the Dutchman brings plenty of experience to the team, and having tasted defeat just once in his seven previous Cups, he will bring a winning mentality. Filler, the 20 year-old from Boenen, Germany will become the youngest player ever to compete in the Mosconi Cup. With a big win at the China Open in June, it set Filler nicely and he never subsequently relinquished a top three spot. He also won the Benelux Open in September and a 9th […]

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Partypoker set to sponsor Mosconi Cup XXIV

October 16th – 2017 Mosconi Cup Partypoker set to sponsor Mosconi Cup XXIV Matchroom Multi Sport is delighted to announce partypoker as the title sponsors for the 24th annual Mosconi Cup at Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas from 4th to 7th December. is one of the oldest, most recognised and trusted online poker brands. Launched in August 2001, is one of the pioneers of the online poker industry. The partypoker Mosconi Cup returns to Las Vegas this winter as Team USA look to finally wrestle the famous Cup back from the hands of the Europeans. Renowned coach Johan Ruijsink has taken over the reigns as captain for the hosts, who hope he can have them same impact on America as he did with Europe while Marcus Chamat’s men are out to continue to reign supreme on pool’s greatest stage. Managing Director of partypoker Tom Waters said: “I am very pleased to announce this partnership with Matchroom Sport that sees partypoker sponsor the Mosconi Cup this December. partypoker players will have the opportunity to […]

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2017 Mosconi Cup – Souquet: I’m overwhelmed to be back on Team Europe

13th October – 2017 Mosconi Cup Souquet: I’m overwhelmed to be back on Team Europe Ralf Souquet says he is overwhelmed to have earnt a dream return to Team Europe for this year’s Mosconi Cup after a four-year absence. ‘The Kaiser’ will enter the Guinness Book of World Records this December, equalling Johnny Archer’s all-time Mosconi Cup appearance record of 17 having qualified at the top of the European Rankings with two Euro Tour wins. Souquet has seen first-hand the wonders new USA captain Johan Ruijsink can perform having been part of the European team whose fortunes the Dutchman reversed when he took the reins in 2006 but is excited to work under Swede Marcus Chamat, who leads Europe for a third time at Mandalay Bay. “I am overwhelmed that I have made the team again, especially after not playing for three consecutive years,” said Souquet. “I don’t really think much about the record, but I take it as it is and it shows that I must have done some good things over the years. […]

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2017 Mosconi Cup – Team USA Confirmation

14th September – 2017 Mosconi Cup The five for the Mandalay announced TEAM USA captain Johan Ruijsink has announced the five players who will make up his side and compete in the 24th annual Mosconi Cup which takes place from Monday to Thursday 4th to 7th December at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. With an eight-month period of qualification, Ruijsink selected five players from the top ten. They are: Shane Van Boening (South Dakota) Appearances: 10; Wins: 1; Matches: 60; Victories: 27. Dennis Hatch (New York) Appearances: 4; Wins: 1; Matches: 23; Victories: 11. Skyler Woodward (Kentucky) Appearances: 2; Wins: 0; Matches: 10; Victories: 5. Oscar Dominguez (California) Appearances: 1; Wins: 1; Matches: 6; Victories: 3 Billy Thorpe (Ohio) Debut Commented skipper Johan Ruijsink, “The players have been picked so congratulations to all of them. This group now faces the huge task of trying to bring back the Mosconi Cup to the home country of pool. We will push hard to make it happen “For now, the process of selection is behind us […]

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Team USA Mosconi Cup Final Ranking

11th September – 2017 Mosconi Cup Final Team USA standings WITH THE qualification period for Team USA spots now complete, it was Shane Van Boening who topped the ranking after another stellar eight months that saw him record a string of victories. With qualification for the 2017 Mosconi Cup on a different footing, players needed to have finished in the top ten of the ranking to have a chance of being selected for the team by USA captain Johan Ruijsink. To give himself what he feels is the best possible chance for the USA to win the Mosconi Cup for the first time since 2009, the captain will pick his side from the top ten with the option of going outside the ten for one of his picks should he feel it necessary. Ruijsink is expected to name his full side early this week. The 24th running of the Mosconi Cup takes place from Monday to Thursday 4th to 7th December at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. The defending champions are Europe as […]

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2017 Mosconi Cup Team Europe – Chinakhov on the rise

14th August – 2017 Mosconi Cup Chinakhov’s great season continues RUSLAN CHINAKHOV, who earlier this year won a World Pool Series event in New York, added to his impressive resume as he took down the Dutch Open on the Euro Tour to give his 2017 Mosconi Cup chances a real boost. It was the first Euro Tour win for the ‘Siberian Express’ as he looks to become the second ever Russian player to compete in the Mosconi Cup – Konstantin Stepanov was a Euro winner back in 2007. The win puts Chinakhov up to fifth place on the ‘World’ list and in second place on a tightly packed ‘European’ leaderboard. Players currently filling the top spots are Joshua Filler and Ralf Souquet (both Germany) on the ‘World’ list and Holland’s Nick van den Berg on the European list. Unlike previous years there will be only two rankings instead of three. The first will be the ‘European Ranking’ which includes the six European Level Two events and five European Level Three tournaments. The winner of this […]

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Ultimate Team Gear is Official Mosconi Cup Clothing Supplier

MATCHROOM SPORT is once again delighted to announce that brand leader ULTIMATE TEAM GEAR will be the Official Clothing Supplier for the 24th annual Mosconi Cup, which takes place at the prestigious Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas from 4th to 7th December. Now based in Minneapolis, UTG have quickly established themselves as the number one name in tournament pool clothing and this will be their third year as Official Mosconi Cup clothing supplier. Renowned for their stylish and colourful designs, UTG will be producing two different shirts for each team and all shirts are now available from The site will be open for a four-week period for pre-sale and all purchased products will be delivered just two weeks after the four-week window closes. In addition, Ultimate Team Gear will be on hand for the duration of the event with their merchandise store. December will see the 24th running of pool’s most exciting event as America look to win the coveted trophy for the first time since 2009. Commented Matchroom Sport chairman Barry Hearn, “We […]