2015 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup
European Team Selection – Top three players and two wild cards
WITH THE annual PartyPoker Mosconi Cup set for 7th to 10th December in the USA, Matchroom Sport can announce the selection criteria for the European side as they contemplate a sixth consecutive victory in the annual transatlantic 9 ball show down.
Having conceded just seven matches in the last two runnings, confidence will be sky high for the five players who don the coveted blue shirts in 11 months time. Like 2014, the qualification process will feature three separate ranking lists – European, World and a Combined.
1. No.1 ranked player on the five event Euro Tour Series.
– Italian Open, 26-28 February
– Portugal Open, 23-25 April
– German Open, 4-6 June
– Austrian Open 30 July – 2 Aug
– Dutch Open 30 Sept – 3 Oct
2. No.1 ranked player on the four event World Series.
WPA World 10 Ball Championship, 15-21 February.
China Open, TBC June
WPA World 9 Ball Championship, 7-18 September
US Open 9 Ball Championship, 25-31October
3. No.1 ranked player on a Combined World and Euro Tour Series ranking list.
In the event that a player tops all three ranking lists, then the second placed players on the Euro Tour and World Rankings respectively would take the other two spots. If a player is top of the Euro Tour list and Combined list, or World list and Combined list, then the available spot would go to the next highest player on the Combined list.
In the event of any of the above tournaments not taking place, or being postponed to a later date, the event lists will be reduced accordingly. The World events will carry approximately 50% more points due to the international strength of the field. Additional events can and may be added to this list provided they fit the criteria.
With the Euro Tour and WPA World events played to a single elimination format at the last 32 stage and the US Open using double elimination up to the final, the points will be allocated as follows:
Euro Tour World Events US Open
1st 20 30 30 (1st)
2nd 16 25 25 (2nd)
3/4th 12 20 22 (3rd)
5/8th 9 15 19 (4th)
9/16th 6 10 16 (5/6th)
17/32nd 3 5 13 (7/8th)
All five players, including the two wildcards, will be announced around the end of October and ranking lists will be published onwww.matchroompool.com as well as the Facebook page and Twitter feed of the Mosconi Cup.
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2015 PARTYPOKER Mosconi Cup is sponsored by PartyPoker, the world’s leading online poker site. The Official Table of the Mosconi Cup is supplied by Diamond Billiards, the cloth is supplied by Iwan Simonis and the Official Balls are Super Aramith by Saluc. Predator is the Official Cue of the event.
Luke Riches, Matchroom Sport: email@example.com
Notes: Matchroom Sport are one of the world’s leading producers of televised sport and are responsible for over 1,000 hours of original programming across a range of sports. Based in the UK and chaired by charismatic founder Barry Hearn, the Mosconi Cup is one of a stable of pool events that include the World Cup of Pool and the World Pool Masters.