Mosconi Cup

Mosconi Cup XXIII – Team USA ranking events

2016 Mosconi Cup
Mosconi Cup USA
Team USA qualification series announced
MATCHROOM SPORT can announce the Official Mosconi Cup Team USA Ranking Events for the 2016 Europe v USA match which takes place at the Alexandra Palace in London from 6th to 9th December. Three of the five spots on Team USA will be allocated to the three highest placed players on the ranking list following the conclusion of the US Open in October.
The roster of events has been significantly expanded from 2015 and this year there are a total of 25 tournaments which carry Mosconi Cup points. These events have been grouped into three categories: Category One is major international events both in the USA and overseas; Category Two is events played on 9 foot tables in the US and Category Three is events taking place in the US played on 7 ft tables.
In addition, within Categories Two and Three there are three separate grades each, making a total of seven levels of points through the three Categories. The maximum number of points a winner can receive would be 80 for winning a Category One event. The least number would be 21 points for winning a Category Three, Grade Three event.
Commented a spokesman for Matchroom Sport, “For 2016, we’ve decided to be as inclusive as possible and involve more and more tournament promoters across the USA. This gives players many more opportunities to play for Mosconi Cup ranking points and may cut down on some of the expense of playing every single event as in previous years.
“We’re also creating a strong connection to the Mosconi Cup with a variety of promoters and pool rooms across the USA which can only be good for everyone involved in this fantastic event. With such a range of points available, players can pick and choose which events they play in and it will all culminate at the US Open next October. Matchroom Sport will be publishing regular ranking lists as the season develops.”
 
2016 Mosconi Cup Ranking Events
 
LEVEL ONE
 
August 21/28 – WPA China Open – Shanghai, China
Table: 9 ft
Players: 64
Added: $200,000
 
September – WPA World 9 Ball Championship – Doha, Qatar
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128
Added: $250,000
 
October – US Open 9 Ball – Norfolk, Virginia
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128
Added: $70,000
 
LEVEL TWO
 
January 7/10 – Turning Stone Classic I – Verona, New York
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128
Added: $25,000
Grade: One
 
January 27/30 – Derby City Classic 9 Ball  – Elizabeth, Indiana
Table: 9 ft
Players: 250-400
Added: $25,000
Grade: One
 
February 12/14 – Texas Open 10-ball Championship – Round Rock, Austin, TX
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128
Added: $4,000
Grade: Three
 
February 20/21 – Jay Swanson Memorial – Hard Times, Bellflower, California
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128
Added: $2,320 based on a full field
Grade: Three
 
February 20/21 – Empire State 10 Ball Championship – Raxx, W Hempstead, NY
Table: 9 ft
Players: 64
Added: $1,000
Grade: Three
 
 
April 6/10 – Don Coates Memorial (Tony Coates) – Raleigh, North Carolina
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128
Added: $8,000
Grade: Two
 
April 14/17 –Professional Players Championship – Oaks, PA
Table: 9 ft
Players: 64
Added: $10,000
Grade: Three
 
February – Chuck Markulis Memorial – Sacramento, CA
Table: 9 ft
Players: 100
Added: $15,000
Grade: Two
 
May 29/30 – Ginky Memorial (Tony Robles) – Steinway Billiards, New York
Table: 9 ft
Players: 64 pros (plus 96 amateurs)
Added: $4,000
Grade: Three
 
August 13/15 – Eastern State 10 Ball Champs (Tony Robles) – Snookers, Providence, RI
Table: 9 ft
Players: 64
Added: $2,000
Grade: Three
 
August 25/28 – Turning Stone Classic II (Mike Zuglan) – Verona, New York
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128
Added: $25,000
Grade: One
 
September 3/5 Texas Open 9-ball Championships – Round Rock, Austin, TX
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128
Added: $5,000
Grade: Three
 
October – Gotham City Billiards Pro 9 Ball Classic, Brooklyn, NY
Table: 9 ft
Players: 64
Added: $11,000
Grade: Three
 
 
LEVEL THREE
 
March 11/13 – Chinook Winds Open 8 Ball (Andrew Monstis) – Lincoln City, Oregon
Table: 7 ft
Players: 96-128
Added: $12,000
Grade: Two
 
May 17/22 – USTBC 8 Ball (CSI) – Reno, Nevada
Table: 7 ft
Players: 100 – 200
Added: $5,000 TBC
Grade: Three
 
May 17/22 – USTBC 9 Ball (CSI) – Reno, Nevada
Table: 7 ft
Players: 100 – 200
Added: $5,000 TBC
Grade: Three
 
May 17/22 – USTBC 10 Ball (CSI) – Reno, Nevada
Table: 7 ft
Players: 100 – 200
Added: $5,000 TBC
Grade: Three
 
July/August TBC – Midwest 10 Ball Tour – Olathe, Kansas
Table: 7 ft
Players: 128
Added: $15,000
Grade: One
 
July 22/24 – US Open 10 Ball (CSI) – Las Vegas, Nevada
Table: 7 ft
Players: 128
Added: $15,000
Grade: One
 
July 27/29 – US Open 8 Ball (CSI) – Las Vegas, Nevada
Table: 7 ft
Players: 128
Added: $15,000
Grade: One
 
September 15/18 – 4 Bears 8 Ball Classic (Ray Poitra) – New Town, North Dakota
Table: 7 ft
Players: 150-192
Added: $25,000
Grade: One
 
October 7/9 – Chinook Winds Open 10 Ball (Andrew Monstis)  – Lincoln City, Oregon
Table: 7 ft
Players: 128
Added: $12,000
Grade: Two
 
2016 Mosconi Cup Ranking Points Allocation
 
Level 1
 
US Open
 
1 – 80 pts
2 – 67
3 – 59
4 – 51
5/6 – 43
7/8 – 35
9/12 – 27
13/16 – 21
17/24 – 16
25/32 – 11
 
WPA events
 
1 – 80 pts
2 – 67
3/4 – 53
5/8 – 40
9/16 – 27
17/32 – 13
 
 
Level 2
 
Events played on 9ft tables
 
Grade One
1 – 50 pts
2 – 40
3 – 35
4 – 33
5/6 – 28
7/8 – 23
9/12 – 18
13/16 – 13
17/24 – 8
25/32 – 5
 
Grade Two
1 – 40 pts
2 – 32
3 – 28
4 – 26
5/6 – 22
7/8 – 18
9/12 – 14
13/16 – 10
17/24 – 6
25/32 – 4
 
Grade Three
1 – 30 pts
2 – 24
3 – 21
4 – 20
5/6 – 17
7/8 – 14
9/12 – 11
13/16 – 8
17/24 – 5
25/32 – 3
 
 
Derby City (with a slightly skewed format):
 
1 – 50 pts
2 – 40
3 – 35
4/5 – 30
6/8 – 23
9/13 – 18
14/24 – 13
25/35 – 5
 
 
Level 3
 
Events played on 7ft tables
 
Grade One
1 – 35 pts
2 – 28
3 – 26
4 – 23
5/6 – 19
7/8 – 16
9/12 – 12
13/16 – 9
17/24 – 7
25/32 – 4
 
Grade Two
1 – 28 pts
2 – 22
3 – 21
4 – 18
5/6 – 15
7/8 – 13
9/12 – 10
13/16 – 7
17/24 – 6
25/32 – 3
 
Grade Three
1 – 21 pts
2 – 17
3 – 16
4 – 14
5/6 – 11
7/8 – 10
9/12 – 7
13/16 – 5
17/24 – 4
25/32 – 2

Luke Riches

Media Manager at Matchroom Sports which has become one of the world's largest suppliers of sports programming over the past two decades. Matchroom Sport is 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, which organizes multiple pool events including the Mosconi Cup, the World Cup of Pool and the World Pool Masters.

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