Mosconi Cup: How the Teams are picked

4th  August

Mosconi Cup: How the Teams are picked

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MATCHROOM SPORT can announce the composition of both sides to take part in the 2009 PartyCasino.net Mosconi Cup hosted by the online poker giant, which takes place from 10-13 December at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Each team is composed of five players and Team Europe shall be made up of the following:

1. The No.1 ranked player on the Euro Tour at conclusion of Dutch Open on 19 September.

2. Any player ranked in the ET Top 16 at conclusion of Dutch Open on 19 September.

3. Any player ranked in the ET Top 16 at conclusion of Dutch Open on 19 September.

4. Any player

5. Any player

The first three players will be announced after the Dutch Open and the other two at the conclusion of the US Open on the 25th October. Players 2-5 will be selected by Matchroom Sport.

Team USA will be made up of the following five players:

1. The No.1 ranked player on the BCA Points List at the conclusion of the US Open on 25th October.

2. The No.2 ranked player on the BCA Points List at the conclusion of the US Open on 25th October.

3. Any player

4. Any player

5. The winner of a ‘Mosconi Cup Idol’ public vote.

Players 1 & 2 will be announced at the close of the US Open, while players 3 & 4 will be announced in September. Players 3 & 4 will be selected by Matchroom Sport.

Since Team USA’s comprehensive defeats in ’07 and ’08, there has plenty of spirited debate as to who should play in order to help turn the tide for Team USA.

On that basis, Matchroom Sport will be using a public vote to select the final member of the American team. Taking place on www.matchroompool.com , a short list will be compiled and will then be thrown open to a public vote!

Further details of this will follow.

Luke Riches, Matchroom Sport: luke.riches@matchroom.com, +44 7785 395688

www.matchroompool.com

Notes: Matchroom Sport are one of the world’s leading producers of televised sport and are responsible for over 1,100 hours of original programming across a range of nine 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.

The 2009 Mosconi Cup is sponsored by PartyCasino.net, the world’s leading online casino. Tables are supplied by Brunswick Billiards, cloth by Iwan Simonis, Super Aramith balls by Saluc and the Official Cue is Predator.