Mosconi Cup Team USA Qualification Schedule
Luke Riches, Matchroom Sport
Feb. 1, 2016

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 - On Cue Billiards, La Mesa, CA

Table: 9 ft

Players: 128

Added: $2,320 based on a full field

Grade: Three

 

February 20/21 - Empire State 10 Ball Championship (Tony Robles) – 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, (Tony Robles) Brooklyn, NY

Table: 9 ft

Players: 64

Added: $15,000

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

 

Summer - USTBC 8 Ball (CSI) – Venue TBC

Table: 7 ft

Players: 100 - 200

Added: $5,000 TBC

Grade: Three

 

Summer - USTBC 9 Ball (CSI) – Venue TBC

Table: 7 ft

Players: 100 - 200

Added: $5,000 TBC

Grade: Three

 

Summer - USTBC 10 Ball (CSI) – Venue TBC

Table: 7 ft

Players: 100 - 200

Added: $5,000 TBC

Grade: Three

 

July/August TBC – Midwest 9 Ball Tour – Olathe, Kansas

Table: 7 ft

Players: 128

Added: $5,000

Grade: Three

 

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