Mosconi Cup Team USA Qualification Series Announced
Luke Riches, Matchroom Sport
Mar. 16, 2017

MATCHROOM SPORT can announce the Official Mosconi Cup Team USA Ranking Events for the 2017 Europe v USA match which takes place at the Tropicana, Las Vegas from 4th to 7th December. The roster has been set at 15 events, a reduction from 2016, with all tournaments on 7 foot tables having been dropped at the behest of the competing players.

In addition, there are no overseas events.

 

This year the final qualifying event will be in early September which means no US Open, following Team USA captain Johan Ruijsink’s stipulation that he needs additional time to work with the team in the lead up to the event.

 

The 15 events are divided into three grades with Grade One carrying the most points and Grade Three carrying the least. At the end of the qualification period, Team Captain Johan Ruijsink will select four players from the top ten of the rankings plus one other player (top ten or not) to comprise his squad of players to travel to Las Vegas as the USA attempt to win the Mosconi Cup for the first time since 2009.

 

 

2017 Mosconi Cup Team USA Ranking Events Tour

 

 

January 8/11 - Turning Stone Classic I (Mike Zuglan) – Verona, New York

Table: 9 ft

Players: 128

Added: $25,000

Grade: One

 

January 14/17 – World Pool Series Event 1 (Darren Appleton) – New York

Table: 9 ft

Players: 119

Added: $16,200

Grade: One

 

January 14/17 – World Pool Series Challenge Event (Darren Appleton) – New York

Table: 9 ft

Players: 78

Added: $2,500

Grade: Three

 

January 25/28 - Derby City Classic 9 Ball (Greg Sullivan) – Elizabeth, Indiana

Table: 9 ft

Players: 320

Added: $25,000

Grade: One

 

March 30/April 2 –Professional Players Championship (Allen Hopkins Jnr), Oaks, PA

Table: 9 ft

Players: 64

Added: $10/15,000

Grade: One

 

April 5/8 – World Pool Series Event 2 (Darren Appleton) – New York

Table: 9 ft

Players: 128

Added: $16,800

Grade: One

 

April 5/8 – World Pool Series Challenge Event (Darren Appleton) – New York

Table: 9 ft

Players: 70 plus

Added:  $2,500

Grade: Three

 

July 12/16 – World Pool Series Event 3 (Darren Appleton) – New York

Table: 9 ft

Players: 128

Added: $16,800

Grade: One

 

July 12/16 – World Pool Series Challenge Event (Darren Appleton) – New York

Table: 9 ft

Players: 70 plus

Added: $2,500

Grade: Three

 

July 17/19 - US Open 10 Ball (CSI) – Las Vegas, Nevada

Table: 9 ft

Players: 128

Added: $15,000

Grade: One

 

July 29/31 - US Open 8 Ball (CSI) – Las Vegas, Nevada

Table: 9 ft

Players: 128

Added: $15,000

Grade: One

 

August 17/20 – Chuck Markulis Memorial (Hard Times), Sacramento, CA

Table: 9 ft

Players: 100

Added: Minimum $5,000

Grade: Two

 

August 31/Sept 3 - Turning Stone Classic II (Mike Zuglan) – Verona, New York

Table: 9 ft

Players: 128

Added: $25,000

Grade: One

 

September 1/5 Texas Open 9-ball Championships - Round Rock, Austin, TX

Table: 9 ft

Players: 128

Added: $5,000

Grade: Two

 

September 9/10 Houston 9-Ball Open - Legends Billiards, League City, TX.

Table: Over Size 4 x 8   

Players: 128

Added: $8,000

Grade: Two


Grade One

1 – 50 pts

2 – 40

3 – 35

4 – 30

5/6 – 26

7/8 – 22

9/12 – 18

13/16 – 13

17/24 – 8

25/32 – 5

OR

1 – 50 pts

2 – 40

3/4 – 32

5/8 – 24 

9/16 – 15

17/32 – 8

 

Derby City

1 – 50 pts

2 – 40

3 – 35

4/5 – 30

6/10 – 21

11/16 – 15

17/22 – 11

23/39 – 5

 

Grade Two

1 – 40 pts

2 – 32

3 – 28

4 – 24

5/6 – 21

7/8 – 18

9/12 – 14

13/16 – 10

17/24 – 6

25/32 – 4

 

Grade Three

1 – 25 pts

2 – 20

3 – 18

4 – 15

5/6 – 13

7/8 – 11

9/12 – 9

13/16 – 7

17/24 – 4

25/32 – 3

Or

1 – 25 pts

2 – 20

3/4 – 17

5/8 – 12

9/16 – 8

17/32 – 4

 

Points Cut Off

Events with a field upwards of 80 players – top 32

Events with fields between 64 and 79 players – top 24

Events with less than 64 entries – top 16.

 

 

2017 MOSCONI CUP is sponsored by Rasson Billiards who supplies the Official Table; the cloth is supplied by Iwan Simonis and the Official Balls are Super Aramith by Saluc. Predator is the Official Cue of the event and Ultimate Team Gear provide all Mosconi Cup apparel.