Team USA Mosconi Cup Standings After Four Events
Luke Riches, Matchroom Sport
Mar. 22, 2017

WITH FOUR events played in the 15 event series to determine the top ten players eligible for Team USA, it is veteran and former Mosconi MVP Dennis Hatch who heads the list, having pointed at two of the four events played.  Behind him is another former MVP in Rodney Morris, while other former Mosconi players Shane Van Boening, Johnny Archer, Oscar Dominguez and Justin Hall help fill out the top ten spots.

 

This year it’s about finishing in the top ten once the 15th and final event has been played out in early September. That’s because US Team Captain Johan Ruijsink will be picking his team from the top ten finishing players. To give himself some leeway in this make or break year for Team America, Ruijsink will be selecting four players from the top ten plus another whose final ranking won’t be of significance. 

 

After no events in February and most of March, the ranking calendar springs into action on 30 March as the Professional Players Championship gets underway at the Super Billiards Expo. It is a Grade One event with points ranging from 50 for the winner down to 5 for a top 32 finish.

 

Ranking after 4 events

 

1 Dennis HATCH                             50

2 Rodney MORRIS                         48

3 Shane VAN BOENING                40

T4 Donny Mills                             30

T4 Billy Thorpe                                30

6 Johnny ARCHER                          27

7 Oscar DOMINGUEZ                    22

8 Justin HALL                                   21

T9 Jarrod Clowery                      18

T9 Jorge Rodriguez                    18

11 Hunter Lombardo                16

T12 Earl Strickland                    15

T12 Shaun Wilkie                         15

T14 Four players tied

 

For full rankings to http://www.matchroompool.com/mosconi-cup/#teamUSA

 

2017 Mosconi Cup Team USA Ranking – Next Events

 

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

 

For full schedule go to http://www.matchroompool.com/mosconi-cup/#teamUSA

 

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.