2017 Mosconi Cup - European Team qualification events announced
Matchroom Sport
Mar. 24, 2017
MATCHROOM SPORT can announce the 12 event series that will determine three of the five spots on the European Mosconi Cup team as they bid to extend their run of successive victories to eight this December in Las Vegas. The events fall into three categories; ‘World Events’ of which there are two; European ‘A’ events, numbering five and European ‘B’ events of which there are also five.
 
Unlike previous years there will be only two rankings instead of three. The first will be the ‘European Ranking’ which includes the five European ‘A’ and five European ‘B’ events. The winner of this ranking will gain a spot on the Mosconi Cup side.
 
The second ranking will be the ‘World Ranking’ which will comprise all 12 events. The first and second placed players in this ranking will gain spots on the European Mosconi Cup team.
 
In the event that the winner of the European Ranking also comes first or second in the World Ranking, then the player filling the third position in the World Ranking will gain an automatic spot. The remaining two players will be wildcard picks.
 
With two events having taken place, the up-to-date ranking will be published shortly. The next ranking event is the Portuguese Open which starts on March 30th.
 
 
2017 Mosconi Cup Ranking Events
 
LEVEL ONE (World Ranking Only)
 
June 4/11 - WPA China Open – Shanghai, China
Table: 9 ft
Players: 64
Added: $200,000
 
October 22/28 - US Open 9 Ball (Behrman) – Norfolk, Virginia
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128
Added: $70,000
 
 
LEVEL TWO
 
February 24/ 26 Feb -      Euro Tour Italian Open, Treviso           
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128 minimum
Total Prize Fund: €36,000
 
March 30/April 1 – Euro Tour Portuguese Open, Albufeira, Algarve   
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128 minimum
Total Prize Fund: €36,000
 
May 18/20 – Euro Tour Austrian Open, Sankt Johann im Pongau        
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128 minimum
Total Prize Fund: €36,000
 
August 10/12 – Euro Tour Dutch Open, Leende
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128 minimum
Total Prize Fund: €36,000
 
September 19/23 – Kremlin Cup, Moscow
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128 plus
Added money: $20-25,000
 
 
LEVEL THREE
 
February 3/5 – Bucharest Open, Bucharest, Romania
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128 plus
Added money: €5,000 plus
 
June 16/18 - Bergen Open, Norway
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128 plus
Added money: €5,000 plus
 
August 26/273 – Black Sea Cup, Constanta, Romania
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128
Total Prize Fund: €10,000 guaranteed
 
August 31/Sept 3 – Pinneberg Open, Hamburg, Germany
Table: 9 ft
Players: 256
Total Prize Fund: €24,000 guaranteed
 
September 7/10 - Longoni Benelux Open, Rotterdam, Holland
Table size: 9 ft
Players: 256 upwards
Total Prize Fund: €10,000 guaranteed
* Players who ‘buy back’ are deemed to have been eliminated from the event. 
 
 
Level 1
 
WPA events
1 – 80 pts
2 – 67
3/4 – 53
5/8 – 40
9/16 – 27
17/32 – 13
 
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
 
Level Two
1 – 50 pts
2 – 40
3/4 – 30
5/8 – 23
9/16 – 15
17/32 – 8
 
Level Three
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
 
1 – 28 pts
2 – 22
3/4 – 17
5/8 – 14
9/16 – 8
16/32 – 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.