2011 European Mosconi Cup Rankings Latest

NICK VAN DEN BERG (Holland) has regained top spot in the PartyPoker.net European Mosconi Cup rankings following a third place finish at the Beijing Open last week. Collectively it wasn't an overly successful week for European hopes which gives Van den Berg's points an added value.

Dutchman Niels Feijen drops from first to second, while Chris Melling (England) maintains his push for a debut Mosconi Cup appearance after coming 9th in China. The likeable Yorkshireman climbs two places to tied third with Ralf Souquet of Germany.

There was little movement in the rankings, with no new players entering the top 15 and there is everything to play for with seven events left to contest.

In other news, with an estimated 48 European players competing in the forthcoming World Ten Ball Championship in Manila, Matchroom Sport have decided to add this tournament to the Mosconi Cup ranking event roster.

The event was originally left off the list due to payment credibility doubts after very late payments in previous years.

At the conclusion of the 13 event programme, the top three players in the ranking will automatically qualify for the European side for the 18th annual PartyPoker.net Mosconi Cup, which takes place at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas from 8-11 December.

The European Mosconi Cup Ranking now consists of 13 events – seven Euro Tour events and six 'World' events. The 'World' events will carry approximately 50% more points due to the international strength of the field.

Only players finishing in the last 32 of each event will be allocated points and at the conclusion, after the 2011 US Open, the top three players will automatically gain entry to the Mosconi Cup side.

The remaining two players will be Matchroom Sport wildcard picks although the ranking will play a part in this.