2012 European Mosconi Cup Ranking Announced

FOLLOWING on from success at the 2011 Mosconi Cup in Las Vegas last December, the selection criteria and qualifying events for the '12 European team can be announced.

The European Mosconi Cup Ranking will consist of 11 events – six Euro Tour events and five ‘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 2012 US Open, the top two players on the European Mosconi Cup ranking will automatically gain entry to the Mosconi Cup side.

The remaining three players will be Matchroom Sport wildcard picks although the ranking will play a part in this. With England's Mark Gray, a Mosconi Cup winner in 2008, having won the opening event in Treviso in December, he is the early leader of the 2012 Race to the Mosconi Cup.

In addition to the calendar of events, other as yet unannounced tournaments may be added to the list, provided they carry the correct credentials and criteria.
The Events
Euro Tour Events
Treviso Open 2-4 December
Bosnia Open 1-3 March
Italian Open 19-21 April
Austrian Open 31 May – 2 June
German Open 16-18 August
TBC Open 11-13 October
World Events
World 8 Ball Championship 11-18 February
World Ten Ball Championship 7-13 May
World 9 Ball Championship 22-29 June
China Open 10 -16 September
US Open 9 Ball Championship 20-27 October
The Points Allocation
                        Euro Tour       World Events US Open
1st                    20                    30                    30 (1st)
2nd                    16                    25                    25 (2nd)
3/4th               12                    20                    22 (3rd)
5/8th                 9                      15                    19 (4th)
9/16th               6                      10                    16 (5/6th)
17/32nd           3                      5                      13 (7/8th)
                                                                        10 (9/12th)
                                                                        8 (13/16th)
                                                                        6 (17/24th)
                                                                        4 (25/32nd)