2017 Mosconi Cup – Team USA standings after seven events

WITH THREE more events played on the USA Mosconi Cup ranking, it’s that man again as Shane Van Boening once again tops the list after winning the Pro Players Championship at the Super Billiards Expo. That’s brings the total of events played up to seven as the South Dakota Kid looks to make his 11th appearance in the event.
Despite missing the World Pool Series events in New York for personal reasons, Dennis Hatch stays in the upper echelons as he looks to make his fifth appearance in the Mosconi Cup. This year it’s about finishing in the top ten once the 16th and final event has been played out in early September.
That’s when USA skipper Johan Ruijsink will be making his picks 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. 
There is a new West Coast event added to the roster and that is:
June 23/25 – Pac-West Invitational – Portland, OR
Table: 9 ft
Players: Max 64
Added: $10,000
Grade: One
Spots are limited to 64 in this event so players wanting to enter should write to carissabiggs@gmail.com
Due to a change in the format and scheduling of the World Pool Series events, players who gain points in both the main event and the secondary challenge event will have only the higher points out of two counting towards their ranking.
Ranking after 7 events
1 Shane VAN BOENING                90
2 Dennis HATCH                            82
3 Rodney Morris                             56
4 Billy Thorpe                                 55
5 Oscar Dominguez                        46
6 Donny Mills                                  40
7 Hunter Lombardo                        39
8 Johnny Archer                             35
9 Earl Strickland                             30
10 Brandon Shuff                           28
11 Josh Roberts                            27
12 Shaun Wilkie                            25
13 Justin Hall                                21
T14 Jarrod Clowery                      18
T14 Jorge Rodriguez                    18
For full rankings to www.matchroompool.com/mosconi-cup
2017 Mosconi Cup Team USA Ranking – Next Events
June 23/25 – Pac-West Invitational (Carissa Biggs) – Portland, OR
Table: 9 ft
Players: 64
Added: $10,000
Grade: One
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
For full schedule go to www.matchroompool.com/mosconi-cup