30th Mosconi Cup To Be Biggest In History

  • Alexandra Palace, London to host from 6-9 December
  • Winning Mosconi Cup team to take home $40,000 each
  • Tickets on sale week commencing 24th April
  • Qualification from Nineball World Rankings outlined

The 2023 Mosconi Cup will be the biggest to date marking its 30th year anniversary with a huge 30% increase to prize money for the annual trans-atlantic tussle from 6-9 December at Alexandra Palace, London live on Sky Sports.


Mosconi Cup team places have always been the hottest ticket in pool, but they will be even hotter with Each player and captain on the winning team set to take home $40,000 each with the runners-up and captain set to collect $20,000.

Team Europe and USA will do battle in one of London’s most iconic venues once again with three qualification spots available on each side to be earned from the Nineball World Rankings with the Race to Mosconi Cup one year list in play. The final two spots for each side will be wild cards as decided by the respective team captains.

The first automatic pick for each side will be locked in after the conclusion of the European Open Pool Championship set to take place in Fulda, Germany from August 8-13 with the final two automatic selections to follow at the US Open Pool Championship from September 25-30 at Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City.

Tickets for the game’s biggest spectacle between Europe and the USA will go on sale on the week commencing Monday, 24 April with full ticket details to come soon. Sign up for priority sale window here.

Over the coming weeks, fans can expect to hear more on the captains for 2023, exciting arena plans and much more.

Race to Mosconi Cup standings as it stands after World Pool Championship

1 Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz Spain $60,000
2 Mohammad Soufi Syria $30,000
3 Fedor Gorst $18,700
4 Wu Kun Lin Chinese Taipei $17,500
4 Mario He Austria $17,500
6 Jayson Shaw Great Britain $15,300
7 Shane Van Boening USA $13,500
8 Albin Ouschan Austria $10,000
8 Niels Feijen Netherlands $10,000
8 Chang Jung-Lin Chinese Taipei $10,000
11 Skyler Woodward USA $9,600

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  1. This is good news, but we were told the same before the 20th Mosconi, which I'd call the worst Mosconi Cup of them all. In 2013, Matchroom, rather than sticking to the usual selection criteria, chose all ten participants and it led to one of the worst-ever mismatches. It remains the only Mosconi Cup I can remember that ended on Day 3, with the final score 11-2 favor of Europe.

    If Matchroom, once again, deviates from the merit-based formula for selection, there's no reason that the 30th edition can be every bit as bad as the 20th edition.

    That said, I suspect Matchroom will stick with the formula of picking those that excel in 2023 at the Mosconi, and if they do, this might indeed be the best ever Mosconi.

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