Archer is First Man for Team USA

Johnny Archer

MATCHROOM SPORT are pleased to announce that Johnny Archer is the first member of Team USA for the forthcoming Mosconi Cup which takes place at the York Hall, East London from 9th to 12th December 2010.

Archer, 41, will be making his 14th appearance in the competition, a record for an American player and matched only by European stalwarts Ralf Souquet and Mika Immonen should they be selected for December's event.

The Georgian is currently ranked No.1 on the BCA Points List and with the US Open the sole counting event for Mosconi Cup selections, Archer is in an unassailable position.

“It's an honour to be selected for the Mosconi Cup again,” said a delighted Archer who was elected to the Hall of Fame this time last year.

“I am so pleased that I can't put it into words. After being on two losing teams in a row, winning last year was the best experience I have ever had at the Mosconi Cup.

Archer was a crucial part of a strong side that emerged 11-7 victors over Europe at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas last December.

“I am so excited to be representing USA at, for me, the birthplace of the Mosconi Cup, the York Hall.

“This is my 14th straight appearance at the Mosconi Cup and hopefully I can draw on my experience for a good showing,” he added.

Archer made his Mosconi Cup debut at the York Hall in 1997, the first year the competition was staged at the iconic East London venue. He carries an enviable record of 33 points won from 63 matches and was part of the successful side in Las Vegas last year.

Taking place at East London's famous York Hall, following an eight year absence, the Mosconi Cup features two five man teams representing Europe and the USA competing over four days from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th December.

The remaining four Team USA spots will be announced in October with the No.2 ranked player after the US Open, guaranteed a berth on the side.

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