Boyes Buzzing for Mosconi Cup

ENGLAND’S Karl Boyes will make his second appearance in the Mosconi Cup as he takes his place on Team EUROPE for the annual transatlantic pool battle at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from 2nd to 5th December.

The 29 year-old former World 8 Ball champion becomes the fourth member of Team Europe and joins Ralf Souquet, Darren Appleton and Niels Feijen in the side, with one more player to be announced.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be picked to represent Europe in this year’s Mosconi Cup. To represent Team Europe any year is very special but to be picked for the 20th anniversary is surreal,” said Boyes.

“After the last Cup I had my first child so life changed a lot, but this year I have got back on track and had a good season so this caps it off splendidly. My little girl was just a bump in 2010 so to take her this year so she can scream the place down will be amazing!”

Boyes one previous appearance in pool’s Europe v USA showdown was in 2010 in London when he was one of the standouts in a European side that won 11-8. The 29 year-old man from Blackpool was happy to mix it up with his opponents, particularly Dennis Hatch.

“The 2010 Mosconi Cup was unbelievable and a few things stand out. My first memory was when Dennis Hatch kept shouting out to me that I was the weakest link, which, of course got me fired up and I ended up winning five out of six points.

“As the event unfolded it turned out Mr. Hatch was the weakest link and that was a sweet moment. I’ve been waiting a long time for our paths to cross again in the Cup and Team Europe will be ready for him.... especially me!”

Boyes was one of a band of English 8 ball players who switched over to the big table game with the advent of the short-lived IPT in the mid-2000’s. In that time he has established himself as one of Europe’s premier players with victory at the WPA World 8 Ball in 2010, and a brace of bronze medals in the World 9 Ball in 2007 and earlier this year.

“We will be favourites for the Mosconi Cup this year and in recent years we have owned the Cup and made it all about Europe. Our team spirit is unbeatable and our work ethic is second to none and that is thanks to Johan Ruijsink,” added Boyes.

The Mosconi Cup takes place at the Mirage Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas from Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th December and features two five-man teams representing the USA and Europe.

The Europeans are the defending champions, having won 11-9 in London last December, their fifth win in six years.

 Tickets are available from (Search ‘Mosconi Cup’) or directly from the Mirage on (+1) 702 792 7777 or 1-800-963-9634.


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