Denis Grabe closing in on Mosconi Cup spot

Denis Grabe (EST)
Denis Grabe heads Team EUROPE’s Euro Tour rankings with one event to play as the Estonian bids to earn a first appearance in the PartyPoker Mosconi Cup in Blackpool, England this December.
There are three automatic spots available on Team Europe drawn from three separate rankings and Grabe heads the Euro Tour list after winning both events he has entered this season; the Austrian Open and the Slovenian Open. Four of the five Euro Tour events which count towards the rankings have now been played.
Victory at the World 9 ball earlier in the year has helped Dutchman Niels Feijen build a comfortable cushion at the top of both the ‘World’ list and the ‘Combined Ranking, while his compatriot Nick Van Den Berg is second on both the Euro Tour and Combined Ranking lists.
October’s Dutch Open will be the final Euro Tour event used for Mosconi Cup ranking points and with twenty points awarded for winning the event, ten players could leapfrog Grabe into first. The final event to be played for World ranking points is the US Open, also to be played in October.
Aside from the three qualifying spots, the remaining two places will be wildcards and in the event that any player heads more than one list, the next highest placed player on the Combined Ranking will take the spot.
Euro Tour Ranking (after four of five events)
1.   Denis Grabe (EST)                             40
2.   Nick van den Berg (HOL)                   38
3.   Mark Gray (ENG)                                36
4.   Nick Ekonomopoulos (GRE)               34
5.   Niels Feijen (HOL)                               33
6.   Karl Boyes (ENG)                                28
7.   Karol Skowerski (POL)                        25
8.   Mateusz Sniegocki (POL)                    24
9.   Ralf Souquet (GER)                             23
10. Albin Ouschan Jr. (AUT)                      21
World Ranking (after two of three events)
1.   Niels Feijen (NED)                               40
2.   Albin Ouschan (AUT)                           25
T3. Mika Immonen (FIN)                            15
T3. Thorsten Hohmann (GER)                   15
T3. Radoslaw Babica (POL)                       15
T6. Ralf Souquet (GER)                             10
T6. Darren Appleton (ENG)                        10
T6. Mario He (AUT)                                    10
T6. Nick Van den Berg (NED)                     10
10. Chris Melling (ENG)                                5
Combined Ranking (after six of eight events)
1.   Niels Feijen (HOL)                               73
2.   Nick van den Berg (HOL)                     48
3.   Albin Ouschan Jr. (AUT)                      46
4.   Denis Grabe (EST)                              40
5.   Nick Ekonomopoulos (GRE)                39
6.   Mark Gray (ENG)                                 36
T7. Radoslaw Babica (POL)                      33
T7. Ralf Souquet (GER)                             33
9.   Karol Skowerski (POL)                         30
10. Mateusz Sniegocki (POL)                    29
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