Mosconi Cup – World Champ Peach Completes Euro Line-up

ENGLAND'S Daryl Peach, who last Sunday became the first ever Englishman to lift pool's most coveted title, the WPA World Pool Championship, becomes the fifth and final player to be named in the European side for the 14th annual Mosconi Cup which takes place at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas from December 13 – 16.

Peach, the 35 year-old veteran from Blackpool, recorded a string of superb performances at the Araneta Coliseum, Manila, culminating in a magnificent 17-15 victory over Filipino Roberto Gomez in the championship match.

The World Champion will be making his second Mosconi Cup appearance and the omens are good. He was a member of the 1995 side that won in Basildon, England.

“America is a very strong side but at the Mosconi Cup it always comes down to bottle and this year we have a team to compete and take the title,” said Peach.

“I always knew I was capable of getting back in the team. I played in it in 95 and I was unlucky not to get in it a few times after that. I always knew I had the bottle which is what is needed to play in this tournament and now with my World Pool Championship victory I have proved it again,” he added.

Taking the fifth and final spot for Team USA is Ohio's Corey Deuel who will be making his fourth appearance in the annual USA v Europe match. Deuel, 30, sports a nine wins from 13 games record in the competition and won the final match of the competition last year to allow the Americans to retain the trophy.

“It's always a great honour to represent the United States in the Mosconi Cup. There's something about the event that gets everyone going – players and fans alike – and I will be doing my very best,” said Deuel.

This year will see the 14th running of pool's answer to the Ryder Cup and the current score stands at 10 ½ - 2 ½ to the Americans.

The Teams


Johnny Archer (Georgia)
Shane Van Boening (S Dakota)
Rodney Morris (Hawaii)
Earl Strickland (N Carolina)
Corey Deuel (Ohio)

Non-playing captain: Kim Davenport


Ralf Souquet (Germany)
Niels Feijen (Holland)
Tony Drago (Malta)
Konstantin Stepanov (Russia)
Daryl Peach (England)

Non-playing captain: Johan Ruijsink

The official sponsors of the 2007 Mosconi Cup are Brunswick Tables, Simonis Cloth, Super Aramith Pro Balls, Predator Cues and the Flexi-Rest.

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