MVP Dennis is Back for Team USA

Dennis Hatch (File photo courtesy of Rick Schmitz)

Dennis Hatch, the people's champion who contributed so much to Team USA's magnificent victory in Las Vegas last December, is today named as the second member of the American 2010 Mosconi Cup side.
Hatch, 39, who hails from Buffalo, New York, took the final spot on last year's team after winning the internet fans vote from seven other players. ‘The Hatchetman' went on to win four of his five matches, including two crucial singles match-ups against Niels Feijen, as the USA romped to an 11-7 win, their first victory in the ongoing series since 2005.
That earned Hatch the MVP trophy, but it was his fierce, emotion-charged team spirit that won the hearts of American pool fans.
“Words can't explain how excited I am, this is going to be awesome and I can't wait,” said a delighted Hatch.
“I can't wait to be playing in London at York Hall and it will be an experience I will never forget.  The more stress and the more intimidating the atmosphere, the more I concentrate and grind. I will let nothing bother me and the madder I get the more I want to win!
Hatch, revealed how much his debut Mosconi Cup meant to him; “Last year was an unforgettable experience. To win the Cup and the MVP as a rookie was an unbelievable accomplishment.

“I'm looking at the MVP Trophy now and I still can't believe it. I still watch the Mosconi Cup DVDs all the time.
“I loved playing in the event last year. You really bond with your teammates and come together and help each other with anything and everything. I believe we can win it again and it looks like we are going to have an awesome team again!” he added.
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 three Team USA spots will be announced in October with the No.2 ranked player on the BCA Points List after the US Open, guaranteed a berth on the side.
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