The Hatchetman: ‘I’ll chop ’em up!’

Dennis Hatch, a Mosconi Cup MVP back in 2009, becomes the fourth member of the American team at this year’s Mosconi Cup and will take his place alongside Johnny Archer, Shane Van Boening, Rodney Morris and an as yet unnamed final member when the USA and Europe do battle at the Mirage Hotel from 2nd to 5th December.

The 42 year-old from Buffalo, New York made his debut that year after he came out top in a wildly popular ‘fan’s vote’ for the final place on the team. Once in Vegas, he became the Americans’ talisman as he won four out of his five matches to lead the team to an emotional victory.

“It is an honour and a privilege to be part of this incredible USA team and the 20th anniversary Mosconi Cup. This event means the world to me and I live for the Cup. It’s the best atmosphere there is and there is nothing that can even come close to comparing it to,” said a fired up Hatchetman.

“Winning the MVP in 2009 as a rookie was one of the greatest moments of my career and if I can perform anywhere near that level for the team in December I will be delighted.

“This year we have an all-star team and we are all ready to win. We all want it really bad and we are all playing great. The Mosconi Cup has to come back to the USA and I’ll be gunning for the Europeans. Go USA!”

It will be Hatch’s fourth appearance in the Mosconi Cup and he carries an excellent 60% win record. Never one to hold back, the New Yorker endeared himself to thousands of fans on his debut with his tearful interviews with Sky Sports presenter Andy Goldstein.

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.

*This is the eighth of 11 announcements naming the two 2013 Mosconi Cup teams.

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