Tower Circus confirmed as 2014 Mosconi host

The Tower Circus arena in Blackpool can hold up to 950 fans!

BLACKPOOL’S historic Tower Circus will be the venue of the 2014 Mosconi Cup, the 21st running of pool’s premier team event. Taking place from Monday 1st to Thursday 4th December, the event features two five-man teams representing the USA and Europe competing in a series of singles and doubles matches.

Following on from their resounding win at the Mirage last year, the Europeans have already been installed as 2/5 favourites to win the Cup for the seventh time in eight years. The Americans meanwhile will be looking for their first victory since 2009.

The Tower Circus was built in 1894 and has rich history as an entertainment centre in one of the UK’s liveliest seaside resort towns. The Circus itself is positioned in the base of the famous Blackpool Tower.

Commented Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn; “After two great years in East London, the Mosconi Cup has now outgrown at the York Hall and the Tower Circus in Blackpool is the perfect replacement.

“It is an old style Victorian circus with seating for up to 800 people and the atmosphere will be the best yet. We have used this venue for the Snooker Shoot-Out and there is nothing like it for cue sports!

“The Americans have got a big job to do this year following on from last year’s hammering but I believe they will be taking a different approach in 2014. The Europeans will be as ready as ever.

“I’ve no doubt that we will have sold-out crowds for Mosconi Cup XXI and I think it will be the goal of every pool fan in the UK and Europe to be in Blackpool in December!”

Information on how to purchase tickets to pool’s number one event will be made available shortly.

The 2014 Mosconi Cup is sponsored by, the world's leading online poker site. The Official Table of the Mosconi Cup is supplied by Diamond Billiards, the cloth is supplied by Iwan Simonis and the Official Balls are Super Aramith by Saluc.