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The Mosconi Cup 2014 thread

Post by Fernando on Sun 30 Nov 2014, 7:22 pm

The Mosconi Cup is the highlight of the pool calendar and is contested each year between Europe and the United States.

The nine-ball event alternates between Las Vegas and a European destination, with Blackpool Tower Circus chosen to host this year’s four-night event, which starts on Monday.

And for Boyes, who lives in the shadow of the Tower in North Shore, it’s a special occasion.

The 32-year-old former world champion told The Gazette: “To play at any Mosconi Cup is a real honour, but to play one in my home time will be extra special.


“The venue is just down the road from my house, so I’m really looking forward to it.

“I’ve recently taken my daughter there to watch the circus and have seen the Snooker Shoot-out there too. I’ve always thought it would make a perfect venue for the Mosconi.

“I can imagine what an incredible atmosphere the fans will create next week. The European crowds always like to sing and shout so it should be something we’ve never experienced before.

“Blackpool is the Las Vegas of the North, so I’m sure the Americans will feel at home.”

Twelve of the world’s top players will compete in the 21st Mosconi Cup, sponsored by PartyPoker.

Team Europe go into the tournament on a high, having won by a record 11-2 margin last year, though the American’s have won 11 of the previous 20 cups.

The cup is contested over a series of singles and doubles matches, all of them the best of nine racks. The first team to reach 11 points will be the champions.

Boyes is representing Europe for the third time, having been on the winning team on both previous occasions with 11 wins from his 13 Mosconi Cup matches.

He added: “We are confident as a team. We have the players to get the job done and if we focus on our jobs there’s no reason why we can’t.

“If we can win it on home soil, we will be up there in terms of career achievements.”

While Boyes has never played at the Tower, he’s no stranger to tournaments on Blackpool’s Promenade.

As a junior he regularly competed in the World Pool Championship at the Hilton Hotel. “I used to play for England in the World Championships, so I’ve been quite a regular here but to play at the Tower is special,” he said.

All four nights are sold out, with a crowd of 1,200 expected each evening. The whole event will be televised on Sky Sports.

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Re: The Mosconi Cup 2014 thread

Post by Guest on Mon 01 Dec 2014, 2:51 pm

Fernando, what's the line-ups looking like. Don't tell me Strickland has made it again?

Always look forward to this event, hopefully another European win, but you feel the US will turn it around sooner, rather than later.

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Re: The Mosconi Cup 2014 thread

Post by Fernando on Mon 01 Dec 2014, 4:36 pm

Playing for the USA...
Shane Van Boening
John Schmidt
Corey Deuel
Brandon Shuff
Justin Hall
Oscar Dominguez
Justin Bergman
Jeremy Sossei

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 01 Dec 2014, 5:34 pm

Thanks for the heads up Fernando. I always enjoenjoy watching this. There always is a great atmosphere and a bit of needle between the teams.
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Re: The Mosconi Cup 2014 thread

Post by Fernando on Tue 02 Dec 2014, 11:37 am

Europe lead 3-2 after day 1. Which means America are doing as good as last year already...

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Re: The Mosconi Cup 2014 thread

Post by Fernando on Tue 02 Dec 2014, 11:39 pm

6-4 after day 2

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Re: The Mosconi Cup 2014 thread

Post by Fernando on Thu 04 Dec 2014, 7:18 pm

Europe lead 9-5 going into the final day of play needing 2 pts to win.

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Post by Guest on Thu 04 Dec 2014, 7:47 pm

Yeah, two points away from making it five Mosconi Cups in a row.

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Post by Fernando on Thu 04 Dec 2014, 8:37 pm

Europe retain the Mosconi Cup 11-5 with Nikos Ekonomopoulos taking the final win

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Re: The Mosconi Cup 2014 thread

Post by Fernando on Tue 08 Dec 2015, 5:04 pm

Since can't be arsed to update the article

It's 3-2 Europe after Day 1 Ok!

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Re: The Mosconi Cup 2014 thread

Post by Fernando on Wed 09 Dec 2015, 11:52 pm

9-6 Europe after day 3.

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Post by Guest on Thu 10 Dec 2015, 10:26 pm

Get in there, Albin! 11-7 to Europe & they win the Mosconi Cup for the sixth year in a row.

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Re: The Mosconi Cup 2014 thread

Post by Fernando on Thu 08 Dec 2016, 10:35 am

7-2 to Europe after Day 2 of the 2016 Mosconi Cup

It's officially Xmas time

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