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2017 Mosconi Cup - Team USA qualification series announced

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Date: Saturday, March 18 2017 @ 10:14:31 CDT
Topic: 9 Ball



2017 Mosconi Cup XXIV
The New Tropicana Las Vegas
3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas
Nevada
NV 89109
USA
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2017 Mosconi Cup - Team USA qualification series announced    

MATCHROOM SPORT can announce the Official Mosconi Cup Team USA Ranking Events for the 2017 Europe v USA match which takes place at the Tropicana, Las Vegas from 4th to 7th December. The roster has been set at 15 events, a reduction from 2016, with all tournaments on 7 foot tables having been dropped at the behest of the competing players.
In addition, there are no overseas events.

This year the final qualifying event will be in early September which means no US Open, following Team USA captain Johan Ruijsink’s stipulation that he needs additional time to work with the team in the lead up to the event.

The 15 events are divided into three grades with Grade One carrying the most points and Grade Three carrying the least. At the end of the qualification period, Team Captain Johan Ruijsink will select four players from the top ten of the rankings plus one other player (top ten or not) to comprise his squad of players to travel to Las Vegas as the USA attempt to win the Mosconi Cup for the first time since 2009.



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2017 MOSCONI CUP
RANKING EVENTS
TEAM USA
January 8/11 - Turning Stone Classic I (Mike Zuglan) – Verona, New York
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128
Added: $25,000
Grade: One

January 14/17 – World Pool Series Event 1 (Darren Appleton) – New York
Table: 9 ft
Players: 119
Added: $16,200
Grade: One

January 14/17 – World Pool Series Challenge Event (Darren Appleton) – New York
Table: 9 ft
Players: 78
Added: $2,500
Grade: Three

January 25/28 - Derby City Classic 9 Ball (Greg Sullivan) – Elizabeth, Indiana
Table: 9 ft
Players: 320
Added: $25,000
Grade: One

March 30/April 2 –Professional Players Championship (Allen Hopkins Jnr), Oaks, PA
Table: 9 ft
Players: 64
Added: $10/15,000
Grade: One

April 5/8 – World Pool Series Event 2 (Darren Appleton) – New York
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128
Added: $16,800
Grade: One

April 5/8 – World Pool Series Challenge Event (Darren Appleton) – New York
Table: 9 ft
Players: 70 plus
Added: $2,500
Grade: Three

July 12/16 – World Pool Series Event 3 (Darren Appleton) – New York
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128
Added: $16,800
Grade: One

July 12/16 – World Pool Series Challenge Event (Darren Appleton) – New York
Table: 9 ft
Players: 70 plus
Added: $2,500
Grade: Three

July 17/19 - US Open 10 Ball (CSI) – Las Vegas, Nevada
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128
Added: $15,000
Grade: One

July 29/31 - US Open 8 Ball (CSI) – Las Vegas, Nevada
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128
Added: $15,000
Grade: One

August 17/20 – Chuck Markulis Memorial (Hard Times), Sacramento, CA
Table: 9 ft
Players: 100
Added: Minimum $5,000
Grade: Two

August 31/Sept 3 - Turning Stone Classic II (Mike Zuglan) – Verona, New York
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128
Added: $25,000
Grade: One

September 1/5 Texas Open 9-ball Championships - Round Rock, Austin, TX
Table: 9 ft
Players: 128
Added: $5,000
Grade: Two

September 9/10 Houston 9-Ball Open - Legends Billiards, League City, TX.
Table: Over Size 4 x 8
Players: 128
Added: $8,000
Grade: Two


2017 MOSCONI CUP
USA RANKING POINTS ALLOCATION
GRADE ONE
Grade One
1 – 50 pts
2 – 40
3 – 35
4 – 30
5/6 – 26
7/8 – 22
9/12 – 18
13/16 – 13
17/24 – 8
25/32 – 5
Or
1 – 50 pts
2 – 40
3/4 – 32
5/8 – 24
9/16 – 15
17/32 – 8

Derby City
1 – 50 pts
2 – 40
3 – 35
4/5 – 30
6/10 – 21
11/16 – 15
17/22 – 11
23/39 – 5
GRADE TWO
Grade Two
1 – 40 pts
2 – 32
3 – 28
4 – 24
5/6 – 21
7/8 – 18
9/12 – 14
13/16 – 10
17/24 – 6
25/32 – 4
GRADE THREE
Grade Three
1 – 25 pts
2 – 20
3 – 18
4 – 15
5/6 – 13
7/8 – 11
9/12 – 9
13/16 – 7
17/24 – 4
25/32 – 3
Or
1 – 25 pts
2 – 20
3/4 – 17
5/8 – 12
9/16 – 8
17/32 – 4


Points Cut Off
Events with a field upwards of 80 players – top 32
Events with fields between 64 and 79 players – top 24
Events with less than 64 entries – top 16.




2017 MOSCONI CUP is sponsored by Rasson Billiards who supplies the Official Table; the cloth is supplied by Iwan Simonis and the Official Balls are Super Aramith by Saluc. Predator is the Official Cue of the event and Ultimate Team Gear provide all Mosconi Cup apparel.















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