Thursday, December 2, 2010

This years Mosconi Cup at York Hall

This years Mosconi Cup will be held at York Hall In  Bethnal Green, east London, England. I copied a couple articles from Matchroom Sports website. I enjoy this event every year and go to it whenever it comes to the MGM.
USA Mosconi Cup side announced 29 Oct 2010

THE LINE UP is now complete and Matchroom Sport can announce that Rodney Morris, Shane Van Boening and Corey Deuel will take the final three berths on the American side to contest this year's Mosconi Cup which takes place at the York Hall, London from 9-12 December.

They will be joining Johnny Archer, Dennis Hatch and non-playing captain Nick Varner in what is a very strong looking side. With no debutant's this year, it is a highly experienced outfit who have won a total of 17 Mosconi Cups between them.

Corey Deuel, who was part of the winning side at the famous East London venue in 2000 and 2001, could not contain his excitement; "It's going to be great to get back to the York Hall as I have great memories there and I was MVP for the US team twice.

"It's such an honor to be a part of such a great event at this historic venue. I'm sure the fans will root for me to miss but it's all in good fun so I love them anyway!"

Deuel will be playing in his seventh Mosconi Cup and will be looking to improve on his 16 wins from 27 matches. Also making his seventh outing in a Team USA shirt is popular Hawaiian Rodney Morris.

"I am very excited to be playing in my seventh Mosconi Cup. Also, this is my first time playing at the York Hall so I'm interested to see if I can handle the pressure. I've heard the crowd is tough there but I love the UK so it will be a blast I'm sure," said Morris.

The final spot goes to Shane Van Boening, a man who last year joined the small but illustrious club of players who have knocked in the winning 9 ball in the competition.

"I am honored to be playing in the event this year event and I'm looking forward to see who is going to take home the famous Cup," said the South Dakota Kid

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.

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 Van Den Berg completes strong Europe side
 28 Oct 2010
Nick van den Berg becomes the first man through into the semi-finals

HOLLAND'S Nick Van den Berg, a recent winner of the Finnish Open on the Euro Tour, is the fifth and final member of the team to represent Europe at December's Mosconi Cup.

Taking place at the historic York Hall, East London from 9-12 December, the event will signal Van den Berg's fourth appearance in the competition following a win in 2002, a defeat in 2003 and a draw in 2006.

"I'm over the moon about this, it's so good to be back in the team," said a thrilled Van den Berg.

The 30-year-old from Amsterdam received a Mosconi baptism of fire as a 22 year-old in 2002 when he was part of that magnificent team that triumphed for the first time since 1995.

"I never thought it would be that big and me teaming up with the Nugget, Steve Davis was unbelievable. I remember the fans singing songs with my name in it during the time outs - that was crazy!

"The York Hall arena was something else. You could still smell the blood and tears that the boxers and pool players had spilled over the years and the atmosphere was just unbelievable. "

Van den Berg won three points from five matches in '02 but was part of the European side that flopped in Las Vegas the following year.

He returned in 2006 in Rotterdam when the match was tied for the first and only time; "2006 was great and horrible at the same time. 12-12 never felt like losing the Cup, but there were the Americans holding the trophy."

Van den Berg is on a good run of form currently; he has played in the last two Euro Tour finals, winning the last one in Finland and has a chance to take the No.1 spot on the rankings when the Portuguese Open concludes this weekend.

The Dutchman is confident that the York Hall crowd will be an extra weapon in the European arsenal.

"The European team has a very big and loud fan squad and I know for sure it will be even louder this year. It gives us players that little extra we need and will be like a sixth man on the team.

"The Americans are nice guys but during the Mosconi Cup we don't have much to do with them. The only thing we want is to beat them because the Mosconi Cup is coming home!" he added.

Team Europe
Ralf Souquet (Germany)
Mika Immonen (Finland)
Nick Van den Berg (Holland)
Darren Appleton (England)
Karl Boyes (England)
Captain: Johan Ruijsink (Holland)

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.


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