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Georgia Boy
10-27-2010, 06:33 AM
All
Just had an email from Matchroom, the fianl European player will be named today (in the next hour) and the US Team Friday.

KoolKat9Lives
10-27-2010, 07:17 AM
All
Just had an email from Matchroom, the fianl European player will be named today (in the next hour) and the US Team Friday.

Thanks for posting this! Looking at the BCA points list, the order is Johnny, Rodney, Corey and then Shane. So Johnny - who's already been publicly stated as in, will be joined by Rodney. Dennis is in as last years MVP.

So that's 3. What happens from here? A Matchroom pick and an internet vote pick? The selection process seems like a better guarded secret than how to make a nuke...

Johnnyt
10-27-2010, 07:25 AM
Johnny A
Dennis H
Rodney M
SVB
Corey D
This should be it.

Johnnyt

Georgia Boy
10-27-2010, 07:26 AM
You are right it's a closelu guarded secret I cannot get confirmation on selection process. My guess would be that Johnny and Dennis who are confirmed will be joined by Rodney, Corey and SVB. If I had to bet on it, I would say No Internet Vote this year, but thats only my opinion.

Georgia Boy
10-27-2010, 07:58 AM
Nick Van den Berg just named as 5th player for Europe, joining Darren Appleton, Karl Boyes, Ralf Souquet and Mika Immonen.

lukemindish
10-27-2010, 08:29 AM
If the US team is actually Archer, Morris, SVB, Deuel, and Hatch i see the US comming out on top again. Thats one stacked line up.

sk8ordie
10-27-2010, 09:40 AM
Johnny A
Dennis H
Rodney M
SVB
Corey D
This should be it.

Johnnyt

Perfect! That's what I was hoping for last year. Glad Rodney is back. This USA team will be INVINCIBLE [in evil guy echo voice]

USA, USA, USA!

oldzilla
10-27-2010, 09:43 AM
Johnny A
Dennis H
Rodney M
SVB
Corey D
This should be it.

Johnnyt

Agree 100% !!! :cool:

KoolKat9Lives
10-27-2010, 10:24 AM
Johnny A
Dennis H
Rodney M
SVB
Corey D
This should be it.

Johnnyt


I agree, this should be it. But it's premature for anyone to think the last two on your list are a lock. But maybe they are???

Not only are they the next 2 on the BCA points list, they're both playing great, both have Cup experience and both bring name recognition that will surely please Matchroom's sponsors.

If not Shane and Corey, who might be a feasible choice to get invited? The next Americans on the points list are Charlie Williams, then Mike DeChaine, and then John Schmidt. John has the most star power of these 3 IMO, but he's sitting on about half the points that Shane and Corey are on. As much as I enjoy John's play, that wouldn't seem quite fair. (Actually, Charlie may have more star power. I'm not sure how the Asian market responds to him.)

It's got to be Corey and Shane, right?

hangemhigh
10-27-2010, 10:29 AM
The final pick should be Grady!















































As one of the commentators. Lol

mrinsatiable
10-27-2010, 11:16 AM
Charlie Williams is more American than Asian. In terms of market share...people see him now a days as tournament promoter rather than pool player.

Georgia Boy
10-27-2010, 11:27 AM
I agree, this should be it. But it's premature for anyone to think the last two on your list are a lock. But maybe they are???

Not only are they the next 2 on the BCA points list, they're both playing great, both have Cup experience and both bring name recognition that will surely please Matchroom's sponsors.

If not Shane and Corey, who might be a feasible choice to get invited? The next Americans on the points list are Charlie Williams, then Mike DeChaine, and then John Schmidt. John has the most star power of these 3 IMO, but he's sitting on about half the points that Shane and Corey are on. As much as I enjoy John's play, that wouldn't seem quite fair. (Actually, Charlie may have more star power. I'm not sure how the Asian market responds to him.)

It's got to be Corey and Shane, right?

Yes I believe it must be Corey and SVB, Corey is third in the rankings and US Open Runner Up, could anyone ever imagine Matchroom leaving out SVB, I don't believe so. Charlie has several points against him, he'd have to pay excess baggage for that briefcase and they'd have to search it every time he came into the York Hall arena. I believe it has now been sugically attached to him, nobody ever see's him without it these days :grin:

Fatboy
10-27-2010, 12:25 PM
Nick is captian and the players really like him, Nick knows how to be a captain and has everyones respect. He was a huge factor in last years win-believe me I was there the whole time watching Nick work,and it was work. So with Nick and the guys mentioned in the previous posts, I like our chances. JA has told me its harder to play at the Hall in London than any American venue he has played at so we cant take it for granted that its a easy win. Ralf, Darren are triple tough players. It will be fun for sure.

JAM
10-27-2010, 12:31 PM
All
Just had an email from Matchroom, the fianl European player will be named today (in the next hour) and the US Team Friday.

Nick van den Berg is the final European player, according to the latest news on AzBilliards main page:

http://www.azbilliards.com/2000storya.php?storynum=8106

HOLLAND’S Nick Van Den Berg [sic], a recent winner of the Finnish Open on the Euro Tour, is today named as the fifth and final member of the team to represent Europe at December’s PartyCasino.com Mosconi Cup.

Georgia Boy
10-27-2010, 12:34 PM
Nick is captian and the players really like him, Nick knows how to be a captain and has everyones respect. He was a huge factor in last years win-believe me I was there the whole time watching Nick work,and it was work. So with Nick and the guys mentioned in the previous posts, I like our chances. JA has told me its harder to play at the Hall in London than any American venue he has played at so we cant take it for granted that its a easy win. Ralf, Darren are triple tough players. It will be fun for sure.

You are absolutely right, Johnny told me that too and the one previous time I have been I can agree 100% with that. There is no other venue like it and no other fan base to rival those at the York Hall. It's going to be very difficult to retain the Cup but there appear to be quite a few people going over and we will need to be loud and proud to make the guys aware of the support they have.

lukemindish
10-28-2010, 04:35 PM
Shane VanBoening via facebook:

I got i.viited to play in the 2010 mosconi cup. Will be held in london. Can't wait!!!

yiyilance
10-28-2010, 05:20 PM
come on, Shane! Come on, USA:grin:

vagabond
10-28-2010, 08:15 PM
[QUOTE=Georgia Boy;2678324

"There is no other venue like it and no other fan base to rival those at the York Hall. It's going to be very difficult to retain the Cup but there appear to be quite a few people going over and we will need to be loud and proud to make the guys aware of the support they have".[/QUOTE]


I remember that few years ago our MARINE CORE matched the Rowdy/Hooligan Brits at the York Hall.We may need to mobilize our Marines for this year also.May be some one can inform our military bases in UK about the dates of the Mosconi cup.:cool:

Georgia Boy
10-29-2010, 05:17 AM
I remember that few years ago our MARINE CORE matched the Rowdy/Hooligan Brits at the York Hall.We may need to mobilize our Marines for this year also.May be some one can inform our military bases in UK about the dates of the Mosconi cup.:cool:

Vagabond that is a great idea man, I will try and make a couple of calls today and see if I can get an address or phone # from a couple of friends and see what I can do. But also I am an ex 'Rowdy Brit' now a US Citizen and will be putting that to good use there this year, in the best possible way of course.

jay helfert
10-29-2010, 05:24 AM
If these are in fact the teams (we already know the European squad) it will be a great Mosconi Cup this year. There haven't been many years with two such strong teams. All these players are on top of their game now, at the peak of their careers. I just hope Dennis can make it. He was the heart and soul of Team America last year.

I also like an American side of Johnny, Shane, Rodney, Corey and Dennis. Now that's a team! Against Ralf, Mika, Karl, Darren and Nick it's one great match-up. It will all come down to who plays best under the pressure of the Mosconi Cup.

vagabond
10-29-2010, 05:55 AM
Vagabond that is a great idea man, I will try and make a couple of calls today and see if I can get an address or phone # from a couple of friends and see what I can do. But also I am an ex 'Rowdy Brit' now a US Citizen and will be putting that to good use there this year, in the best possible way of course.


yeah,go ahead and use your clout.
Do you know that the roots of majority of Americans are from Scotland,England,Ireland &Welsh? Americans are long lost cousins of that Tiny region of the Globe.
:cool:

Johnnyt
10-29-2010, 06:17 AM
If these are in fact the teams (we already know the European squad) it will be a great Mosconi Cup this year. There haven't been many years with two such strong teams. All these players are on top of their game now, at the peak of their careers. I just hope Dennis can make it. He was the heart and soul of Team America last year.

I also like an American side of Johnny, Shane, Rodney, Corey and Dennis. Now that's a team! Against Ralf, Mika, Karl, Darren and Nick it's one great match-up. It will all come down to who plays best under the pressure of the Mosconi Cup.

Why might Dennis not be able to make the Cup? Don't they pay travel up front? I don't believe he has a job. Does he need permission to leave the country for any reason? Johnnyt

Georgia Boy
10-29-2010, 08:56 AM
Why might Dennis not be able to make the Cup? Don't they pay travel up front? I don't believe he has a job. Does he need permission to leave the country for any reason? Johnnyt

Last thing I heard was a post from Dennis on here saying he was looking forward to playing at the York Hall. I know Dennis doesn't like travelling that much but as he put it 'It's The Mosconi Cup' I am sure he will be there if he can.

Georgia Boy
10-29-2010, 08:58 AM
All just had confirmation that Johnny and Dennis will be joined by Shane, Rodney and Corey................what a great team!

mikeyfrost
10-29-2010, 09:26 AM
Yeah that's a squad I gotta bet on. Gonna take the Americans this year again no spot...Pooladdict holla at me!!!!

Johnnyt
10-29-2010, 11:18 AM
Do we get ppv in the US when the Cup is in the UK? Johnnyt

jay helfert
10-29-2010, 11:25 AM
If these are in fact the teams (we already know the European squad) it will be a great Mosconi Cup this year. There haven't been many years with two such strong teams. All these players are on top of their game now, at the peak of their careers. I just hope Dennis can make it. He was the heart and soul of Team America last year.

I also like an American side of Johnny, Shane, Rodney, Corey and Dennis. Now that's a team! Against Ralf, Mika, Karl, Darren and Nick it's one great match-up. It will all come down to who plays best under the pressure of the Mosconi Cup.

Confirmed, those are the teams! This will be a killer Cup! I'm pretty jazzed since I'm going this year. My first time back in jolly old England since the World Pool Championships in Cardiff. Cheers!

P.S. And I don't even have to rack balls! :wink:

dabarbr
10-29-2010, 01:14 PM
I like our chances now, especially with Rodney in it, and I'm glad Dennis was able to make it. Not much to say about Johnny and Shane, they always bring it. I hope Corey steps it up a notch from last years showing but I have faith in him. Go get them boys!!

Getnbzy
10-29-2010, 09:20 PM
Do we get ppv in the US when the Cup is in the UK? Johnnyt

I would also like to know if there will be a way to view this. Sopcast or some other internet tv or PPV. I'd gladly pay or if it is ITV let's try to get the right channel and time so it's not a scramble at the last minute.

Baxter
10-29-2010, 11:47 PM
I'm American and support our team as one rightfully should, but I gotta say I really hope Karl Boyes does well this year. I can't help but like that guy. I hope he does very well, goes undefeated even, but that USA still wins.

Baxter
10-29-2010, 11:48 PM
I also hope that Mika gets blown out of the water. lol.