The Mosconi Cup, an annual transatlantic pool tournament between Team Europe and Team USA, is set to celebrate its 30th year anniversary in grand style. With the event scheduled to take place from December 6-9 at Alexandra Palace in London, fans can expect an unforgettable showdown between the best pool players from both sides of the Atlantic. But that’s not all – the 2023 Mosconi Cup is also set to be the biggest in history, with a significant increase in prize money, exciting qualification opportunities, and more. In this blog post, we will dive into the details of what to expect from the 30th Mosconi Cup, including the increased prize money, qualification process, ticket sales, and the current standings in the Race to Mosconi Cup rankings.
Increased Prize Money
The 30th Mosconi Cup is set to make history with a significant increase in prize money. Each player and captain on the winning team will take home an impressive $40,000, while the runners-up and captain will collect $20,000 each. This increase in prize money is sure to add even more excitement and intensity to the competition, making it a highly coveted event for the world’s top pool players.
The qualification process for the Mosconi Cup has also undergone some changes for the 30th edition. Three spots on each team will be earned from the Nineball World Rankings, with the Race to Mosconi Cup one-year list in play. The first automatic pick for each team will be determined after the conclusion of the European Open Pool Championship, which is scheduled to take place in Fulda, Germany from August 8-13. The final two automatic selections will be determined at the US Open Pool Championship, which will be held at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City from September 25-30. The remaining two spots on each team will be wild cards, as decided by the respective team captains. This revamped qualification process is sure to add an extra layer of competitiveness and intrigue to the Mosconi Cup, as players battle it out to earn their spot on the prestigious teams.
If you’re a pool fan and want to witness the 30th Mosconi Cup live, you’ll need to mark your calendars for the week commencing April 24, as that’s when tickets for the event will go on sale. Full ticket details are expected to be released soon, and fans can sign up for the priority sale window to ensure they don’t miss out on the chance to witness the thrilling competition between Team Europe and Team USA.
Current Standings in the Race to Mosconi Cup
As of the World Pool Championship, the current standings in the Race to Mosconi Cup rankings are as follows:
- Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz from Spain is currently in the lead with $60,000 in earnings.
- Fedor Gorst is in second place with $18,700.
- Mario He from Austria holds the third spot with $17,500.
- Jayson Shaw from Great Britain is in fourth place with $15,300.
- Shane Van Boening from the USA holds the fifth spot with $13,500.
These standings are subject to change as more tournaments take place in the lead-up to the Mosconi Cup, and players continue to compete for their chance to represent their respective teams in the prestigious event.
The 30th Mosconi Cup is shaping up to be the biggest in history, with increased prize money, an exciting qualification process, and ticket sales set to begin soon. Pool fans around the world can look forward to witnessing the intense competition between Team Europe and Team USA as they battle it out at Alexandra Palace in London from December 6-9, 2023. With each player and captain on the winning team set to take home a substantial $40,000, the stakes are higher than ever. The Nineball World Rankings will play a crucial role in determining the three automatic picks for each team, with the final two spots to be decided by the team captains as wild cards.