Pool News

John Schmidt breaks Mosconi's record

Schmidt, the 2012 straight pool world champion, had made a run of 403 balls in 2007. A year ago, though, he began a concerted, dedicated effort to top Mosconi’s 526. For a month at a time he would shoot six to eight hours a day, filming the sessions for verification. His latest monthlong attempt, beginning May 8, was his fourth. The tally sheet for his effort shows a load of 112s and 171s and 289s, with an occasional score over 400. On May 15, he set a personal best of 490, still 36 short of Mosconi. Finally, on Monday May 27th 2019 at Easy Street Billiards in Monterey, he opened with a 126, then recorded his big 626.

Mosconi Cup XXVI (2019)

Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas this November 25-28 2019.

Team USA

Johan Ruijsink will coach Team USA for a third time at this year’s partypoker Mosconi Cup and will have Shane van Boening and Skyler Woodward on his team. They will be joined by three other players to be selected by Ruijsink. As in 2018, Coach Ruijsink will run a series of training camps for players under consideration for selection, before choosing his final squad in the autumn.

Team Europe

Combined Ranking Ranking as of May 25th 2019
Rank Name Country Points
1 Joshua Filler GER 251
2 Alexander Kazakis GRE 105
3 Ralf Souquet Rus 100
4 Fedor Gorst Rus 99
5 Mateusz Sniegocki POL 98
6 Petri Makkonen FIN 91
7 Albin Ouschan AUT 90
8 Francisco Sanchez Ruiz ESP 79
9 Jayson Shaw SCO 76
10 Eklent Kaci ALB 74
11 Ruslan Chinakov RUS 67
12 Mark Gray GBR 66
13 Imran Majid (ENG) ENG 63
14 Konrad Juszczyszyn POL 63
15 Tomasz Kaplan POL 61
16 Maximilian Lechner (AUT) AUT 60
17 Niels Feijen (NED) 56 NED 56
18 Wiktor Zielinski POL 56
19 Damianos Giallourakis (GRE) 54 GRE 54
20 Ivar Saris NED 50

How to watch the Mosconi Cup 2019

Television ESPN3 (USA)
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