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.
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas this November 25-28 2019.
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.
|8||Francisco Sanchez Ruiz||ESP||79|
|13||Imran Majid (ENG)||ENG||63|
|16||Maximilian Lechner (AUT)||AUT||60|
|17||Niels Feijen (NED) 56||NED||56|
|19||Damianos Giallourakis (GRE) 54||GRE||54|
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