PartyPoker.com Mosconi Cup Teams Complete

November 15th, 2006 by Billiard News by Inside POOL Magazine Leave a reply »

PartyPoker.com Mosconi Cup Teams CompleteAlcaide and Schmidt Take Final PlacesDiscuss the Mosconi Cup (Schmidt%20(pictured%20above),%20the%2033%20year-old%20from%20Hesperia,%20California,%20broke%20clear%20of%20the%20pack%20in%20October%20with%20a%20fabulous%20run%20at%20the%20US%20Open%20that%20culminated%20in%20an%2011-6%20win%20over%20Rodolfo%20Luat%20for%20the%20title.%20He%20now%20becomes%20the%20second%20debutant%20in%20the%20American%20side%20after%20Mike%20Davis.Alcaide,%20the%2028%20year%20old%20from%20Malaga,%20Southern%20Spain%20had%20a%20good%20run%20at%20the%20recent%20Philippines%20World%20Pool%20Championship%20reaching%20the%20last%2016.%20He%20joins%20Imran%20Majid%20as%20the%20second%20newcomer%20on%20the%20European%20team.Barry%20Hearn,%20Chairman%20of%20promoters%20Matchroom%20Sport,%20said%20“Good%20luck%20to%20John%20and%20David.%20They’ve%20earned%20it%20and%20I’m%20sure%20both%20of%20them%20will%20cope%20with%20the%20pressure%20of%20the%20Mosconi%20Cup.%20“They’ve%20both%20got%20a%20lot%20of%20experience%20in%20their%20respective%20sides%20so%20hopefully%20they%20can%20draw%20on%20that%20when%20the%20going%20gets%20tough.”The%20teams%20are:USAJohnny%20Archer%20(Georgia)%20Rodney%20Morris%20(Hawaii)Earl%20Strickland%20(North%20Carolina)Mike%20Davis%20(Maryland)Corey%20Deuel%20(Ohio)John%20Schmidt%20(California)%20EUROPEMika%20Immonen%20(Finland)%20Imran%20Majid%20(England)Ralf%20Souquet%20(Germany)Thomas%20Engert%20(Germany)Nick%20van%20den%20Berg%20(Holland)David%20Alcaide%20(Spain)%20This%20is%20the%2013th%20running%20of%20pool’s%20answer%20to%20the%20Ryder%20Cup%20and%20the%20current%20score%20stands%20at%2010%20–%202%20to%20the%20Americans.The%20official%20sponsors%20of%20the%202006%20PartyPoker.com%20Mosconi%20Cup%20are%20Brunswick%20Tables,%20Simonis%20Cloth,%20Super%20Aramith%20Pro%20Balls%20and%20Predator%20Cues.The%20event’s%20official%20website%20is%20www.mosconicup.com)

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