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Team Europe's Mosconi Cup Hopefuls Bow Out As Jayson Shaw Closes In


Jayson Shaw Final 16 Hanoi Open
Jayson Shaw Final 16 Hanoi Open

Jayson Shaw booked his place in the last 16 of the Hanoi Open Pool Championship – live exclusively in Asia on Vietcontent – to boost his hopes of Mosconi Cup automatic qualification.

The Scottish shooter defeated the Philippines’ World Cup of Pool champion Johann Chua 10-6 to reach the last 16 and is the highest-standing current European in contention for the Mosconi Cup.

Eagle Eye will confirm his place with either a semi-finals or finals appearance, with Albin Ouschan, Max Lechner, and Sanjin Pehlivanovic all still in contention – though dependent on results.

Mario He, Aleksa Pecelj, and Moritz Neuhausen all suffered huge blows in their hopes of qualifying with defeats on Friday. He, who has been putting his name in contention over the past few seasons, looked distraught after defeat to Italy’s Francesco Candela. Connecticut Open winner Moritz Neuhausen, enjoying his best career calendar year to date after reaching the World Cup of Pool final with Joshua Filler for Germany, was beaten by another Mosconi Cup hopeful in America’s Shane Wolford.

The draw was tough for Pecelj, matching him with best friend Pehlivanovic. In a tense affair, it was the Bosnian who prevailed, seemingly dashing the Mosconi dreams of his touring partner. All three will be hoping they’ve caught the eye of Team Europe captain Ralph Eckert, who has been in attendance at all three of the last Matchroom majors, in hopes of securing a Wildcard Captain’s pick.

The Philippines entered the last 64 with 17 players flying the flag for the Pinoys, but only three were able to survive to the last 16. Young sensation Kyle Amoroto – who achieved a career-highlight win over Shane Van Boening on Thursday, Lee Van Corteza, and Peri Open finalist Michael Feliciano will all be hoping to take the title back home across the South China Sea.

Friday’s action was wrapped up with a blockbuster between two former world champions, with Van Boening taking on Albin Ouschan. The American held a 7-2 lead and looked in control of the race to 10, before Ouschan was able to mount a comeback with eight of the next nine racks. SVB was at the table and looking to run out to make it hill-hill, but scratching on the seven-ball allowed the Austrian to advance to the final stages.


11:00 am

TV Table – Fedor Gorst (USA) vs Ko Pin Yi (TPE)

T1 – Francisco Sanchez Ruiz (ESP) vs Sanjin Pehlivanovic (BIH)

T2 – Michael Feliciano (PHI) vs Ahmad Taufiq (BRU)

12:00 pm

TV – Ko Ping Chung (TPE) vs Max Lechner (AUT)

T1 – Aloysius Yapp (SIN) vs Kyle Amoroto (PHI)

T2 – Jayson Shaw (GBR) vs Jan Van Lierop (NED)


T1 – Albin Ouschan (AUT) vs Alexander Kazakis (GRE)

T2 – David Alcaide (ESP) vs Lee Vann Corteza (PHI)

The full draw and knockout bracket is available here.


The Hanoi Open Pool Championship takes place at the Hanoi Indoor Games.

Gymnasium, Hanoi, Vietnam.

All times are local (EDT)

14th October – 11 am – 3:30 pm / 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

15th October – 11 am – 3:30 pm / 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm



Days 5-6 only (14-15th October) – Last 16 to Winner on the below broadcasters

14th October – 11 am – 3:30 pm / 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

15th October – 11 am – 3:30 pm / 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Sky Sports Arena – United Kingdom and Ireland

  • Dazn - United States & Brazil

  • Viaplay - Netherlands, Poland, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia

  • Nova - Czechia & Slovakia

  • Sportscast - Chinese Taipei

  • TVRI - Indonesia

  • Vietcontent - Vietnam and the rest of Asia

  • Matchroom.Live for the rest of the world.


Limited tickets are still available for the Hanoi Open Pool Championship. Secure yours now here.

For help with any event issues or queries, please contact us through @MatchroomPool social media channels or email Adam Clapham Matchroom Multi Sport

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