The World Nineball Tour is delighted to announce Duelbits, the online sportsbook, casino, and virtual gaming platform, as the title sponsor for the 2023 edition of the Mosconi Cup. The Duelbits Mosconi Cup will be hosted at Alexandra Palace from December 6-9.
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Duelbits CEO Marco Pinnisi, expressed his enthusiasm for partnering with Matchroom Multi Sport for the prestigious 30th anniversary of the Mosconi Cup. Acknowledging the event's unmatched global significance and its standing within the esteemed World Nineball Tour, Duelbits is eager to showcase their brand to passionate pool enthusiasts worldwide. Commenting on the collaboration, Pinnisi remarked, "We eagerly anticipate this extraordinary spectacle, awaiting an event that not only embodies the spirit of intense competition but also ensures a celebration of unparalleled entertainment.”
Emily Frazer, CEO of Matchroom Multi Sport, said: “I am thrilled to have Duelbits on board for the 30th anniversary of the Mosconi Cup. It’s a truly exciting partnership.
“The Mosconi Cup is a highlight of the World Nineball Tour with a huge global audience, and I am delighted Duelbits have recognised this opportunity to showcase their brand to the pool fans worldwide.”
This year Team USA will be looking for revenge after losing the last three tournaments to Team Europe – who lead 15-13 overall. The European team is captained for the first time by Ralph Eckert, whose team is unchanged from last year. It boasts recent Hanoi Open winner Jayson Shaw from Scotland, Joshua Filler from Germany, Austria’s Albin Ouschan, and Spanish duo Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz and David Alcaide.
Jeremy Jones will captain Team USA for the fourth time, and his team is spearheaded by Shane Van Boening, who has won the US Open five times, a joint record with Earl Strickland, and who is considered as one of the best pool players of all time. The team is also boosted by the addition of Fedor Gorst, regarded as currently one of the best players in the world. Gorst played on the winning European team in 2020 but qualifies to play for the USA after being granted residency there. They are joined by Skyler Woodward, Tyler Styer, and Shane Wolford.
For the second year running, Jayson Shaw and Skyler Woodward will be the playing vice-captains for Europe and USA, respectively.
The official 30th Anniversary Mosconi Cup Press Conference, live at Alexandra Palace on Tuesday 5th December from 12:30 PM, will be open to members of the public to attend at Nineball’s most storied venue. Hosted by Matchroom Multi Sport CEO Emily Frazer, Nineball fans will join members of the media in putting questions to teams Captains Ralph Eckert and Jeremy Jones, as well as each player on Team Europe and Team USA. Nothing is off the table!
The Mosconi Cup is the brainchild of Barry Hearn, who will make a special guest appearance at the Press Conference as Matchroom proudly celebrates three decades of success for this trans-Atlantic spectacle. There will also be an exclusive opportunity to purchase special edition 30th Anniversary Mosconi Cup merchandise before the general public.
The Duelbits Mosconi Cup will be live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom and Ireland and on DAZN in the United States, Brazil and Spain. It will also be available on Viaplay in the Netherlands, the Baltics, Iceland, Poland and Scandinavia.
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