2008 Mosconi Cup

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2008 Mosconi Cup
2008 Mosconi Cup Logo.jpg
Dates 11–14 December
Venue Hilton Conference Center
Location Portomaso, Malta
Captains Alex Lely (EU)
Nick Varner (US)
MVP Mika Immonen (EU)
Flag of Europe  11  – 5  Flag of the United States
Europe wins the Mosconi Cup
2007
2009

The 2008 Mosconi Cup, the 15th edition of the annual nine-ball pool competition between teams representing Europe and the United States, took place 11–14 December 2008 at the Hilton Conference Center in Portomaso, Malta.

Team Europe won the Mosconi Cup by defeating Team USA 11–5.

The teams[edit]

Flag of the United States.svg   Team USA
Name State of birth Notes
Earl Strickland  North Carolina
Johnny Archer  Georgia
Rodney Morris  California
Jeremy Jones  Texas
Shane Van Boening  South Dakota
Nick Varner  Kentucky Non-playing captain
Flag of Europe.svg   Team Europe
Name Nationality Notes
Ralf Souquet  Germany
Niels Feijen  Netherlands
Mika Immonen  Finland Most Valuable Player [1]
Tony Drago  Malta
Mark Gray  England
Alex Lely  Netherlands Non-playing captain

Results[edit]

[2][3]

Thursday, 11 December[edit]

Session 1[edit]

Flag of Europe.svg Results Flag of the United States.svg
Teams
Team Europe
5–3 Teams
Team USA
Doubles
Niels Feijen
Ralf Souquet
5–3 Doubles
Shane Van Boening
Rodney Morris
Singles
Mika Immonen
5–1 Singles
Jeremy Jones
Doubles
Tony Drago
Mark Gray
3–5 Doubles
Earl Strickland
Johnny Archer
3 Session 1
3 Overall 1

Friday, 12 December[edit]

Session 2[edit]

Flag of Europe.svg Results Flag of the United States.svg
Doubles
Niels Feijen
Ralf Souquet
5–3 Doubles
Shane Van Boening
Rodney Morris
Singles
Tony Drago
4–5 Singles
Earl Strickland
Doubles
Mika Immonen
Mark Gray
1–5 Doubles
Johnny Archer
Jeremy Jones
Singles
Mika Immonen
5–0 Singles
Earl Strickland
2 Session 2
5 Overall 3

Saturday, 13 December[edit]

Session 3[edit]

Flag of Europe.svg Results Flag of the United States.svg
Doubles
Niels Feijen
Ralf Souquet
5–1 Doubles
Earl Strickland
Rodney Morris
Singles
Tony Drago
2–5 Singles
Shane Van Boening
Doubles
Mika Immonen
Mark Gray
5–4 Doubles
Johnny Archer
Jeremy Jones
2 Session 1
7 Overall 4

Session 4[edit]

Flag of Europe.svg Results Flag of the United States.svg
Singles
Niels Feijen
3–5 Singles
Rodney Morris
Singles
Ralf Souquet
5–2 Singles
Shane Van Boening
Singles
Mika Immonen
5–3 Singles
Jeremy Jones
2 Session 1
9 Overall 5

Sunday, 16 December[edit]

Session 5[edit]

Flag of Europe.svg Results Flag of the United States.svg
Doubles
Niels Feijen
Ralf Souquet
5–2 Doubles
Rodney Morris
Jeremy Jones
Singles
Mika Immonen
5–3 Singles
Shane Van Boening
2 Session 0
11 Overall 5

Gallery[edit]

Rodney Morris 
Earl Strickland 
Mika Immonen and Mark Gray 
Jeremy Jones 
Mika Immonen 
Tony Drago 
Shane van Boening 
Mark Gray 
Mika Immonen and Mark Gray 
Jeremy Jones 
Niels Feijen 
Michaela Tabb 
Mika Immonen after potting the final ball to win the Mosconi Cup 
Interview with Alex Lely 
Nick Varner 
Members of the victorious Team Europe with the Cup. 
Team Europe 
Team Europe 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mosconi Cup: Mika: Victory banishes ghosts of 06". Archived from the original on 23 July 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Results of the Mosconi Cup 2008". Archived from the original on 23 July 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Europe 11–5 USA". Matchroom Pool. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 

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