Shane Van Boening in 2007 Mosconi Cup
Feijen makes appearance No.4
Following from his marvelous win at the 32nd US Open last Saturday, Shane Van Boening, the 24 year-old from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is announced by event promoters Matchroom Sport as the fourth of five billiard players to represent the USA at the 14th annual Mosconi Cup which takes place at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas from December 13 – 16.
Van Boening ran through the winner’s side in Chesapeake undefeated and then topped reigning World Pool Champion Ronnie Alcano 13-10 to claim the title and the $50,000 first prize.
He will join Johnny Archer, Earl Strickland and Rodney Morris in the side, with the fifth player to be announced when the World Pool Championship concludes on Sunday November 11th.
For Van Boening, this has been a break-out season and he adds the US Open crown to the Predator World 10 Ball title he won back in May.
For Team Europe, Niels Feijen will be making his 4th Mosconi Cup appearance to follow selection in 2001, ‘04 and ’05.
The 30 year-old from The Hague has had another superb year winning the Derby City 9 Ball and the International Challenge of Champions as well as a host of high finishes.
Feijen joins the experienced Ralf Souquet and debutants Tony Drago and Konstantin Stepanov on the European team, with the final member to be announced after the World Pool Championship.
This year will see the 14th running of pool’s answer to the Ryder Cup and the current score stands at 10 ½ – 2 ½ to the Americans.
Commented a spokesman for Matchroom Sport, “Both these two players have the ability to make a huge impact in Vegas in December. Shane has had a fabulous time of it in 2007 and may well be the best 9 ball player in the world right now.
“Niels has been one of the leading lights in Europe for some time now and I’m sure he will be itching to improve on previous Mosconi Cup performances.”
The official sponsors of the 2007 Mosconi Cup are Brunswick Tables, Simonis Cloth, Super Aramith Pro Balls, Predator Cues and the Flexi-Rest.
The event’s official website is Mosconicup.com
Tickets and hotel rooms are available from info[@]matchroom.com