Putnams Advances to Lead Mosconi Race

2011 US Mosconi Cup Rankings Latest

Putnam edges into the lead as race heats up

 

After finishing 13th at last weekend’s Pro Players Championship at Valley Forge, Shawn Putnam has moved into top spot in the 2011 US Mosconi Cup rankings. The 39 year-old from Ohio jumps up from third place following the disqualification of Earl Strickland, who in turn has slumped to third.

After finishing 13th at last weekend’s Pro Players Championship at Valley Forge, Putnam has moved into top spot in the 2011 US Mosconi Cup rankings.

After finishing 13th at last weekend’s Pro Players Championship at Valley Forge, Putnam has moved into top spot in the 2011 US Mosconi Cup rankings.

Putnam is just seven points ahead of two-time Mosconi veteran Dennis Hatch, and will be looking to add to his only previous appearance in the event in Las Vegas in ‘05 where he won two matches to help his side to a comfortable 11-6 victory.

It’s tight at the top though, with potential rookie Mike Dechaine just 12 points outside the top three and Corey Deuel and Stevie Moore snapping at his heels. Shane Van Boening is looking ominous at No.7 while Johnny Archer, a nine-time Mosconi winner, has hit the top ten for the first time.

The US Mosconi Cup Ranking consists of 12 events – eight domestic events and four ‘World’ events. Points will be allocated as per the BCA Points List and each event will be weighted depending on total purse, size of field and number of top-ranked players competing.

Only players finishing in the last 32 of each event will be allocated points and at the conclusion, after the 2011 US Open, the top three players will automatically gain entry to the Mosconi Cup side.

The remaining two players will be Matchroom Sport wildcard picks although the ranking will play a part in this.

The next qualifying event is the Ultimate Ten Ball Championship which runs from 21 to 24 April and takes place in Frisco, just north of Dallas, Texas.

The Ranking

1. Shawn Putnam                                      272

2. Dennis Hatch                                         265

3. Earl Strickland                                      257

4. Mike Dechaine                                       245

5. Corey Deuel                                            232

6. Stevie Moore                                          229.50

7. Shane Van Boening                              221.50

8. Mike Davis                                              194.50

9. Gabe Owen                                              190.50

10. Johnny Archer                                     176

11. Robb Saez                                               167

12. Rodney Morris                                     159.50

13. Hunter Lombardo                               158.50

14. Charlie Williams                                  150.50

15. Max Eberle                                             115.50

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