The Alexandra Palace witnessed an extraordinary display of skill and dominance as Team Europe secured their fourth consecutive 2023 Mosconi Cup title, overpowering Team USA with an impressive 11-3 victory. This 30-year history of the transatlantic 9-ball pool extravaganza unfolded with one of the most commanding performances ever seen.
Day One Results
- Match One: Team Europe 5-4 Team USA
- Match Two: Jayson Shaw & Albin Ouschan 5-2 Shane Van Boening & Tyler Styer
- Match Three: Joshua Filler 5-0 Skyler Woodward
- Match Four: Francisco Sanchez Ruiz & David Alcaide 5-3 Fedor Gorst & Shane Wolford
Team Europe set the tone during the opening session, securing a clean sweep of victories, establishing a formidable lead of 4-0 against Team USA.
Day Two Results
- Match Five: Joshua Filler 5-2 Fedor Gorst
- Match Six: Francisco Sanchez Ruiz 5-4 Fedor Gorst
- Match Seven: Sanchez Ruiz & Filler 4-5 Shane Van Boening & Gorst
- Match Eight: Albin Ouschan 5-0 Tyler Styer
Team Europe continued their dominance on the second day, increasing their lead to 7-1 against Team USA.
Day Three Results
- Match Nine: Jayson Shaw & David Alcaide 5-2 Skyler Woodward & Shane Wolford
- Match Ten: Shaw 5-1 Woodward
- Match Eleven: Shaw & Francisco Sanchez Ruiz 3-5 Woodward & Fedor Gorst
As the competition entered its third day, Team Europe maintained their relentless pursuit, leading 9-2.
Grand Finale – Day Four Results
The final day witnessed crucial matchups that solidified Team Europe’s victory.
- Match Twelve: Joshua Filler 2-5 Shane Van Boening
- Match Thirteen: Filler & Albin Ouschan 5-3 Skyler Woodward & Tyler Styer
- Match Fourteen: David Alcaide 5-4 Shane Wolford
In a resounding triumph, Team Europe secured the overall victory with a remarkable scoreline of 11-3 against Team USA.
Led by rookie captain Ralph Eckert, Team Europe maintains total control over the four days, securing a clean sweep of victories in the opening session.
Team USA’s Fight
Before the final day, Team USA aimed to make the scoreline respectable. Shane Van Boening, in a record-equalling 17th successive Mosconi Cup appearance, exhibited resilience, winning 5-2 against Joshua Filler.
In match 13, a doubles tie featuring Skyler Woodward & Tyler Styer against Filler & Albin Ouschan showcased remarkable twists, with Team Europe ultimately emerging victorious.
The 30th-anniversary final fixture saw David Alcaide defeating Shane Wolford 5-4 in a compelling encounter, securing the tournament-winning points.
Celebrations and Awards
Celebrations ensued as Alcaide’s victory marked redemption 17 years after the 2006 Mosconi Cup, where he lost the deciding match. Joshua Filler’s stellar performance earned him the Cuetec Most Valuable Player Award for the second consecutive year.
The 2023 Duelbits Mosconi Cup was not just a local spectacle but a global event, broadcasted live on various platforms, including Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland, DAZN in the USA, Spain, and Brazil, as well as Viaplay in the Baltics and Scandinavia. For more information on how to watch the Mosconi Cup visit here
In the heart of Alexandra Palace, the 2023 Mosconi Cup concluded with Team Europe’s unparalleled dominance, etching another chapter in the tournament’s storied history.
Team Europe secured their fourth consecutive title in 2023.
Joshua Filler claimed the Cuetec Most Valuable Player Award.
Team Europe held a commanding 7-1 lead after Day Two.
Van Boening won 5-2 against Filler in the opening match of the final session.
Ralph Eckert served as the rookie captain for Team Europe.