Niels Feijen is the final player to join Team Europe for this year’s partypoker Mosconi Cup at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Convention Center, Las Vegas, this November 25-28, live on Sky Sports and DAZN.
It will be the 14th time the Dutchman has represented his continent at the partypoker Mosconi Cup and he’ll be looking for his ninth trophy lift. Feijen has been named MVP four times, more than any other player, and it’s that combination of experience and talent which saw captain Marcus Chamat hand his final wildcard to the 42-year-old.
“It boiled down to Niels or Albin,” said Chamat. “Both of them have done very well at the Mosconi Cup. If you look throughout the year, Niels has had the better year. Maybe last year, on the first day Niels wasn’t as good as he has always been, but he has four MVPs.
“Our team is very young, and you need that older, experienced player. He not only brings experience, he brings four MVPs to the table at the most pressured event in pool.
“It is always going to be a tough decision, because Europe has a lot of very good players and unfortunately you have to break somebody’s dream. That is part of the job and you have to make these selections. I have to look at how you did throughout the year, how you did in previous Mosconi Cups and how you fit into the team.
“What I really value for a wildcard is what they have done in the team, or in the Mosconi Cup in previous years. It was difficult. You look at a player like David Alcaide; he has done great, and Fedor Gorst has had a really great season but it was really difficult to bring in a rookie when we needed a seasoned player who has played the partypoker Mosconi Cup before.”
The 2019 partypoker Mosconi Cup will take place at Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas this November 25-28, live on Sky Sports and DAZN. Tickets are available now at www.mosconicup.com. Prices start at $48 per day with silver season tickets at $161. Additional gold seating has now been released with day tickets at $70 and a season ticket available for $239.
VIP Platinum packages are available priced $225 per day or $950 for all four days and include a breakfast buffet, unlimited drinks, VIP seating in the front three rows and much more.
The 2019 partypoker Mosconi Cup is partnered by Rasson Billiards who supplies the Official Table; the cloth is supplied by Iwan Simonis and Saluc is the Official Ball Provider. Predator is the Official Cue of the event, Kamui the Official Chalk and Tip and Ultimate Team Gear provide all partypoker Mosconi Cup apparel.