New National League in Colorado

The USA Pool League, a division of CueSports International (CSI), heads into its second year and is now available in Colorado. Mile high pool players will now have an opportunity to join the fun, new national league.

The USAPL is unlike any other national league in the United States. Player benefits include: no player membership fees, national “Fairplay” handicap system, paid local cash and prizes, and players have an opportunity to enter the national championships directly without having to qualify through local or regional events.

Additionally, USAPL members are offered a wide array of player discounts from some of the largest and most notable groups in the industry, including Mueller Recreational Products, McDermott Cues, Billiards Digest and Diamond Billiard Products.

The Denver area Rocky Mountain USAPL operations will be managed by the team of Samm (Diep) Vidal and pro player Marc Vidal. Also for the first time, through the Rocky Mountain USAPL, league members will have the opportunity to be dual-sanctioned. Rocky Mountain USAPL league members will be eligible to participate in both USAPL and BCA Pool League events including both national championships.

The USAPL raises the bar to a whole new level of fun competitiveness with over 70% of league matches going hill / hill. The league strongly appeals to both recreational and advanced players allowing all ranges of pool players to form teams and compete.

Setting the USAPL apart is that players on a team are not denied the opportunity to play together. Even as the abilities of players progress and handicaps fluctuate the “Fairplay” Handicap System allows for teams to stay together. The USAPL always encourages peak performance and does not penalize players and teams for playing their best pool.

“The USAPL offers the most fair and accurate handicapping system that I’ve ever played in. Marc and I are very excited to get this league going. We have big plans in store for the players, including more payouts and prizes, as well as regional events. This is exactly what Colorado pool needs!” said Diep, Rocky Mountain USAPL Manager.

John Casey, USAPL National League Liaison, added “Samm and Marc are ideal as USAPL Managers. They are passionate and knowledgeable about the sport. They have been involved in many facets of the industry as players and journalists. CSI is excited to have the Vidals work with us on the USA Pool League.”

For specific information about the Rocky Mountain USAPL visit www. or call Samm Vidal at (303) 667-8000.

Mosconi Cup Tickets on Sale Today

Tickets Expected to Go Fast for Transatlantic Tussle

MATCHROOM SPORT can announce that tickets to the 2010 Mosconi Cup are now on sale from , one of the UK’s major online ticketing agencies.

Taking place at East London’s legendary York Hall, following an eight year absence, the Mosconi Cup features two five man teams representing Europe and the USA competing over four days from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th December.

Following four years without a win, Team USA came good in Las Vegas last December as they brushed aside the European challenge and they will be back this year, determined to hang onto the trophy in the intimidating atmosphere of the York Hall.

Matchroom Sport chairman and Mosconi Cup promoter, Barry Hearn, is delighted to be bringing the Mosconi Cup back to such an exciting venue.

‘What makes the York Hall such a special venue for pool is that it is compact and manages to generate a frightening amount of atmosphere. We have room for around 400 and I am expecting these tickets to sell quickly,’ he said.

‘I can’t remember an event I have promoted in recent times, that has generated so much interest and ever since we announced the venue back in April, we have been receiving ticket enquiries on a daily basis.’

2010 Mosconi Cup sessions times are:

Thursday 9th 19.00

Friday evening 10th 19.00

Saturday afternoon 11th 14.00

Saturday evening 11th 19.00

Sunday afternoon 12th 14.30

Sunday evening 12th 19.00

All tickets are £15 downstairs (reserved seating), £10 upstairs (unreserved) and are sold exclusively through: Search ‘Mosconi Cup’ or go to the Sports area of the site.

Live in its entirety on Sky Sports in the UK, the Mosconi Cup features two five-man teams representing Europe and the USA doing battle in a series of singles and doubles matches. Now in its 17th year, the Americans hold an 11-4 lead following their victory in Las Vegas last December.

Luke Riches, Matchroom Sport:, +44 7785 395688

Notes: Matchroom Sport are one of the world’s leading producers of televised sport and are responsible for over 1,100 hours of original programming across a range of nine sports. Based in the UK and chaired by charismatic founder Barry Hearn, the Mosconi Cup is one of a stable of pool events that include the World Cup of Pool and the World Pool Masters.

The 2010 Mosconi Cup is sponsored by Tables are supplied by Brunswick Billiards, cloth by Iwan Simonis, Super Aramith balls by Saluc and the Official Cue is Predator.