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2002 Ladbrokes.com Mosconi Cup
by Dec 19, 2002, 4:50 PM EST

MATCHROOM SPORT are delighted to announce that Ladbrokes.com has become the title sponsor of the 2002 Mosconi Cup which takes place at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London from Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd December. This is the first time the company has sponsored the event, the largest pool tournament in the world and the event will officially be known as the 2002 Ladbrokes.com Mosconi Cup.

The Mosconi Cup is the pool world's answer to golf's Ryder Cup, with two six man teams representing both America and Europe battling it out in a series of singles and double matches. Played out over four days at East London's historic York Hall, the Ladbrokes.com Mosconi Cup will be broadcast live in its entirety by Sky Sports in the UK.

In addition, promoters Matchroom Sport subsequently syndicate the event as 20 one-hour programmes to over 70 countries across the globe. For the first time ever the event will be broadcast on ESPN in the United States when their second channel ESPN 2 show a four hour highlight programme on the evening of Sunday 29th December.

Commented Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn, " It is superb news for the Mosconi Cup and pool in general that a major league company like Ladbrokes.com are involved with the event. Over the last two or three years, the betting market for televised pool events has boomed and this is no doubt thanks to the commitment of blue chip companies like
Ladbrokes.com."

John O'Reilly, Managing Director Ladbrokes e Gaming said, 'The Mosconi Cup is a great event with excellent levels of television coverage both here and abroad. It promises to be a thrilling sporting event and we're delighted to be the title sponsors.'

USA are the 1/2 favourites with Europe at 6/4

Top points scorer betting
C Deuel 3/1, E Strickland 5/1, R Souquet 6/1, J Archer 7/1, M immonen 8/1, J Jones 10/1, O Ortmann 10/1, C Williams 12/1, 16/1 S Davis, 20/1 M Chamat, 25/1 N van der Berg, 25/1 N Varner.

About Ladbrokes
Ladbrokes, the betting and gaming division of Hilton Group plc, is the world's biggest bookmaker. It provides its customers with a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week service via over 2000 licensed betting shops in the UK, Ireland and Belgium, state of the art call centres in London and Liverpool and its interactive services. Over 400,000 registered customers from 160 countries bet on the Internet with Ladbrokes at www.ladbrokes.com and at the online casino www.ladbrokescasino.com. www.ladbrokespoker.com

http://www.ladbrokespoker.com was launched in May 2002.

Follow all the action on www.mosconicup.com



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