US Announces Atlantic Challenge Cup Starting Players – 美國隊公佈第二屆大西洋挑戰盃首發名單

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The Billiard Congress of America, along with the Billiard Education Foundation, are pleased to announce the starting players for the 2016 Atlantic Challenge Cup. The 2016 event will take place at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention in Schaumburg, IL (just outside Chicago) starting July 8th and running through July 11th.

All members of Team USA attended an elite training camp in April hosted and sponsored by Jeanette Lee and the Black Widow Foundation. During three days of training, scrimmages and observation the instructors made their written recommendations to the Team USA Selection Committee. After reviewing these reports, a final vote was taken to determine the US starters for this year’s Atlantic Challenge Cup to compete against Team Europe.

The 2016 starting lineup for Team USA is:

  1. Chris Robinson, 18 (Ventura, California) / Mezz Cues
  2. Ryan Ponton, 19 (Bradley, Illinois)
  3. Shane Wolford, 16 (Troutville, Virginia)
  4. Ricky Evans, 15 (St. Louis, Missouri)
  5. April Larson, 16 (Bloomington, Minnesota)
  6. Serena Black, 17 (Warrensburg, Illinois)

Team USA Members Sierra Reams and Zach Gurganus have been named 1st alternates, with Emily Herpel and Tyler Howell being named 2nd alternates.

“This year’s selection was extremely difficult,” said Selection Committee Chair Rick Doner. “All of these kids are great players. We wish we could start all 10 of them, and know that our starters will play great and represent America proudly.”

For more information on qualifying and the selection process, please visit:http://billiardeducation.org/events/atlantic-challenge-cup/

Press release issued by the BCA & EPBF.

隨著第二屆大西洋挑戰盃賽事的日益臨近,美國撞球協會與撞球教育機構於昨日共同公布了參與此次賽事的美國隊首發名單,憑借在精英集訓營中的優異表現,Chris Robinson等6人獲得了首發資格。

今年4月,美國隊全體成員共同參加了一項由Jeanette Lee及其旗下黑寡婦基金會贊助的精英集訓營。經過3天的混戰和觀察,教練們向美國隊選拔委員會給出了自己的書面建議。委員會在審查了這些報告後,最終確定了將在本屆大西洋挑戰盃與歐洲隊展開對抗的美國隊首發人選,名單如下:

  1. Chris Robinson, 18 (Ventura, California)
  2. Ryan Ponton, 19 (Bradley, Illinois)
  3. Shane Wolford, 16 (Troutville, Virginia)
  4. Ricky Evans, 15 (St. Louis, Missouri)
  5. April Larson, 16 (Bloomington, Minnesota)
  6. Serena Black, 17 (Warrensburg, Illinois)

此外,委員會還公布了美國隊的替補名單,Sierra ReamsZach Gurganus為第一替補,Emily HerpelTyler Howell為第二替補。

“今年的選拔是極端困難的,”選拔委員會主席Rick Doner說,“所有的孩子都是非常優秀的球員。我們希望他們10個人都能上場,他們也一定會表現得非常出色。”

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