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World Cup of Pool ChampionsUSA Win World Cup of Pool Title by 11-7 in the Final - Sunday Oct 12th 2008
Team USA's World Cup of Pool pair  Rodney Morris and Shane van Boening have expressed their pride at becoming the first American players  to succeed in winning the prestigious team trophy.
Morris and van Boening defeated Englands Daryl Peach and Mark Gray from 11-7 in a very thrilling final at the Outland nightclub in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

"This is a major tournament, a world event, a world title, so to win this is just awesome," said Morris."We didn't perform at our best in the beginning of the tournament but that's why we were seeded and we felt good and gelled nicely. Shane is a good partner because he never misses. I think we peaked at the right time and got a nice rhythm. Shane got me playing a little smarter and tighter and got me concentrating. It's more special for me to see Shane win and I was trying hard not to let him down. I'm just happy we made it and it's a relief. I didn't want to let my team down and that keeps me tight."

This was the first time Shane van Boening had represented the United States in this tournament and he strongly felt that he and Morris had forged their own bit of history.

"Winning this means we are the first American team to win it and that really means something," said van Boening. "We didn't know each other very well at the start but we got along well and had a good time. We're looking forward to coming back next year and defending our title".

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