- Published on Saturday, 19 April 2014 11:37
2014 Tournament is filled with both "Repeats" and "Firsts"
The 2014 USBA National Three-Cushion Championship was (once again!) won by Pedro Piedrabuena. For Piedrabuena this is his seventh championship and fourth in a row. And along with his repeat performance as champion, several firsts for both Pedro and the National event itself were realized.
Firsts for Pedro Piedrabuena
Finals Average Record Set - 1.892 (surpassing Sang Lee's 1.835 in New York, 1995)
Best Game Record Set - 40 in 8 innings for a 5.0 (surpassing Mazin Shooni's 3.889 in Miami, 2006)
This performance puts Pedro Piedrabuena among an elite group of Internatiolnal players who have achieved the 5.0 performance level and furthers his reputation as a world-cup and world-championship contender.
Firsts For the USBA National Tournament
First time held in Houston Texas - Houston is a up and coming hot spot for three cushion action, with more than a dozen three cushion establishments and more than 40 top quality 5'X10' heated tables in town.
First time all three balls frozen in a game - this oddity occurred in a match between Hugo Patino and Luis Castillo. Check out the picture snapped by Professor-Q-Ball:
First time a woman player qualified for the finals - 2008 USBA Woman's Champion Merceedes Gonzalez entered the tournament as an open entry and stunned everyone with her performance as she moved from the prelimairies through the semi-finals all the way to the finals where she placed seventh. Great job Mercedes!
Complete results charts for the prelimairies, seni-finals and final rounds can be found on the official tournament page - CLICK HERE!
The USBA wishes to thank all of our sponsors without whose generous support successful events like this would not be possible:
And once again, congratulations to all the players and to our repeat champion Pedro Piedrabuena.
- Published on Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00
Pedro Piedrabuena, seven-time US Champion, was ranked Number 1 in the offical rankings of the CPB for April 2014. The CPB (Confederación Panamericana de Billar) is the governing body for three cushion billiards in the Amercas. Piedrabuena's ranking is a result of his winning his second Pan American Championship in June 2013.
In addition the United States was ranked second overall in the country rankings with the success of Piedrabuena in the indivudual events and the win for the US Team of Hugo Patino and Mazin Shooni.
See the entire rankings here:
Related story: Piedrabuena Wins Second Pan-American Title
- Published on Sunday, 02 March 2014 13:12
Judge Jay Karahan Sponsors Local Tournament
(l to r) Dung Truong 3rd/4th, Quang Tran 2nd, Luis Castillo 1st, Hoan Ton 3rd/4th
US Bida in Houston Texas hosted a local B championship on Saturday March 1st. The event was sponsored by Judge Jay Karahan, an avid billiard player and respected member of the Harris County judiciary. Judge Jay added $500 to the prize fund and helped officiate the event. Our host, Tim Nguyen, provided a wonderful lunch and beverages for both players and spectators. It was a grand day for billiards!
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