- Published on Thursday, 29 October 2015 14:34
RUSHVILLE FALL 2015 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
Professor Q-Ball Publications (Paul Frankel) became the lead sponsor of this event lending credibility and significant exposure to this event and 3-Cushion Billiards in general. Rushville businesses Green Gables Motel and Los Charros Restaurant also made generous sponsorship contributions. Joe VanVooren of East Moline, IL won the High-run Out of the Money for his run of 10 against Dennis Douberteen. Joe’s “clean” run also stands as the high run of the entire tournament. Retired Cue Maker, Dennis Dieckman generously sponsored 12- year old Luca Tomassetti’s entry into the Rushville event and paid for lodging for Luca and his father John.
Established specifically for this event was the Ernie Presto Good Sportsmanship Award. The late Mr. Presto was a top 3 Cushion player circa 1940 to 1980 and was considered a kind and gentle sole, always willing to share the secrets in his “warehouse sized memory”. Google “June 1992 Billiards Digest” to read George Fels
“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” a tribute to Mr. Presto.
The 30 contestants all submitted their vote for the most deserving player in the event and Luca Tomassetti was the overwhelming winner of the $145.00 award also funded by Dieckman. Schuler Cues by Mendoza (Noel Mendoza) generously donated a $750.00 cue to be raffled with the proceeds going to the prize fund. The raffle generated $590.00. The raffle income qualified for the USBA 50% match so the total raffle benefit to the prize fund was $885.00.
Luca Tomassetti was selected to pull the ticket to determine the lucky winner and guess what? Luca pulled his own ticket. The following Players and Fans of 3-Cushion also made generous donations to the event. Rushville Mayor Carson Klitz ($1,000), R. Bates Allen ($50), Gordon Hamblin ($100), Bob Keller ($250), Dale Saunders ($50), Mickey Campbell ($500), Nam Cho ($200) Dennis Dieckman ($210). These donations also qualified for the USBA 50% match which equaled an additional $1,360.00.
- Published on Monday, 20 July 2015 13:52
2015 Verhoeven Final Results
July 21 to 26
- Published on Thursday, 30 April 2015 15:10
SBE pqb Challenge Match
Mike Dechaine and Mazin Shooni win the team challenge match at the Super Billiard Expo.
Professor-Q-Ball Promotions held several special events in 3-cushion billiards at the 23rd annual Super Billiards Expo April 16-19. Two Gabriel’s Imperator tables were brought in to do the events and set up by master mechanic Yura Ra. (Yura’s Nothing But Billiards).
The highlight event was a Team Challenge Match. The players for the event were Shane Van Boening and Mike Dechaine, both well known pool players and Mazin Shooni and Hugo Patiño, both previous National 3-Cushion Champions. The pairing for the event was Dechaine and Shooni against Van Boening and Patino.
The format was Scotch doubles (alternating shots) in a race to 30 pts. The match was close with neither team having a clear advantage in the early part of the match. The score seesawed back and forth until tied at 20 points all. Then Dechaine and Shooni started to pull away winning the match with a final score of 30-23.
- Published on Thursday, 30 April 2015 15:05
SBE PQB Clinic
On Saturday Mazin Shooni held a clinic for youths 18 and under which was well received. He spent two hours discussing three-cushion, showing them some shots and letting them try the game. Shooni was helping them with fundamentals to improve their stroke as well. All participants received a special certificate for taking part in the clinic. Merrill Hughes, USBA Treasurer, enthusiastically gave assistance in the youth clinics.
- Published on Thursday, 30 April 2015 14:59
SBE pqb results of race to 5
Thanks to Mr. Paul Frankel and Mr. Tom Paley for great effort to make this happen.
Professor-Q-Ball's (Paul Frankel) planned and organized sponsors, Mr. Paley spent enormous time to manage timeline and relationships with young players.
We had 'Race to 3, Challenge the Champion' program. Player pay $10 and gets the break, if player wins, gets Hanbat billiard cue. 68 players participated, 17 cues awarded.
Also in the 3 evenings, 'Race to 5, Open tournament', $20 entry fee, single elimination. Total of 66 players, Professor Q-Ball and IBS added $440
Not official, but I have to say this. Next year at the Expo, we will have a special and never been tournament. Winner takes the table. Sunday tournament winner will get the table. Paul and Tom will set up the details.
IBS Open winners- Sponsored by Yura (Nothing But Billiards)
- Published on Thursday, 30 April 2015 14:53
Professor Q Ball Awards Plaques of Appreciation
In a private ceremony with the team of supporters, Paul Frankel presented plaques of appreciation to those team members who have stepped up to make the past 5 years a successful Expo Event. All recipients were honored to receive this recognition and honored to be a part of Professor-Q-Ball Promotions at the 2015 Expo. Pictured: Charles Brown, Tom Paley, Yura Ra, Paul Frankel-Professor-Q-Ball
- Published on Thursday, 30 April 2015 14:00
Jennifer Shim International
July 18 to 20 Just prior to the Verhoeven Open
Additional July Events and Promotion
Carom Café is working closely with other billiard rooms in the NY metro area (Royal Billiards, Uno Café and Billiards, Skyline Billiards, and possibly others) organizing exhibition events with some of the top players. Overall, this is shaping up to be an exciting ten days for three-cushion billiards in New York.
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