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- Published on Thursday, 28 November 2013 10:14
Carom Cafe C Tournament - November 9-10, 2013
Carom Café held a "C" Tournament on November 9-10, 2013. Eight players played a round-robin format to 15 points.
In the end, it was Leo Chaparro who emerged victorious with a 6-1 record and a .456 grand average. Carlos Carrillo finished 2nd with a 5-2 record and a .459 average; Kelly Woodward finished 3rd with a 4-3 record and a .389 average.
Congratulations to all the players!
Hood River Elks Tournament - November 15-17,2013
The umpteenth Hood River USBA 3-cushion billiard tournament (future name The Russ Guppy Memorial) was held on November 15 – 17 at the Hood River Elks Lodge.
Twenty-two hardy souls battered the wind and the rain to play this 3-day event.
We had 12 "B" players and 10 "C" players divided into 3 groups of 7,7, and 8. Two "B" players from each group went to the "B" finals and one "C" player plus a wild-card went to the "C" finals.
Jesus Quinonez, a very good player from Seattle, won the "B" finals going the whole tournament undefeated. Neal Olson, another very good player from Seattle, lost his only game to Jesus. Walt Scott from far away in Vale, Oregon came in third and Tim Poole from Marysville, Washington was fourth. Tom Thomsen and Mark Williams, both from Medford, Oregon, came in fifth and sixth respectively. This was Mark's first foray into the "B" ranks and will be someone to reckon with in the future.
In the "C" division Dave Ehlers from Federal Way, Washington won decisively. Harold Reid from Burns, Oregon was second, Kevin Hay from right there in Hood River took third, and Ron Hopkins from Everett, Washington finished fourth. We had players from all over Oregon, Washington and even one from San Diego, California.
We wish to thank the Hood River Elks Lodge for their hospitality and for allowing us to use their Brunswick billiard tables. A very nice prime-rib dinner was served on Saturday night.
Marshalltown Open Tournament - November 15-17, 2013
10 players: 2 groups of 5 players RR.
Top 4 from each advanced to make an 8 player single elimination finals.
Prelim highlights: Game between George Ashby and Lupe Cruz: Lupe wins, 25 pts. in 23 innings. George had two runs of 5 and a run of 8. Lupe had two runs of 7 and a run of 5.
Finals: 1st round: Ashby, Lamers, Cruz and John Jacobson advance to final 4.
Finals: 2nd round: Ashby wins over Fred Lamers 30-14 in 26 innings.
Lupe Cruz wins over John Jacobson, 30-20 in 32 innings.
Fred and John play for 3rd and 4th with John winning, 30-24 in 36 innings.
Final Match for 1st and 2nd place: Ashby 30, Cruz 14 in 30 innings.
Ashby averages 1.031 in the prelims and 1.140 in finals. He loves the T-rail tables!!!
Carom Cafe C+ Tournament - November 16-17, 2013
On November 16-17, 2013, Carom Café held a C+ Tournament which surprisingly yielded 22 players! With 2 groups of 6 and 2 groups of 5, the top 2 finishers of each group advanced to the semi-finals where they played 2 groups of 4. The top 2 from each group advancing to a single-elimination finals.
In the end, it was Il Kyu Kim who triumphed by defeating Hugo Flores in the final match 18-13, posting a high .667 average in the final match. Luis Miguel Valdovinos finished 3rd with a win over Young Jin Kwun, 18-12 posting a .783 average in the final match.
Congratulations to all the participants!
- Published on Monday, 11 November 2013 16:16
The 2014 USBA National Three-Cushion Tournament will be held from April 8 to 13, 2014, at Paris Bida billiard room in Houston, Texas. Paris Bida has 8 Gabriels tables. Gabriels is the official table sponsor of the USBA.
USBA president Andy Janquitto commented that the USBA was looking forward to holding its most prestigious event in Houston. "In the last few years," Janquitto explained, "Houston has become a hot bed of carom billiards, with 14 rooms and over 50 tables. Holding the 2014 nationals there gives us the opportunity to showcase not only Paris Bida and its Gabriels tables but also the many fine Houston players." Janquitto also added that Houston is centrally located, serviced by several major airlines, and provides ease of travel for USBA players from around the country. "It was a perfect fit," he concluded.
A tournament schedule will be set early in 2014. Qualifying tournaments for the nationals will also be announced in the coming weeks.
Paris Bida is located at 11810 Bellaire Blvd Suite A, Houston, Texas 77072.
- Published on Thursday, 29 August 2013 07:29
USBA to Hold "B" Regional Championship Tournaments
The United States Billiard Association (USBA) will hold six regional "B" championship tournaments in the fall of 2013. The winners of each tournament will qualify to play for the "B" Championship title next year at the USBA national tournament. A first place prize of $3,000 is projected.
The six regional tournaments are open to any player who resides in the United States and has less than a .900 average as of August 1, 2013, based on the records and statistics kept by the USBA. Citizenship or permanent residency is not required. A players can check with Jim Shovak, USBA Secretary, to determine whether he is eligible.
The first regional tournament will be held at Chris's Billiards in Chicago from September 27 to 29. The entry fee will be $235.
Winners to Compete for National "B" Championship Title
Regional tournaments are also planned for New York, Miami, Houston, southern California and either northern California or Oregon. Dates and final locations will be announced shortly. The winners will meet at the 2014 Nationals site (to be announced) where they will play for the ultimate championship to crown the King of the "B"'s.
In addition to vying for the "B" championship crown, all six winners will also receive free entry into the USBA national tournament if they otherwise meet the qualifications for the national tournament. The date and time of the USBA national tournament will be announced in the coming weeks.
Please visit the tournament calendar at UBSA.net for additional information.
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