- Published on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 14:09
Second Annual Parker Hess Memorial Tournament Summary
The second annual Parker Hess Memorial 3-Cushion Billiard Tournament was held at the Ashland, Oregon Elks Lodge on May 1-3, 2015. Eighteen players from Washington, Oregon, and California were divided into two nine-man round-robin flights. B, C+, and C players all played to 25 points. The exception was that when two C players played each other—in both the prelim rounds and the finals—each player started with five points on the string. (Averages for the C Finals were adjusted to reflect this, but not for the prelim rounds.) The top two finishers in each prelim flight from each of these three levels were sent to separate four-man round-robin finals flights.
- 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.
- Published on Thursday, 30 April 2015 13:52
2015 Verhoeven Open Tournament
July 21 to 26
The 2015 Verhoeven Open Tournament will be held at Carom Café Billiards featuring an impressive lineup of the world’s best players including:
- Published on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 11:14
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