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Three-Cushion National Champions

Statistics gathered by Robert Byrne and Bob Jewett

The Billiard Federation of the USA Years 1968-1988

1968 San Jose, CA 

1st Allen Gilbert .729
2nd Bill Hynes .690
3rd Bob Ameen .655

 

1969 San Jose, CA 
1st Bill Hynes .710
2nd Al Gilbert .680 
1970 San Mateo, CA 
1st Al Gilbert .870
2nd Eddie Robin .695 
1971 Burbank, CA 
1st Al Gilbert .818
2nd Bill Hynes .729 
1972 Medford, OR 
1st Eddie Robin .846
2nd Al Gilbert .936 

1973 Portland, OR 
1st John Bonner .685
2nd Jose Hernandez .719
High Run: Bonner, 13

 

1974 San Jose, CA 
1st Frank Torres .750
2nd John Kinnane .556

 

1975 San Jose, CA 
1st John Bonner .725
2nd Ray Tajima .680

1976 San Jose, CA 
1st George Ashby .995
2nd Jim McFarlane .648 

1977 San Jose, CA 
1st Al Gilbert .934
2nd George Ashby .976

 

1978 San Jose, CA 
1st Frank Torres .835
2nd Larry Johnson .830 
1979 San Jose, CA 
1st Eddie Robin .889
2nd Al Gilbert .873 
1980 San Jose, CA 
1st Harry Sims .848
2nd George Ashby .924
High Run: Ashby, 12 
1981 San Jose, CA 
1st George Ashby .929
2nd Harry Sims .878
High Run: Ashby, 12 
1982 San Jose, CA 
1st Carlos Hallon .929
2nd Frank Torres .994
High Runs: Don Brink 12
               Frank Papp 11
 
1983 San Jose, CA
1st Harry Sims 1.054
2nd Frank Torres 1.000
3rd Al Gilbert .955
High Runs: Sims and Gilbert, 11
Sims, Ashby and Torres: First to
average 1.0+ in BFUSA National
 
1984 San Jose, CA 
1st George Ashby 1.018
2nd Al Gilbert 1.022
3rd Adrian Viguera .961
High Runs: Torres 13, Sims 12
Ashby, Torres & Hallon: Average 1.0+
1985 San Jose, CA 
1st Frank Torres 1.094
2nd Al Gilbert 1.001
3rd George Ashby 1.058
High Run: Gilbert, 14
 986 San Jose, CA 
1st Carlos Hallon .9153
2nd Al Gilbert .984
 
1987 San Jose, CA 
1st Frank Torres 1.074
2nd Al Gilbert .951
1988 New York, NY 
1st Al Gilbert 
2nd Frank Torres

 

 

The BFUSA and the ABA merge to form USBA

The United States Billiard Association Years 1989-Present

1989 Miami, FL 
1st Carlos Hallon 1.104
2nd Dick Reid .859
3rd Al Gilbert 1.005 
NOTE: In 1990 Sang Chun Lee
began his unprecedented 12 year
reign as US National Champion
 
1990 New York, NY 
1st Sang Lee 1.471
2nd Byung Soo Kim .940
High Runs: Lee 15, Ashby 14
               Hallon 13, Diab 13 
1991 San Jose, CA 
1st Sang Lee 1.464
2nd Frank Torres 1.154 
1992 Chicago, IL 
1st Sang Lee 1.591
2nd Bill Smith .875
High Run: Lee, 13 
1993 San Jose, CA 
1st Sang Lee 1.489
2nd Al Gilbert 1.065
3rd Byung Soo Kim 1.027
High Run: Lee, 17 

1994 Chicago, IL 
1st Sang Lee 1.536
2nd Carlos Hallon 1.245
3rd Mazin Shooni 1.131
High Run: Byung Soo Kim, 13

 

1995 New York, NY 
1st Sang Lee 1.835
2nd Carlos Hallon 1.263
3rd Sonny Cho 1.000 
1996 Simi Valley, CA 
1st Sang Lee 1.552
2nd Mazin Shooni 1.087
3rd Sonny Cho 1.025 

1997 Queens, NY -- Master Cafe
1st Sang Lee 1.492
2nd Michael Kang .885
3rd Pedro Piedrabuena 1.032
High Run: Lee and Shooni, 12

 

1998 Milpitas, CA -- Edgie's Billiards
1st Sang Lee 1.478
2nd Carlos Hallon 1.269
3rd Frank Torres .997
High Run: Torres, 14
 
1999 Miami, FL 
1st Sang Lee 1.503
2nd Carlos Hallon 1.219
3rd Byung Soo Kim 1.059
2000 Tacoma, WA -- Tacoma Elks Ldg
1st Sang Lee 1.216
2nd Micahel Kang 1.012
3rd Mazin Shooni .942 

2001 Tucker, GA -- World Cup Billiards
1st Sang Lee 1.756
2nd Carlos Hallon 1.105
3rd Adrian Viguera .991
High Run: Lee, Hallon, Kang, 12

 

2002 South Gate, CA -- South Gate Billiards
1st Pedro Piedrabuena 1.190
2nd Sang Lee 1.199
High Run: Piedrabuena, Lee, 12 
2003 Livonia, MI -- Bogart's Billiards
1st Hugo Patino 1.223
2nd Miguel Torres 1.139
High Run: Patino, 13 
2004 Queens, NY -- Master Cafe & Billiards
1st Pedro Piedrabuena 1.438
2nd Young Kyu Lee 1.117
3rd Mazin Shooni 1.071
High Run: Young Kyu Lee, 11 
2005 Tacoma, WA -- Tacoma Elks Lodge
1st Sonny Cho 1.142
2nd Pedro Piedrabuena 1.551
High Run: Piedrabuena, 14 

2006 Miami, FL -- New Wave Billiards
1st Mazin Shooni 1.268
2nd Pedro Piedrabuena 1.248
3rd Sonny Cho 1.319
High Run: Shooni, 18

(NOTE: Shooni's high run sets the
United States Championship Record!)
 

2007 Maywood, CA -- Eight Ball Billiards
1st Pedro Piedrabuena 1.438
2nd Mazin Shooni 1.168
3rd Hugo Patino 1.388
High Run: Carlos Palafox, 16

 

2008 Louisville, KY -- Executive Inn
1st Miguel Torres .970
2nd Pedro Piedrabuena 1.157
3rd Mazin Shooni .957
High Run: Sonny Cho, 11
2009 Flushing, NY -- Carom Cafe
1st Hugo Patino 1.185
2nd Pedro Piedrabuena 1.115
3rd Miguel Torres 1.172
High Run: Hugo Patino, 14
2010 Tacoma, WA -- Tacoma Elks Lodge
1st Jae Hyung Cho 1.201
2nd Pedro Piedrabuena 1.232
3rd Miguel Torres 1.180
High Run: Michael Kang, Pedro Piedrabuena, 11
 
2011 Las Vegas, NV -- Tropicana Hotel
1st Pedro Piedrabuena 1.469
2nd Hugo Patino 1.068
3rd Frank Torres 1.065
High Run: Pedro Piedrabuena, 15
2012 Las Vegas, NV -- Tropicana Hotel
1st Pedro Piedrabuena 1.497
2nd Mazin Shooni 1.139
3rd Sonny Cho 1.091
High Run: Hugo Patino, 12
2013 Edison, NJ -- New Jersey Convention Ctr
1st Pedro Piedrabuena 1.318
2nd Hugo Patino 1.191
3rd Jae Hyung Cho 1.111
High Run: Jae Hyung Cho, 11
2014 Houston, TX -- Paris Bida
1st Pedro Piedrabuena 1.892
2nd Hugo Patino 1.401
3rd Sonny Cho 1.349
High Run: Pedro Piedrabuena, 14
Best Game: Pedro Piedrabuena
                 40/8 (5.0 Avg)
 
 2015 Flushing, NY -- Carom Cafe
1st Pedro Piedrabuena
2nd Young Gull Lee
3rd Miguel Torres
2016 No. Hollywoood, CA - Million Dollar Billiards
1st Hugo Patino 1.473
2nd Pedro Piedrabuena 1.604
3rd Jae Hyung Cho 1.348
High Run: Jae Hyung Cho, 13
 
2017 Tucson, AZ -- Casino Del Sol Resort
1st 
2nd 
3rd 
High Run:
2018 To Be Announced
1st 
2nd 
3rd 
High Run:

 

 

 

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