Attention All Current and Former Members!
The Nomination Period for the upcoming election to the USBA Board of Directors runs from August 1st to September 1st 2017. There are seven (7) Director positions on the governing board of the USBA. Board membership requires participation in policy-making decisions, promotional and sponsorship efforts, tournament planning, fund raising and more.
The USBA is Now Accepting Nominations
To make a nomination or to be nominated you must be a USBA member in good standing. Directors must also be a USBA member in good standing in order to serve. If you are interested in serving as a Director or would like to nominate a worthy candidate, please send the following information to :
Name of Nominee:
USBA Member Since (If known):
Nominee email address: (required)
Nominee Phone #: (required)
Your Name (if different than nominee):
If you are not the Nominee, is the Nominee aware that you have proposed his/her name?: (Yes/No)
For more information on the USBA nomination procedure and the election, review sections 4.03 to 4.06 of the USBA constitution on the USBA website (https://www.usba.net/about/constitution-by-laws/74-about-the-usba/317-usba-constitution). If you have further questions please call Andy Janquitto, Treasurer at 410-599-8177.
Thanks for your participation and your continued support.
The USBA Board of Directors
If you need to renew your membership in order to submit a nomination, run for a position, or vote in the election, please click to be re-directed to the USBA Membership Renewal Page. You will be asked to login.
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The 2017 USBA Verhoeven Open Tournament was won by Jae Ho Cho of Korea. Eddie Leppens of Belgium was second. Dani Sanchez of Spain took third and Semih Sayginer of Turkey rounded ou the top four.
The event was held August 7-13 at Carom Cafe in Flushing New York. Charles Brown was once again the Tournament Director. Kozoom Live-Streamed all 11 tables including a special stream for the TV table.
Final results for all qualification rounds (stages 1 & 2) and all the deciding games in the main event (16-man knockout format) can be viewed from the links that follow.
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2017 USBA National Champion Pedro Piedrabuena has completed the "double" by defeating Javier Teran of Ecuador 40-36 in 33 innings in the final match to win the 2017 Pan American Championship.
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Pedro Piedrabuena is our new champion for 2017 after impressing players and spectators alike at the USBA 3-Cushion National Championship with a nearly flawless performance. Undefeated throughout the preliminaries and the finals, Pedro demonstrated a world-class skill and concentration at the table that was inspiring. Whether facing a C-Player or a top player, Pedro brought his A-Game to every match. We are extremely proud that he will be representing us at the 2017 UMB World Championship to be held November 1-5 in La Paz, Bolivia.
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On Thursday, June 8 the USBA paid tribute to one of 3-Cushion's legends - player, author and raconteur Bob Byrne. On hand at the event were all the players in the National Championship who were joined by Bob's wife Cindy and many friends who traveled to the Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson to join in the gala. Pete Folsom served as Master of Ceremonies, and POVPool created a tribute video which was played on the big screen for all the guests to enjoy. Video links and pictures follow.
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Towson, Maryland (May 10, 2017) - The United States Billiard Association (USBA) is proud to introduce McDermott Cue as an official cue sponsor of the USBA.
“We are very excited to begin this new partnership with McDermott,” said USBA president Mazin Shooni. “McDermott is one of the top cue-makers in the world. Their recent debut of a cue line designed specifically for carom billiards made McDermott a natural fit to partner with us and promote the game.” The USBA is the governing body for the sport of carom billiards in the United States holding the annual 3-cushion national championship and sending players to International events around the world. As a non-profit organization, the USBA relies on sponsors like McDermott for their generous support.