USBA 3-Cushion National Championship - Confirmed Players
Who will be there - how did they get there?
The road to the USBA 3-Cushion National Championship can take many paths. To begin, all former title holders are automatically entered. Next, a series of qualifying events are held throughout the country, where one or more players can win paid entry into the event. In addition, anyone who participates in a qualifier tournament can enter the National Championship for a reduced entry fee. And finally, a player may elect to compete by paying the full entry fee, even right up to the day of the event (if there is space available.)
Players!: If you wish to enter the Nationals the entry fee is $500 (or $300 if If you have played in any of the qualfier events listed below.) Make check payable to "USBA" and send to:
24 Players Confirmed So Far...
|Player||Qualifying Entry||Player||Qualifying Entry||Player||Qualifying Entry|
|Hugo Patino||2016 USBA Nat'l Champion||Tung Nguyen||Paid Entry||Doug Deitel||Paid Entry|
|Pedro Piedrabuena||8X USBA Nat'l Champion||Chris O'Brien||Paid Entry||Baldomero Tejeda||Paid Entry|
|Mazin Shooni||2006 USBA Nat'l Champion||Ramses Verlinden||Paid Entry||Pete Folsom||Paid Entry|
|Miguel Torres||2008 USBA Nat'l Champion||Tom Paley||SBE Qual Oaks PA||Gary Cohen||Paid Entry|
|Ertan Tarhan||Higgins Qual Tacoma WA||Ken Holstrom||SBE Qual Oaks PA|
|Robert Spicknall||Higgins Qual Tacoma WA||Peter Hull||SBE Qual Oaks PA|
|Camilo Medina*||Europa Qual Boynton Bch FL||Paul Frankel||SBE Qual Oaks PA|
|Carlos Ramos*||Europa Qual Boynton Bch FL||Frank Torres||4X USBA Nat'l Champion|
|Tony Ferrara||Amazin Qual Malden MA||David Palmer||Paid Entry|
|Joe DeAmato||Amazin Qual Malden MA||Ahmet Ozan||Houston TX Qual|
* NOTE: Ellis Lawrence won the event at Europa Billiards but is unable to attend the Championship Tournament.
Qualifiers On The Schedule
|3/3/2017||Tacoma Elks Club||Tacoma WA||Completed!|
|3/12/2017||Europa Billiards||Boynton Beach FL||Completed!|
|3/19/2017||Amazin Billiards||Malden MA||Completed!|
|3/30/2017||Super Billiards Expo||Oaks PA||Completed!|
|4/9/2017||Bida Goodays||Houston, TX||Completed!|
|4/22/2017||Mancave Billiard Club||Tucson AZ||Luis Carranza 520-531-0911|
|4/29/2017||MT Billiards||Charlottte NC||Miguel Torres 980-785-8610|
|5/6/2017||Carom Cafe Billiards||Flushing, NY||Charles Brown 646-528-3238|
|5/6/2017||HardTimes Billiards||Bellflower, CA||Daniel Busch 310-923-6639|
There's Still Time...
Room Owners! Qualifying tournaments for the 2017 National Championship must be completed by May 7th. Email or call Mazin Shooni to schedule. or 248-910-4466
Players!: If you wish to enter the Nationals the entry fee is $500 (or $300 if If you have played in any of the qualfier events listed to the left.) Make check payable to "USBA" and send to:
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