Congratulations Hugo Patino - 2019 USBA 3-Cushion National Champion
2019 USBA 3-Cushion National Championship
May 16-19, 2019 - US Bida - Houston, Texas
Hugo Patino wins his fourth USBA National Championship title in a final match against defending champion from 2018 Miguel Torres. Hugo won the lag and proceeded to run 18 from the opening break which ties the record of 18 set by Mazin Shooni in 2006. Hugo and Miguel look forward to attending the PanAmerican Championship representing the USA upcoming in June. Congratulations Hugo!
Click to expand results from prelims, ranking order, round of 16 match-ups and final ranking
The format: 45 players. 5 groups of 9. 8 matches for each player to 25 points in the prelims. Top 3 from each group plus one best 4th place finisher overall will move on to the 16-man single elimination finals playing to 40 points.
Order of Finish and Prize Money - Total Prize Fund $15,450
|1 Hugo Patino||$ 3,250 *||9 Kim Hoang||$ 300|
|2 Miguel Torres||2,500 *||10 Edward Gomez||300|
|3 Pedro Piedrabuena||1,800||11 Tae Kyu Lee||300|
|4 John Park||1,500||12 Dung Nguyen||300|
|5 Thai Tran||1,100||13 Lloyd Wallace||300|
|6 Phuong Le||1,000||14 Cong Nguyen||300|
|7 Kang Lee||900||15 Eric Kwon||300|
|8 Michael Kang||800||16 Sang Jin Lee||300|
|High Run - Hugo Patino (18)||100||Best Game - Thai Tran (2.500)||100|
* In addition to the prize money, Hugo and Miguel receive travel assistance to attend the PanAmerican Championship representing the USA.
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Ties USBA Championship Record With Run of 18
At US Bida in Houston, Texas, Hugo Patiño won his fourth USBA three-cushion national title, defeating defending champion Miguel Torres, 40-32, in the finals. Multiple-time champion Pedro Piedrabuena finished third, and local player John Park finished fourth. But the story of the tournament was Patiño’s majestic run of 18 from the break in the finals. Patiño’s streak tied the USBA record set by Mazin Shooni in Miami in 2006 for the longest run in a national championship. For his victory, Patiño won $3250 and another $100 for the high run.
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