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The USBA, in conjunction with Predator, will hold two qualifying tournaments for USBA members to earn the right to participate in the Las Vegas World Cup. Ten spots in the World Cup are available. The tournaments are on March 25 and 26 in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THE MARCH 25 QUALIFIER
LIMITED TO 32 SPOTS: 8 groups of 4. Winner of each group qualifies.
REGISTRATION IS ON FIRST COME BASIS
THE REGISTRATION PERIOD BEGINS AT 12 NOON EASTERN STANDARD TIME ON JANUARY 29, 2022. Registration will close when the 32 spots are filled.
REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE VIA THE USBA WEBSITE: THE REGISTRATION LINK WILL BE POSTED ON JANUARY 29 AT 12 NOON EASTERN STANDARD TIME
Entry Fee: $150 (non-refundable if player later withdraws)
You will need a PayPal account or a credit card to register
The March 26 qualifier is a single elimination (knock out) tournament limited to 64 players. The two finalists will earn spots in the World Cup. The entry fee is $50.00. No preregistration is required. Registration is on the morning of March 26.
The qualifying tournaments are open to USBA members who are eligible to represent the United States in international competition. Only USBA members who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States are eligible.
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The USBA field for the Las Vegas World Cup is rounding out. The USBA has selected Mazin Shooni, Frank Torres and Raymon Groot to participate in the tournament. With their selection, ten spots remain for USBA players. These will be determined on March 25 and 26 at two qualifying tournaments to be held in Las Vegas prior to the start of the World Cup.
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Important World Cup News
- Predator chooses Pedro Piedrabuena and Hugo Patiño as its wildcard entries
- USBA and Predator Announce World Cup Qualifying Tournament
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Banished from the USBA nationals for the last two years because of a UMB suspension for agreeing to play in the PBA, Pedro Piedrabuena from San Diego took out his revenge on the field of US championship aspirants two months after his suspension was lifted. When the chalk dust had settled, he had secured his 10th national championship trophy. (Photo credit to Erwin Dionisio.)