2020 USBA National Championship Tournament - Carom Cafe Billiards - February 27 thru March 1
The 2020 USBA Three-Cushion national championship tournament will be held at Carom Café in Flushing, New York from Thursday, February 27 to Sunday, March 1. The player’s meeting will be held in the evening on Wednesday, February 26. The current plans are to limit the number of players to 48. The USBA reserves the right to expand or contract the field in response to demand.
The entry fee is $500.00. However, if a player participates in a qualifying tournament, the entry fee is $300.00. Qualifying tournaments will be held in late 2019 or early 2020. Please check the Tournament Info tab on the USBA website for information on the qualifiers as they are scheduled.
Only USBA members are eligible. In addition, the USBA member must be either a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder). The USBA reserves the right to request verification of citizenship or permanent residency.
The period of enrollment for the tournament begins on November 1, 2019 and ends on February 15, 2020. Entry fees should be mailed to:
401 Washington Avenue, Ste 900
Towson, Maryland 21204
The entry fee also can be paid to the USBA via Pay Pal by simply using the Donate button on the home page of the USBA website. Entry fees must be paid in full by February 15, 2015. No spot will be reserved on the players’ list unless the entry fee has been paid.
If you have questions, email Andrew Janquitto at aj [AT] mhblaw [DOT] com or call 410 599 8177.
The top four eligible place winners from the 2019 Championship receive automatic entry.
1. Hugo Patiño (returning champion)
2. Miguel Torres (returning runner up)
3. John Park (returning 4th place)
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