Las Vegas will once again host World Cups.
Billiard fans worldwide, and especially those right here in the USA will be thrilled to hear that the city of Las Vegas will host UMB World Cups in 2021, 2022 and 2023.
The USBA, the CPB (Confederación Panamericana de Billar) and the UMB (Union Mondiale de Billard) have jointly announced this important step. The World Cups will be played in March, on the same dates as the world championship in pool. The venue will be the Rio Hotel and organizer is PREDATOR GROUP. These events have been respectively added to the UMB calendar.
The UMB views the series of Las Vegas World Cups as a big step forward for International billiards, and expresses the hope that the events will give a new impulse to 3-cushion on the Pan-American continent, with its many talented players.
LAS VEGAS WORLD CUP SCHEDULE
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