USBA Announcements


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:

Andrew Janquitto
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.

Player's List

1. Hugo Patiño (returning champion)
2. Miguel Torres (returning runner up)
3. John Park (returning 4th place)


USBA Members Receive Discounts on Lessons and Instruction

USBA Members Receive a Discount on Lessons Throughout the US!

List of Instructors and Rates including USBA Member Discount!




Billiard Systems

USBA members now receive 25% off the regular prices from

All members can visit the site and click on "NEWS". The offer is headed by the USBA icon. When you click on the "USBA Icon", the Store Catalog for USBA Members appears. The "ADD TO CART" button shows the price of the item with the discount included.

The same applies for those Spanish speaking members. They can access the Spanish version of the page by logging into or log from and click on the "SPANISH" icon at the top right hand corner.




Old Pool School

The Old Pool School at Ultimate Billiards in Fort Pierce, FL is offering a fantastic opportunity to learn the secrets of the game from four of the most accomplished players of our lifetime. They will being going deep into the game, tapping into the knowledge that these great players have protected for years. The class, formatted into a two and a half day program, will be a very intense learning experience.

The focus will be on Straight Pool, One Pocket, Banks, and 3 Cushion Billiards. They are also going very deep into the intellectual side of the game. You'll go to work on strategies, moves, handicapping, and learning how to win in action and tournament play. For more details on the class, please visit

Current USBA Members receive a $ 125.00 discount on the 2-day pool school.

The Old School Pool School is also offering One Day classes for the game of 3 Cushion Billiards. All classes will be taught by Bill Smith, a legendary 3 cushion player whose career has spanned over 40 years of professional play. They are offering the classes in a format that will best fit any level a players needs. The class size is limited to only 4 students per class and runs from 11am-8pm. Tuition includes meal and refreshments through the day. One Day 3 Cushion classes start as low as $300. Current USBA Members receive a $ 50.00 discount.

For more information on the one-day 3-cushion class, go to