USBA Announcements

clarion hotel logo200X188Clarion Inn & Suites Sponsors USBA Nationals

The USBA is proud to announce that Clarion Inn & Suites of Houston Texas is a sponsor of the 2019 USBA National Championship, May16-19 at US Bida/Billiards. The Clarion has reserved a block of rooms with two beds for double occupancy at a rate of only $50/night plus tax. Players may arrive on May 15 to make the player's meeting.

The hotel is less than 3 miles from the tournament site - a short 5-10 minute ride. Here are the hotel details:

Clarion Inn & Suites 
2930 W Sam Houston Pkwy S
Houston TX 77042
(713) 785-3899

When calling for reservations, mention the USBA Championship and use the code USBA 3C to enjoy the special tournament rate. Please make your reservation before May 1st as rooms are limited. Much thanks to owner Daniel Yeh and General Manager Laura Rodriguez for their generous support.

USBA 3-Cushion National Championship - Confirmed Players

Players entered in the 2019 Champioship

The top four finishers from 2018 are invited to return. Players who win a qualifier receive a paid entry to the tournament (denoted by the letter "Q" following their name.) Players who compete in but do not win a qualifier may enter the event for a reduced entry fee of $300. All other USBA members may enter and play in the national championship by paying the standard entry fee of $500. The event will be held at US Bida in Houston, Texas. US BIda has eight Verhoeven tables and can easily accommodate a large field of 48 players or more!

1 Miguel Torres 2 Pedro Piedrabuena 3 Hugo Patino
4 Frank Torres 5 Reserved 6 Reserved
7 Reserved 8 Reserved 9 Eric Kwon
10 Tae Kyu Lee (Q) 11 Tae Yeon Hwang 12 Sang Jin Lee (Q)
13 Chris Carpenter 14 Tung Nguyen 15 Young Gull Lee (Q)
16 Lloyd Wallaace (q) 17 Michael Kang (q) 18 Edward Gomez (q)
19 Cong Nguyen (Q) 20 Dung Nguyen (Q) 21 John Nguyen
22 Joel Rivera (q) 23 Thanh Vu 24 Khang Nguyen
25 Kha Vo (r) 26 Richard Ton (r) 27 Tony Nguyen (r)
28 Patrick Tran (r) 29 Kim Hoang (r) 30 Quyen Nguyen (r)
31 Vu Nguyen (r) 32 Kang Lee (Q) 33 Julian Molina (Q)
34 Tommy Park (Q) 35 Victor Cuzzi (Q) 36 Ka Lee (Q)
37 Jose Blanco 38 Kiet Nguyen (R) 39 Thai Pham (R)
40 Allen Castillo (Q) 41 Andres Fernandez 42 Neal Olson (Q)
43 Ertan Tarhan (Q) 44 Ahmet Ozan (R) 45 Jairo Lenis
46 Baldomero Tejeda (R) 47 Camillo Medina (R) 48 Nelson Gonzales (R)
49 Thai Tran 50 Duc Dao (R) 51 


As the list fills up the Tournament Director may cut off entries and create a wait list. Please enter as early as you can to ensure a spot!

To enter the event, or for any questions, please contact Andy Janquitto - CLICK HERE!





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