Attention players slated to play in the “B” Championship event

The tournament is full - One Month To Go! 

The 3 Cushion “B” Championship is about a month away and we have 64 players ready to go. We thought we’d touch base with a few bits of information that might be helpful to all players.

Players’ Meeting: This will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2019. If you know you might not be there please contact me beforehand.

Sign In: Please remember to sign in when you arrive in the tournament area as we’ll need your contact information. You’ll also be able to pick up your voucher for the buffet at sign-in.

The Draw: The draw will take place immediately after we discuss the format and rules of the tournament. As promised we will announce the top 8 seeds and draw randomly from there.

We’ll look forward to seeing you on January 6th and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns in the meantime.

If you have any questions click here!

Confirmed Players Confirmed Players Confirmed Players
 1 David Gross  2 Paul Frankel  3 Tom Rossman
 4 Eric Hughes  5 Allen Castillo  6 Joseph Deamato
 7 Raymant Tower  8 Paul Feltman Sr  9 Paul Feltman Jr
10 Jim Shovak 11 Brian Haff 12 Gary Eake
13 Dat Nguyen 14 Tung Nguyen 15 Lee Collins
16 Mike Melloy
17 Craig Powers 18 Bob Page
19 Chris Carpenter 20 Ertan Tarhan 21 John Fleming
22 Luis Carranza  23 Martin Terrazas 24 Carlos Bazo
25 Berkay Keskin 26 Aaron Moss 27 Ergun Tuna
28 Scott Lessmann 29 Ahmet Ozan 30 Toshi Moriguchi
31 Dan Louie 32 Jum Henrickson 33 Danny Kolacz
34 Bob Keller 35 Ken Holstrom 36 Ramses Velinden
37 Chris Czaja 38 Eduardo Cervantes 39 John H Guldali
40 Mickey Campbell 41 Phillip Rosen 42 John Smith
43 Ellis Kane III 44 Richard Rice 45 Douglas Scott Hewitt
46 Rodney Thompson 47 Alpay Bicer 48 James Richard
49 Mike Miller 50 Raye Raskin 51 Jim Bishop
52 William McGavis 53 Bernie Pettipiece 54 Mark Sullivan
55 Hector Ocampo 56 Timoteo Moreno 57 Carlos Ramirez
58 Neal Olson 59 Tom Handley 60 Chuck Evans
61 Mark Hansen 62 Ray Robles 63 Robert Hovick
64 Bill Villareal  LIMITED TO 64!  

 

THE WAITING LIST IS CLOSED TOO! 

Click here for more details on the event, accommodations and the extras!

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A Message From The President

mazin shooniUSBA ELECTION

NOMINATION PERIOD BEGINS ON NOVEMBER 1

The USBA four-year election cycle is upon us.  All 7 positions on the Board of Directors are open for election. The new board, once elected, will select one of the board members to serve as President.

The nomination period begins on November 1, 2018 and runs until and including November 30, 2018.

Board membership requires participation in policy-making decisions, promotional efforts, sponsorship efforts, tournament planning and more.  Directors must be USBA members in good standing.  If you are interested or would like to nominate a worthy member, please send the following information using our easy online system. Gather the information listed below then CLICK HERE to enter and send!

  • Nominee Name
  • Nominee Email Address
  • Nominee Phone #
  • Your Name (if different)
  • If you are not the Nominee, is the Nominee aware that you have proposed his/her name? YES or NO

Nominations can also be sent via email to secretary-at-usba.net (NOTE: The email address is protected; replace "-at-" with "@"). The person making the nomination must identify himself or herself in the email. There are no anonymous nominations. All the information listed above must be included.

A person making a nomination must be a member in good standing of the USBA at the time he or she makes the nomination. A person being nominated must be a member in good standing of the USBA at the time he or she is nominated.

Membership status can be checked on the website in the Members Area.  If you cannot log in to the Members Area, most likely your membership is not valid.  Any questions about membership should be sent to the USBA using our easy online system CLICK HERE!

A member may nominate no more than 7 persons.  If a member nominates more than 7 persons, only the first 7 received will be counted.

The USBA Secretary will review all nominations immediately after the nomination period to determine whether the nomination was proper and timely.  A Nominee must agree to run as a candidate.

After the nomination period, the Board of Directors will establish the rules for the election, which will occur later this year.

Mazin Shooni
President
 
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USBA Rules of Conduct for all USBA Tournaments

During a USBA tournament, the Tournament Director will be responsible for the enforcement of the following rules of conduct. He/she may designate any USBA member to help enforce the rules as needed. If the Tournament Director is not adequately enforcing these rules, a witness may bring it directly to the Board of Directors for a review and possible determination.

1) During a match, there will be no continuous conversation between one of the two players and any spectators. This is a distraction, especially when the opponent is playing a shot.

2) During a match, there will be no use of cell phones by either player. Both players will turn off or mute their cell phones prior to the beginning of the match.

3) After the completion of their inning, the players are required to sit in their designated seat and wait for his/her next required time at the table. Walking around or standing while your opponent is shooting is a distraction.

4) There is to be only 1 break per match. The break is to last no longer than 5 minutes. Both players must break at the same time and the break shall be taken at the halfway point of the match based on the total number of points scored by both players. In a 25 point match, for example, the break shall occur once the 25th point of the match has been scored, or at the end of that inning. Therefore, if the score of the match if 12-12, no break may be taken. If it is 13-12, then the break may be taken. If the score is 12-12 and then a player runs 8 points bringing the score to 20-12, a break may then be taken. But no break may be taken once the proper break time has been passed.

If a player breaks for more than 5 minutes, then a 5-point penalty shall be imposed. The 5 points will be deducted from the player's score. If it is more than 10 minutes, then the penalty is forfeiture of the match (0 points).

If a player takes a 2nd break, then the penalty is forfeiture of the match (0 points). If both players take a 2nd break, then both players forfeit the match (0 points).
In matches of 40 points or longer, a player may take a 2nd break in an emergency only with the permission of the tournament director.

5) During a match, under no circumstances will the use of foul or inappropriate language by either player be tolerated. This would be grounds for forfeiture of the match. Furthermore, a warning will be issued that any further violation of these Rules of Conduct will be grounds for dismissal from the tournament and after review by the USBA Board, possible termination from the USBA.

6) During a match, under no circumstances will either player throw any objects such as chalk, cue sticks, balls, etc. Such behaviour will automatically disqualify the player or players for that match. Furthermore, a warning will be issued that any further violation of these Rules of Conduct will be grounds for dismissal from the tournament and after review by the USBA Board, possible termination from the USBA.

7) During a match, if an opponent feels that the shooting player is taking an abnormal amount of time between shots and innings, he may ask the Tournament Director to watch or even referee the remainder of the match. If the Tournament Director agrees that the player is taking too long, he shall warn the player. Disregard of the warning will result in forfeiture of the match.

8) During a match, if a player engages in any other conduct with the intention of distracting the other player, the Tournament Director shall warn the player. Any further incidence of bad behaviour will result in forfeiture of the match. Furthermore, a warning will be issued that any further violations of these Rules of Conduct will be grounds for dismissal from the tournament and after review by the USBA Board, possible termination from the USBA.

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