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 News

USBA Rules of Conduct for all Board Members and its Officers

1) All USBA Board Members and its Officers shall not wilfully engage in any behaviour that is detrimental to the image of the USBA including:

a) behaviour at USBA Tournaments
b) behaviour at non-USBA Tournaments
c) behaviour in public at billiard-related events or gatherings

Any infraction at these aforementioned venues must be egregious; that is, it must be something serious. For example, getting upset because you missed a shot is not serious. But yelling at your opponent because they just defeated you is not acceptable. If your opponent cheated, for example, and you have a brief exchange with him/her, that might not be something that is out of the norm. That can happen with anybody. But as a Director or Officer, you must be able to keep it from getting out of control.

2) Any communication made without the permission of an Officer of the USBA or the USBA Board, public or private, that jeopardizes a sponsorship or agreement between the USBA and another company, or hurts the image of the USBA, including posts made on any public forum, such as AZ Billiards Carom Forum; phone calls; emails; etc., is an infraction of these Rules of Conduct.

3) While the Board is in discussion, whether on the Board Forum, through emails, on a teleconference or in person, all Board Members will treat each other with respect. Disagreement is normal and arguing is normal. But personal attacks are not permitted. If a Board Member of Officer gets blatantly out of hand, it is an infraction of these Rules of Conduct.

Depending on the severity of the infraction, the Board Member or Officer will be suspended for a minimum of 30 days. If the infraction is very serious, the member can be terminated. Multiple infractions are grounds for immediate termination. If the offender is not an Officer, the President can make the decision regarding suspension or termination. This can be overridden by the Board if the Board feels that the President is out of line. If the offender is an Officer, then the Board will make the decision whether to suspend or terminate the Officer.