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newsflash250X110Tae Kyu Lee Wins the 2020 USBA 3-Cushion National Championship

In a gritty, consistent and still a stunner of a performance, local player Tae Kyu Lee wins the 2020 USBA 3-Cushion National Championship. Playing in his home 3-cushion room, Carom Cafe Billiards in Flushing, New York, Lee won his preliminary flight with just one loss. Then he went undefeated in the 16-man single elimination finals to take the crown, winning the final match against Raymon Groot who ranked top of the preliminary field. More news and pictures from the event will be posted soon. Check the links below to see the round by round results charts and more. 

 

Replay of all streamed matches now on the USBA YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

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2020 USBA 3-Cushion National Championship Results

Thursday February 27 through Sunday March 1, 2020

Live from Carom Cafe Billiards in Flushing New York

Tournament Format & Results

20200301PrizeMoney85X132Tournament Director: Charles Brown. 36 Players Entered. Qualification round 4 groups of 9. Eight matches for each player to 25 points. Top 4 advance based on: Won/Loss, Total Points, Head-to-Head, Points Against or a Shootout. Finals 16-player single elimination with matches to 40 points.

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Players entered in the 2020 National Championship

1 Hugo Patiño
   returning 2019 champion
2 Miguel Torres
   returning 2019 runner up
3 John Park
   returning 2019 4th place
4 Mazin Shooni
   former (2006) champion
5 Gilbert Najm
6 Sonny Cho
   former (2005) champion
7 Song Lim 8 Young Kyu Lee 9 Tae Kyu Lee
10 Raymon Groot 11 Lloyd Wallace 12 Julian Molina
13 Sang Jin Lee 14 Kang Lee 15 Camilo Medina
16 John Duque 17 Carlos Ramos 18 Jerry Jerone
19 Abel Calderon 20 Yim Kyung Soo 21 Demetrios Tilaverides
22 Michael Kang 23 Young Gull Lee 24 Woong Shin
25 Mike Chen 26 Sun Shin 27 Andres Fernandez
28 Jesus Quinonez 29 Marc Smith 30 Jairo Lenis
31 Charles Delorme 32 Vass Vassi 33 Jim Watson
34 Walid Elkhouly 35 Edward Gomez 36 Rich Vitzthum


 

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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.