USBA Announcements

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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 News

The official World Records in various three cushion categories:

Best single game in matches played to 40 points -
Frederic Caudron (1997, v Willems), 40 in 6
Frederic Caudron (2006, v de Backer) 40 in 6
Marco Zanetti (2014, v Fasciana) 40 in 6
 
Best single game in matches played to 50 points -
Eddie Merckx (2011, v In Won Kang) 50 in 6
 
Best single game in matches played to 60 points -
Torbjorn Blomdahl (1996, v Ceulemans) 60 in 15
 
Best combined result in matches played to 15 point sets -
Dick Jaspers (2008, v Blomdahl) 45 in 8.
 
Best overall tournament average with matches played to 40 points -
Torbjorn Blomdahl (2013, Suwon 2.739)
 
Best overall tournament average with matches played to 50 points -
Dick Jaspers (2012, Monaco 2.622)
 
Best overall tournament average with matches played to 15 point sets -
Frederic Caudron (2011, Vienna 2.420)
 
World record for high run -
Junichi Komori 1993 - 28
Raymond Ceulemans 1998 - 28
Roland Forthomme 2012 - 28
Frederic Caudron 2013 - 28

 

These are the world records in our sport. Everything else is unofficial, un-refereed, undocumented or pure myth. Thanks to billiard writer and enthusiast Bert Van Manen for compiling these stats.