USBA Announcements


The dates for the 2019 USBA 3-Cushion National Championship are changing.

We have just been notified of a conflict with the Pan American Championship. Since the USBA always sends its champion to compete in our confederation event, and possibly qualify for the World Championship, we are working to find a new date that will not conflict with the official CPB event and give our players a chance to perform on the International stage.

The room will be the same: US Bida in Houston, Texas. The new dates will be posted here. Please check back.

Click to see more about US Bida.

Qualifier events will continue to be scheduled. See schedule of confirmed dates below and in our Tournament Info calendar section.


The 2019 USBA Leadership Team

The USBA is currently under the leadership of a three-member executive board: consisting of Doug Deitel of Texas, Jay Karahan of Texas and Andy Janquitto of Maryland. Their contact information can be found at on the Leadership Page. The executive board will guide the USBA as it plans and conducts the Three-Cushion National Championship Tournament this June in Houston, Texas.

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. 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 fieldd of 48 players or more!

1 Miguel Torres 2 Pedro Piedrabuena 3 Hugo Patino
4 Frank Torres 5 6
7 8 9
10 11 12
13 14 15
16 17 18
19 20 21
22 23 24


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!




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.