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 TOUR EVENTS

IMPORTANT: The information in this section is provided for general information ONLY. If you have any questions please contact Main Shooni, USBA President @

Minimum number of tables required to hold a USBA TOUR Event is 2.

USBA TOUR EVENTS are special events that are larger in scope than regular tournaments. Typically they allow for more players, the entry fees are usually higher and there is added money to the event, both by the room owner and by the TOUR Sponsors. "OPEN" TOUR EVENTS generally bring top players to the event and prize money is typically between $8,000 and $20,000 overall with the first place price usually between $2,500 and $4,000. "B" or "C" TOUR EVENTS generally bring top "B" and "C" players to the event and prize money is typically between $4,000 and $12,000 overall with the first place price usually between $1,000 and $2,000. A handicap tournament can be scheduled in place of a "B" or "B/C" slot but not in an "Open" slot. The handicap system used must be approved by the USBA TOUR Committee. There will be no ranking points given for handicap tournaments.

Room Owners generally add anywhere between $1,000 and $3,000 (or more) to "OPEN" events and $500 to $1500 for "B" and "C" events. The TOUR Sponsors will generally match that amount or exceed it. See packages below which include a Tiger carom cue and trophies.

Only USBA Room Members are permitted to hold a TOUR EVENT. If you are not yet a Room Member, then you really should become one. You get the lowest possible prices on Simonis cloth, Aramith balls, Tiger Cues and more plus you receive commissions from the USBA. There is no cost to become a Room Member if you agree to hold just 2 USBA Tournaments per year in your room. Any type of USBA tournaments can be held.

If you would like a list of all the types of USBA Tournaments (Click Here).

Are you interested in becoming a "Room Member?" Please (Click Here) to be redirected to our Room Membership Program.

2012 TOUR Packages

Calendar of Available Dates

Breakdown of the 6 different Regions

 

 If interested, contact the Secretary (Jim Shovak) at: 516-238-6193

or use the "Contact Us" link from the menu on the left.

Each room is only allowed to host 1 "Open" Tour Event and 1 "B" Tour Event for a give Tour Season which starts February of each year. The ideal situation is for the USBA to have 1 "Open" event and 1 "B" event in each of 6 different regions of the country. This may not always be possible. Exceptions will be made if there are still available dates on the calendar and the available date is less than 2 months away. Then the schedule will be filled at the discretion of the USBA TOUR Director or Committee.

Please also read and print out the:

"Rules and Guidelines Regarding USBA TOUR EVENTS".

USBA Rankings Bonus: For "Open" TOUR events, the top 6 nationally-ranked players will each receive $300 expense money when they arrive and play at the event, assuming they are eligible to participate. "B" or "C" players are also permitted to participate in this benefit if they manage to become nationally-ranked into the top six. This extra bonus money is coming directly from individual sponsors. In order to qualify for the bonus, a player must reside in the United States and must not play in a foreign National Championship. The Rankings Bonus qualifications for each event will be based on the USBA Rankings that is in effect at the time that the tournament is officially announced. Those players' names will be posted in the tournament announcement and will not change regardless of any in-between rankings changes.

The USBA does not use membership dues money to finance tournaments other than the USBA National Championship Tournament. It generally costs the USBA anywhere from $2000-$4000 each year to run the National Championship Tournament. Individual sponsors have donated money to the USBA specifically for the purpose of financing USBA Tournaments and the USBA TOUR in particular.

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