Dedicated to Promoting the Sport A room owner that has only one or two 3-cushion tables can now have 3-cushion competition and give their customers a chance to learn the game. The quickest way to get new players to play the game of 3-Cushion is to reach out to pool players. Paul Frankel (Professor-Q-Ball) came up with the idea of this shot contest several years ago. Our goal is to have pool players participate in these shot contests from hundreds of rooms across the country, creating more 3-cushion players. We have provided all the material you need if you wish to hold a shot contest in one of your local rooms that has a 3-cushion table. All the shots that are diagrammed have been examined and approved by 3-time United States 3-Cushion Champion, Pedro Piedrabuena. We have been very careful to design all the shots so that the placement of all 3 balls is easy. The shots are not so difficult either because we want the beginners to score as often as possible, so that they don't get frustrated right from the beginning. The shot contest has 8 shots and how to make them. There are an additional 8 shots included in the "Follow-Up Material" for the players to practice after the contest is over. For best results, use a color printer when printing the files, especially the "8 Shot Contest Shots" and the "Follow-Up Material". The Word files are best. The "Sample Flyer" is shown to give you an idea of what it should look like. If you are holding a shot contest with Paul Frankel, he will create a flyer for you.
USBA Nationals - URGENT - STOP THE PRESSES!
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.
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 National Qualifiers
|05 Apr 2019|
QUALIFIER: 2019 Ken Higgins Memorial - Tacoma Elks - Tacoma Washington USA
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|
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!
Holding a 3-Cushion Shot Contest
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