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.
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!
A Message From The President
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.
Holding a 3-Cushion Shot Contest
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