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.
Clarion Inn & Suites Sponsors USBA Nationals
The USBA is proud to announce that Clarion Inn & Suites of Houston Texas is a sponsor of the 2019 USBA National Championship, May16-19 at US Bida/Billiards. The Clarion has reserved a block of rooms with two beds for double occupancy at a rate of only $50/night plus tax. Players may arrive on May 15 to make the player's meeting.
The hotel is less than 3 miles from the tournament site - a short 5-10 minute ride. Here are the hotel details:
Clarion Inn & Suites
2930 W Sam Houston Pkwy S
Houston TX 77042
When calling for reservations, mention the USBA Championship and use the code USBA 3C to enjoy the special tournament rate. Please make your reservation before May 1st as rooms are limited. Much thanks to owner Daniel Yeh and General Manager Laura Rodriguez for their generous support.
USBA National Qualifiers
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 (denoted by the letter "Q" following their name.) 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 field of 48 players or more!
|1 Miguel Torres||2 Pedro Piedrabuena||3 Hugo Patino|
|4 Frank Torres||5 Reserved||6 Reserved|
|7 Reserved||8 Reserved||9 Eric Kwon|
|10 Tae Kyu Lee (Q)||11 Tae Yeon Hwang||12 Sang Jin Lee (Q)|
|13 Chris Carpenter||14 Tung Nguyen||15 Young Gull Lee (Q)|
|16 Lloyd Wallaace (q)||17 Michael Kang (q)||18 Edward Gomez (q)|
|19 Cong Nguyen (Q)||20 Dung Nguyen (Q)||21 John Nguyen|
|22 Joel Rivera (q)||23 Thanh Vu||24 Khang Nguyen|
|25 Kha Vo (r)||26 Richard Ton (r)||27 Tony Nguyen (r)|
|28 Patrick Tran (r)||29 Kim Hoang (r)||30 Quyen Nguyen (r)|
|31 Vu Nguyen (r)||32 Kang Lee (Q)||33 Julian Molina (Q)|
|34 Tommy Park (Q)||35 Victor Cuzzi (Q)||36 Ka Lee (Q)|
|37 Jose Blanco||38 Kiet Nguyen (R)||39 Thai Pham (R)|
|40 Allen Castillo (Q)||41 Andres Fernandez||42 Neal Olson (Q)|
|43 Ertan Tarhan (Q)||44 Ahmet Ozan (R)||45 Jairo Lenis|
|46 Baldomero Tejeda (R)||47 Camillo Medina (R)||48|
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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