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2021 USBA National Championship Tournament - UPDATE!

The USBA had originally planned to hold the 2021 Three-Cushion National Championship Tournament in February. Covid-19 has changed those plans. Given the uncertainty of the next four months, the USBA has decided that, if the 2021 tournament is held, it will be held in the fall of 2021.

The USBA will continue to monitor the situation and plans to make another announcement in early 2021. International events on the UMB calendar have been cancelled for the rest of this year and for the first three-weeks in January. Like all sports organizations, the USBA hopes that there will be a return to normality in the spring of 2021 and that we will be able to plot a course toward a national championship as soon as the future becomes more predictable.

One more change players and organizers need to be aware of. The USBA is suspending its matching funds tournament program until further notice. The sponsor of the program has indicated that the program should be suspended until vaccines or therapeutics against covid infection are developed. Of course the USBA will report here of any changes as they occur.

In the meantime we encourage all visitors to continue to support 3-cushion billiards. Some local rooms have been holding events and some of the more well-known regional events are coming back to the calendar. One way you can help is to join the USBA, renew your membership, or make a donation to the organization (links on this page.)

Thanks to all our loyal members, sponsors and supporters.

 

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Tournament Programs/Charts Never ran a USBA tournament before? Are you a little scared? Well, don’t be. It is really not that hard. Your first USBA tournament will be the hardest simply because you have never done it before. That’s normal. Everything is scary if you haven’t done it before. I was scared too the first time. Once you finish your first USBA tournament, it will become much easier and you will be more confident. Benefits of having a USBA Tournament: 1) If you are a USBA Room Member, you receive commissions from the USBA as well as the lowest prices on Simonis Cloth, Aramith Balls, Tiger Cues, Accu-Stats DVD's, etc. 2) If you add money to the event, the USBA Sponsors will match it 50% 3) Advertises the USBA to all players 4) Creates more USBA Members 5) Supports the USBA in its endeavor to promote the game of billiards and send its Champions to compete in World Tournaments 6) Tournament will be announced by email to USBA's extensive email list 7) Tournament will be announced in Professor-Q-Ball publication 8) Tournament Results, Charts and Pictures will be published on the USBA website and in Professor-Q-Ball publication (room permitting) If you have never run a tournament before, then we will explain, step-by-step, how to run a tournament. You can use a computer/laptop and printer at the event, or if you can’t do that, you can run it manually. Either way it is being done by many people, and you can do it too. If you will be using a Computer/Printer during the Tournament, then CLICK HERE. You will need Microsoft Excel 2003 or greater. If you are NOT using a computer during the Tournament, but you have Microsoft Excel 2003 or greater, CLICK HERE. If you are NOT using a computer during the Tournament, and you do NOT have Microsoft Excel 2003 or greater, CLICK HERE.

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