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 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
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!
Explanation of Player Levels
Written by USBA Admin
NEW Official Player Levels for Tournament Play in effect as of February 2013
Beginning February 5, 2013 all USBA tournaments will be able to restrict players based on their Official Player level as determined by tournament play and the USBA rankings committee. Here are the new player levels:
.900 average and higher = A level .700-.899 average = B+ level .550-.699 average = B level .400-.549 average = C+ level .399 average and below = C level
The effort is just the beginning of a larger plan. As part of this motion passed by the Board of Directors, the USBA Rankings Committee will also work on the following items:
Determine the best way to ensure that averages are kept at as many USBA Tournaments as possible whether that is with the new soon-to-be-released digital scoreboard/score-keeper or other method(s).
Obtain documentation on players’ recorded averages in local tournaments from tournament directors around the country. The Committee will also include all recorded averages from USBA Tournaments as well.
Review all players’ recorded averages over the past 3 years and also the official USBA Player Level that has been assigned for that player and make sure that the player’s recorded averages and assigned player level are consistent.
If a player’s recorded averages and player level are not consistent or if there is no player level assigned, the Committee will consider their personal knowledge of what they know about a particular player and determine the player’s proper player level.
In the event that the Committee is still uncertain of the level to assign, the Committee will contact a local tournament director familiar with a particular player or whoever else is more familiar with that player’s ability to determine a solution. If the Committee still cannot find a solution, then the player’s level will be left blank until more reliable information can be obtained.
The Rankings Committee will adopt the rules regarding the number of tournaments or length of time that will be used in determining a player’s level in the future including the rules for whether or not a player’s level will be moved up or down.