USBA Announcements

clarion hotel logo200X188Clarion 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
(713) 785-3899

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 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!

 

 

 

USBA News

Official Handicaps Established for Tournament Play in effect as of February 2013

The USBA has established official handicaps for various player levels that will be used in handicap tournaments scheduled after February 19, 2013.

In handicap tournaments, the following levels and points will apply:

"A" players go to 30 points (100%)
"B+" players go to 25 points (83.3%)
"B" players go to 21 points (70%)
"C+" players go to 17 points (56.6%)
"C" players go to 15 points (50%)

The handicaps have been established based on the five official USBA player levels established on February 5, 2013 as follows:

A = .900 +
B+ = .700-.899
B= .550-.699
C+ = .400-.549
C = below .400

Handicap tournaments provide the opportunity for players at all levels compete on an equal playing field. Handicapping puts pressure on the higher ranked players to play their best while at the same time it affords the lower ranked players a fair opportiuity for victory.

Handicap tournaments will NOT replace TOUR Events (such as Open and B TOUR Events) A USBA TOUR EVENT may NOT be a handicap tournament. The handicap events will mainly be used locally if a room wishes to hold an official USBA Handicap Tournament. If a room wishes to hold a handicap event, then only the official USBA handicaps and scores may be used and may not be altered in any way. Averages must be kept and recorded throughout the entire tournament.

All participants in a USBA Handicap Tournament MUST have an official USBA Player Level as established by the USBA Rankings Committee. If a player does NOT have an official level, then the player must go to 30 points until that player has participated in a minimum of 2 USBA Tournaments with averages accurately kept and has been given an official Player Level by the USBA Rankings Committee.

Handicap tournaments can be found on the Tournament Calendar. To find a Handicap event, use the search feature and search for the word "Handicap" which will always appear in the title describing the event. Details of the event format, entry fees and prize fund will be found on the tournament listing page.