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 Official Handicaps
Written by USBA Admin
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.