Who will be there - how did they get there?
The road to the USBA 3-Cushion National Championship can take many paths. See the complete list of 34 confirmed players below...
To begin, all former title holders are automatically entered. Next, a series of qualifying events are held throughout the country, where one or more players can win paid entry into the event. In addition, anyone who participates in a qualifier tournament can enter the National Championship for a reduced entry fee. And finally, a player may elect to compete by paying the full entry fee, even right up to the day of the event (if there is space available.)
Players!: If you wish to enter the Nationals the entry fee is $500 (or $300 if you have played in any of the qualfier events listed below.) Make check payable to "USBA" and send to:
34 Players Confirmed So Far...
|Player||Qualifying Entry||Player||Qualifying Entry||Player||Qualifying Entry|
|Hugo Patino||2016 USBA Nat'l Champion||Tung Nguyen||Paid Entry||Doug Deitel||Paid Entry|
|Pedro Piedrabuena||8X USBA Nat'l Champion||Chris O'Brien||Paid Entry||Baldomero Tejeda||Paid Entry|
|Mazin Shooni||2006 USBA Nat'l Champion||Ramses Verlinden||Paid Entry||Pete Folsom||Paid Entry|
|Miguel Torres||2008 USBA Nat'l Champion||Tom Paley||SBE Qual Oaks PA||Gary Cohen||Paid Entry|
|Ertan Tarhan||Higgins Qual Tacoma WA||Paul Frankel||SBE Qual Oaks PA||Jae Cho||2010 USBA Nat'l Champion|
|Robert Spicknall||Higgins Qual Tacoma WA||Peter Hull||SBE Qual Oaks PA||Paul Feltman Sr||Mancave Qual Tucson AZ|
|Camilo Medina*||Europa Qual Boynton Bch FL||Hector Ocampo||Paid Entry||Paul Feltman Jr||Paid Entry|
|Carlos Ramos*||Europa Qual Boynton Bch FL||Frank Torres||4X USBA Nat'l Champion||John Fleming||Paid Entry|
|Tony Ferrara||Amazin Qual Malden MA||David Palmer||Paid Entry||Ho Sik Ahn||Hard Times Qual Burbank CA|
|Joe DeAmato||Amazin Qual Malden MA||Ahmet Ozan||Houston TX Qual||Eduardo Cervantes||Hard Times Qual Burbank CA|
|Craig Powers||Paid Entry||Mike Massey||Paid Entry||Mickey Campbell||Paid Entry|
|Alejandro Borboa||Paid Entry|
* NOTE: Ellis Lawrence won the event at Europa Billiards but is unable to attend the Championship Tournament.