The 2022 USBA Three-Cushion National Championship will be held at 5000 Years Carom Billiards in Morton Grove, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, from September 8 to 11, 2022. The players meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m.
The field will consist of a maximum of 42 players. The top four place winners from the 2021 national tournament receive automatic berths. Additionally, each prior champion has a reserved spot. The remaining places will be determined by qualifying tournaments
With 42 players, it is anticipated that there would be preliminary round robin play (likely 6 groups of 7), with 16 players advancing to a single-elimination tournament. If there are fewer players, the round robin play will be reconfigured (for example, 36 players would be 6 groups of 6, 32 players would be 4 groups of 8).
Registration will begin on July 1 via the USBA website. For anyone who plays in a qualifier and does not qualify, the entry fee is $300. A person can also enter directly for $510; however, absent compelling circumstances, players who played in a qualifier have priority over players who did not play in a qualifier.
5000 Years Carom Billiards is owned by Henry Ugartechea, a Chicago native and carom afficionado. Henry was recently seen as the head referee in the finals of the Las Vegas World Cup.
For additional information, including how to run a qualifier, email the USBA at secretary [AT] USBA [DOT] net or call 410 599 8177.