The 6th Annual Bob and Marti Tracy USBA Sponsored B/B+; C/C+ Tour Event was held at the Ashland, OR Elks Lodge September 29-October 1st. Wow ! We attracted 35 players, including 18 B’s and 17 C’s. We put them in 5 Flights of 7 mixed B/B/ The winner of each Flight went to the Finals. The C/C= Player with the best record in each Flight went to the C/C+ Finals. Both finals were Round-Robin Format. All players in the finals were in the money. Pictured above B winner Cesar Cardoza (L) and C Winner Bernie Pettipiece (R).

Our Tournament started in the Medford OR Elks Lodge in 1963, has evolved over the years, and moved to the Ashland Lodge with the closing in Medford. Originally it was an Elks event, with Lodges from all over the Country sending Three-Man Teams to represent their Members. Several times over the years we had over 100 Players enter this event, making it the largest 3 Cushion Tournament in the World at the time. Players from left to right:Harvey Wixman; Bob Horecky; Don Dayan; Tim Poole; Duke Clark; Galen Lee; and Bob Hilton

The 2017 USBA Verhoeven Open Tournament was won by Jae Ho Cho of Korea. Eddie Leppens of Belgium was second. Dani Sanchez of Spain took third and Semih Sayginer of Turkey rounded ou the top four.

The event was held August 7-13 at Carom Cafe in Flushing New York. Charles Brown was once again the Tournament Director. Kozoom Live-Streamed all 11 tables including a special stream for the TV table.

Final results for all qualification rounds (stages 1 & 2) and all the deciding games in the main event (16-man knockout format) can be viewed from the links that follow.

For sixty consecutive years the Northwest Open has been held originating out of the Elks Club in Portland, Oregon. The organizers decided to combine that venerable event with another popular tournament the Mike Fahey Memorial for 2017. The result was a rousing success that signals three cushion billiard players can look forward to many more years of great tournaments in the Pacific Northwest. Dave Ehlers received top honors from Tim Poole.