February 13th, 2017
By: Geraldine Thibodeau
Los Angeles, CA
2018 USBA 3-Cushion National Championship
The 2018 USBA 3-Cushion National Championship presents the best tournament that the world of billiards has ever seen in the United States. With $10,000 guaranteed additional money added this year, it will be the largest prize fund that the USBA has seen! The Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona will once again host this magnificent event. Open to only 45 players, guarantees the best players in the nation will come out to battle for the title as National Champion! Expect previous champions like 8 time National title holder, Pedro Piedrabuena, 2016 champion, Hugo Patino, 2006 champion, Mazin Shooni, 2008 winner, Miguel Torres and many more to showcase their talent at this year’s championship tournament.
Interested in playing? Here are the tournament details:
Dates: May 28th – June 1st, 2018
Special Room Rate: Available until May 15th
Call NOW! 1-855-765-7829 (Use Promo Code: USBA)
Entry: $500 entry fee / If you played in a qualifier $300 entry fee / All Former Champions are already entered. If you would like to enter, please make check payable to “USBA” and send to:
The 2018 USBA National Championship will start off the week with a BANG!
Bright and Early…
Tournament Play begins Monday, May 28th, 2018 9:00am
All Players must be dressed to (dress code) standard in the tournament room at 8:45am for photographs and to give respect to our National Anthem.
Qualifier Rounds Format(Monday – Thursday)
Matches begin at 9:00am each morning
Race to 25
Round Robin – 5 Flights of 9 Players
Each player will play 2 matches a day (36 matches/day, 180 matches total)
The tournament director will do his best to rotate all players to play on all tables, however due to scheduling, it may not be possible.
Who Qualifies to move on to the Final Rounds?
Top 3 Players from each Flight,plus the next top 4th place player of the entire field based on 1) total wins, 2) points scored, 3) points against 4) best average.
Finals Rounds (Friday, June 1st at 9:00am)
Don’t miss the excitement of the FINAL 16 players! All 16 players are in the money…the further they go, the more money they make!
Race to 35
Final 16 in a Single – Elimination Seeded Bracket (20 matches)
All matches to be played out to determine place and pay-out
Shortly after the Final match is completed and we have our 2018 champion, Mazin Shooni, USBA president, will be hosting the awards ceremony and raffle!
For more information or if you have questions, please contact Mazin Shooni (248) 910-4466 or [email protected]
USBA 3-Cushion National Championship – Confirmed Players
|1.||Pedro Piedrabuena||16.||Tom Paley||31.||Ergun Tuna|
|2.||Hugo Patino||17.||Vu Nguyen||32.||Ahmet Ozan|
|3.||Mazin Shooni||18.||Tung Nguyen||33.||Ertan Tarhan|
|4.||Miguel Torres||19.||Carlos Bazo||34.||John Park|
|5.||Sonny Cho||20.||Tae Kyu Lee||35.||Berkay Keskin|
|6.||Frank Torres||21.||Michael Kang||36.||George Andreas|
|7.||Gilbert Najm||22.||Jim Hendrickson||37.||Camilo Medina|
|8.||Tony Ferrara||23.||Khalil Diab||38.||Neal Olson|
|9.||Gary Eake||24.||Jesus Quinonez||39.||Ramses Verlinden|
|10.||Joe DeAmato||25.||Mark Sullivan||40.||Bob Ferrara|
|11.||Luis Carranza||26.||Jose Giraldo||41.||James Richardson|
|12.||Paul Feltman Sr.||27.||Jim Bishop||42.||Christian Portilla|
|13.||Paul Feltman Jr.||28.||Mickey Campbell||43.|
|14.||Hector Ocampo||29.||Trinh Do||44.|
|15.||Paul Frankel||30.||Andres Fernandez||45.|
|02/25/2018||Amazin Billiards||Malden MA||Mazin Shooni (248) 910-4466|
|03/02/2018||Tacoma Elks||Tacoma WA||Ed Brasfield (253) 468-9839|
|03/03/2018||Burbank ELks||Burbank CA||Gilbert Najm (818) 726-8107|
|03/03/2018||Carom Cafe||Flushing NY||Charles Brown (646) 528-3238|
|04/12/2018||Super Billiards Expo||Oaks PA||Paul Frankel (901) 756-2594|
There’s Still Time…
Room Owners! Qualifying tournaments for the 2017 National Championship must be completed by April 30th. Email or call Mazin Shooni to schedule [email protected] or 248-910-4466