3-Cushion News - US & World

Eddy Merckx Wins 2017 World Cup Ho Chi Minh City Featured

The 2017 World Cup held in Ho Chi Minh City ended in dramatic fashion as Eddy Merckx mounted multiple come from behind victories to achieve his goal. His effort led to the defeat of several top14 players and former world champions as he secured his eight World Cup title. Torbjorn Blomdahl playing a great tournament succumbed in the final in a see-saw battle that saw the lead change three times. Complete story, charts and image gallery follows.


3rd UMB World Cup of 2017 - Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam Qual Rounds (Part 1) Featured

The World Cup returns to Ho Chi Minh City, VIetnam for the third year in a row. A full inscription of 149 players, dominated of course by the Asian contingent from Vietnam, Korea and Japan, do battle from May 22 to May 28 in the 3rd tournament of the 2017 UMB World Cup Series

Playing on eight tables from the Korean manufacturer Min, the 149 participants in the event include 105 from the Asian continent (59 Koreans, 32 Vietnamese and14 Japanese) In addition one American, three Colombians, five Egyptians. and 35 European players have made the arduous journey to Vietnam (the largest group of 16 coming from Turkey.).We will follow the action day by day to see who will shine, who will surprise and ultimately who will prevail. The format of the World Cup events: Multiple qualification rounds in 3-man round robin groups, whittling the field of hopeful challengers down to just 15 who join the top 14 players and 3 wildcard entriants for the 32-man single elimination format that determined the champion.


Nick "Poly" Wins His 4th Greek Championship Featured

Nikos Polychronopoulos - or Nick Poly which is much easier to say and remember - has won his fourth Greek National 3-Cushion Championship (in a row!) To perform this bit of magic he needed both his great billiard skills and a little bit of luck! Pictured above: Nikos Polychronopoulos (top) with Dionisis Tsokantas (left), Kostas Kokkoris and Apostolos Balogiannis (end).


USBA Partners With McDermott Cue Featured

Towson, Maryland (May 10, 2017) - The United States Billiard Association (USBA) is proud to introduce McDermott Cue as an official cue sponsor of the USBA.

“We are very excited to begin this new partnership with McDermott,” said USBA president Mazin Shooni. “McDermott is one of the top cue-makers in the world. Their recent debut of a cue line designed specifically for carom billiards made McDermott a natural fit to partner with us and promote the game.” The USBA is the governing body for the sport of carom billiards in the United States holding the annual 3-cushion national championship and sending players to International events around the world. As a non-profit organization, the USBA relies on sponsors like McDermott for their generous support.