3-Cushion News - US & World

2nd UMB World Cup of 2017 - Luxor, Egypt Featured

The second UMB World Cup of the 2017 season is underway. Set in the historic city of Luxor, Egypt and running from March 26 through April 1, six Gabriels tables will be the battlefield in the Augusta St George Hotel ballroom. Unlike previous World Cup events only 124 players initially inscribed. The top 14 players in the world all confirmed and will appear beginning on the fifth day when the main tournament begins. Multiple qualification rounds in 3-man round robin groups will whittle the field of hopeful challengers down to just 15 who will join the top players and three wildcard entries for the single elimination format to determine the champion.

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Nguyen Quoc Nguyen of Vietnam 2017 Asian 3-Cushion Champion Featured

Nguyen Quoc Nguyen has vaulted on to the world stage and cemented the reputation of 3-cushion billiards in Vietnam by winning the 2017 Asian Federation Championship. The final four consisted of three players from Vietnam and only one from the Korean contingent. Pictured above (L to R): Sung-Won Choi (Korea), Champion Nguyen Quoc Nguyen (Vietnam), Runner-up Anh Vu Duong (Vietnam) and Ngo Dinh Nai (Vietnam) who shared equal third place honors with Choi..

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Former US Champ George Ashby Wins Rushville Open Featured

Former USBA National Champion George Ashby is a repeat winner in the Spring 2017 Professor-Q-Ball 3-Cushion Rushville Tournament that took place March 9-12. Fred Lamers took second place and Felipe Razon was third in a field of 30. The event was held for the eighth time, being a perennial and much anticipated tournament since 2013, that year the first win by Ashby.

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Sung-Won Choi & Jae-Guen Kim of Korea Win World Team Championship Featured

Two star players representing Korea were all smiles as they stood on the podium during the honor ceremony of the world championships for national teams in Viersen, Germany March 12, 2017. The 39-year old Sung-Won Choi (above right) and 44-year old Jae-Guen Kim (above left) won the first world team gold for a Korean national two-some. Their victory over Frederic Caudron and Roland Forthomme of Belgium in the final (40-34 in 24 innings) was broadcast live in their home country, with more than 1.2 million people watching. The new champions were overcome with joy and emotion in the aftermath of their great victory.

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Goodays Open Handicap Event Returns in Houston Featured

Once again Goodays Bida in Houston Texas sponsored an open handicapped tournament held on Saturday, March 11. An eager group of 16 players assembled for the one day event that boasted a $300 prize to the winner along with an HP Laptop Computer as a bonus. The event was won by Sergio Salazar playing as a B handicap. Tim Nguyen our host and tournament director was second. Everyone is already looking forward to the next event. (Pictured above from L to R are the final four: Ahmet, Tim, Sergio and Fernando)

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