US 3-Cushion News

Mazin Shooni Wins Dennis Dieckman Memorial Tournament

US Billiard players honored the memory of the great cue builder Dennis Dieckman with a memorial tournament October 19-21, 2018. Held at Amazin Billiards in Malden Massachusetts the event attracted 18 players from all parts of the USA. Mazin Shooni, former US Champion and owner of Amazin Billiards was the winner.

Lupe Cruz Wins Fourth Rushville Title

Lupe Cruz was the first repeat winner at the Professor-Q-Ball Rushville Tournament back in 2016, was the winner again in 2017, and continues his winning ways with a victory in the 2018 Fall Classic event. Pictured above (L to R):  Mazin Shooni (2nd), Lupe Cruz (1st) and George Ashby (3rd). 

Miguel Torres Wins His 2nd USBA National Championship

Miguel Torres stunned the US Billiard community going all the way to win the 2018 USBA 3-Cushion National Championship. The event, held over five days from May 28 June 1 was once again at the Casino Del Sol resort in Tucson, Arizona. Forty-three players met in five groups in the preliminary round-robin matches. Sixteen players advanced to the single elimination finals to crown the champion.

Texas Carom Association Celebrates Season One Winners

The newly formed Texas Carom Association held its first awards dinner celbrating the completion of its inaugural season. Pictured above (L to R kneeling): Red. winner John Park, 3CUSHN1 License Plate, Jay Karahan (3rd) Sergio. Second row (L to R): Doug Deitel (2nd), Jon Kim (3rd). Back left Daniel A and MK Kim (3rd.)

USBA Announces Largest Prize Fund for 2018 National Championship

The United States Billiard Association presents the 2018 USBA 3-Cushion National Championship. This year's event promises to be the best US tournament the billiard world has ever seen. Start with the $10,000 guaranteed additional money added to the tournament yielding the largest prize fund in USBA history! Add the fabulous Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona who will once again host this magnificent event. Add the many additional events planned, including race to 5 mini tournaments with even more prize money to be won, and you have the makings of an exceptional 3-cushion billiard experience for all.

Trinh Do Captures 2018 USBA Amateur B Classic Title

One of the largest USBA 3 Cushion events ever – the 2018 National “B” Championship – took place from January 8th – 13th at the magnificent Casino Del Sol in Tucson, AZ. Trinh Do (pictured above) went undefeated through both the preliminary and final rounds to capture the title in the 2018 USBA Amateur "B" Classic Tournament.

Minh Cam Ma Wins International Tournament In Houston Texas

An International event, the first for the city of Houston, Texas, was held at US Bida (US Billiards.). Players from Vietnam, Ecuador and the United States met on eight Verhoeven tables from November 17 to 19. The event was won by visiting Vietnamese player Minh Cam Ma. Cam had just come off an incredible 3rd place finish in the World Championship held in Bolivia only two weeks before. He went undefeated in the tournament with a final win against US and Pan-American Champion Pedro Piedrabuena who placed second.

Pictured above (L to R): Pedro Piedrabuena (2nd), Minh Cam Ma (1st), Anh Vu Duong (3rd) and Quyet Chien Tran (4th). in the gallery that follows we have all the charts from the event and photos of the venue and players. (Click any image to start the slide show.)