3-Cushion News - US & World

Hugo Patino Wins Fourth US Title Featured

At US Bida in Houston, Texas, Hugo Patiño won his fourth USBA three-cushion national title, defeating defending champion Miguel Torres, 40-32, in the finals. Multiple-time champion Pedro Piedrabuena finished third, and local player John Park finished fourth. But the story of the tournament was Patiño’s majestic run of 18 from the break in the finals. Patiño’s streak tied the USBA record set by Mazin Shooni in Miami in 2006 for the longest run in a national championship. For his victory, Patiño won $3250 and another $100 for the high run. (Pictured above L to R: Patrick Tran, owner of US Bida and Hugo Patino)

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Dick Jaspers Unstoppable Winning Survival 3C Masters Featured

A better and more impressive, Dick Jaspers couldn't have shown his hegemony to the world of three cushion billiards. The Dutch billiard player, who was the best in Europe in the recent championship tournament, now is also the better of all Koreans in their homeland, winning the 2nd Survival 3C Masters of 2019 held in Seoul, Korea. Jaspers received 8,800 euros for winning the European title, and 50,000 dollars for winning the Masters. Shows where the money is in 3-cushion billiards.

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Quyet Chien Tran Wins The Asian 3-Cushion Championship

Vietnam’s Tran Quyet Chien came from behind to defeat Korean billiards prodigy Cho Myung-woo in the three-cushion carom final at the 10th Asian Carom Billiards Championship 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Pictured above L to R this year's top four: Myung-Woo Cho (2nd), Quyet Chien Tran (1st), Dong-Koong Kang (Korea) and Nguyen Trung Hau Do Vietnam sharing 3rd/4th.

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USBA National Qualifier Tournaments Bring Upcoming Championship to Center Stage

The United States Billiard Association 3-Cushion National Championship is scheduled May 16-19, 2019 at US Bida/Billiards in Houston, Texas. The USBA has been holding a series of qualifying tournaments across the country sending the best players to Houston with paid entry. Pictured above Houston qualifiers Cong Nguyen (left) and Dung Nguyen (right). Below are more results from the events held so far:

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