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News about 3-Cushion Billiards in the USA.

USA Tournament Results September-October 2017 Featured

US 3-cushion billiard tournament activity for September and October 2017 brought us four events in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest regions. Players came to Minneapolis, MN, Ashland, OR (Two events back-to-back!) and Rushville, IL to meet up and do battle. The events consisted of both USBA sanctioned tournaments for members and regional activity for the local players.

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Jae Ho Cho Wins 2017 Verhoeven Open Featured

Exhibiting his typical calm and confident style, Jae Ho Cho (3rd from left above) of Korea won the 2017 Verhoeven Open Tournament held at the 3-cushion billiard palace - Carom Cafe in Flushing, New York. Facing some of the toughest competitors in the world in the final single-elimination stage, Cho bravely knocked down win after win. Along the way he defeated Frederic Caudron in the quarter-final round and current World Champion Dani Sanchez in the semi-final round. His last match against Eddie Leppens (left) of Belgium was never in doubt as Cho notched a beautiful 40-19 win in 16 innings with a high run of 8. Also pictured above are 3rd place finisher Dani Sanchez (2nd from left) and 4th place finisher Semih Sayginer (right.)

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2 Qual Stages Lead To Main Event At Verhoeven Open

The 2017 Verhoeven attracted its largest field ever - a total of 137 players. 41 players from the United States met 96 players from around the world in a week of non-stop billiards. We say non-stop and we mean it. The tournament format with two round robin stages and a knock-out stage is truly unique. Add to that the electric atmosphere of the historic Carom Cafe in New York and you have one of the greatest - and strongest events - ever played on U.S. soil.

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Pedro Piedrabuena Wins 9th USBA National Championship Featured

Pedro Piedrabuena is the 2017 USBA 3-Cushion National Champion after impressing both players and spectators alike at the national championship tournament with a nearly flawless performance. Undefeated throughout the preliminaries and the finals, Pedro demonstrated his world-class skill and concentration at the table - an inspiration to all the players. Whether facing a C-Player or one of the five former champions, Pedro brought his A-Game to every match. The USBA is extremely proud that Pedro will be representing the USA at the 2017 UMB World Championship to be held November 1-5 in La Paz, Bolivia.

Pictured above (L to R): Camilo Medina, Frank Torres, Mazin Shooni, Hugo Patino, Jae Hyung Cho, Pedro Piedrabuena (Champion!), Miguel orres, Robert Spicknall, Joe Deamato, Tony Ferrara and Tung Nguyen. (Not pictured Craig Powers.)

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