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News about 3-Cushion Billiards in the USA.

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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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.

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