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United States Billiard Association Tournament Results

The USBA is the governing body for carom billiards in the USA. In the first half of 2019 the USBA held a series of qualifying tournaments leading up to the National Championship in May. In addition other regional events were held around the country. Here is the mid-year recap. Click the winners name for more info on each event.

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Hugo Patino Wins Fourth US Title

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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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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