U.S. Three Cushion Billiard Play Returns in 2020 Featured

Amidst a global pandemic that has affected 3-cushion billiard play around the world the USA is slowly getting back to levels of play pre-covid. Here is a recap of some recent activity with an eye to even more in the months ahead.

At first the severe lockdowns shuttered all the billiard rooms in the United States known for their active support of tournament play. The United States Billiard Association completed its National Championship in March (won by local favorite Tae Kyu Lee) and then cancelled the remainder of the 2020 calendar. Other national and regional events soon followed and for months the terrain was barren.

Gradually, state-by-state, rooms began to open their doors to players. Soon the players were clamoring for some competitive play and so the tournament calendars began to fill up once again.

Now the prospects of finding a tournament to play are improving, with several events having been successfullty completed - social distancing, masks and all. Check out the results from all across the country  (most recent first):

 

20200927TopShelfEvent: Top Shelf Invitational

Organization: Madison 3-Cushion Billiards Club

Dates: September 26-27, 2020

Where: LiveStream From Madison, Wisconsin

Winner: Mazin Shooni

 

 

20200920DieckmanEvent: 3rd Annual Dennis Dieckman Memorial

Organization: Handicapped Event

Dates: September 18-20, 2020

Where: Amazin Billiards, Malden Massachusetts

Winner: Chris Kwon

 

 

20200831ZoomMatchesEvent: Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday Matches

Organization: United States Amateur Internet Billiard Consortium 

Dates: August 2020 until ??? (ongoing!)

Where: Zoom Meeting by Invitation (most playing on home table)

Winner: Everyone who plays or watches!

 

 

USBida0 700Event: A-B-C Tournament

Organization:  Texas Carom Association

Dates: July 26., 2020

Where: US Bida, Houston, Texas

Winner: Quang "Tyler" Ma 19-year old son of Vietnamese star Minh Cam Ma

 

 

 

20200725PowersLamersEvent: 3-Cushion Challenge Match

Organization: Madison 3-Cushion Billiards Club

Dates: July 25, 2020

Where: LiveStream From Madison, Wisconsin

Winner: Craig Powers

 

 

E20200301LeeGroot640X364vent: USBA 2020 National Championship

Organization: United States Billiard Assicuation

Dates: February 27 - March 1, 2020

Where: Carom Cafe Billiards, Flushing, New York

Winners: Tae Kyu Lee (1st) and Raymond Groot (Runner-Uo)

 

 

 

20200111Castillo250X148Event: 2020 Amateur Championship

Organization: 3CushionUSA

Dates: January 6-11, 2020

Where: Casino Del Sol Resort, Tucson, Arizona

Winner: Allen Castillo