Sal Bello

Author, editor and billiard enthusiast

Website URL: http://www.3cushionbilliards.com

Pedro Piedrabuena Wins 11th USBA 3-Cushion National Championship!

Pedro Piedrabuena defeated long-time rival and former champion Miguel Torres to win his 11th USBA 3-Cushion National Championship title.

His play throughout the event was nearly perfect and included an incredible come-from-behind victory against Kang Lee in the penultimate Semi-final round.

Best game and high run in the finals went to fifth place finisher John Park who posted a high run of 13 in a 2.143 average effort.

CLICK HERE to see the final ranking of the Last 16 with averages and high run.

CLICK HERE to go to the USBA website for a complete re-cap of the event with links to charts and video re-plays of the matches.

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Pedro Piedabuena Wins 10th USBA National Championship

Banished from the USBA nationals for the last two years because of a UMB suspension for agreeing to play in the PBA, Pedro Piedrabuena from San Diego took out his revenge on the field of US championship aspirants two months after his suspension was lifted. When the chalk dust had settled, he had secured his 10th national championship trophy.

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Semih Sayginer wins first World Cup since 2004

The Mister Magic of the billiard world is finally a winner again. Turkish star player Semih Sayginer (58) won his first World Cup in Sharm El Sheikh after his last one in 2004 in Byron, Greece. Then, Sayginer beat Belgian Frédéric Caudron.  Now he was the better of another world star, the current number one in the world Dick Jaspers, in the final 50-37 in 27 innings.

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