UMB Suspends 85 Players Who Jumped Ship To PBA Tour

It's official. And for 3-cushion billiards it is not good news. The world federation of billiards, UMB, has published the list of 85 players who have been suspended starting July 15. For participation in international championships, World Cups, other UMB tournaments and confederation tournaments all players on the list (see below) will be forbidden to participate.

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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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First World Team Trophy Goes to European Men and Asian Women, But Win is Bittersweet

Europe, led by Frederic Caudron, finished on top as the first World Team Trophy in cue sports concluded in Roissy-en-France near Paris. The event featured a new format of competition involving men and women competing in snooker, carom and pool all in the same arena. Pictured above (L to R) European Men: Kyren Wilson (Snooker), Frédéric Caudron (3C), Joshua Filler (Pool). Asian Women: Sruong Pheavy (3C), Ga Young Kim (Pool) and Amee Kamani (Snooker)

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USBA Announces Largest Prize Fund for 2018 National Championship

The United States Billiard Association presents the 2018 USBA 3-Cushion National Championship. This year's event promises to be the best US tournament the billiard world has ever seen. Start with the $10,000 guaranteed additional money added to the tournament yielding the largest prize fund in USBA history! Add the fabulous Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona who will once again host this magnificent event. Add the many additional events planned, including race to 5 mini tournaments with even more prize money to be won, and you have the makings of an exceptional 3-cushion billiard experience for all.

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Dick Jaspers Smashes World Record Scoring 40 in 4 Innings!

Dick Jaspers of the Netherlands has achieved an incredible milestone in his career, setting a new world record for a single match to 40 points. Playing in Germany on Sunday January 21, 2018, Jaspers met Andreas Efler In a game played in the Bundesliga team competition. The Dutch billiard player scored the 40 caroms in just 4 innings to average an unbelievable 10.00!

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