Sal Bello

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South Korea Repeats as World Team Champions

The team from South Korea has for the second year in a row won the World Team Championship held in Viersen Germany February 22-25. With sharp play by former individual world champion Sung Won Choi (who was also on the 2017 winning team) the Koreans won their final match over the surprise Austrian team who took silver. Bronze honors went jointly to Turkey and Denmark.


Andreas Efler's Roller Coaster Ride: From Worst Loss to Champion!

Andreas Efler had the most incredible week of his life - reaching both highs and lows in a roller coaster ride of emotion. The Austrian player was first treated by Dick Jaspers to an unbelievable punishment in a 40-0 defeat in only 4 innings. Dick Jasper's broke the world's record while Andy scored zero left to watc it all happen from his chair. But with grit and determination Efler soon got his revenge. In the Austrian Championship that followed, Efler became Austrian champion for the sixth time, while equalizing the record best run in his country: 17.


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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