Opinion

The Verhoeven Open: The Premier International Event in the USA

  • Written by Sal Bello
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The Verhoeven Open Tournament, formerly the Sang Lee International Open, is the premier three cushion billiard tournament held in the United States. The event takes place each summer at Carom Cafe Billiards in Flushing, New York and attracts the very top of 3-cushion billiard talent from around the world. Originally conceived in 2005 to posthumously honor twelve-time USBA National Champion Sang Chun Lee the tournament was renamed the Verhoeven Open when the table manufacturer agreed to begin sponsoring the event in 2012. The 2019 event, consisting now of TWO International tournaments, will be held August 2-4 (Women) and August 5-11 (Open).

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Team Tournaments Are Right On Cue

  • Written by Sal Bello
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Cue sports, such as billiards, snooker and pool are traditionally seen as single player sports. One against one across the baize; just you and your cue against the world. But it isn’t always that way. In recent years, cue sports have developed team competitions that bring the best of countries and continents up against each other.

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Mazin Shooni, Retiring President, Honored by USBA

  • Written by Andy Janquitto
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Mazin Shooni has announced his retirement from his executive positions with the United States Billiard Association (USBA). As a long-standing member of the USBA Board of Directors, and having served the past three years as its president, Mazin has proven a tireless contributor to the sport of 3-cushion billiards.

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Dick Jaspers Success Leads To Surging Interest in Billiards in the Netherlands

  • Written by Sal Bello
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Three-cushion billiard players hail from all around the world, with top competitors representing Belgium, France, Vietnam, Turkey, South Korea and the USA.  But the sport is currently attracting plenty of interest in the Netherlands, in part due to the recent success of the new world champion Dick Jaspers. The Sint Willebrord-born player is a true 3-cushion specialist and has enjoyed a hugely lucrative year in 2018. As a result, his homeland appears to be fully embracing the sport in every way.

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