Opinion

Carom Billiards in Houston, Texas - A New Era

  • Written by Jay "The Judge" Karahan aka CaroMan
  • Category: Opinion
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The sport of carom billiards is a relative newcomer to Houston, Texas. A decidedly pocket billiards / pool-player's town since the 1940’s, the city was famous for rooms such as Big Tyme Billiards, Legends Billiards, and Bogey’s Billiards. When I moved to Houston in 1979 I played pool at LeCue Billiards and later at The Cushion & Cue - both long since shuttered. But beginning with the turn of the millennium the carom games have arrived or - depending on whom you ask - have been re-discovered. Carom billiards rooms seem to be sprouting up like mushrooms, leading to a resurgence of interest in the sport here in Houston.

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Nguyen Quoc Nguyen credits success to passion, luck

  • Written by Viet Nam News
  • Category: Opinion
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Vietnamese cueist Nguyen Quoc Nguyen, 35, started participating in professional billiards tournaments when he was close to 30, but despite the late start, he has made his mark internationally. Viet Nam News interviewed Nguyen and delivers a personal perspective on this up-and-coming world class player.

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The Mystery of the Medal

  • Written by Sal Bello
  • Category: Opinion
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Three cushion billiards has a long history of championship events and a celebrated list of the players who emerged victorious. Modern records for the World Championship usually begin in 1928 with the UMB as the listed governing body and Mr. Edmond Soussa of Egypt as the first winner in the event held in Reims, France. Our listing of UMB World Champions takes us all the way up to the present. Several organizations have laid claim at various times to the sanctioning of the championship. So in some years there may be conflicting records as to who was considered champion. Recently we were contacted by a gentleman from Greenwood, South Carolina who was in possession of what appears to be a 3-cushion billiard world championship medal. The identifying markings are scant and he has now reached out to 3CushionBilliards.com to help identify its authenticity and determine who might have won this coveted piece of history. Can you help identify this medal? If you can please contact us and let us know so we can solve The Mystery of the Medal! More pictures and a bit of the back story follows.

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Myung-Woo Cho: Another Great Young Korean To Watch

  • Written by Hong-Gu Kang
  • Category: Opinion
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Myung-Woo Cho captured the 2016 World 3-Cushion Junior Championship held in Hurghada, Egypt December 8-10. At age 18 his promise of a long and successful career is first being realized. Cho demonstrated his ability earlier in the year by reaching the semi-finals of the UMB World Cup in Guri, Korea where he only lost to eventual winner Jeremy Bury of France. Here is a wonderful profile of this great young Korean billiard player from Korean news site The Dong-A Ilbo.

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