Opinion

Dennis Dieckman - January 27, 1947 - July 27, 2018

  • Written by Sal Bello
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It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Dennis Dieckman on July 27, 2018. Dennis was a friend and revered member of the international three-cushion billiard community. In life his presence was felt around the world. His loss will now be equally felt by all.

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Who was Wayman C. McCreery?

  • Written by Sal Bello
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Wayman Crow McCreery (June 14, 1851 – ??? 1901) a prominent citizen of St. Louis, was highly regarded as one of the foremost billiard amateurs in the late 1800's. McCreery is credited with the invention and development of three-cushion billiards as a separate and distinct discipline for tournament and competitive match-play.

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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 2018 event, to be held July 23rd through 29th is already shaping up to be one of the best installments ever.

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Professor-Q-Ball Honored at 2018 USBA Nationals

  • Written by Andy Janquitto
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At the USBA Three-Cushion National Championship tournament held at the Casino del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona, the United States Billiard Association honored Paul Frankel, better known to the billiards world as Professor-Q-Ball, for his contribution to three-cushion billiards. More than anyone during the last fifteen years, Paul has been responsible for the resurgence of three-cushion billiards in America.

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