I want to introduce you to an up and coming 3 cushion player from Pittsburgh PA. Luca Tomassetti is an 11 year old 6th grader who loves to have a Cue in his hand. He started playing three cushion billiards not too long ago and was sponsored by Yura (Nothing but Billiards) to play in the Verhoeven Open. The Verhoeven Open consisting of some of the top 3 cushion players in the world. When arriving at Carom Café in New York, Luca was an immediate topic of conversation. As many of the players noticed him, they all welcomed him into the mix. Luca was usually the first one in the room and always practicing and even receiving some tips from top players. He is definitely a welcome addition to our game. The USBA is very happy to have Luca as a member and he is a great role model for others. The game needs to see more youth getting involved and we hope Luca is the start of a campaign that recruits more young players of both sexes to Billiards.