Rushville 3-Cushion Billiards Results
On May 29th Twenty-five 3-Cushion Billiard Players from seven states converged on Rushville, Illinois to do battle in host George Ashby’s 3-day event. Players came from the following states:
New York (1), Iowa (2), Illinois (11), Minnesota (4), Washington State (1) Wisconsin (5) Florida (1)
Rushville is typically a sleepy little town in west central Illinois but is fast becoming a hotbed for Three Cushion Billiards in the Midwest.
The 25 players were divided into one nine-man and two eight-man round-robin flights by a raffle-style draw. The top two finishers from each Flight plus the top two 3rd place contestants will advance to the eight-man round-robin finals.
Flight A Miquel Torres (NY), Nam Cho (WI) & George Theobald (IL) played well to the finals.
Flight B Undefeated Tournament Host George Ashby (IL), Lupe Cruz (IA) and Mickey Campbell (MN) also worked their way into the finals. Fourth Place finisher Ellis Lawrence (FL) missed the finals by 4 points but for his 6-point run Ellis did collect $275.00 for High-Run Out of the Money.
Flight C Rising star and future superstar Brian Haff (IL) went undefeated and Fred Lamers (MN), who suffered his only loss to Haff, placed 2nd in the Flight to round out the Finals flight.
Haff shuts down Nam Cho 25-7 in 23 innings.
The Rushville event in January was certainly a success. The May Rushville event was a HUGE success. A total prize fund of $5,825.00 was generated via entry fees and cash and merchandise donations.
May 2015 Prize Breakdown
1st: $1,200.00 Miquel Torres
2nd: $1,000.00 Lupe Cruz
3rd: $ 900.00 Brian Haff
4th: $ 725.00 Fred Lamers
5th: $ 580.00 Nam Cho
6th: $ 435.00 George Ashby
7th: $ 290.00 George Theobald
8th: $ 145.00 Mickey Campbell
High Run – Preliminaries $ 275.00 Ellis Lawrence – 6
High Run – Finals $ 275.00 George Ashby – 11
Thank you to the Mayor or Rushville Carson Klitz, Schuler Cues by Noel Mendoza, Gordon Hamblen, Mr. David Levine, Bill Smith, Professor Q-Ball Publications (Paul Frankel), Green Gables Motel, Los Charro’s Restaurant, Pool Table Doctor (George Ashby) Steve Jones (facility owner), Dale Saunders and all of the folks who donated their time for score keeping, cleaning tables or whatever the contribution for making this event a great success. Sorry if I overlooked someone,