By Robert Byrne
By Robert Byrne
US Billiards Regional Qualifier on Jan 15 & 16.We started our tournament with 7 players round robin in the preliminary round and no one went undefeated. With 5 wins and 1 loss Juan Sauz come in 1St place. Three players tied with 4 wins and 2 loses with Jose Mario Juarez at 2nd with 97 total point, Lan Vo come in 3rd with 96 total point, Ellis Lawrence come in 4th with 92 total points. Vinh Trieu come in 5th, Kiet Nguyen come in
6th, and Loc than come in 7th.
The semi-final match play on Sunday, January 24 was poetry on green felt as the 10 final gladiators of 3 Cushion shifted gears into a focused high. 2 brackets of 5 players each produced 3 players from each for the final playoff matches. The top 4 players after the last ball stopped rolling received free entry to the USBA Nationals in Tacoma, WA February 17 – 21, 2010.
Professor-Q-Ball is proud to announce that Tom “Dr. Cue”® Rossman, ESPN & World Masters Trick Shot Champion, will be entertaining at the Pendennis Club the day before the USBA Qualifier starts. His exhibition will be on Thursday at 7:30PM on the 21st. You are welcome to attend and watch this unique show — relax and enjoy his unique “twist of humor” on the pool table.
Cash bar and food will be available.
Dress code will be enforced: Pants, shoes, collared shirt. No jeans, no T-shirts, no sneakers
3-Cushion USBA Regional Qualifier Event at Pendennis Club 218 West Muhammad Ali Blvd. Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Starting on the 14th
THIS EVENT WILL BE LIVE STREAMED
and can be viewed right here
Seoul,Korea- Turkey’s Semih Sayginer led the underdog World Team to a thrilling 3cushion victory over Team Korea in a 5-4 finale. This Dragon Promotion event took place at Times Sqaure in Seoul. The events will air on XTM and CJ Media Channels and are sponsored by www.Whois.co.kr, Takini Cloth, Min Tables, Predator Cues, Poison Cues, and Times Square Seoul.
Player’s Meeting: Thursday, December 10th at 8:00pm
Entry Fee: $ 255.00 for “A” Players (.800+ average)
$ 155.00 for “B” Players and below.
This is an “Open” Tournament with no handicap.
The only difference is the entry fee based on player’s level. This is decided by the Tournament Director(s) and/or the USBA Secretary/Treasurer.
Estimated Prize Fund: $ 20,000.00
Estimated First Place Prize: $ 4,000.00
Estimated Number of Payouts: 16
Maximum number of players: 64
Prelims: 8 groups of 8 players each: round robin (25 point matches).
Top 8 USBA Ranked “A” Players will be seeded into Prelim flights.
Top 2 from each flight advance to semi-finals = 16 players
Semi-Finals: 2 groups of 8 players each: round robin (30 point matches)
USBA Qualifier is a 3-day event. Player’s meeting started Friday morning at 9:30am and first rounds of play started right after meeting at 10:30. Format: Entry is $130 with a round robin format, race to 20 points in the prelims and 25 pts in the finals. There will be two flights of 6. Three from each flight advances to the 6 person finals on Sunday.
The USBA sent 4 players to the CPB Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The CPB (Confederacion Panamericana de Billar) is the governing body for 3-Cushion Billiards in both North and South America. The tournament took place August 5-8, 2009.
Pedro Piedrabuena won the event and is the new Panamerican (CPB) Champion. Hugo Patino finished in 6th. Miguel Torres finished in the top 16 and Michael Kang finished in the top 32. Pedro and Hugo, along with six other top CPB finishers will represent the CPB and their countries in the World 3-Cushion Championships which will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, November 11-15, 2009. More details on the results at the CPB championship will be posted on the CPB website (http://www.cpbillar.net) as they become available.
Preliminaries: 5 groups of 8 players each/round robin/25 points
Top 4 from each group advance to the semi-finals (20 players)
2 auction & 2 lottery winners = 24 players
Semi-Finals: 3 groups of 8 players each/round robin/30 points
Top 4 from each group advance to Finals (12 players)
Finals: 2 groups of 6 players each/round robin/40 points
Top 2 finishers from each group advance to the final matches: single elimination to 40 points to determine 1st through 4th place.
DR. THOM ZIMMERMAN The Glaucoma Foundation was deeply saddened by the death on August 4 of Thom J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Louisville. A member of our Scientific Advisory Board, he was uniquely suited for his successful work in pharmacological research in glaucoma and was dedicated to furthering the field. His contributions will be greatly missed.