Regional Qualifier US Billiards, Houston, TX

December 10-12, 2010

US Billiards, Houston, TX

Cong Nguyen (3-1) and Thanh Vu (4-0) played the final match of the tournament to determine the top winner. Cong finished the game in 14 innings with the best game average of 1.786.

WALT HARRIS passes away

Here is an update on services to be held for our beloved Billiards Buddy “Walt Harris”.

Walt Harris May 13, 1929 – August 21, 2010.

Walt devoted most of his adult life promoting the sport of 3 Cushion Billiards. Author of the 4 volume “Billiards Atlas” and founder of the United States National  “Senior Tour” there was never a time when he was not thinking of or playing Billiards. A friend and mentor to almost every Billiards player through out the world he was admired by many and loved by all!
A celebration of Walt’s life will be held 12PM on Thursday September 2, 2010 at:

The church of Our Saviour
5301 North Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Please click the link below to sign his guest book.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/floridatoday/obituary.aspx?n=walter-harris&pid=144986507&fhid=5912

3-CUSHION BILLIARDS – A MARVELOUS TRAINING TOOL!!

Tom (Dr. Cue ) Rossman

I have been asked many times what contributed to my foundational understanding of pool more than anything else. In 1967 I had my 1st encounter with 3-cushion billiards and discovered a special attraction to the value and beauty of this magnetic and challenging discipline.

Jae Hyung Cho Takes the College Billiards Open

Each year, College Billiardshas an Open Tournament that attracts the best players in the United States as well as the Champions from South America and Mexico. In effect, it is very much like the Pan American Championship Tournament because of the high caliber of players. This year was no different.

Chalk etiquette (but it has nothing to do with your tip)

By Bert van Manen

We all use chalk on our tip, to prevent a miscue. If we do miscue though, we do not blame the chalk. We blame the tip. We put on our  “I hate this shaft – face” and take another one from our bag. This second shaft is not as good as the first one; we started the match with the other one for a reason. The substitution is merely to tell the audience that the miscue was not our fault. (It was).

Dan Kolacz Wins at the World Class Billiards Tour Event

Dave Van Lokeren 2nd Dan Kolacz 1st, Joe DeAmato 3

The 2010 USBA TOUR continued at World Class Billiards in Peabody, Massachusetts for an exciting “B” level tournament. Twelve players entered so a round-robin format was used which gave everyone plenty of bang for their buck, eleven matches each in three days.

Mazin Shooni wins the First Stop of the 2010 TOUR!

The first stop of the USBA Tour was held in Hooksett, New Hampshire, at Cue & Cushion Billiard Lounge, owned by 2006 USBA Champion, Mazin Shooni. The guest of honor at the tournament was 3-time USBA Champion, Pedro Piedrabuena, owner of College Billiards in San Diego, California.

Shots with a Curving Cue ball

When a cue ball with topspin hits an object ball at an angle the carom path will be curved. Keep in mind that sidespin has practically no effect on the path of the cue ball off the object ball – it is topspin and backspin that introduce distortion. How far the cue ball travels from the object ball before its path begins to curve depends on how hard you hit it.

3-Cushion Billiard Tour “Shot-Contest”

Jeremy Marcello 1st place $200 (Center)
Paul Dodge 2nd place $100 (Right)
Mat Martin 3rd Place $50 (Left)

The Rack in Memphis, Ten held there 2nd Shot Contest with 10 pool players that signed in and willing to test their skills at the game of 3-Cushion Billiards. As the event date was set for Sunday at 1:00pm, on April 25th 2010, players had a full month to practice the shots. Entry Fee was $15, plus Jerry Ramey owner of The Rack also included in a free lunch for the players that were sponsor by locals Chuck and Claude for the barbecue, and Old Timers Restaurant.

Paul Frankel tournament director went over all the rules before the start of the “Shot Contest” and thanked all contestants for accepting the CHALLENGE and then went on to explain to the players the format.

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