Category: 3Cushion


The Jump Shot

The shot in this Diagram is by no means as hard as it looks. The idea is to shoot with an elevated cue into a ball frozen to a rail and then jump back over the second ball, going around the table, as shown to score. I don’t mean to imply that it is easy, which is why I have rolled up my sleeve in the drawing, but once a good player gets the hang of it he may be able to make it one time in three. It helps to use a bit of draw as well as left English on the cueball, otherwise the cueball will slow up on its way to the other end of the table.


Pendennis Club Final Charts & Story


Mazin Shooni wins USBA Qualifier

Kentucky Landmark Presents 3-Cushion At Its Finest!!


On January 18, 2012 a talented field of thirty 3-Cushion Billiard players from across the United States converged on the beautiful and historic Pendennis Club in downtown Louisville.  For 4 years now Professor-Q-Ball Promotions / Paul Frankel has promoted / directed a USBA Qualifier to determine a select group of players that will earn free entry into the USBA National 3 Cushion Championship.  For 2012 these Nationals will take place from May 6 – 10 in Las Vegas, NV at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino.

Kicking off the festive Pendennis Club presentation of event activities was a special Artistic Pool performance by ESPN and World Masters Trick Shot Champion Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman   Players, fans, and a host of valued Pendennis Club members / special guests enjoyed the entertaining and enlightening moments demonstrated on the pool table on Wednesday evening.



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USBA 3-Cushion Nationals Back At The Tropicana in Las Vegas


Players from across the country will showcase their skills at one of the most challenging cue disciplines in the world when the United States Billiard Association (USBA) and Professor-Q-Ball promotions brings the USBA Three-Cushion National Championships back to the neon lights of the Tropicana in Las Vegas as part of the Lucasi Hybrid American Cue Sports (ACS) National Championships week between May 5 and 11, 2012.

Gabriels and USBA Form Partnership

Gabriels Billiards and the United States Billiard Association (USBA) have entered into a three-year sponsorship partnership beginning January 1, 2012.  Under the terms of the agreement, Gabriels will become the “Official Partner of the USBA” and will financially support the USBA Three-Cushion National Championship Tournament during the term of the agreement. Founded in 1932 in Antwerp Belgium by René Gabriels, a legendary balkline player, Gabriels specializes in the production of high-end carom tables. Gabriels website is

The USBA is the governing federation for carom billiards in the United States.

Its website is  The partnership will enable the USBA to continue its efforts to grow carom billiards in the United States.

The Jump Shot BY BYRNES

The jump shot in pool has become a popular weapon among today’s top players in recent years. Opportunities for jump shots also come up in three-cushion billiards, but not nearly as often. Billiard jump shots are more often used in exhibitions than in games-still, there are a few positions where they are practical, especially for the aggressive players.

The way I understand the rules now, jump shots are legal provided no ball touches the wooden part of the rail; a ball riding along the top of the cushion before falling back onto the table is okay.

Carom Cafe Open Tournament-FINAL CHARTS

1st Place Javier Teran, 2nd Hugo Patino, 3rd Glenn Hofman,
4th Brian Yi, 5th Luis Avila, 6th Francisco para, 7th Miguel Torres,
8th Luis Aveiga, 9th Mazin Shooni, 10th Allan Jensen

SEE FINAL CHARTS & the qualifications  Rounds


Therese Klomenhouwer Wins

July 24-26, 2011


Photo by Merrill Hughes, USBA Director

1st:  Therese Klompenhouwer
2nd:  Gerrie Geelen
3rd:  Orie Hida


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