Category: Features

Sponsors at 2014 BEF Junior Nationals

BEF-logo-gradient-3000May 23, 2014 (Englewood, CO): What’s a national pool tournament without the best equipment? The Billiard Education Foundation’s Junior National 9-Ball Championships, being held in conjunction with this year’s BCA Summit in Louisville, KY, will benefit from three long-time supporters of junior billiards: Diamond (tables), Simonis (cloth) and Aramith (balls).

APA Honors Late Co-Founder with Trophy Designation

LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (April 29, 2014) —The American Poolplayers Association (APA) announced yesterday that the U.S. Amateur Championship trophy will now be known as The Larry Hubbart Trophy in honor of Co-Founder and Billiard Hall of Famer Larry Hubbart who passed away last August. Fellow Co-Founder Terry Bell made the announcement during the Annual APA League Operator Convention in Las Vegas

.LARRY HUBBART (APA) FOUNDER

COLLIN DOWDY WINS 1st FBT JUNIOR TOURNAMENT

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Boynton Beach, Fla. – Eleven junior players showed up at Slate Billiards in Boynton Beach, Florida, last month for the first Juniors 8-Ball Tournament, sponsored by the Flamingo Billiards Tour. Kids came from as far away as Bradenton and Miramar, many of them playing in their very first event.

Pedro Piedrabuena Does It Again-2014 USBA 3-Cushion National Winner

CLICK ON PEDRO PHOTO TO SEE FINAL MATCH HUGO VS. PEDRO

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 CLICK ON PEDRO PHOTO TO SEE FINAL MATCH HUGO VS. PEDRO

Pedro Piedrabuena
USBA Champion: 2002, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013
Pedro Piedrabuena returns as the 2013 defending champion and the presumptive favorite for another
crown. Since 2002, Piedrabuena has won six championships and finished second five times. And it seems
that the best is still to come for the 43‐year‐old resident of San Diego.

Believe It Or Not – A 3-Cushion Rarity!!

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During the game between Hugo Patino and Luis Castilla in the Semi-Finals a rare occurrence happened. Hugo a 2009 U.S. National Champion had all 3 carom balls frozen after his shot. This has never occurred before in the history of the USBA 3-Cushion Nationals.

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