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2018 USBA 3-Cushion National Championship

February 13th, 2017

By: Geraldine Thibodeau

Los Angeles, CA

2018 USBA 3-Cushion National Championship

The 2018 USBA 3-Cushion National Championship presents the best tournament that the world of billiards has ever seen in the United States. With $10,000 guaranteed additional money added this year, it will be the largest prize fund that the USBA has seen! The Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona will once again host this magnificent event. Open to only 45 players, guarantees the best players in the nation will come out to battle for the title as National Champion! Expect previous champions like 8 time National title holder, Pedro Piedrabuena, 2016 champion, Hugo Patino, 2006 champion, Mazin Shooni, 2008 winner, Miguel Torres and many more to showcase their talent at this year’s championship tournament.


Interested in playing? Here are the tournament details:

Dates: May 28th – June 1st, 2018

Location: Casino Del Sol Resort (5655 W Valencia Rd. Tucson, AZ 85757)CasinoDelSol300X148

Special Room Rate: Available until May 15th
Call NOW! 1-855-765-7829 (Use Promo Code: USBA)

Entry: $500 entry fee / If you played in a qualifier $300 entry fee / All Former Champions are already entered. If you would like to enter, please make check payable to “USBA” and send to:

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401 Washington Ave Ste 900
Towson, MD 21204

The 2018 USBA National Championship will start off the week with a BANG!

The player’s meeting and draw will be done at 8:00pm on Sunday, May 27th. While our tournament director, Dale Saunders, is putting together the flights and schedule, the USBA will have a Race to 5 points MINI-Tournament with $370 added! Entry fee for the mini-tournament will be $40/player and open to 32 players. If the tournament fills up with 32 willing players and a purse of $1,650, the pay-outs would be as follows:
1st place – $500
2nd place – $350
3rd place – $250
4th place – $150
5th – 8th place – $100/each

Bright and Early…

Tournament Play begins Monday, May 28th, 2018 9:00am
All Players must be dressed to (dress code) standard in the tournament room at 8:45am for photographs and to give respect to our National Anthem.

Qualifier Rounds Format(Monday – Thursday)

Matches begin at 9:00am each morning
Race to 25
Round Robin – 5 Flights of 9 Players
Each player will play 2 matches a day (36 matches/day, 180 matches total)
The tournament director will do his best to rotate all players to play on all tables, however due to scheduling, it may not be possible.
Who Qualifies to move on to the Final Rounds?
Top 3 Players from each Flight,plus the next top 4th place player of the entire field based on 1) total wins, 2) points scored, 3) points against 4) best average.

Finals Rounds (Friday, June 1st at 9:00am)

Don’t miss the excitement of the FINAL 16 players! All 16 players are in the money…the further they go, the more money they make!
Race to 35
Final 16 in a Single – Elimination Seeded Bracket (20 matches)
All matches to be played out to determine place and pay-out
Shortly after the Final match is completed and we have our 2018 champion, Mazin Shooni, USBA president, will be hosting the awards ceremony and raffle!


Two 16-player single elimination tournaments each night; first player to 5 points advances. Entry per tournament is $25/each player. $100 added to each tournament, to make a $500 pot (with a full field of 16).
1st place – $300
2nd place – $150
3rd place – $25
4th place – $25

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Mazin Shooni (248) 910-4466 or

USBA 3-Cushion National Championship – Confirmed Players

 Player Player Player
1. Pedro Piedrabuena 16. Tom Paley 31.
2. Hugo Patino 17. Carlos Bazo 32.
3. Mazin Shooni 18. 33.
4. Miguel Torres 19. 34.
5. Jae Cho 20. 35.
6. Frank Torres 21. 36.
7. Gilbert Najm 22. 37.
8. Eric Kwan 23. 38.
9. Gary Eake 24. 39.
10. Joe DeAmato 25. 40.
11. Luis Carranza 26. 41.
12. Paul Feltman Sr. 27. 42.
13. Paul Feltman Jr. 28. 43.
14. Hector Ocampo 29. 44.
15. Paul Frankel 30. 45.

Qualifiers On The Schedule

Date Room Location Contact
02/25/2018  Amazin Billiards   Malden MA   Mazin Shooni (248) 910-4466
03/02/2018  Tacoma Elks   Tacoma WA   Ed Brasfield (253) 468-9839
03/03/2018  Burbank ELks   Burbank CA   Gilbert Najm (818) 726-8107
03/03/2018  Carom Cafe   Flushing NY Charles Brown (646) 528-3238
04/12/2018  Super Billiards Expo   Oaks PA  Paul Frankel (901) 756-2594



There’s Still Time…

Room Owners! Qualifying tournaments for the 2017 National Championship must be completed by May 31st. Email or call Mazin Shooni to schedule. or 248-910-4466

POV Pool will be presenting the LIVE Stream for the USBA Nationals on &


Thank you to the sponsors & supporters of this event:
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