3-Cushion Billiard Tour Shot-Contest

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

3-Cushion Billiard Tour Shot-Contest

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 on a Gabriel table with new Simonis cloth.

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.

A small recap of how the 3-Cushion Billiard Shot Contest works.
FORMAT: Players will shoot only 8 diagram shots. Each player will shoot each of the 8 shots 3 times (24 shots total). Each shot is worth 2 points (48 pts max) and the total number of points wins. Three small round dots (stick-ons) are placed on the table, which represents the exact placement of the diagrammed shots. All players will have the same shot and same placement of the 3 balls. Then the dots will be removed and replaced for the next shot selection.

Special Note: After each shot a player has a straight rail carom shot (no rails required) as the balls come to rest. If they make it, it will be worth 1 point added to their previous scores. This means that the maximum possible score will be 72 points if they made every shot.

The quickest way to get new players to play the game of 3-Cushion is to reach out to pool players.

This billiard program is designed to attract Pocket Billiard Players to the game of 3-Cushion Billiards. It is called the 3-Cushion Billiard Tour Shot Contest and it is unique in its own way. For the first time room owners that have only one or two billiard tables will be part of a bigger picture. The format is simple, easy and fun to play. All paper work and diagrammed shots are sent to the room owners in a small packet ahead of time to be displayed on a bulletin board giving their players a chance to learn their shots. This also gives room owners some additional time and revenue on their tables while the players practices the shots several weeks ahead of time.

As the contest entered the 8th and last shot there were several players that were real close in score. After all players finished their shots, 2 players were tied for 2nd place. The tied breaker shot was a lag.

Attention all room owners  Once again Professor-Q-Ball (Paul Frankel) and Jim Shovak, USBA Secretary, asks the room owners to take advantage of the a 3-Cushion Billiard Tour Shot-Contest by calling now 901 756-2594 and finding out more information how your room can participate in the great concept.
The Rack would like to thank Professor -Q-Ball, Iwan Simonis, USBA and Josh for assisting with the cameras and everyone who participated in this shot contest!

See chart for final results.

Jeremy Marcello 1st place $200
Paul Dodge 2nd place $100
Mat Martin 3rd Place $50

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