Burbank Elk’s sends 6 players to the USBA Nationals

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Left to Right – Kelly Kendrick, Ross Bradley, Axel Brutz, Don Schall, Hector Ocampo, Joe Bello, Gilbert Najm, Vicky Pineda, Francisco Palafox, Bilal Khalifa, hillario Augstin Ramon Mesa, Carlos Alvarez, Ricardo Carrancom, Peter Banai.


This year, Gilbert Najm had something special planned for his comrades at the Burbank, Elk’s Lodge. ‘Gil’ has organized an intimate, yet somewhat prestigious 3-cushion billiard, qualifier event for his fellow playmates that belong to the United States Billiards Association. We hope to see more of these events in the future, which brought in 18 players, total. No prize monies are to be awarded at this special competition which will span 2 days at the #1497 Elk’s Lodge on Hollywood Way; however this competition will award 1 of every 3 competitors a chance to compete in this year’s USBA Nationals Tournament being held less than one month from now at Million Dollar Billiards.

Featured matches are live streamed on www.POVPOOL.com and sponsored by: Tiger Products,  Kamui Tips with additional product support from Cheqio Sports – we would also like to thank The Elk’s Lodge #1497, George Aronek, Ricardo Carranco, Ryan Naccarato and Fred Delange.

The players who qualified are: 

  1. Francisco Palafox
  2. Ricardo Carranco
  3. Vicky Pineda
  4. Carlos Alvarez
  5. Hillario Augustin
  6. Billal Khalifa



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