Category: 3Cushion

US Captures Top Prize in Team and Individual Events

Six-time national champion Pedro Piedrabuena extended his dominance of three-cushion billiards by capturing his second Pan American Championship. Held in Cali, Colombia from June 23 to June 30, the tournament featured the best players of North, South and Central America. To get to the finals, Piedrabuena defeated defending champion Carlos Campino from Colombia in the quarter finals (40-33 in 25) and Cesar Garzon, also from Colombia, in the semi-finals (40-17 in 18).

Professor-Q-Ball 3-C Challenge A Great Success

During the first two nights of the preliminary rounds at this year’s USBA national three-cushion championship, pool players lined up three deep to accept Professor-Q-Ball’s challenge: a race to five against one of the billiard players in the tournament, with the pool player getting the break shot and some instruction from a three-cushion player.

“Do unto others…” 3-Cushion

“Do unto others…” 3-Cushion

By Bert van Manen

Frédéric Caudron is still a young man (Jan. 1968), but he has experience beyond his years. No, this is not a quip about his love-life, and it has nothing to do with his business ventures. It is not even about those estimated 500 caroms a week for 30 years, matches and practice hours combined, which is three quarters of a million points in his memory banks. I am referring to just the last few weeks of his life, wherein two things happened that may never happen to another human being. For those who missed it, here are the plain facts.

The stick we never seem to be able to stick with By Bert van Manen

Our prized posession, our trusted friend, the tool of our craft. Most of us even own more than one, and they are good ones. We are like a chef and his knives, or a Tiger and his woods. Billiard players relate to their cue as to their car: not only should it get them from A to B, it should also tell the world who they are.


Amazin Billiards Warm up for USBA NATIONALS

MALDEN ““ Four US Champions will battle it out in one of the most difficult billiard sports around as they warm up for United States Billiard Association (USBA) Three-Cushion championship in a special tournament at the exclusive club, A’Mazin Billiards.

Pedro Piedrabuena Wins at Hard Times

Pedro Piedrabuena demonstrated his incredible billiard skills as he cruised to another victory going undefeated in the USBA Tour Open Tournament At Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, CA.


After winning his flight in the prelimaries going 5-0, he proceeded to rack up the same undefeated record in the semi-final flight. Then, in the last two matches in head-to-head competition he bested his long-standing rival Hugo Patino 30-13 in 18 innings (1.667) followed by his ultimate win against Luis Avila 35-26 in 21 innings (1.667.)


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