Category: 3Cushion

Therese Klomenhouwer Wins

July 24-26, 2011


Photo by Merrill Hughes, USBA Director

1st:  Therese Klompenhouwer
2nd:  Gerrie Geelen
3rd:  Orie Hida


Andrew Janquitto Elected New President

About Mr. Janquitto:

Andy Janquitto learned to play straightrail and balkline from Ely Castleman, a famous Baltimore player. A little over five years ago, he started playing three-cushion billiards. His game is still evolving. When not playing billiards, Andy practices law in the Baltimore, Maryland, area.  He is the author of a legal treatise (now in the 3rd edition) and was an adjunct professor of law for a number of years.  From 1983 to 1996, he was the head wrestling coach at The Johns Hopkins University. He recently finished writing the manuscript for a non-fiction work entitled: Tricky Dick and the Oleomargarine Heir: The Story of Bogus Butter, the Great Vice Trial and the Hippie Millionaire who Ended the Vietnam War. He lives in Ruxton, Maryland, with his wife, Liz, and his Gabriels Imperator.

USBA Nationals at the Tropicana Hotel Vegas

USBA 3-Cushion Nationals At Tropicana Las Vegas

Pedro winner of the 2011 USBA Nationals

See final flow chart & Prize fund

Players fromacross the country came to showcase their skills at one of the most challenging cue disciplines in the world when the United States Billiard Association (USBA) and Professor-Q-Ball promotions brought its 3-Cushion National Championships to the neon lights of Tropicana Las Vegas, May 9 to 13, 2011.


USBA Tour “HDCP” Cue & Cushion




Mazin Shooni(Owner of Cue & Cushion)

April 15-17, 2011

Also the big game between,Hugo Patino and Jim Shovak  VS  Mazin Shooni and Tim King,

Mazin Shooni and Tim King won 40 to 33

Check out the Prelim charts by reading more

A recap of Champion of Champions

Piedrabuena, Champion of Champions set a new standard for 3-Cushion


Pedro Piedrabuena of San Diego wowed three-cushion enthusiasts, thousands of pool players and internet viewers with a career-best performance and clear domination of the field at the Invitational Champion of Champions three-cushion billiards tournament at the Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo held at the Valley Forge Convention Center March 10-13th 2011.

Champion of Champions 8 Player Chart

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The anticipation is building for tonight very special “œArtistic Billiard” Demonstration performed by 2008 USBA National Champion Miguel Torres.

A nice size crowd is enjoying two good matches on day two of the Champion of Champions 3-Cushion. Current National Champion Jae Cho is playing very well and putting up points in bunches.

The players are making it look easy for the crowd of pool players. After day 1, many of the spectators stayed to ask questions and try their hand at 3-cushion for the first time. Paul Frankel & Merrill Hughes was on hand to answer and demonstrate 3-cushion billiards to them.


This event will make history as 8 past champions come together to battle it out to see who will become the first Champion of Champions.


The Spin Shot

Pool players seldom have need for tremendous sidespin, but good three cushion players use it in almost every match. In fact, many pool players don’t even know how to apply it, and the question “œHow do you get so much spin on the ball?” is one-billiard players hear all the time. The answer to the question is simple. To make the cueball spin you not only have to hit it off center, you have to hit the object ball full in the face or very nearly so.

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