Category: 3Cushion

Pedro, wins 2nd year in a row Champion of Champions

Pedro Piedrabuena repeated as the Champion of Champions with a stellar 35 to 33 win over Hugo Patino highlighted by a run of 16.   Pedro was clearly the best over the four-day event, losing only once and posting a 1.440 grand average.  Hugo suffered two loses and had the second highest average at 1.417. Trailing 17 to 8, Pedro started his run.  When it was over, he led 24 to 17.  Hugo seemed dazed for a few innings as Pedro built his lead but then Pedro faltered.  The last three billiards were elusive, and Hugo staged a come back.  At 34 to 33, Hugo missed a long-short-long shot but left Pedro with all three balls in a line.  After pondering the shot for nearly a minute, Pedro played an up-down shot (long, short, long) for the win. Finishing third was Miguel Torres with a record of 8-2 and an average of 1.281.  More to come later this week.

Click on Full Story to see video of Pedro and Hugo last shot

& flow chart.


3-Cushion Savannah Qualifier

We started by playing two games Friday night, continuing Saturday morning at 10am, until about 11:30 pm, when we finished he preliminaries. Sunday morning we played a four man round robin to decide the winners of the finals.


The Jump Shot

The shot in this Diagram is by no means as hard as it looks. The idea is to shoot with an elevated cue into a ball frozen to a rail and then jump back over the second ball, going around the table, as shown to score. I don’t mean to imply that it is easy, which is why I have rolled up my sleeve in the drawing, but once a good player gets the hang of it he may be able to make it one time in three. It helps to use a bit of draw as well as left English on the cueball, otherwise the cueball will slow up on its way to the other end of the table.


Pendennis Club Final Charts & Story


Mazin Shooni wins USBA Qualifier

Kentucky Landmark Presents 3-Cushion At Its Finest!!


On January 18, 2012 a talented field of thirty 3-Cushion Billiard players from across the United States converged on the beautiful and historic Pendennis Club in downtown Louisville.  For 4 years now Professor-Q-Ball Promotions / Paul Frankel has promoted / directed a USBA Qualifier to determine a select group of players that will earn free entry into the USBA National 3 Cushion Championship.  For 2012 these Nationals will take place from May 6 ““ 10 in Las Vegas, NV at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino.

Kicking off the festive Pendennis Club presentation of event activities was a special Artistic Pool performance by ESPN and World Masters Trick Shot Champion Tom “œDr. Cue” Rossman   Players, fans, and a host of valued Pendennis Club members / special guests enjoyed the entertaining and enlightening moments demonstrated on the pool table on Wednesday evening.



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USBA 3-Cushion Nationals Back At The Tropicana in Las Vegas


Players from across the country will 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 brings the USBA Three-Cushion National Championships back to the neon lights of the Tropicana in Las Vegas as part of the Lucasi Hybrid American Cue Sports (ACS) National Championships week between May 5 and 11, 2012.

The Jump Shot BY BYRNES

The jump shot in pool has become a popular weapon among today’s top players in recent years. Opportunities for jump shots also come up in three-cushion billiards, but not nearly as often. Billiard jump shots are more often used in exhibitions than in games-still, there are a few positions where they are practical, especially for the aggressive players.

The way I understand the rules now, jump shots are legal provided no ball touches the wooden part of the rail; a ball riding along the top of the cushion before falling back onto the table is okay.

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