USBA 2013 Three-Cushion National Championship
shown above, L-R: Pedro Piedrabuena, Sonny Cho, Hugo Patino, Mazin Shooni. Jae Jyung Cho, Khalil Diab, Miguel Torres, Michael Kang
USBA to SBX in 2013 -- Official Press Release from the United States Billiard Association
The United States Billiard Association (USBA) has announced that it will hold the 2013 Three-Cushion National Championship tournament at the Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo (SBX) from April 3 to 7, 2013, at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison.
The SBX is the premier billiard convention and trade show on the east coast, featuring professional and amateur pocket billiard events as well as hundreds of cue makers, table manufacturers, cloth manufacturers, retailers and many other exhibitors of billiard accessories. Run by Allen Hopkins, a member of the BCA Hall of Fame, the SBX will also mark its 21st anniversary in 2013.
The SBX, itself, will begin on April 4, but the USBA national tournament will start one day earlier with player registration, practice and first round play. Forty-eight players are projected to play. The players will earn spots in the tournament by participating in qualifying tournaments through the United States in months leading up to the national event. Pedro Piedrabuena, of San Diego, is the reigning National Champion. The tournament will be played on 8 Gabriels Elements tables supplied by Gabriels, the official partner of the USBA. Table lighting will be provided by Diamond Billiard Products, Inc.