USBA Announcements

TEN USBA PLAYERS SECURE SPOTS IN THE WORLD CUP

 For the second year in a row, Pedro Piedrabuena, the current US National Champion, and Hugo Patiño, a prior champion, have been selected by Predator as the Organizer’s Wild Cards for the Las Vegas World Cup. These two players will be placed in the final 32 players (the Rank 16 groups).

Last year, Piedrabuena finished first in the A group. In the Rank 8 round, he defeated Torbjorn Blomdahl of Sweden, 50 to 38 in 30 innings, then fell in the quarter finals to the eventual runner-up, Sameh Sidhom of Egypt, 50 to 43 in 27 innings. Patiño placed third in Group C and did not advance to the Rank 8 round.

Eight (8) other US players have already qualified for the World Cup based on their finishes in the 2022 US National Championship:

Carlos Mario Villegas
Kang Lee
John Park
Raymon Groot
Tae Kyu Lee
Quoc Vo
Frank Torres
Victor Cuzzi

In last year’s tournament, Frank Torres made a mad dash through the preliminaries, advancing from the PPPQ to the PPQ to the PQ before falling short of the main tournament in the Q round.

The USBA will select twelve (12) more spots for the LVWC in qualifying tournaments held on February 23 and 24.

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER FEBRUARY 23 - FIELD IS FULL

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

The February 23 USBA qualifier for the Las Vegas World Cup has been fully inscribed. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Thirty-two (32) players have registered for the USBA qualifier for the Las Vegas World Cup.  The lucky players:

Craig Powers

Ahmet Ozan

Youngha Choi

Harry Pena

Seung Kwon Hong

Luis Castillo

Berkay Keskin

Hernan Patarroyo

Chang Pyun

Nelson Ceballos

Kang Shin

Nelson Villarreal

Vu Nguyen

Ivan Rosales Villasenor

Juan E. (Eder) Zapata

Albert Speidel

Ricardo Carranco Jr.

Jose Delatorre

Ricardo Carranco Sr.

David Lopez

Vicke Pineda

Sungman Lee

Ho Ahn

Bilal Khalifa

Minh “Tyler” Nguyen

Dong Wook Oh

Gustavo Leal

Jesus Corona

Wilmer de J Giraldo

Jeferson Meija Bolivar

Jose Pelayo

Zoel Kehrt Matta

 

Eight qualifiers will be chosen to participate in the LVWC.  The players will be placed in eight (8) groups of four (4). The winner of each group will qualifier.

Dress Code:  World Cup Rules: Long sleeve polo, black slacks, black shoes and socks.

THREE SPOTS REMAIN IN THE LVWC FEBRUARY 24 QUALIFIER

The USBA February 24 qualifier for the Las Vegas World Cup has sixty-four (64) spots. Of these, twenty-four (24) are reserved for players who do not qualify in the February 23 qualifier. Another twenty-six (26) are reserved for referees and score keepers who will work the World Cup.  In addition to the reserved spots, the following players have registered:

            Luis Carranza

           German Roa

           Jong Kim

           Gilberto Ceballos

           Andres Lopez

           Huy Dao

     Lorenzo Rodriguez

     Kang Shin

     Michael Kushner

     Bily Nguyen

     Manny Gutierrez

Three (3) spots remain to be filled. These spots will not be open for long.

The February 24 qualifier is a single elimination tournament. The four (4) semi-finalists will qualify for the World Cup.

Dress Code:  World Cup Rules: Long sleeve polo, black slacks, black shoes and socks. 

Pursuant to the eligibility rules of the UMB for World Cups, the February 24 qualifying tournament is open to USBA members residing in the United States. The USBA member must also not be suspended by either the CPB or the UMB.

Call 410 599 8177 for more information on registering for the last spots.

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