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2024 USBA National Championship Scheduled for April in Modesto, CA

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2024 USBA National Championship

Venue:       The Billiard House

Address:    2549 Yosemite Blvd #B, Modesto, CA 95354

Dates:        April 25 to 28, 2024

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USBA National Championship Eligibility

All players MUST be a member of the USBA

All players must be a US resident and have resided in the US for a minimum of two years prior to the start of the tournament

Players who compete under the flag of any federation/country other than the USBA/USA in UMB or other official tournaments are not eligible

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2024 National Qualifiers

Qualifiers are being scheduled now for January through March 2024

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Schedule of National Qualifiers

January 26 to 28, 2024      Tacoma, WA         Elks Lodge #174            Link to Info     COMPLETED

January 27, 2024                Milpitas, CA         Jimmy's Billiards            Link to Info    COMPLETED

January 28, 2024                New York             Carom Café Billiards      Link to Info    COMPLETED

February 3 to 4, 2024         Modesto, CA       The Billiard House         Link to Info    COMPLETED

February 24, 2024              San Francisco      Billiard Palacade           Link to Info


Straight Rail - Balkline - One-Cushion - Five Ball

The United States Billiard Association supports all forms of carom billiards here in the U.S. 

In this section you can learn more about some of these important and historic games, still played today at world class levels in many countries.

Before there was three cushion billiards there was an evolution of several different forms of carom games. Each has its own history and skills that make it fun and challenging. Many three-cushion players will tell you that mastery of the "small game" can lead to improvements in your three-cushion game.

Learn more in each section here:

Straight Rail - also known as free game is perhaps the simplest to understand, yet challanging to master. 

Balkline - played in four variations, balkline stepped up the skills of players who had mastered the free game.

One-Cushion - earlier known as cushion caroms was the modern pre-cursor to three cushion billiards.

Five Ball - A new and exciting game introduced in 2016 that enables young and old to play and have fun on a carom table.

Rules of Carom Games - For those who may not be familiar with the rules assiciated with these other variations we provide the official UMB rules and other related information.


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