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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 CafĂ© 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

USBA News

Jake SchaeferStill popular in multi-discipline tournaments around the world

One-cushion was historically called cushion caroms. Unlike straight rail and balkline, a point in one-cushion requires that the cue ball touch at least one cushion in addition to contacting the two object balls.

Over time as the quality of play evolved in the various carom disciplines, so too did the games themselves in order to slow down the scoring onslaught and the tedium created by unlimited runs. And as did each of the other carom games, eventually the popularity of one-cushion gave way to the present day favorite three cushion billiards in the United States.

Throughout its history, the U.S. title in one-cushion (while it was more commonly known as cushion caroms) has only been held by six players: Joseph Dion, William Sexton, Maurice Daly, George Slosson and the indomitable Willie Hoppe, who held it for 11 years from 1933 to 1944.

Today, cushion caroms is rarely played in the U.S., but it still enjoys popularity in Europe where it is featured as one of the five games making up the annual billiards pentathlons, the other four games being 47.1 balkline, straight rail, 71.2 balkline and three-cushion billiards.

 

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