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Top row l to r: Pedro Piedrabuena, Hugo Patino, John Park; Middle row l to r: Raymon Groot, Seung Kwon Hong, Quoc Vo, Bottom row l to right: Victor Cuzzi, Edward Gomez, and Jovanny Ceballos
Nine USBA Players to Represent the USA at Bogotá World Cup
The UMB Bogotá World Cup begins February 26 and runs through March 3 at the Coliseo Cubierto el Salitre in Bogotá, Colombia. Nine US Players will participate: Pedro Piedrabuena, Hugo Patino, John Park, Raymon Groot, Quoc Vo, Seung Kwon Hong, Victor Cuzzi, Edward Gomez, and Jovanny Ceballos. The USBA is well represented by this group of players.
Pedro Piedrabuena is the CPB wildcard and will be seeded into the round of 16 in Group A along with Dick Jaspers and two other players who will advance from the qualification round. The round of 16 matches begin on the 1st of March and Pedro will face-off against Jaspers at 10:00AM local time (COT, Colombia time which is the same as EST). Hugo Patino begins play on the 28th in the PQ rounds.
Seung Kwon Hong and Raymon Groot begin on the 27th in the PPQ round.
Edward Gomez, John Park, Quoc Vo, Jovanny Ceballos, and Victor Cuzzi are in the PPPQ round which begins on the 26th.
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The complete timetable for the matches can be found here on the UMB website:
All the best to our players from the USBA and be sure to tune in and root for your favorite players!
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Another Weekend Another Qualifier
Vicke Pineda, Ricardo Carranco, Jim Semerci, & Francisco Bonilla Qualify in Modesto
Twenty-two players participated in the qualifier held at The Billiard House in Modesto, CA, the host room for the 2024 USBA National Championship. The tournament was held beginning on February 3rd and Vicke Pineda, Ricardo Carranco, Jim Semerci, & Francisco Bonilla topped the field to qualify for the nationals. Nice to see a big turnout and plenty of activity at the new room that is hosting the nationals this year.
Busy Weekend of Qualifiers: Tacoma, Milpitas, New York
Three USBA National Qualifiers were held the weekend of January 26 to 28.
Ertan Tarhan & Roderick VanderVaart Qualify in Tacoma
There was a field of twelve players at the Elks Lodge #174 in Tacoma, WA for the first of three qualifiers over the weekend. Jesus Quinonez finished 1st overall but he will not be able to participate at the Nationals so the two spots went to 2nd and 3rd place finishers Ertan Tarhan and Roderick VanderVaart.
Quoc Thinh Le, Vinh Nguyen, & Julio Cervantes Qualify in Milpitas
Sixteen players participated in the qualifier held at Jimmy’s Billiards in Milpitas with Quoc Thinh Le, Vinh Nguyen, and Julio Cervantes qualifying finishing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The tournament was run by room owner Jim Semerci.
Carlos Mario Villegas & Harry Pena Qualify in New York
At Carom Café Billiards in New York there were ten players that competed in two Groups of 5 and Carlos Mario Villegas & Harry Pena finished at the top of the field to qualify for the Nationals.