thirteenDon't be scared... thirteen are in!

Thirteen players have earned spots in the 2013 USBA National Three-Cushion Championship Tournament in events completed through January 20, 2013.

The event will be held in April 2013, and for the first time in conjunction with the Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo. Players from all across the US will converge at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center in Edison, New Jersey for five days of competition to see who will be crowned 2013 Champion. Forty-eight players are expected along with hundreds of spectators.

Here are the players who have qualified so far and the event that brought them here:

1. Pedro Piedrabuena - 2012 USBA Champion
2. Mazin Shooni - 2012 Nationals Runner-up
3. Sonny Cho - Third Place 2012 Nationals
4. Hugo Patino - Fourth Place 2012 Nationals
5. Danny Louie - 1st Medford Elks
6. Tommy Thomsen - 2nd Medford Elks
7. Joe DeAmato - 1st World Class Billiards
8. Tony Ferrara - 2nd World Class Billiards
9. Rigoberto Cuevas - 1st Edgie's Billiards
10. Carlos Hallon - 1st Doral Billiards
11. Sergio Hernandez - 2nd Doral Billiards
12. Michael Kang - 1st Carom Cafe
13. Miguel Torres - 2nd Carom Cafe

An additional qualifier is scheduled for The Pendennis Club, Louisville on February 7-10. (NOTE: Pendennis has 24 players committed and is FULL. Click here to read more about this event or to contact Paul Frankel.)

ATTENTION ROOM OWNERS AND ORGANIZERS!!! There is still time to hold a qualifier... but time is running out. If you would like to hold a qualifier please contact Jim Shovak. And. for more information on the Super Billiards Expo, the USBA tournament and nearby hotels click here for details on the tournament announcement page.