Ertan Tarhan (left) and Robert Spicknall (2nd from left) have qualified to play in the USBA 3-Cushion National Championship. The first qualifying tournament of the 2017 season was held in Tacoma Washington as part of the annual Ken Higgins Memorial Tournament. More results from the event and our story follows.

Eleven players assembled for the Ken Higgins Memorial Tournament on March 3, 2017. The event was to serve as the first USBA National Qualifying tournament of the season, where two players would win entry and expense to compete in the USBA 3-Cushion National Championship.

One preliminary flight of six and one prelinary flight of 5 were played in round robin format. Two players from each flight would move on to the 4-man round robin final round. The results of the match as pictured above left to right: Ertan Tarhan (1st), Robert Spicknall (2nd) - each qualifying for the Nationals - Jesus Quinones (3rd) and Monty Rodriguez (4th).

The charts for the event: