Three Cushion Billiard News
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Boynton Beach Qualifier
Camillo Medina and Hernan Patarroyo secured spots in the 2021 USBA national three-cushion tournament following a ten-man round robin qualifier at Europa Billiards in Boynton Beach, Florida.
Medina, a seasoned veteran and multiple-time qualifier, finished first with an 8-1 record, with his sole loss coming at the hands of Patarroyo by the score of 25-24. Patarroyo also finished 8-1 but had to settle for second place because he scored but 21 points in his only loss. Steven Rios placed third, with a 6-3 record, including a 25-21 victory over Patarroyo.
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Thirty billiard players gathered, with masks on face and cues in hand, to compete in the 2020 Carom Café Masters Tournament from December 3 to 6, 2020. Harry Peña, who survived Covid-19 earlier in the year, ended up on top, besting a field that included four USBA National Three-Cushion Champions, including the reigning crown holder.
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Jim Watson, a long-time American player of both pocket and carom games, died in the first week of September, 2020. Details are still emerging, but it appears he died of a heart attack. Jim had had heart problems for a number of years and had open heart surgery two years ago.