United States Snooker Association

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United States Snooker Association
USSA logo
Abbreviation USSA
Formation 1991
Type Non-profit organization
Purpose National governing body of the sport of snooker
Headquarters Santa Clara, California
Region served
United States
Main organ
Board of Directors
Affiliations IBSF, ACS
Website SnookerUSA.com

The United States Snooker Association (USSA) is the internationally recognized governing body of the sport of snooker in the United States, with its current headquarters registered in Santa Clara, California.[1]

Founded in 1991 by the British-born Michael Collins, the association functions as a non-profit organization to govern, regulate and sanction both professional and non-professional snooker in the territory of the United States. The association's objectives are also to promote and develop the sport of snooker in the United States, and to create a structure capable of supporting international championships in the United States, and to encourage and foster skilled American players to represent the United States at home and abroad.[1]

The USSA is a member of the International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF), the world governing body of non-professional English billiards and snooker, and is affiliated with the American CueSports Alliance (ACS) in the United States.[1]

Despite its name and national scope, the USSA is not related to in any way or for that matter recognizes American snooker, a strictly amateur, recreational ruleset promulgated by the Billiard Congress of America.

Office-holders[edit]

The USSA elected a new Board of Directors for two-year terms during a meeting on February 11, 2013, with the following positions filled:[2]

  • Executive Director - Alan Morris (Position appointed by the Board)
  • President - Ajeya Prabhakar
  • Vice-President - Tom Kollins
  • Secretary - John Lewis
  • Treasurer - Bob Jewett
  • Directors - Michael Collins (Honorary Life Chairman) & Joseph Mejia

United States National Snooker Championship[edit]

The USSA stages the annual United States National Snooker Championship, with the winner and runner-up gaining automatic selection to represent the United States in that year's IBSF World Snooker Championship. To be eligible to compete in the Championship, a player must be a citizen of the United States, in accordance of the rules of the IBSF.[3]

United States National Snooker Champions: 1991 - 2014[4]

Year Champion Runner-Up Result Host Dates
2014 Ajeya Prabhakar Raymond Fung 5 - 2 Top 147 Snooker Club. Brooklyn, New York. May 23 - 26
2013 Corey Deuel Sargon Isaac 5 - 1 Snooker 147 Bar & Grill. Houston, Texas. May 24 - 27
2012 Sargon Isaac Ajeya Prabhakar 5 - 2 Embassy Billiards Club. San Gabriel, California. May 25 - 27
2011 Ahmed Aly Elsayed Ajeya Prabhakar 5 - 3 Prince Snooker Club. Brooklyn, New York. June 30 - July 3
2010 Ahmed Aly Elsayed Yi Fei Mei 5 - 4 Embassy Billiards Club. San Gabriel, California. July 2 - 4
2009 Ahmed Aly Elsayed Ajeya Prabhakar 5 - 4 Prince Snooker Club. Brooklyn, New York. May 21 - 24
2008 George Lai Jian Qiang Wang 5 - 2 Embassy Billiards Club. San Gabriel, California. May 23 - 25
2007 Jack Kung George Lai 5 - 3 Embassy Billiards Club. San Gabriel, California. May 25 - 27
2006 Paul Kimura Romil Azemat 5 - 3 Embassy Billiards Club. San Gabriel, California. July 1 - 3
2005 George Lai Kenny Kwok 4 - 2 Embassy Billiards Club. San Gabriel, California. September 2 - 4
2004 Kenny Kwok Raymond Fung 4 - 2 New York Athletic Club. Manhattan, New York. June 26 - 27 [playoffs]
2003 Not held
2002 Not held
2001 Tom Kollins Ajeya Prabhakar 5 - 0 Cue 'N' You. Grayslake, Illinois. -
2000 Ajeya Prabhakar Tom Kollins 5 - 3 Cue 'N' You. Grayslake, Illinois. -
1999 Tom Kollins Murali Venkat 5 - 0 Cue 'N' You. Grayslake, Illinois. -
1998 Tom Kollins Tom Karabotsos 5 - 4 Cue 'N' You. Grayslake, Illinois. -
1997 George Lai Truman Wu 5 - 3 Cue T's Snooker Club. Monterey Park, California. -
1996 Peter Ong Piya Potanan 5 - 0 Embassy Billiards Club. San Gabriel, California. -
1995 Tang Hoa Orwin Ham 5 - 1 Embassy Billiards Club. San Gabriel, California. -
1994 David Yao Tom Kollins 5 - 2 Pockets Billiards & Sports Bar. Aurora, Illinois. September 2 - 4
1993 David Yao Mike Massey 5 - 0 Pockets Billiards & Sports Bar. Aurora, Illinois. -
1992 Tom Kollins John Lewis 4 - 3 Pockets Billiards & Sports Bar. Aurora, Illinois. -
1991 Tom Kollins John Abruzzo 4 - 2 Preacher's Pool & Billiards. Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. -

USSA Tour[edit]

The USSA Tour, which was introduced in 2009, is a series of scheduled snooker events throughout the season which are sanctioned by the USSA and played at various snooker clubs and billiard rooms across the United States.[1]

Any snooker player from around the world may compete in a USSA Tour event, except for those who are current professional playing members of the World Snooker Tour.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "About The USSA". United States Snooker Association. Santa Clara, CA. 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Board". United States Snooker Association. Santa Clara, CA. 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  3. ^ "About The Championship". United States Snooker Association. Santa Clara, CA. 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ "Champions Roll Of Honor". United States Snooker Association. Santa Clara, CA. 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-27.