National Snooker Championship Awarded To Embassy Club

The United States Snooker Association (USSA) is pleased to announce that the Embassy Billiards Club in San Gabriel, California, will host the 2012 United States National Snooker Championship from May 25-27.

With fourteen full-sized British made Riley snooker tables, all which are kept in immaculate condition, the Embassy Billiards Club has always proved to be a popular host of the Championship having been played there first back in 1995. 

The Club's most recent staging of the Championship was back in 2010 which saw Ahmed Aly travel from Brooklyn, New York, to successfully defend his title. Aly will also be present as the number one seeded player again this year, hoping to achieve that same feat having won the title again last year for a third successive time. Alan Morris, the Executive Director of the USSA, said: "The Embassy Billiards Club has a long tradition in hosting snooker's premier annual event in the United States, and we are very happy to be back there for the 2012 Championship. The Club has always been very generous in showing its support for the hosting of the event, and offering a warm welcome to all the players from around the United States." He added: "The Board is also considering a new Championship format to be implemented this year, which we believe will be much fairer to all players and eliminate any meaningless Group matches." 

This new format along with the entry details will be made available shortly with the publication of the entry document to which interested participants will be able to register on the website to receive.

The United States Snooker Association (USSA) [established in 1991] is recognized as the USA governing body for snooker by the world-governing body – the International Billiard & Snooker Federation (IBSF). The USSA also produces a highly successful annual National Snooker Tour sponsored by Aramith Billiard Balls.