United States Snooker Association Announces the 2009 USSA National Snooker Tour

The United States Snooker Association (USSA), established in 1991 in Chicago, Illinois, is the non-profit governing body for the sport of snooker in the USA as recognized by the world snooker governing body, the International Billiard & Snooker Federation (IBSF).  Now headquartered in California, the USSA is pleased to announce the “2009 USSA National Snooker Tour.” Each event is open to any individual except professional snooker players.  For details, please contact the USSA representative assigned to each respective event (listed below).  A $25 annual membership to the USSA is not required, but requested, of entries.  The 2009 USSA National Snooker Tour is proud to be sponsored by two of the heavyweights in the snooker industry – Aramith Snooker Balls and Strachan snooker cloth!

-      Schedule of Events –

Mountain View, CA – California Billiard Club – Bob Jewett (USSA rep. – Tel. 408-615-7479)January 3-4, 2009
·         Grayslake, IL – On Cue – Tom Kollins (USSA rep. Tel. 847-548-1736)
January 16-18, 2009
·         New York, NY – Prince Snooker Club – Alan Morris (USSA rep. - alanmorris@snookerusa.com)
February 7 -8, 2009
·         San Gabriel, CA – Embassy Club – Richard Ham (USSA rep. – Tel. 626-616-2666)
February 17 (Tues) - February 20 (Fri), 2009
·         Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Billiards – Ajeya Prabhakar (USSA rep. – Tel. 408-203-6721)
April 11-12, 2009
·         Grayslake, IL – On Cue – Tom Kollins (USSA rep. – Tel. 847-548-1736)
April 24-26, 2009
The USSA recently sent two members (Jeff Szafransky and Ajeya Prabhakar) to the IBSF World Snooker Championships in Wels, Austria, October 27 – November 8.  Both had qualified through the 2008 USSA National Championships, the 2009 version of which will be held tentatively at “Prince Snooker Club” in New York City over Memorial Day weekend.  The top finishers from each Nationals also become qualified for Team USA in the annual Can-Am Snooker Challenge conducted during the ACS National Championships in Las Vegas each June.
If your establishment contains two or more 6 x 12 snooker tables and would like to host a stop on future USSA National Tours, or you would like any information on the USSA, please call 1-888-662-1705, email alanmorris@snookerusa.com, or visit the USSA website at www.snookerusa.com.  Details for each event will be posted on the USSA website in December, 2008.