United States Snooker Association Announces the 2010 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 second Tour year of the popular “2010 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 2010 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

Long Island City, NY – Master Billiards – John Lewis (USSA rep. Tel. 920-662-1705)
February 13-14, 2010

San Gabriel, CA – Embassy Club – Richard Ham (USSA rep. – Tel. 626-616-2666)
February 16 (Tues) - February 19 (Fri), 2010

New York, NY – Prince Snooker Club – Alan Morris (USSA rep. - alanmorris@snookerusa.com)
February 27 -28, 2010

Mountain View, CA – California Billiard Club – Bob Jewett (USSA rep. – Tel. 408-615-7479)
March 13-14, 2010

New York, NY – New York Athletic Club – Tom Kollins (USSA rep. – Tel. 847-740-6296) 
March 20-21, 2010

Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Billiards – Ajeya Prabhakar (USSA rep. – Tel. 408-203-6721)
May 8-9, 2010

The USSA recently sent two members (National champion Ahmed Aly El Sayed and national runner-up Ajeya Prabhakar) to the IBSF World Snooker Championships in Hyderabad, India, November 15 – 25.  Both had qualified through the 2009 USSA National Championships, the 2010 version of which will be determined in the near future by the USSA board of directors.  The top finishers from each Nationals also become qualified for Team USA in the annual Can-Am Snooker Challenge conducted at the site of the 2010 USSA Nationals.

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, 2009.