United States Snooker Association Announces the 2011 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 2011 edition of the popular “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 2011 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

· Brooklyn, NY – Prince Snooker Club – Alan Morris (USSA rep. - alanmorris@snookerusa.com) February 26 -27, 2011

· San Mateo, CA – ACE Snooker Club – Joseph Mejia (USSA rep. - 650-455-1815) March 26 -27, 2011

· Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas Cue Club – John Lewis (USSA rep. – 920-662-1705) April 2-3, 2011

· Brooklyn, NY – Club 147 – Alan Morris (USSA rep. - alanmorris@snookerusa.com) April 9-10, 2011

· Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Billiards – Ajeya Prabhakar (USSA rep. – Tel. 408-203-6721) April 23-24, 2011

· Mountain View, CA – California Billiard Club – Bob Jewett (USSA rep. – Tel. 408-615-7479) May 14-15, 2011 

The USSA traditionally sends its champions to the annual IBSF World Snooker Championships.  Annual national champions are determined at the annual USSA National Championships, the 2011 version of which will be determined in the near future by the USSA board of directors.  The current national champion is Ahmed Aly El Sayed (New York, NY), who successfully defended his title at the Embassy Billiards Club in San Gabriel, CA in July.  The top finishers from each Nationals also become qualified for Team USA in the annual Can-Am Snooker Challenge, which will be conducted in 2011 in Brooklyn NY.

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 January, 2010.