United States Snooker Association Expands the 2011 USSA National Snooker Tour Schedule

Please note the final, expanded schedule below for the 2011 USSA National Snooker Tour.  New stops have been added and dates changed, so that you may update these events on your calendar.

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!

-      Remaining 2011 USSA National Snooker Tour Schedule –

Stop #1: Brooklyn, NY – Prince Snooker Club – February 26 -27, 2011 – WINNER:  PAUL CARBIN

Stop #2: San Mateo, CA – ACE Snooker Club – March 26 -27, 2011 - WINNER:  AJEYA PRABHAKAR

Stop #3: Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas Cue Club – Contact Jimmy Wych (Tel. 702-302-6222) April 2-3, 2011

Stop #4: Brooklyn, NY – Club 147 – Contact Jian Qiang Wang (Tel. 718-415-2335) April 9-10, 2011

Stop #5: San Leandro, CA – E-1 Entertainment – Contact Ajeya Prabhakar (USSA rep. – Tel. 408-692-5810) April 16-17, 2011

Stop #6: Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Billiards – Contact Ajeya Prabhakar (USSA rep. – Tel. 408-692-5810) April 30 –May 1, 2011

Stop #7: Mountain View, CA – California Billiard Club – Contact Bob Jewett (USSA rep. – Tel. 408-615-7479) May 14-15, 2011

Stop #8: Las Vegas, NV – 4 Laz Snooker Club & Bar – Contact Joe Girdpool (Tel. 702-299-                5745) - May 21-22, 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 conducted in Brooklyn, NY later this year.  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 July 26-27, 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 are currently posted on the USSA website.