One of the hallmarks of 3 cushion billiards is sportsmanship. 3 Cushion USA intends to promote a strict return to the basics of player self-control, courtesy and fairness that are the trademark of the “gentleman’s game.” Our focus will be on all player levels and bringing excitement back to the sport. We want every player to enjoy the thrill of an attainable prize fund.
MAZIN SHOONI IS A FORMER U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPION, 3-CUSHION BILLIARDS PLAYER AND LONGTIME PROMOTOR OF THE SPORT. MAZIN ALSO ALSO SERVED AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATED BILLIARD ASSOCIATION FROM 2016-2019 AND IS THE OWNER OF THE ‘AMAZIN BILLIARDS’ VENUE IN MALDEN, MASSACHUSETTS. MAZIN PLAYS AN INTEGRAL ROLE IN SECURING VALUABLE SPONSORSHIP AND VENUE CONTRACTS, MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR 3-CUSHION USA EVENTS TO BE HELD ANNUALLY, ALL OF THE THE UNITED STATES.
PAUL IS PAUL, WHO IS FROM BUFFALO NY, STARTED PLAYING POOL AT A YOUNG AGE WITH HIS FATHER. AT 17, PAUL FIRST STARTED PLAYING 3 CUSHION BILLIARDS. AT 22, PAUL STOPPED PLAYING ALL POOL GAMES AND FOCUSED ON HIS FAMILY AND CAREER. IN 2015, PAUL AND HIS DAD WENT TO CALIFORNIA TO SEE RAYMOND CEULEMANS AND TORBJORN BLOHMDAHL PLAY. PAUL AND HIS DAD PARTICIPATED IN THE EVENT AND WENT BACK TO CALIFORNIA TO PLAY IN THE 3 CUSHION NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR THE FIRST TIME. THAT YEAR AT THE NATIONALS, PAUL MET MAZIN SHOONI, THEN PRESIDENT OF THE USBA. THEY DISCUSSED VARIOUS TOURNAMENT IDEAS AND A FRIENDSHIP STARTED AND PAUL’S ENTHUSIASM FOR THE GAME REKINDLED. PAUL HAS A WIFE, LISA, AND TWO DAUGHTERS, NICOLE AND ALYSSA.
I was born in Mexico City but have been in this country since I was 11 years old. I fell in love with billiards watching my dad play when I was a kid. I started playing in 2006 and billiards is now a very important part of my life. I wish to be able to create an interest in the game among younger players in the USA.
Mike Howerton is the owner operator of AzBilliards, as well as the new
owner of Accu-Stats Video Productions. He has taken what was meant to be a regional billiards website and created a career in the billiards
industry that has spanned nearly twenty five years.
Howerton has been a WPBA & NAPT board member, tour director, league
operator, tournament director and published a billiards publication in
In 2019, Howerton was inducted into the Arizona Billiards Hall of Fame.