3 Cushion USA has one vision and one mission. In keeping with the sentiment of the late, great Sang Lee, we aim to Make Billiards Beautiful in America. We will plan, organize and direct tournaments around the country for 3 cushion players of all levels.  We intend to work tirelessly to have every tournament have certain characteristics:
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.  We want to share the showmanship and expertise of wonderful artists with our members.  We hope to grow our 3 Cushion USA membership by charging a nominal fee ($25 annually), which in turn will help us provide more added money as time goes by.  We are working diligently on sponsorship in order to achieve the most benefits for our members.
Join with us, play billiards and become part of this unique camaraderie as we all strive to grow and enhance this game to ultimately ‘make billiards beautiful’ in America. 3-Cushion USA is an independent organization, formed by Mazin Shooni and other interested partners who share a vision to provide, three-cushion billiard players in the United States with the highest standards of excellence in competition at carefully selected host venues, using the best standard of equipment available in the world today. 3-Cushion USA is an open organization that invites players everywhere to join, including those outside the United States

Our Mission

Our goal is to grow the beautiful sport of 3-Cushion Billiards by bringing the excitement of high-class tournaments with the bonus of substantial prize money to all levels of players.


We believe in building long-term, successful relationships with the best venues in the country.


3-Cushion USA has a genuine desire to grow with our sponsors for the purpose of providing players with the absolute best equipment and resources that the industry can provide. Our sponsors are carefully selected and valued to suit every player’s lifestyle and approach to the sport of 3 cushion billiards. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsored partner with 3 Cushion USA and our affiliates, please email us at: 3CushionUSA@gmail.com

Mazin Shooni


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.

Eric Hughes


Eric Hughes was born and raised in Perth Amboy, N.J., also the hometown of the former world’s pool champion, the late Steve Mizerak Jr. The late Steve Mizerak, Sr. taught Eric the principles many years ago of the game of 3-cushion billiards. After a hiatus of many years, Eric returned to the game in 2006 after meeting with and being encouraged by Mr. Mazin Shooni, former National Champion of 3-Cushion Billiards, to participate in various tournaments. Eric has been a regular participant ever since. Eric is a three-time published author, Founder and CEO of the Anguilla Pocket Billiards Association on the Caribbean Island of Anguilla, served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force where he was trained in the fields of teletype and cryptography and received an honorable discharge, worked a combined 35 years with the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Commerce (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), respectively, where he received numerous awards for outstanding performance, inducted into the Perth Amboy High School Hall of Fame as one of its distinguished graduates, and received the N.J. State Assembly Recognition Award for his outstanding life achievements. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Planning and Development from the University of the District of Columbia, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from American University, Washington, D.C. Eric is married and has 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson.

Paul Feltman, Jr.


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.

Paul Frankel


In 2013, Paul Frankel was referred to by AZ Billiards’, Jerry Forsyth as ‘America’s Provocateur of 3-Cushion Billiards’. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, at age 16, Paul stumbled onto a 3-cushion billiards table whilst on the waiting list for a pool table at his local room. It was at this point, Paul went from player to promotor and then onto becoming the publisher of, ‘ProfessorQ-Ball’s National Pool and 3-Cushion News’. Now residing in Memphis, Tennessee, Paul has produced annual qualifiers for National 3-cushion billiard events at the exclusive ‘Pendennis Club’ in Louisville. With his broad knowledge of this sport and his existing relationships with American and International publishers, Paul Frankel will play an integral part of 3-Cushion USA’s media and news operations.

Daniel Busch


Live-streaming, promotions and live event production is Daniel’s specialty with 3-Cushion USA, making sure our broadcasts are globally accessible to those who enjoy the sport.

Geraldine Thibodeau


Our current ‘Director of Marketing and Promotions’, Geraldine brings a wealth of services to the table such as, developing our promotional and marketing campaigns, targeting and coordinating events directly with venues and sponsors.