The Joe Diaz National Three-cushion Billiard Tournaments
A three tournament series of National three-cushion billiard tournaments
Hosted in loving memory of Mr. Jose (Joe) Diaz.
An open to the public series of events sponsored and sanctioned by the Illinois Billiard Club and
cosponsored by the historical Iwan Simonis Billiard Cloth Company.
When: Saturday and Sunday, June 12th and 13th, 2010, / July 10th and 11th, 2010, / August 14th
and 15th, 2010, (three separate events).
Starting Time: 9:00 AM
Where: The Illinois Billiard Club / 8446 Archer Ave. / Willow Springs, IL 60480
Game: Three-Cushion Billiards
Eligibility: Open to the public / Compete in one ... or everyone!
Field: First 16 registered contenders.
Format: Prelims played on Saturday / Four ... 4 player round robin brackets / Three ... 15 point games
played by all contenders.
Finals: Played on Sunday / One top finalist from each bracket advances to a 30 point, round robin.
Entrance Fee: $50
Contender Club Charge: None
Prize fund: All entrance fees.
Awards: 25% of field.
Award Distributions: 1st: 45% / 2nd: 30% / 3rd: 15% / 4th: 10%
Equipment: Two Antique Billiard Tables / Table #1 ... 1900 BBCC Arcade used to set the IBC's all
time high run of 22 consecutive three-cushion points / Table # 2 ... 1916 Keefe & Hamer, an
IBC historical acquisition from a home and furnishings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Cloth: The world's finest and 300 years of refinement ... Iwan Simonis Billiard Cloth
Balls: Aramith Billiard Balls.
Spectators: Open to the public.
Admissions: IBC members in good standing … NC / General Public … $7.00 per day or $12 for both
days. As a courtesy of the IBC and its membership all admission fees are, and in their entirety, added
to the player’s prize fund.
To Register and for complete details: Contact Jim Parker / 708-839-1331 / E-mail ...
Note: To better control and reduce contenders pre-game waiting time, and as the IBC introduced in the club's
past $30,000 nine ball series ... Beginning at 6:00 PM every Friday evening preceding each Saturday
tournament the IBC will host a witnessed blind draw for Saturday's pairings and starting times ... tournament
contenders do not have to be present, but must call the club the same evening between 7:00 and 8:00
PM to be given their specific Saturday starting time ... (708) 839-1331.
Immediately following the Friday draw the IBC will host a "winner take all," single elimination, 10 point, $15
entrance fee ($10 prize fund / $5 club charge) rapid-fire and open to all ... "Beat the Pros" warm-up
tournament. To better service the IBC's membership, tournament contenders, spectators and dinner guests ...
on both Friday and Saturday evenings dinner will be available from 5:00 PM in Bonnie's adjoining 100-seat
formal dining room, and, the IBC's "Diamond Bar" will also be staffed and available. Additional parking in the
IBC's rear garden parking lot and also the village parking lot.
Please pass this announcement along to your friends and billiard players ... or those who one day might
become one!
Jim Parker, President
The Illinois Billiard Club