3-Cushion News - US & World

Frederic Caudron Wins The 2017 UMB World Cup Bursa Featured

Frederic Caudron of Belgium with a final match the likes of which have never been seen before - a performance for the ages - defeated Dick Jaspers to win the 2017 UMB World Cup Bursa. Caudron's scoring onslaught with runs of 12, 10 and 11-and-out resulted in a 40-14 win in only seven innings for a mind-boggling 5.714 average. Jaspers retains his number one ranking winning 54 points for a total of 432 with Caudron earning 80 points and not far behind at 392. Our story and pictures follow.

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Arnim Kahofer Takes Austrian 3-Cushion Title Featured

In a field that included last year's winner Andreas Efler it was Arnim Kahofer who prevailed over 16 of Austria's best to win the 2017 Austrian 3-Cushion Championship. Held in Vienna on January 28-29 the 16 combatants played in groups of 4 round robin followed by a single elimination finals. The Austrian women also held their championship at the event.

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Dick Jaspers Reclaims Dutch Championship and World No. 1 Ranking Featured

Dick Jaspers of the Netherlands reclaimed the title of Dutch Champion after a two-year drought and thus rose to the top of the UMB International rankings. The Dutch Championship, called the Masters, was held January 19-22 and played to sold out crowds. Jaspers coming off a successful 2016 World Cup season as the title holder rolls into 2017 with multiple titles and expectations that this may his best year ever.

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Pedro Piedrabuena Tops at USBA Tour Open In Tucson Featured

Following the successful USBA/Gabriels Tour B Tournament, the top players in the USA assembled at Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona for the USBA Tour Open event. Playing with his typical combination of consistent scoring and baffling defense Pedro Piedrabuena emerged victorious and was crowned the winner of the first USBA/Gabriels Tour Open Tournament. Pictured above Pedro Piedrabuena (L) and Mike Kim (R) who was second. Events will continue at Casino Del Sol under a 3-year sponsorship agreement.

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