UMB World Champions

The UMBNew250X125Union Mondiale de Billard (UMB) is the governing body for 3-Cushion Billiards in the world. Each year since 1928 (with few interruptions) the UMB has held a World Championshop tournament to determine the world's best player. Here you will find a list of former champions by year including their home country, the location where the tournament was held and the winner's tournament average.

 

UMB World Champions 3-Cushion Billiards

 

YEAR  WINNER / COUNTRY  TOURNAMENT LOCATION AVERAGE 
1928  Edmond Soussa / Egypt  Reims, France .552 
1929  Edmond Soussa / Egypt  Brussels, Belgium .604 
1930  Hendrik J Robijns / Netherlands  Amsterdam, Netherlands .587 
1931  Enrique Miro / Spain  Barcelonoa, Spain .551 
1932   Hendrik J Robijns / Netherlands   Vichy, France .679 
1933  Hendrik J. Robijns / Netherlands  Cairo, Egypt  .628 
1934  Claudio Puigvert / Spain  Barcelona, Spain .695 
1935  Alfred Lagache / France  Algiers, France .656 
1936  Edward L. Lee / USA  New York, USA .859 
1937  Alfred Lagache / France  Koln, Germany .696 
1938  Augusto Vergez / Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina .884 
   1939-1947 - No tournament held    
1948  Rene Vingerhoedt / Belgium  Buenos Aires, Argentina .877 
   1949-1951 - No tournament held    
1952  Pedro Carrera / Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina 1.070 
1953  Enrique Navarra / Argentina  Antwerp, Belgium .937 
   1954-1957 - No tournament held    
1958  Enrique Navarra / Argentina  Barcelona, Spain .913 
   1959 - No tournament held    
1960  Rene Vingerhoedt / Belgium  Buenos Aires, Argentina .961 
1961  Adolfo Suarez / Peru   Antwerp, Belgium .997 
   1962 - No tournament held    
1963  Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium  Neuss, Germany 1.307 
1964  Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium  Ostend, Belgium 1.231 
1965  Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium  Hilversum, Netherlands 1.290 
1966  Raymond Ceulamans / Belgium  Buenos Aires, Argentina 1.191 
1967  Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium  Lima, Peru 1.345 
1968  Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium  Duren, Germany 1.227 
1969  Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium  Tokyo, Japan 1.276 
1970  Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium  Las Vegas, USA 1.164 
1971  Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium  Groningen, Netherlands 1.266 
1972  Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium  Buenos Aires, Argentina 1.315 
1973  Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium  Cairo, Egypt 1.478 
1974   Nobuaki Kobayashi / Japan  Antwerp, Belgium 1.312 
1975  Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium  La Paz, Bolivia 1.308 
1976  Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium  Ostend, Belgium 1.500 
1977  Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium  Tokyo, Japan 1.372 
1978  Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium  Las Vegas, USA 1.679 
1979  Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium  Lima, Peru 1.384 
1980  Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium  Buenos Aires, Argentina 1.460 
1981  Ludo Dielis / Belgium  Cairo, Egypt 1.222 
1982  Rini van Bracht / Netherlands  Guayaquil, Ecuaddor 1.043 
1983  Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium  Aix-les-Bains, France 1.447 
1984  Nobuaki Kobayashi / Japan  Krefeld, Germany 1.388 
1985  Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium  Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands 1.541 
1986  Avelino Rico / Spain  Las Vegas, USA 1.010 
1987  Torjborn Blomdahl / Sweden  Cairo, Egypt 1.099 
1988  Torjborn Blomdahl / Sweden  6 World Cups 1.594 
1989  Ludo Dielis / Belgium  5 World Cups 1.342 
1990  Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium  6 World Cups 1.527 
1991  Torjborn Blomdahl / Sweden  5 World Cups 1.504 
   1992-1993 - No tournament held    
1994  Rini van Bracht / Netherlands  Aalborg, Denmark 1.149 
1995  Jozef Phillipoom / Belgium  Grubbenvorst, Netherlands 1.494 
1996  Christian Rudolph / Germany  Hattingen, Germany 1.025 
1997  Torbjorn Blomdahl / Sweden  Grubbenvorst, Netherlands 2.015 
1998  Daniel Sanchez / Spain  Reze, France 1.594 
1999  Frederic Caudron / Belgium  Bogota, Colombia 1.538 
2000  Dick Jaspers / Netherlands  Saint-Etienne, France 1.773 
2001  Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium  Luxembourg City, Luxembourg 1,696 
2002  Marco Zanetti / Italy  Randers, Denmark 1.732 
2003  Semih Sayginer / Turkey  Valladolid, Spain 1.868 
2004  Dick Jaspers / Netherlands  Rotterdam, Netherlands 1.907 
2005  Daniel Sanchez / Spain  Lugo, Spain 1.838 
2006  Eddy Merkx / Belgium  Sankt Wendel, Germany 1.767 
2007  Ryuuji Umeda / Japan  Cuenca, Ecuador 1.426 
2008  Marco Zanetti / Italy  Sankt Wendel, Germany 1.871 
2009  Filipos Kasidokostas / Greece  Lausanne, Switzerland 1.869 
2010  Daniel Sanchez / Spain  Sluiskil, Netherlands 1.715 
2011   Dick Jaspers / Netherlands  Lima, Peru 1.917 
2012  Eddy Merckx / Belgium  Porto, Portugal 1.983 
2013  Frederic Caudron / Belgium  Antwerp, Belgium 1.951 
2014  Sung-won Choi / South Korea  Seoul, South Korea 2.000 
2015  Torjborn Blomdahl / Sweden  Bordeaux, France 1.764 
2016  Dani Sanchez / Spain  Bordeaux, France  1.983 
2017 ??? ??? ???

For more information on the UMB World Championship browse the Wikipedia page.