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Official UMB 3-Cushion World Records

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3-Cushion Billiards Home Page Gallery of Champions

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3-Cushion Billiards is proud to honor a newly crowned champion about every month or so with a featured story and picture on our home page. Over the years we have featured many of the great players in the world, both men and women, as they achieved victory in World Championships, World Cups and National Championship events. Below you will find an Image Gallery of all of our home page cover photos for you to enjoy.

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Support 3-Cushion Billiards

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We love three cushion billiards! And we have worked very hard to build this site and to give all our visitors the latest news and information about the sport. From our up-to-the-minute US and World News, to our Where-To-Play room listings to our Calendar of Events worldwide there is no better source for 3-Cushion information.

But building, managing and maintaining the site takes time and money. We volunteer our time and go out of pocket every month for the costs to maintain the servers, ensure absolute security and license the software that gives the site its modern responsive look and performance.

If you would like to help support these efforts by contributing please click on the donate button below. You will be re-directed to our Paypal page where you can securely contribute any amount you choose with either your Paypal account or any major credit card. And we sincerely appreciate any contribution you can make.

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The Game - The Website

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All About 3-Cushion Billiards

The game of 3-Cushion Billiards is fascinating, challenging and exciting. Millions play, but few have truly mastered its intricacies. At 3CushionBilliards.com we deliver to both the novice and the expert player an entertaining and informative experience. Whether you love billiard stories and the drama of tournament play, you are seeking ways to improve your game, or you simply want to be entertained by the mastery of some of the greatest players, there is something here at 3CushionBilliards.com for you.

Mission & Purpose

The website 3CushionBilliards.com is dedicated to providing news, events and instruction to further the sport, science and beauty of this wonderful and challenging game. We have no geographic limits or skill requirements. Wherever you may be in the world, or wherever you are in your abilities as a player, you will find something at 3CushionBilliards.com to both entertain and inform.

How we got our start

We were born at a very young age. If you've read this far you know we value humor in everthing we do. But we also know that the 3-cushion billiard world has few resources that cover the wide range of places where 3-cushion billiards is played, the wide range of playing skills among players and the diversity of events - International and local - that players of all abilities around the world enjoy. So we decided it was about time a website was built that would provide a little something for 3-cushion lovers everywhere. And so 3CushionBilliards.com was born.

Quick facts about 3-Cushion Billiards:

3CushionBilliards.com is your one web resource for everything 3-Cushion Billiards. Just look at some of the great features you will enjoy:

  • News - The only 3-cushion billiard site to offer International news, USBA and National News, and stories about local players and events around the country. Chances are you'll read it here first!
  • Events - The only events calendar to include UMB/International Tournaments, USBA/National Events and local and regional matches. There's a tournament underway somewhere almost every day.
  • Results - Winners, cross-tables, scores, averages - we deliver it all - from major International tournaments to the handicapped event across town!
  • Where-To-Play - The most comprehensive and up-to-date room listing on the 'net, complete with inside and outside pictures, tables available for play and even a map providing directions. Tournaments are linked so you can quickly see which rooms are active with events!
  • Instruction - Videos and articles about systems and techniques to improve your game.
  • Entertainment - Trick shot videos that will make your head spin like a cue ball!
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UMB World Champions

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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  Frederic Caudron / Belgium  Santa Cruz, Bolivia 2.089
2018  ???  Cairo, Egypt ???

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

USBA National Champions

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USBAlogo240X248The United States Billiard Association (USBA) is the governing body for 3-Cushion Billiards in the USA. Each year since 1968 (with only slight interruptions) the USBA and its predecessor organization the Billiard Federation of the USA has held a tournament to crown the National Champion. In 1989 the USBA was formed by the merger of BFUSA and American Billiard Association (ABA.) Here you will find a list of champions by year including the location where the tournament was held and the winner's tournament average.

USBA National 3-Cushion Champions

 

 YEAR  NATIONAL CHAMPION  TOURNAMENT LOCATION  AVERAGE
   BFUSA 1968-1988    
1968  Allen Gilbert  San Jose, CA .729 
1969  Bill Hynes  San Jose, CA .710 
1970  Allen Gilbert  San Mateo, CA .870 
1971  Allen Gilbert  Burbank, CA .818 
1972  Eddie Robin  Medford, OR .846 
1973  John Bonner  Portland, OR .685 
1974   Frank Torres  San Jose, CA  .750 
1975  John Bonner  San Jose, CA .725 
1976  George Ashby  San Jose, CA .995 
1977  Allen Gilbert  San Jose, CA .934 
1978  Frank Torres   San Jose, CA .835 
1979  Eddie Robin  San Jose, CA .889 
1980  Harry Sims  San Jose, CA .848 
1981  George Ashby  San Jose, CA .929 
1982  Carlos Hallon  San Jose, CA .929 
1983  Harry Sims  San Jose, CA 1.054 
1984  George Ashby  San Jose, CA 1.018 
1985  Frank Torres  San Jose, CA 1.094 
1986  Carlos Hallon  San Jose, CA .953 
1987  Frank Torres  San Jose, CA 1.074 
1988  Allen Gilbert  New York, NY N/A 
   USBA 1989-Present    
1989  Carlos Hallon  Miami, FL 1.104 
1990  Sang Lee  New York, NY 1.471 
1991  Sang Lee   San Jose, CA 1.464 
1992  Sang Lee   Chicago, IL 1.591 
1993  Sang Lee   San Jose, CA 1.489 
1994  Sang Lee   Chicago, IL 1.536 
1995  Sang Lee   New York, NY 1.835 
1996  Sang Lee   Simi Valley, CA 1.552 
1997  Sang Lee   Queens, NY 1.492 
1998  Sang Lee   Milpitas, CA 1.478 
1999  Sang Lee   Miamio, FL 1.503 
2000  Sang Lee   Tacoma, WA 1.216 
2001  Sang Lee  Tucker, GA 1.756 
2002  Pedro Piedrabuena  South Gate, CA 1.190 
2003  Hugo Patino  Livonia, MI 1.223 
2004  Pedro Piedrabuena  Queens, NY 1.438 
2005  Sonny Cho  Tacoma, WA 1.142 
2006  Mazin Shooni  Miami, FL 1.268 
2007  Pedro Piedrabuena  Maywood, CA 1.438 
2008  Miguel Torres  Louisville, KY .970 
2009  Hugo Patino  Flushing, NY 1.185 
2010  Jae Hyung Cho  Tacoma, WA 1.201 
2011   Pedro Piedrabuena  Las Vegas, NV 1.469 
2012  Pedro Piedrabuena  Las Vegas, NV 1.497 
2013  Pedro Piedrabuena  Edison, NJ 1.318 
2014  Pedro Piedrabuena  Houston, TX 1.892 
2015  Pedro Piedrabuena  Flushing, NY 1.448 
2016   Hugo Patino  N Hollywood, CA 1.473 
2017  Pedro Piedrabuena  Tucson, AZ 1.584 
2018  Miguel Torres  Tucson, AZ 1.037 

UMB World Cup Winners

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The UMBNew250X125Union Mondiale de Billard (UMB) is the governing body for 3-Cushion Billiards in the world. Each year (since 1996) a series of World Cup tournaments have been held where the world's top players have met to compete. Here you will find a list of former champions by year (and series) including their home country, the location where the tournament was held and the winner's tournament average.

 

 

UMB World Cup Winners

 

YEAR WINNER / COUNTRY TOURNAMENT LOCATION AVERAGE
1986/1 Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium Paris, France 1.157
1986/2 Nobuaki Kobayashi / Japan  Antwerp, Belgium 1.515
1986/3 Egidio Vieira / Portugal Berlin, Germany 1.098
1986/4 Nobuaki Kobayashi / Japan  Valkenburg, Netherlands 1.643
1987/1 Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium Paris, France 1.303
1987/2 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Antwerp, Belgium 1.728
1987/3 Junichi Komori / Japan Berlin, Germany 1.364
1987/4 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Valkenburg, Netherlands 1.500
1988/1 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Paris, France 1.360
1988/2 Nobuaki Kobayashi / Japan  Antwerp, Belgium 1.507
1988/3 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Berlin, Germany 1.764
1988/4 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Palma, Spain 1.298
1988/5 Laurent Boulanger / Belgium Valkenburg, Netherlands 1.395
1988/6 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Tokyo, Japan 1.947
1989/1 Richard Bitalis / France Deurne, Belgium 1.311
1989/2 Ludo Dielis / Belgium Berlin, Germany 1.466
1989/3 Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium Palma, Spain 1.280
1989/4 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Las Vegas, United States 1.558
1989/5 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Yokohama, Japan 1.406
1990/1 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Antwerp, Belgium 1.671
1990/2 Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium Paris, France 1.521
1990/3 Ludo Dielis / Belgium Berlin, Germany 1.644
1990/4 Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium Norrköping, Sweden 1.648
1990/5 Marco Zanetti / Italy Palma, Spain 1.760
1990/6 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Tokyo, Japan 1.632
1991/1 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Gent, Belgium 1.758
1991/2 Sang Chun Lee / United States Berlin, Germany 1.492
1991/3 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Palma, Spain 1.616
1991/4 Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium Seoul, South Korea 1.356
1991/5 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Tokyo, Japan 1.712
1992/1 Rini van Bracht / Netherlands Oosterhout, Netherlands 1.488
1992/2 Sang Chun Lee / United States Gent, Belgium 1.578
1992/3 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Berlin, Germany 1.796
1992/4 Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium Orléans, France 1.492
1992/5 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Tokyo, Japan 2.204
1992/6 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Palma, Spain 1.658
1993/1 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Oosterhout, Netherlands 1.462
1993/2 Sang Chun Lee / United States Istanbul, Turkey 1.524
1993/3 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Berlin, Germany 1.681
1993/4 Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium Tokyo, Japan 1.461
1993/5 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Bolzano, Italy 1.904
1994/1 Sang Chun Lee / United States Gent, Belgium 1.181
1994/2 Koen Ceulemans / Belgium Cairo, Egypt 1.231
1994/3 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Istanbul, Turkey 1.758
1994/4 Christoph Pilss / Austria Oosterhout, Netherlands 1.402
1994/5 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Halle (Saale), Germany 2.007
1994/6 Jorge Theriaga / Portugal Dongen, Netherlands 1.409
1994/7 Semih Saygıner / Turkey Gent, Belgium 1.567
1995/1 Andreas Efler / Switzerland  Vejle, Denmark 1.377
1995/2 Daniel Sánchez / Spain Athens, Greece 1.456
1995/3 Rini van Bracht / Netherlands Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg 1.376
1995/4 Daniel Sánchez / Spain Porto, Portugal 1.366
1995/5 Hans Laursen / Denmark Hooglede, Belgium 1.247
1995/6 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Oosterhout, Netherlands 1.807
1995/7 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Halle (Saale), Germany 1.824
1995/8 Raymond Ceulemans / Belgium Antwerp, Belgium 1.757
1995/9 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Istanbul, Turkey 2.308
1996/1 Jorge Theriaga / Portugal Antalya, Turkey 1.295
1996/2 Dion Nelin / Denmark Porto, Portugal 1.489
1996/3 Ludo Dielis / Belgium Hooglede, Belgium 1.347
1996/4 Francis Forton / Belgium Athens, Greece 1.228
1996/5 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Oosterhout, Netherlands 1.690
1996/6 Raimond Burgman / Netherlands Daegu, South Korea 1.379
1996/7 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Antwerp, Belgium 1.524
1996/8 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Istanbul, Turkey 1.651
1997/1 Christian Rudolph / Germany Seoul, South Korea 1.000
1997/2 Yilmaz Özcan / Turkey Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy 1.376
1997/3 Dion Nelin / Denmark Porto, Portugal 1.575
1997/4 Eddy Merckx / Belgium Hooglede, Belgium 1.343
1997/5 Christian Rudolph / Germany Herne, Germany 1.410
1997/6 Frédéric Caudron / Belgium Oosterhout, Netherlands 1.662
1997/7 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Antalya, Turkey 1.805
1997/8 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Antwerp, Belgium 1.583
1998/1 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Barendrecht, Netherlands 2.089
1998/10 Frédéric Caudron / Belgium Roermond, Netherlands 1.658
1998/2 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Bussum, Netherlands 1.983
1998/3 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Lisbon, Portugal 1.660
1998/4 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Hooglede, Belgium 2.033
1998/5 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Corfu, Greece 1.568
1998/6 Frédéric Caudron / Belgium Bogotá, Colombia 1.523
1998/7 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Torremolinos, Spain 1.486
1998/8 Daniel Sánchez / Spain Oosterhout, Netherlands 1.773
1998/9 Semih Saygıner / Turkey Antalya, Turkey 1.649
1999/1 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Seoul, South Korea 1.103
1999/2 Sang Chun Lee / United States Las Vegas, United States 1.625
1999/3 Marco Zanetti / Italy Berlin, Germany 2.082
1999/4 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Kemer, Turkey 2.055
1999/5 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Oosterhout, Netherlands 1.815
2000/1 Semih Saygıner / Turkey Bogotá, Colombia 1.404
2000/2 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Oosterhout, Netherlands 1.893
2001/1 Semih Saygıner / Turkey Bogotá, Colombia 1.452
2001/2 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Las Vegas, United States 2.050
2001/3 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Kuşadası, Turkey 1.497
2001/4 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Lugo, Spain 1.794
2001/5 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Oosterhout, Netherlands 1.725
2002/1   Not held  
2003/1 Semih Saygıner / Turkey Las Vegas, United States 1.606
2004/1 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Barendrecht, Netherlands 2.076
2004/2 Semih Saygıner / Turkey Athens, Greece 2.000
2004/3 Frédéric Caudron / Belgium Seville, Spain 1.668
2004/4 Daniel Sánchez / Spain Hurghada, Egypt 1.277
2004/5 Daniel Sánchez / Spain Antwerp, Belgium 1.938
2005/1 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Sluiskil, Netherlands 2.181
2005/2 Roland Forthomme / Belgium Hurghada, Egypt 1.636
2005/3 Eddy Merckx / Belgium Barendrecht, Netherlands 2.062
2005/4 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Istanbul, Turkey 1.786
2006/1 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Sluiskil, Netherlands 1.925
2006/2 Daniel Sánchez / Spain Porto, Portugal 1.505
2006/3 Roland Forthomme / Belgium Volos, Greece 1.907
2006/4 Daniel Sánchez / Spain Hurghada, Egypt 1.741
2006/5 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Istanbul, Turkey 1.787
2007/1 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Sluiskil, Netherlands 1.925
2007/2 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Manisa, Turkey 1.862
2007/3 Frédéric Caudron / Belgium Corfu, Greece 1.755
2007/4 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Porto, Portugal 2.153
2007/5 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Hurghada, Egypt 1.468
2007/6 Frédéric Caudron / Belgium Mexico City, Mexico 1.880
2007/7 Daniel Sánchez / Spain Seoul, South Korea 1.992
2008/1 Frédéric Caudron / Belgium Sluiskil, Netherlands 1.948
2008/2 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Porto, Portugal 1.992
2008/3 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Irapuato, Mexico 1.729
2008/4 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Suwon, South Korea 1.782
2008/5 Daniel Sánchez / Spain Hurghada, Egypt 1.779
2008/6 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Alcalá de Guadaíra, Spain 1.770
2009/1 Frédéric Caudron / Belgium Sluiskil, Netherlands 1.695
2009/2 Martin Horn / Germany Antalya, Turkey 1.626
2009/3 Eddy Merckx / Belgium Matosinhos, Portugal 1.751
2009/4 Frédéric Caudron / Belgium Suwon, South Korea 1.950
2009/5 Jozef Philipoom / Belgium Hurghada, Egypt 1.443
2010/1 Kim Kyung-roul / South Korea Antalya, Turkey 1.601
2010/2 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Suwon, South Korea 2.153
2010/3 Frédéric Caudron / Belgium Matosinhos, Portugal 1.476
2010/4 Filipos Kasidokostas / Greece Hurghada, Egypt 1.860
2011/1 Eddy Merckx / Belgium Trabzon, Turkey 1.655
2011/2 Daniel Sánchez / Spain Matosinhos, Portugal 1.834
2011/3 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Suwon, South Korea 1.736
2011/4 Frédéric Caudron / Belgium Vienna, Austria 2.420
2011/5 Adnan Yüksel / Turkey Hurghada, Egypt 1.757
2012/1 Sung-Won Choi / South Korea Antalya, Turkey 1.581
2012/2 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Suwon, South Korea 2.370
2012/3 Frédéric Caudron / Belgium Hurghada, Egypt 1.826
2013/1 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Antalya, Turkey 1.834
2013/2 Dong-koong Kang / South Korea Guri, South Korea 2.000
2013/3 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Corinth, Greece 2.739
2013/4 Frédéric Caudron / Belgium Medellín, Colombia 1.941
2013/5 Eddy Merckx / Belgium Hurghada, Egypt 2.222
2014/1 Jae-Ho Cho / South Korea Istanbul, Turkey 2.150
2014/2 Frédéric Caudron / Belgium Luxor, Egypt 2.272
2014/3 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Porto, Portugal 1.923
2014/4 Eddy Merckx / Belgium Guri, South Korea 1.980
2014/5 Marco Zanetti / Italy Hurghada, Egypt 1.834
2015/1 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Luxor, Egypt 2.247
2015/2 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden Porto, Portugal 2.000
2015/3 Tayfun Taşdemir / Turkey Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2.298
2015/4 Daniel Sánchez / Spain Guri, South Korea 2.739
2015/5 Murat Naci Çoklu / Turkey Istanbul, Turkey 1.612
2015/6 Frédéric Caudron / Belgium Hurghada, Egypt 2.197
2016/1 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Bursa, Turkey 2.325
2016/2 Eddy Merckx / Belgium Luxor, Egypt 1.801
2016/3 Frederic Caudron / Belgium Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 1.980
2016/4 Frederic Caudron / Belgium Porto, Portugal 2.197
2016/5 Jeremy Bury / France Guri, Korea 2.020
2016/6 Murat Naci Çoklu / Turkey La Baule, France 1.980
2016/7 Jung-Han Heo / Korea Hurghada, Egypt 1.680
2017/1 Frederic Caudron / Belgium Bursa, Turkey 2.105
2017/2 Daniel Sánchez / Spain Luxor, Egypt 2.812
2017/3 Eddy Merckx / Belgium Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 1.923
2017/4 Haeng-Jik Kim / South Korea Porto, Portugal 1.680
2017/5 Haeng-Jik Kim / South Korea Cheongju, Korea 1.923
2017/6 Torbjörn Blomdahl / Sweden La Boule, France 2.020
2017/7 Eddy Merckx / Belgium Hurghada, Egypt 2.257
2018/1 Frederic Caudron / Belgium Antalya, Turkey 2.739
2018/2 Quyet Chien Tran / Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2.000
2018/3 Dick Jaspers / Netherlands Blankenberg, Belgium 2.061
2018/4 Frederic Caudron / Belgium Porto Portugal 2.380
2018/5 October 2018 La Baule, France  
2018/6 December 2018 Hurghada, Egypt  

For more information on the UMB World Cup series browse the Wikipedia page.

UMB Ladies World Champions

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The UMBNew250X125Union Mondiale de Billard (UMB) is the governing body for 3-Cushion Billiards in the world. Although their sponsorship of a men's world championship event has run almost continuously from 1928 to the present, the women's event has been a little more spotty. The event was first held in 2004, and began a run of every two years. Then in 2010 it did not take place. And finally with the 2016 event the schedule changed to every year. Here you will find a list of former women's world champions by year including their home country, the location where the tournament was held and the winner's tournament average.

 

UMB Ladies World Champions 3-Cushion Billiards

 

YEAR  WINNER / COUNTRY  TOURNAMENT LOCATION AVERAGE 
2004 Orie Hida / Japan Valense, France .719
2006 Orie Hida / Japan Hoensbrock, Netherlands .820
2008 Orie Hida / Japan Sivas, Turkey .947
2012 Natsumi Higasiuchi / Japan Tokyo, Japan .753
2014 Therese Klompenhouwer / Netherlands  Sinop, Turkey 1.102
2016 Therese Klompenhouwer / Netherlands Guri, Korea  1.122
2017 Orie Hida / Japan Zoersel, Belgium .868
2018 Therese Klompenhouwer / Netherlands Izmir, Turkey .887
2019  ???  ??? ???

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