Dick Jaspers Tops World Ranking After World Cup Win In Eqypt

World Champion Dick Jaspers of the Netherlands defeated Frederic Caudron of Belgium to win the final UMB world cup of 2018. The event was held in Hurghada, Egypt December 2-8, 2018. With his defeat Caudron ceded the number one ranking he had held for 13 months. Jaspers joy was unbounded as he finished one of his greatest years ever as a professional 3-cushion billiard player - ending as world champion and world number one!

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Eddy Merckx Wins World Cup in Seoul Korea

One of the world's best continues to demonstrate his fierce competitive spirit. On the final day of the 2018 Seoul World Cup Belgium's Eddy Merckx defeated world champion Dick Jaspers in his semi-final round and followed that with a win over former world champion Filippos Kasidokostas of Greece to take the title. The event had many exciting and dramatic moments including a high run of 24 by Myung Woo Cho, and the incredible performance of Bong Chul Kim who reached the semi-finals having entered in the pre-pre-qualification round.

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Myung-Woo Cho Wins World Junior Championship for 2nd Time

South Korean billiard phenom Myung-Woo Cho, in his final appearance as a junior, has won his second world title in the September 2018 tournament held in Izmir, Turkey, In the process he confirmed his position as one of the best players in the world, set several records along the way, and gave us all a prelude of what is to come as he continues his career on the International 3-cushion billiard scene as an adult.

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Frederic Caudron Is The Champion of Champions

Frederic Caudron of Belgium faced fellow countryman Eddy Merckx in the finals of the inaugural McCreery Champion of Champions Tournament. The two friends and rivals both knew whatever the outcome the match would make history. And once again it was Caudron who proved why he currently sits on top of International 3-cushion billiards as the world ranked number 1 player and reigning world champion. With a demonstration of skill, concentration and determination he powered his way to a 50-35 victory in 23 innings (2.174 average, high run of 9) to take the trophy, the title and the $150,000 first place prize.

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Pedro Gonzalez of Colombia Wins 2018 Pan American Championship

He just came from the billiard table after his victory in the Pan American final and ran straight into a microphone. Colombian Pedro Gonzalez (above left) had just won the most important event in his career and stammered with a trembling voice: "This is for my country, this is for Colombia.'' The emotions were understandable. The 42-year old from Bogota had never achieved a major victory before and now was the Pan American Champion. A fellow Colombian Jose Juan Garcia  was runner-up (above right).

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