3-Cushion News - US & World

Frederic Caudron Wins His 3rd UMB World Championship Featured

Frederic Caudron of Belgium in a sparkling, record-setting performance has captured his third 3-Cushion World Championship, defeating fellow countryman Eddy Merckx in the final match 40-16 in 9 innings -- a beautiful 4.44 average. The tournament, held in Santa Cruz, Bolivia November 8-12 attracted 48 of the world's best players. In the end it was a rare one-country final match between the two Belgians that confirmed the continued dominance of the European region at the top-level of world 3-cushion with Caudron once again leading the way. (Pictured L to R: Eddy Merckx, Frederic Caudron, Minh Cam Ma and Marco Zanetti)

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Torbjorn Blomdahl Rises Again to Win World Cup La Baule France Featured

Torbjorn Blomdahl has once again proven why he is one of the greatest players of all time in the game of 3-Cushion Billiards. In a consistent and strong showing the 55-year old Swedish star defeated all comers including the great Frederic Caudron in the final match to win the sixth UMB World Cup of the 2017 cycle. Held for the second year in the city of La Baule France the event ran from October 23-29. The result moves Blomdahl into the number 4 spot on the UMB Ranking. (Dani Sanchez retains number 1 followed by Haeng-Jik Kim and Dick Jaspers.)

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USA Tournament Results September-October 2017 Featured

US 3-cushion billiard tournament activity for September and October 2017 brought us four events in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest regions. Players came to Minneapolis, MN, Ashland, OR (Two events back-to-back!) and Rushville, IL to meet up and do battle. The events consisted of both USBA sanctioned tournaments for members and regional activity for the local players.

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Haeng-Jik Kim Wins World Cup - AGAIN! Featured

Repeating his winning effort of barely three months back, Korea's Haeng-Jik Kim won his second World Cup, this time in his home country in Cheongju City, Korea. Rarely does a player win back-to-back world cups. Caudron did in 2016 but before that it was Jaspers in 2008! Kim has surely established himself as one of the greats and is destined to achieve many more milestone achievements in his already illustrious career.

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