3-Cushion News - US & World

Dick Jaspers Wins 4th World Championship Title Featured

Dick Jaspers of the Netherlands proved best of all in the 2018 3-Cushion World Championship held in Cairo, Egypt October 2-6, 2018. The Dutch superstar and now world number two ranked player defeated Jeremy Bury of France in an epic final match that went all the way to a shootout to determine the winner.

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Lupe Cruz Wins Fourth Rushville Title Featured

Lupe Cruz was the first repeat winner at the Professor-Q-Ball Rushville Tournament back in 2016, was the winner again in 2017, and continues his winning ways with a victory in the 2018 Fall Classic event. Pictured above (L to R):  Mazin Shooni (2nd), Lupe Cruz (1st) and George Ashby (3rd). 

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

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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Therese Klompenhouwer Regains Women's World Title in 2018 Featured

Therese Klompenhouwer of Netherlands fought a tough tournament to regain her Women's World Championship title defeating perennial rival Orie Hida of Japan in the final match. In the eight installments of this event Hida has won four times and now Therese has won three. Only Natsumi Higasiuchi of Japan can boast a women's world championship title.

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Dani Sanchez is the "Survivor" in 3C Masters Tournament Featured

Twenty-four started the Survival 3C Masters event in Incheon, Korea. Four remained on the final day. But it was Dani Sanchez of Spain who proved the most resilient as he outlasted his remaining rivals Semih Sayginer (TUR), Sung-Won Choi (KOR) and Marco Zanetti (ITA) to win the $50,000 first prize and title of Survival 3C Masters Champion.

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