3-Cushion News - US & World

Marco Zanetti Wins LG U+ Cup in Seoul Korea Featured

Marco Zanetti has once again proven why he is one of the world's top 3-cushion billiard players. His latest feat was topping a strong field in Seoul Korea in the LG U+ Cup, the most lucrative tournament in all of 3-cushion billiards. Zanetti becomes the first European player to win the annual event.


Jae Ho Cho Wins 2017 Verhoeven Open Featured

Exhibiting his typical calm and confident style, Jae Ho Cho (3rd from left above) of Korea won the 2017 Verhoeven Open Tournament held at the 3-cushion billiard palace - Carom Cafe in Flushing, New York. Facing some of the toughest competitors in the world in the final single-elimination stage, Cho bravely knocked down win after win. Along the way he defeated Frederic Caudron in the quarter-final round and current World Champion Dani Sanchez in the semi-final round. His last match against Eddie Leppens (left) of Belgium was never in doubt as Cho notched a beautiful 40-19 win in 16 innings with a high run of 8. Also pictured above are 3rd place finisher Dani Sanchez (2nd from left) and 4th place finisher Semih Sayginer (right.)


2 Qual Stages Lead To Main Event At Verhoeven Open

The 2017 Verhoeven attracted its largest field ever - a total of 137 players. 41 players from the United States met 96 players from around the world in a week of non-stop billiards. We say non-stop and we mean it. The tournament format with two round robin stages and a knock-out stage is truly unique. Add to that the electric atmosphere of the historic Carom Cafe in New York and you have one of the greatest - and strongest events - ever played on U.S. soil.