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Ertan Tarhan Goes Undefeated To Win Russ Guppy Memorial Featured

The 2019 Russ Guppy Memorial 3-Cushion Billiards Tournament was held on November 9-10 at the Tacoma Elks Lodge # 174. Although traditionally held at the Elks Lodge in Hood River, Oregon, this year it was held in Tacoma because the Hood River Elks Lodge removed its billiard tables. The tournament was held in memory of Russ Guppy, who over many years helped to promote the game of 3-cushion billiards in the Pacific Northwest.

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Eddy Merckx Gets Stronger And Stronger Winning Guri World Cup Featured

Belgian Eddy Merckx (2nd left above) survived one first round loss in the round robin phase of the main event to ultimately advance and reach the final match against France's Jeremy Bury (1st left above) in the Guri World Cup. Merckx, one of the toughest competitors in the professional 3-Cushion Billiard circuit proved once again why he is a multiple titleholder in Survival matches, World Cup's and World Championships with his victory.

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Haeng-Jik Kim Defeats Lufti Cenet In World Cup Final! Featured

The 27-year-old Korean Haeng-Jik Kim has won his third World Cup in his career in Veghel in the Netherlands. The former four-time junior world champion defeated the Turk Lütfi Cenet in the final in a crowded house after a miraculous come-back, 40-35 in 21 innings. The victory, after trailing 21-1 in three innings, looks even more spectacular, because Kim lost his first two matches in the tournament and returned from a precarious position. "This makes me very happy," said the amiable Korean after the ceremony in the arena. Pictured above (L to R): Duc Anh Chien Nguyen. Antonio Montes, Lütfi Cenet and the winner Haeng-Jik Kim.

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Lather, Rinse, REPEAT! Therese Klompenhouwer and Myung-Woo Cho Both Champions Again!

Therese Klompenhouwer of the Netherlands defended her 2018 Ladies World Championship title winning for the fourth time, while in his final year as a junior Korea's Myung-Woo Cho notched his third Junior World Championship trophy. The fabulous repeat winners played in consecutive events held in Valencia, Spain from September 20 through October 5, 2019.

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United States Billiard Association Tournament Results (October Update)

The USBA is the governing body for carom billiards in the USA. In the first half of 2019 the USBA held a series of qualifying tournaments leading up to the National Championship (May.) In addition other regional events are held around the country throughout the year. Here is the recap of results thorough July. Click the winners name for more info on each event.

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