Frederic Caudron Regains National Championship Title in Belgium

Frederic Caudron was at his best as he once again claimed the title of National Champion of Belgium. He defeated last year's winner Eddy Merckx to take back a title he has won five times before.

It was the two spearheads in Belgian three-cushion who battled it out once again for the national championship held in Blankenberge. Frédéric Caudron took back the three cushion title beating Eddy Merckx in a match that was decided in the final stage. The tenth inning was the turning point: Caudron and Merckx leveled at 26-26, two innings later, Caudron finished the match after a brilliant sprint with 10 and 4: 40-27 in 12 innings. With the title, Caudron earned 30 points for the world ranking. Dick Jaspers won the title in the Netherlands, so that Jaspers remains the world's number one with a minimal lead as of this writing.

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