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Won-jun Choi Wins 2019's Third PBA Tour Event

Won-jun Choi, another somewhat obscure Korean 3-cushion player has won the third event in the newly formed Professional Billiards Assocation (PBA). Many of the world class European players who have elected to give up playing in UMB events in favor of the opportunities in the newly formed league ended far down in the rankings this time around. When, if ever, will they regain their dominance?

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The UMB World Cup to Return To Las Vegas

Lausanne, August  26, 2019, Union Mondiale de Billard (UMB): Las Vegas will once again host World Cups.

Billiard fans worldwide, and especially those on the American continent, will be happy to hear that the city of Las Vegas will host UMB World Cups in 2021, 2022 and 2023. The USBA (United States Billiard Association), the CPB (Confederación Panamericana de Billar) and the UMB (Union Mondiale de Billard) have jointly announced this news.

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Eddy Merckx Wins Survival 3C Masters In Turkey

Eddy Merckx played an astonishing final match against fellow Belgian Roland Forthomme and Koreans Haeng-Jik Kim and Jae-Ho Cho to win the third Survival 3C Masters event of 2019. His final score of 132 was the highest ever scored in this event. Merckx took home the first place prize of $50,000 and further cemented his reputation as a fierce competitor and world-class 3-cushion talent.

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Eddy Merckx Repeats As Verhoeven Open Champion

The 2019 Verhoeven Open in New York ended in a day of mighty triumph for Belgian Eddy Merckx. The defending champion in the event – having beaten Germany's Martin Horn in the 2018 final – was literally unstoppable in his repeat run for the trophy. Merckx finished the event unbeaten in 12 games and capped his win in the final match against Torbjorn Blomdahl with a majestic run of 18. Simply breathtaking.

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