Javier Vera has won the 3-cushion national title of Mexico for the fourth consecutive time.
The European title is back in the hands of one of the greatest players the game has ever known. 52-year old Torbjörn Blomdahl of Sweden defeated Eddy Merckx of Belgium in the final match to be crowned champion. A standing ovation from the crowd was the winner's reward, as he walked through the arena acknowledging the applause of his fans.
The Egyptian player Riad Nady enters history as the winner of the first African 3-cushion billiards championship. The new confederation in Africa was founded in 2013 and is part of the World billiards federation (UMB.)
Therese Klompenhouwer for many years was long recognized as one of the best three cushion players in the world. But the title of Women's World Champion seemed to elude her. That title was finally hers as the 31-year-old European champion made her dream come true. Therese Klompenhouwer became world champion with a win in the final match against Japanese opponent Yuko Nishimoto in the championship held October 2014 in Sinop. Turkey.