3-Cushion News - US & World

Caudron and Sanchez: Two Winners in Hurghada

Frederic Caudron of Belgium once again returned to the top of the podium showing his mental preparation and superior form as the winner of the final UMB World Cup of 2015. The event held in Hurghada Egypt December 13-19, 2015 held a great deal of tension for many of the world's best players as both ranking points and multiple titles were on the line.

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Semih Sayginer Wins 2015 Turkish Billiard Title

The National 3-Cushion Billiards Championship title in Turkey is awarded to the player who accumulates the most points in a series of Grand Prix tournaments held over the course of the year. In 2015 that player was once again the great Semih Sayginer who regains the title with wins in the final two events of the season.

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Final World Cup for 2015 in Hurghada Egypt

The final World Cup tournament of 2015 will start Sunday, December 13 in Hurghada, Egypt. The event will determine the overall winner of the world cup series for the year. The Hurghahda World Cup has attracted a field of 149 players all determined to gain as many ranking points as they can in the last UMB event of 2015.

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Dick Takano Memorial Produces Four Qualifiers

The Dick Takano Memorial USBA Qualifier was played at the Tacoma Elks Club December 4-6th. We had a total of 17 players from the West Coast, with two flights, one of 8 another of 9. All games were played to 30 points on our freshly recovered Verhoeven tables. The players not only showed some great talent, but also endurance. Thanks to all of the players for your participation, and sportsmanship during the event. Pictured above are the directors and our qualifiers (from L to R) Ed Brasfield Billiard Chairman, 4th Neal Olson, 3rd Jesus Quinonez, 2nd Ertan Tarhan, 1st Rob Spicknall, Tim Poole Tournament Chairman.

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Torbjorn Blomdahl Wins 2015 UMB World Championship

Bordeaux, France - December 5, 2015. Torbjorn Blomdahl of Sweden defeats Dong-Koong Kang of South Korea to win the 2015 UMB World Championship. This was Bomdahl's fifth title including match wins in 1987 & 1997 and having been the World Cup player of the year in 1988 and 1991. His return to the top cements his reputation as the greatest player of his generation.

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