23-year old former Junior Champion Haeng-Jik Kim steps on to the big stage winning the Asian Billiards Championship in Seoul, Korea.
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.
Dani Sanchez, the favorite to win the Spanish 3-cushion championship, proved worthy of that mantle as he won going away against a field of 16. The tournament held in Madrid showcased Dani's skill and dominance where he won his 16th title. This time he performed with a grand average of 2.105 far and away from his nearest rivals.
Since 1982 the dominant player in Sweden in the sport of three cushion billiards has been Torbjorn Blomdahl. In January 2014 Blomdahl demonstrated why, winning the national championship for the 24th time in defeating 2013 titleholder Michael Nilsson. The twelve man round robin tournament was held in Malmo, Sweden where Blomdahl achieved an overall average of 1.780 and a high run of 14.