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Due to the imposed travel restrictions during the COVID-19 period, for more than two years UMB adapted the event publication dates for the World Cups to 6 weeks and for the World Championships to 8 weeks, prior to the date of the event.
As most COVID-19 travel restrictions have been now lifted, UMB restored the publication dates of these events, back to the delay mentioned in tournament rules, to respectively 8 and 10 weeks prior to the event date, starting from the Seoul (Korea) World Cup that, accordingly, will be published on June 27th, 2022.
Daniel Sanchez is the new European 3-Cushion Champion!
The Spaniard won the title at the continental championships in Berlicum/Netherlands today with a 50:35 after 19 innings against defending champion Dick Jaspers (Netherlands). Sanchez started the match brilliantly with a series of four and nine and was already 13:2 ahead after only two innings. The Spaniard defended this advantage until the five minutes break and was ahead by 26:16. In the past, Dick Jaspers had been able to improve his game in the second leg and had turned around many matches he thought were lost. But this time it didn’t work out.
The 25th World Championship 5-pins Individual Open is finally back after a long stop. Six months after the second postponement due to the evolution of the global health emergency, the most important 5-Pins event is getting ready to start again in Calangianus. The countdown that will bring international billiards to Sardinia, in the city of Gallura from September 20th to 25th, 2022, begins.
Despite the recent difficult corona force majeure cancellation and postponement of UMB events, and the current world economic situation, UMB and FIVE & SIX Co Ltd. reached an agreement concerning the Media and Marketing Rights.
Both, UMB and FIVE & SIX Co Ltd., are committed to a business-friendly relationship, with full satisfaction about the quality of the UMB events and the professional broadcasting productions by FIVE & SIX Co Ltd., well-appreciated by all parties, Players, Organizers, and 3-Cushion fans, all over the world.
His record speaks for itself: 12 World Cup finals in his career, of which he has won 11. Eddy Merckx added another crown today in Ho Chi Minh City, when he beat Marco Zanetti in an exciting final: 50 – 42 in 23/22 innings. The Belgian was overjoyed, because he started the tournament with two poor matches, clawed his way into the last 16, and then got better and better.
From May 13 to 15, the 1st Confederal Championship of the AMECC, the African and Middle Eastern Carom Confederation, was held in Cairo. The event was played in 3-Cushion Individuals and Teams with the participation of 24 players from 9 countries, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Tunisia, Libya, and Algeria.
The last World Cup on the American continent was held in Medellin, Colombia in 2013. Nineteen years ago, in 2003, it was the last time a World Cup was held in the USA. That was also in Las Vegas, Nevada. Semih Sayginer was the winner back then.
It’s good news for billiards to have a prestigious tournament in this hemisphere. After all, we are a global sport. And let’s not forget: the roots of the 3-cushion game lie in the United States.
At the World 3-Cushion Team Championships in Viersen/Germany, Turkey successfully defended the title of 2019. The final between the Turks and the big surprise of the weekend, Team Colombia, saw very even games, especially in the first half. On both tables, the high series was missing.
The Dutch player in his third consecutive final showed his strength by overcoming difficult moments during the tournament. The final match started with an equal score. In the tenth inning Jaspers took the lead with a run of 8 points, marking 17-10. After the break, Jaspers gained an important advantage at 38 – 14 in 12 innings with a run of 10.
The Ankara World Cup will complete its registration cycle in a few days, this time athletes from around the world have had access to their participation when Vietnam finally opens its airports.
Dick Jaspers is Crowned the World Champion; Murat N. Coklu Takes Silver Medal; Bronze Medal for Martin Horn and Marco Zanetti
After two weeks of high-level billiards in Sharm El Sheikh, today the individual world championship closed brilliantly, the winner in this 73rd edition of the UMB individual 3-Cushion World Championship was the Dutch player Dick Jaspers who prevailed by 50-48 to the Turkish player Murat N. Coklu.