A sigh of relief from Blomdahl, some champion stress for Jaspers, and brilliant moments from youngsters Cho and D’Agata. The most prominent casualties in the two days of group play: D.A.C. Nguyen, Jun Tae Kim, Pedro Piedrabuena, Murat Naci Coklu. After two long days, the best 32 players in the world are ready for the K.O. stage. The level of play is high in Donghae City, as the averages show. We’ll make a quick tour of all the sixteen groups.
The two main favorites for the Veghel World Cup shared the bronze. An outsider with great technical skills won the silver. But the day and the week belonged to the 60-year-old from Sweden: Torbjörn Blomdahl, who won his 45th World Cup.
The Union Mondiale de Billard (UMB) held its 32nd Congress & General Assembly in Valencia, Spain, on Saturday, October 15th, 2022.
The billiard world already knew he was a great talent. Now it is evident that he is a champion as well: 16-year-old Burak Hashas from Turkey is the new UMB 3-cushion Junior World Champion. In a spectacular but one-sided final, he beat Greece’s Dimitrios Seleventas to win the 2022 title: 35-10 in 19/18 innings.
What a triumph for Andrea Quarta! At the just-finished World Championships in 5-Pins- Billiards, the 40-year-old Italian won the title and thus secured his second World Championship after 2008.
In front of his home crowd in Calangianus/Sardinia, Quarta played a great final against the Argentinean Ricardo Dieguez, which he won in the end with 4:0 sets.
The UMB Ladies 3-cushion World Championship had a towering favorite: Therese Klompenhouwer. And the Dutch lady from Nijkerk delivered: undefeated in the tournament, never really in danger. She dominated the final against Korean talent Ji Eun Han from the start with an early run of eight and finished it 30-16 in 22 innings.
The 2022 UMB Seoul World Cup will mostly be remembered for the two majestic semifinals on Sunday. The final was, unfortunately for the talented Korean Myeong Jong Cha, a one-sided affair with Sánchez in control from start to finish: 50-19 in 16 innings. The Spaniard is turning into the main “angstgegner” for world champion Dick Jaspers, who has now lost five in a row to Sánchez. The Dutchman, however, remains solidly in first place on the world ranking.
Publication WC Veghel, 2022.
To whom it may concern.
Considering that the World Cup of Seoul (Korea) 2022, ends on August 28th and that the participating players will be traveling back home in the period between 29th and 31st of August, the inscriptions for the World Cup of Veghel (The Netherlands), that will take place from 23 to 29 of October 2022, will be published on September 1st, 2022.
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After 8 successful editions, the organizer of the Lausanne Billiard Masters (LBM) wished to change its formula in order to vary the type of competition each year.
Thus, with the UMB, it was decided that the LBM will act as an innovation lab by making it possible to reach various categories of players (for example Youth and Women) and to try out various game formats.
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.