December 12, 2021
Dick Jaspers is Crowned the World Champion; Murat N. Coklu Takes Silver Medal; Bronze Medal for Martin Horn and Marco Zanetti
Sharm El Sheikh, December 11th, 2021.
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.
In the semifinals and in an emotional match Coklu beat Marco Zanetti 50-48 in 32 innings, meanwhile, JASPERS ensured the pass to the final after beating the German player Martin HORN with a score of 50-47 in 27 innings.
Marco Zanetti´s mother passed away and Marco received the sad news just after his match in the semi-final and he immediately made the arrangements to quickly leave for Italy. The UMB Committee wishes Marco and his loved ones strength in this tragic loss and expresses its sincere condolences.
A magnificent edition closed for the Minister of Youth and Sport H.E. Mr. Ashraf Sobhi, H.E. General Khaled Foda Governor of South Sinai, Mr. Ahmed Galai Chairman of Akhbar El Yom Organisation, and sports authorities of UMB and EBFS with a perfect organization by the Egyptian Billiards Federation and a safe and pleasant stay for all participants and fans in Sharm El Sheikh.