Dani Sánchez

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Dani Sánchez
Medal record
Competitor for  Spain
Men's Three-cushion billiards
World Games
Gold 2001 Akita Individual
Gold 2005 Duisburg Individual

Daniel Sánchez Gálvez (born 3 March 1974 in Santa Coloma de Gramenet), and best known as Dani Sánchez)[1] is a Catalan Spanish professional carom billiards player. He first reached the finals of the UMB World Three-cushion Championship in 1996, but finished 2nd to Christian Rudolph. He successfully took the title in 1998, defeating 14-time World Champion Torbjörn Blomdahl. He won it again in 2005 against Jean Paul de Bruijn.

Sánchez is a winner of the CEB European Three-cushion Championship twice (1997 and 2000) and is a 31-time Spanish national Champion. He also won the gold medal twice at the three-cushion event of the 2001 and 2005 World Games, defeating Dick Jaspers on both occasions.

His highest run in competition is 15, and his best game average is 5 (50 points in 10 innings).

15 times 3 cushions Billiard champion of Spain.

He is often seen in matches wearing a red or black vest.

In 2007, he nearly won the world title for the third time but he was outclassed by Ryuuji Umeda of Japan.


  1. ^ *Sánchez, Dani (5 June 2008). "Página Oficial de Dani Sánchez [Official Page of Dani Sánchez]" (in Spanish). Spain: self-published. Archived from the original on 10 June 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 

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Preceded by
World Games - Three-cushion Champion
2001, 2005
Succeeded by
Dick Jaspers