S.L. Benfica (billiards)

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Benfica (billiards)
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Full name Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Founded 2 November 1938
Manager Dr. Vasco Manuel da Cruz Gomes
League Portuguese Billiards League
2011–12 1st at Snooker, American Pool, Women's Pool
Website Club home page
Active departments of
Sport Lisboa e Benfica
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The S.L. Benfica billiards squad is a semi-professional team based in Lisbon, Portugal. The team competes in the Portuguese Billiards League, in both carom billiards (three-cushion), pool (eight-ball and nine-ball) and Snooker events. The team is almost exclusively made of Portuguese players. They play at the Estádio da Luz in a 202 m2 room with 4 professional pool tables and a 50 people stand.

History[edit]

The billiard section was created in 1938–39 with players like Alvaro Figueiredo de Lima, Maximiano Varges Henrique da Costa Santos and Aguinaldo Cacho. The section continued to grow and in the sixties it won its first regional title in 66/67 and by 69 its first National Championship. Also in 69 it participated for the first time into the CEB European Three-cushion Championship.

Between 1983 and 2000, Benfica won most of its titles, 10 Regional Championships, 6 National Championships, 2 Portuguese Cups and 3 Supercups.

In 2002/03, Benfica hired Dick Jaspers, Dion Nelin, Henrique Penalva, Jaime Faraco in an attempt to win the CEB European Three-cushion Championship but it only managed a second place. [1]

In 2011/12, Benfica won a combined number of 13 titles, 9 for teams.[2]

Honours (Men)[edit]

According to the official website[3]

Three Cushin[edit]

Winners (9): 1968–69, 1970–71, 1976–77, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1991–92, 1994–95
Winners (2): 1992–93, 1999–00
Winners (3): 1992–93, 1994–95, 1997–98
Winners (15): 1966–67, 1970–71, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95
Runners-up: 2002–03

Pool[edit]

[4] [5]

  • Portuguese Pool Men's Billiards Cup
Winners (1): 2010–11, 2011–12
  • Portuguese Pool Men's Billiards Super Cup
Winners (3): 2011–12

American Pool[edit]

[6]

Winners (1): 2011–12
Winners (1): 2010–11, 11–12
Winners (1): 2011–12

Snooker[edit]

[7]

  • Portuguese Snooker Men's Billiards Championship
Winners (2): 2011–12, 2013–14
  • Portuguese Snooker Men's Billiards Championship
  • Winners (2): 2013, 2014

Honours (Women)[edit]

[8]

Pool[edit]

  • Portuguese Pool Women's Billiards Championship
Winners (1): 2011–12
  • Portuguese Pool Women's Billiards Cup
Winners (1): 2010–11, 2011–12

Current squad[edit]

[9]

Notable past athletes[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

[10]

Name Nat. Job
Sr. Porfírio José da Silva Portugal Financial Manager
Sr. João Maria Marinho de Abreu Portugal Infrastructures Area
Eng.º Eduardo Lucas Paixão Portugal Informatics, Communication and Marketing Area
Sr. Ricardo Jorge Veloso Simões Portugal Pool Area

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of Benfica's Billiards (Portuguese)
  2. ^ "Benfica win's 12 titles". SL Benfica.pt. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  3. ^ "Honors". SL Benfica.pt. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  4. ^ "Men's Pool 10/11 season". Serbenfiquista.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  5. ^ "Men's Pool 11/12 season". Portal Bilhar.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  6. ^ "American Pool 11–12 season". Portal Bilhar.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  7. ^ "Snooker 11/12 season". Portal Bilhar.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  8. ^ "Women's Pool 11/12 season". Portal Bilhar.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  9. ^ "Current squad". Slbenfica.pt. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  10. ^ "Team Technical Staff". Slbenfica.pt. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 

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