Torbjörn Blomdahl

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Torbjörn Blomdahl
Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Men's Three-cushion billiards
World Games
Silver 2009 Kaohsiung Individual

Torbjörn Blomdahl (born 26 October 1962) is a Swedish professional carom billiards (and to a lesser extent pool) player from Helsingborg, Sweden.

Background[edit]

Torbjörn Blomdahl was born in Gothenburg but at age 11 he moved to Helsingborg. He is the son of three-cushion player Lennart Blomdahl, who was a driving force behind the local billiards club Borgen på Söder. It was here Blomdahl learned to play three-cushion with his father as the teacher. His international breakthrough was at the European championships in Copenhagen in 1984. Starting in 1989 he was ranked the best three-cushion player in the world.

Blomdahl has been a resident of Backnang, Germany since 1994.

Cue sports career[edit]

Blomdahl has won a total of 15 world three-cushion titles, 5 from UMB and 10 from BWA, placing him second to only Raymond Ceulemans who won 24. He is also the only Swede to ever be world champion. He's made 6 successful defenses, won 8 CEB European three-cushion titles which he defended successfully 4 times, and won 18 Swedish titles. His highest run is 24 and once made 50 points in 9 innings (5.555 average).

Other tournaments Blomdahl won include the 2004 Carom Café International Tournament against Ramon Rodriguez[1] and the first Sang Lee International Open by defeating Turkey's Semih Saygıner.[2] In 2008 Blomdahl won the money-rich Agipi Masters tournament at the expense of Dick Jaspers.

Blomdahl has also excelled at pocket billiards, once defeating Korean pro Young-Hwa Jeong and Filipino pro pool player Efren Reyes in both three-cushion, nine ball, and eight ball. He's also run 100 in straight pool.[3]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Raymond Ceulemans
BWA World Three-cushion Champion
1988
Succeeded by
Ludo Dielis
BWA World Three-cushion Champion
1991 – 1992
Succeeded by
Sang Lee
Preceded by
Sang Lee
BWA World Three-cushion Champion
1994 – 1996
Succeeded by
Dick Jaspers
Preceded by
Dick Jaspers
BWA World Three-cushion Champion
1998
Succeeded by
Dick Jaspers
BWA World Three-cushion Champion
2000 – 2002
Succeeded by
Semih Saygıner