UMB World Three-cushion Championship

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Henk Robijns from the Netherlands shows some of his caramboles from the 1933 championship in Cairo, and two trick shots.

The UMB World Three-cushion Championship is a professional carom billiards tournament in the discipline of three-cushion billiards, organized mostly annually by the Union Mondiale de Billard. Until 1953 it was organized by the UIFAB (Union Internationale des Federations d'Amateurs de Billard). During a dispute between the UMB and BWA (Billiards World Cup Association) the UMB decided not to organize the championship between 1988-1991. Instead the overall winner of the World Cup was announced as also the world champion.[1]:p785

From 1928 to 1958 and from 1985 to 1987, matches were played as a single frame with a run to 50 points (or 60 points between 1960 to 1984). From 1994 to 2011 the tournament was played in a set-system, the winner achieving the best of five. Since 2012 it has been changed back to a single frame with the run to 40 points.

Prize money and Ranking points[edit]

[2][3]

Rank Prize Ranking
points
Winner 4.800 € 120
Runner-up 3.200 € 081
3. & 3. Rank 1.600 € 057
5. – 8. Rank 1.200 € 039
8. – 16. Rank 800 € 024
17. – 48. Rank 400 € (17. – 32.) 012
(33. – 48.) 008
Total 35.200 €

Tournament records (timeline)[edit]

General Average (GA)[1]
GD Name Jahr
0,552 Egypt Edmond Soussa 1928
0,720 Belgium Emile Zaman 1929
0,755 Spain Claudio Puigvert 1935
0,859 United States Edward L. Lee 1936
0,884 Argentina Augusto Vergez 1938
0,922 Argentina José Bonomo 1948
1,070 Argentina Pedro Leopoldo Carrera 1952
1,089 Belgium René Vingerhoedt 1958
1,307 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1963
1,345 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1966
1,478 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1973
1,500 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1976
1,679 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1978
1,745 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1986
2,015 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1997
2,122 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2010
2,642 South Korea Kang Dong-Koong 2013
Special Average (SA)[1]
BED Name Jahr
0,746 Belgium Emile Zaman 1928
0,961 Belgium Emile Zaman 1929
1,136 Spain Claudio Puigvert 1932
1,162 Argentina Augusto Vergez 1938
1,562 Uruguay Alfredo Fuentes 1948
1,612 Belgium René Vingerhoedt 1952
Germany August Tiedtke 1958
2,068 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1963
2,500 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1966
2,631 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1986
2,812 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1988
Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1991
Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1997
Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2001
3,461 Spain Daniel Sánchez 2005
4,500 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2011
5,714 South Korea Kang Dong-koong 2013
High Run (HR)[1]
HS Name Jahr
09 Egypt Edmond Soussa 1928
10 Spain Enrique Miró 1931
Spain Claudio Puigvert 1932
12 Egypt Edmond Soussa 1933
France Alfred Lagache 1938
Uruguay Alfredo Fuentes 1948
France Bernard Siguret 1952
Germany August Tiedtke 1953
13 Austria Johann Scherz 1958
14 Belgium Raymond Steylaerts 1964
Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1974
15 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1975
Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1980
Netherlands Rini van Bracht 1982
Spain Avelino Rico 1986
Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1991
Belgium Jozef Philipoom 1995
Italy Marco Zanetti 1997
Spain Daniel Sánchez 1998
Netherlands Raimond Burgman 1998
United States Sang Chun Lee 1999
Italy Marco Zanetti 2000
Belgium Eddy Merckx 2010
17 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 2012
Belgium Frédéric Caudron 2013

List of champions[edit]

2013 Award ceremony.
Ludo Dielis hands over the diamant-cue to the winner Frederic Caudron.
From Left to right: Vice world champion Filipos Kasidokostas, Caudron, Bronce medal winners Alexander Salazar and Dick Jaspers.

This is the list of UMB three-cushion billiards world champions, from 1928 to present.[1]:pp 799–853[4][5]

No. Year Venue Winner Avg. 2nd Avg. 3rd Avg.
01 1928 France Reims Egypt Edmond Soussa 0,552 Netherlands Carel Koopman 0,493 Germany Otto Unshelm 0,489
02 1929 Belgium Brussels Egypt Edmond Soussa 0,604 Belgium Emile Zaman 0,720 Netherlands Arnoud Sengers 0,542
03 1930 Netherlands Amsterdam Netherlands Hendrik J. Robijns 0,587 Egypt Edmond Soussa 0,541 Netherlands Arnoud Sengers 0,542
04 1931 Spain Barcelona Spain Enrique Miró 0,551 Egypt Edmond Soussa 0,632 Netherlands Arnoud Sengers 0,571
05 1932 France Vichy Netherlands Hendrik J. Robijns 0,679 Spain Claudio Puigvert 0,698 Switzerland Franz Aeberhard 0,557
06 1933 Egypt Cairo Netherlands Hendrik J. Robijns 0,628 Egypt Edmond Soussa 0,593 Spain Claudio Puigvert 0,547
07 1934 Spain Barcelona Spain Claudio Puigvert 0,695 France Jacques Davin 0,590 France Jean Albert 0,508
08 1935 France Algiers France Alfred Lagache 0,656 Spain Claudio Puigvert 0,755 Belgium Emile Zaman 0,643
09 1936 United States New York United States Edward L. Lee 0,859 United States Eugene Deardorff 0,665 Egypt Edmond Soussa 0,631
10 1937 Germany Köln France Alfred Lagache 0,696 Germany August Tiedtke 0,680 Netherlands Arnoud Sengers 0,603
11 1938 Argentina Buenos Aires Argentina Augusto Vergez 0,884 Argentina Jean Fransisco Vergez 0,677 France Alfred Lagache 0,745
1939 to 1947: not held
12 1948 Argentina Buenos Aires Belgium Rene Vingerhoedt 0,877 Argentina Jose Bonomo 0,922 Argentina Augusto Vergez 0,819
1949 to 1951: not held
13 1952 Argentina Buenos Aires Argentina Pedro L. Carrera 1,070 Germany August Tiedtke 0,961 Argentina Carlos Friedenthal 0,943
14 1953 Belgium Antwerp Argentina Enrique Navarra 0,937 Belgium Rene Vingerhoedt 1,001 Argentina Pedro L. Carrera 0,921
1954 to 1957: not held
15 1958 Spain Barcelona Argentina Enrique Navarra 0,913 Belgium Rene Vingerhoedt 1,089 Germany August Tiedtke 0,921
1959: not held
16 1960 Argentina Buenos Aires Belgium Rene Vingerhoedt 0,961 Uruguay Carlos Monestier 0,811 Argentina José Bonomo 0,887
17 1961 Netherlands Amsterdam Peru Adolfo Suarez 0,997 Portugal Egidio Vieira 0,801 France Bernard Siguret 0,905
1962: not held
18 1963 Germany Neuss Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,307 Austria Johann Scherz 1,077 Argentina Enrique Navarra 0,817
19 1964 Belgium Ostend Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,231 Argentina Marcelo Lopez 1,040 France Roger Hanoun 0,939
20 1965 Netherlands Hilversum Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,290 Austria Johann Scherz 1,152 Japan Koya Ogata 1,127
21 1966 Argentina Buenos Aires Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,191 Argentina Enrique Navarra 1,006 Colombia Alfonso González 0,878
22 1967 Peru Lima Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,345 Peru Humberto Suguimizu 0,957 Japan Keizo Kubo 1,003
23 1968 Germany Düren Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,227 Japan Koya Ogata 0,910 Austria Johann Scherz 1,009
24 1969 Japan Tokyo Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,276 Japan Koya Ogata 0,992 Argentina Diego Martinez 0,906
25 1970 United States Las Vegas Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,164 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 0,998 Austria Johann Scherz 0,876
26 1971 Netherlands Groningen Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,266 Netherlands Rini van Bracht 0,865 Netherlands Henny de Ruyter 0,814
27 1972 Argentina Buenos Aires Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,315 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,025 Denmark Peter Thøgersen 0,902
28 1973 Egypt Cairo Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,478 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 0,966 Peru Humberto Suguimizu 0,811
29 1974 Belgium Antwerp Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,312 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,325 Japan Yoshio Yoshihara 1,130
30 1975 Bolivia La Paz Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,308 Netherlands Rini van Bracht 0,922 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,206
31 1976 Belgium Ostend Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,500 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,305 Japan Junichi Komori 1,238
32 1977 Japan Tokyo Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,372 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,187 Japan Yoshio Yoshihara 1,176
33 1978 United States Las Vegas Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,679 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,205 Japan Junichi Komori 1,067
34 1979 Peru Lima Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,384 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,135 Japan Yoshio Yoshihara 1,067
35 1980 Argentina Buenos Aires Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,460 Japan Yohio Yoshihara 1,217 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,192
36 1981 Egypt Cairo Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,222 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,426 Austria Johann Scherz 1,271
37 1982 Ecuador Guayaquil Netherlands Rini van Bracht 1,043 Japan Yohio Yoshihara 1,146 United States Carlos Hallon 1,086
38 1983 France Aix-les-Bains Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,447 France Richard Bitalis 1,332 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,258
39 1984 Germany Krefeld Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,388 Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,278 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,151
40 1985 Netherlands Heeswijk-Dinther Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,541 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,364 Japan Junichi Komori 1,071
41 1986 United States Las Vegas Spain Avelino Rico 1,010 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,205 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,745
42 1987 Egypt Cairo Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,099 United States Frank Torres 0,933 Mexico Arturo Bone 0,778
43 1988 6 x World Cup Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,594 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,224 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,293
44 1989 5 x World Cup Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,342 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,389 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,312
45 1990 6 x World Cup Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,527 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,619 Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,300
46 1991 5 x World Cup Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,504 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,518 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,498
1992 and 1993: not held
47 1994 Denmark Aalborg Netherlands Rini van Bracht 1,149 Germany Edgar Bettzieche 1,038 Denmark Brian Knudsen 1,194
48 1995 Netherlands Grubbenvorst Belgium Jozef Philipoom 1,494 Netherlands John Tijssens 1,210 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,345
49 1996 Germany Hattingen Germany Christian Rudolph 1,025 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,277 Austria Gerhard Kostistansky 0,982
50 1997 Netherlands Grubbenvorst Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2,015 Netherlands Raimund Burgman 1,453 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,684
51 1998 France Rezé Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,594 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,797 Germany Christian Rudolph 1,155
52 1999 Colombia Bogotá Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,538 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,769 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,614
53 2000 France Saint-Étienne Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,773 Denmark Tonny Carlsen 1,502 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,590
54 2001 Luxembourg Luxembourg Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,696 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,866 Mexico Luis Miguel Ávila 1,260
No. Year Venue Winner Avg. Finalist Avg. Semi-finalists Avg.
55 2002 Denmark Randers Italy Marco Zanetti 1,732 Denmark Dion Nelin 1,519 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,687
Peru Ramón Rodríguez 1,453
56 2003 Spain Valladolid Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,868 Greece Filipos Kasidokostas 1,268 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,833
Italy Marco Zanetti 1,211
57 2004 Netherlands Rotterdam Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,907 Greece Filipos Kasidokostas 1,399 Greece Nikos Polychronopoulos 1,437
Denmark Jacob Haack-Sørensen 1,442
58 2005 Spain Lugo Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,838 Netherlands Jean Paul de Bruijn 1,566 Belgium Eddy Leppens 1,551
Belgium Peter de Backer 1,367
59 2006 Germany Sankt Wendel Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,767 Greece Nikos Polychronopoulos 1,456 Belgium Peter de Backer 1,577
Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,783
60 2007 Ecuador Cuenca Japan Ryuuji Umeda 1,426 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,805 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,484
Peru Ramón Rodríguez 1,091
61 2008 Germany Sankt Wendel Italy Marco Zanetti 1,871 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,631 Belgium Peter de Backer 1,481
France Jérémy Bury 1,478
62 2009 Switzerland Lausanne Greece Filipos Kasidokostas 1,869 Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,703 Belgium Eddy Leppens 1,598
Italy Marco Zanetti 1,612
63 2010 Netherlands Sluiskil Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,715 Belgium Eddy Leppens 1,678 South Korea Choi Sung-won 1,718
Spain Javier Palazon 1,375
64 2011 Peru Lima Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,917 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,551 Spain Javier Palazón 1,454
Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,808
65 2012 Portugal Porto Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,983 South Korea Choi Sung-won 1,365 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,711
Italy Marco Zanetti 1,515
66 2013 Belgium Antwerp Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,951 Greece Filipos Kasidokostas 1,923 Colombia Alexander Salazar 1,433
Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,822
67 2014 South Korea Guri    
 

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Official Rules and Reglementation for 3-Cushion World Championship Singles" (PDF). Archived from the original on 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 
  3. ^ "General Information" (PDF). Archived from the original on 2012-08-28. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  4. ^ "Weltmeisterschaften Dreiband". Artistik Billard Sportunion Austria. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Tournament Statistics (dead link)