Gülşen Degener

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Gülşen Degener
Personal information
Nationality Turkey
Born (1968-10-25) October 25, 1968 (age 48)
Şanlıurfa, Turkey
Residence Germany
Website www.gulsendegener.com
Sport Carom billiards
Event(s) Three-cushion billiards
Club Billard Akademie Berlin

Gülşen Degener (born 25 October 1968, in Şanlıurfa) is a female Turkish-born, Germany-resident professional carom billiards player.[1]

She was born in the southeastern part of Turkey. Gülşen Degener began playing billiards while she was at Uludağ University in Bursa, Turkey, studying English philology and literature. She has been playing billiards for 10 years, the last 4 years professionally. After mastering straight rail billiards, she switched over to three cushion, a more difficult variety.

In the mid-1990s, Gülşen moved to Berlin, Germany. In 1999, she played for a leading Dutch first division ladies team, Tabara. In the 2002-2003 season, she played for the German second division team BSG Duisburg, before joining the Portuguese first division team Centro Norton de Matos for the 2005-2006 season.

Degener currently resides in Germany and is married and has a child.


  • German Women’s Championship - champion
  • German Women’s Championship – 2nd place
  • German Women’s Championship - champion
  • Berlin and Brandenburg Region, German 3rd division league – champion and upgrade to the German 2nd division
  • Dutch league - champion
  • German Women’s Championship - champion
  • European Women’s Cup, Belgium – champion
  • Tournament in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany – upgrade to the German 1st division
  • Ladies World Challenge Cup, Gandia, Spain – 3rd place with the Turkish team
  • Dutch league – 2nd place
  • European women’s leagues best scorer
  • European Women’s Cup, the Netherlands – champion
  • German Grand Prix – qualification as the only woman for the German Championship
  • European women’s leagues best scorer
  • European Women’s Cup, Germany – champion
  • World Women’s Championship 3-Cushion, Valencia, Spain – 9th place
  • European women’s leagues best scorer
  • Turkish national team qualifications, Ankara – 1st place
  • European Women’s Championship 3-Cushion, Manisa, Turkey – 3rd place


Highest series for women
  • 10 - 2004 Dutch league
Highest game average for women
  • 1.400 - 2004 Dutch league
  • 1.500 - 2005 European Women’s Championship 3-Cushion, Manisa, Turkey


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