Three-Cushion World Cup

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The Three-Cushion World Cup is an international tournament series in three-cushion billiards, which is held every year since 1986 between three and ten times a year.

History[edit]

The World Cup was founded in 1985 by German Werner Bayer, a carom billiards enthusiast and patron. He called the association "Billiards World Cup Association" (BWA ) and in 1986 the first tournament was held in Paris. As a patron he had excellent contact to sponsors, and quickly the tournament grew into a popular meeting place for players and spectators. At the time, the World-Cup had one of the highest monetary prizes. Between 1986 and 1989, the prize money per tournament was approximately 100,000 DM, with the winner receiving 50,000 DM. The BWA organized the World-Cup along with the world governing body, the Union Mondiale de Billard (UMB).

Between 1988 and 1992, the UMB no longer hosted any world championships themselves, therefore, for four years, the BWA World-Cup became the default world championship. In 1994 there were disagreements between the two associations. The UMB thus blocked players (including players' wives!), referees and organizers who took part in the World Cup, from participating in the tournaments of the UMB and CEB (Confédération Européenne de Billard). Thus, between 1994 and 1997, there were two parallel World-Cup championships. The BWA, as usual, played for 3rd place (the only exception was the tournament 1997/7 ), whereas the UMB did not, and therefore had two 3rd-place finishers. (With few exceptions, since the acquisition of the tournament in 1999, this is the rule up to now) .

After settling the disputes, the UMB and the BWA led the tournament together until early 1999 (Berlin Cup). After 1999, Mr. Bayer withdrew from the BWA for health reasons, and the UMB took over the organization of the tournament series from then on and the BWA broke up due to succession problems.

From 1994, the UMB tournaments were organized in collaboration with the European member association “Confédération Européenne de Billard” (CEB). Since 2004, the World-Cup has been organized as UMB/CEB (in Europe), UMB/CPB (in America), UMB/(in Amerika), UMB/ACBC World-Cup (in Asia), and since 2014, as UMB/ACC in Africa. The prize money amounts to approximately 35,000 € per tournament.

The individual results of the World Cup 1997/1 were lost directly following the tournament and, up to now, have been unable to be reconstructed, even through research by the well-known billiards archivists Heinrich Weingartner and Dieter Haase (both editors of the three-volume "Encyclopedia of Billiards Sports").

In 2012, only three tournaments were held for the overall winner appointment, instead of the required four, thus the year remains the first year without a title award.[1] On 26 January 2013 it was announced that the Greek shipping magnate, Thanos Athanasiou, until 1995 a player himself, would finance a total of five tournaments in the coming three years. These include the three World-Cup tournaments until 2015, as well as the Junior World Championships in 2013 and the Women's World-Cup in 2014. All tournaments will be played in Athens.[2]

Modus[edit]

Games are played to 15 points using the set system. In the qualification round, the game is played to two winning sets and in the final round, to three winning sets. Since 2013, games are played in the qualifiers to 30 points and in the final round, to 40 points.

Records[edit]

Prize money and ranking points[edit]

[3] Prize
money ()
Ranking
points
Winner (1×) 16.000 80
Finalist (1×) 10.000 54
Semi-finalists (2×) 6.000 38
5. – 8. (4×) 3.500 26
9. – 16. (8×) 2.500 16
17. – 32. (16×) 1.500 8
Quali (21×) 500 5
P-Quali 4
PP-Quali 3
PPP-Quali 2
Overall 106.500
Price money for
overall winner[3]
Place
1 5,000
2 3,700
3 2,500
4 2,000
5 1,700
6 1,600
7 1,500
8 1,400
9 1,300
10 1,200
11 1,100
12 1,000
Overall 24,000

(Date of issue: 20 December 2017)

Statistics[edit]

Colour key
  • BWA World Cups
  • UMB/CEB ParallelWorld Cups (1994 to 1997)
  • considered as World Championship by UMB
  • jointly organized World Cup (UMB/BWA)
  • UMB World Cups
  • Current official world record in the GA (Date of issue: 1. April 2017)
  • List of single winners[4]
    No. Year Venue Winner GA Second GA Third GA
    001 1986/1 France Paris Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,157 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,257 United States Allen Gilbert 1,029
    002 1986/2 Belgium Brussels Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,515 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,516 Netherlands Rini van Bracht 1,198
    003 1986/3 Germany Berlin Portugal Egidio Vieira 1,098 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,116 Argentina Luis Mario Doyharzabal 1,250
    004 1986/4 Netherlands Valkenburg Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,643 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,430 Japan Junichi Komori 1,305
    005 1987/1 France Paris Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,303 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,145 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,213
    006 1987/2 Belgium Antwerp Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,728 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,253 Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,409
    007 1987/3 Germany Berlin Japan Junichi Komori 1,364 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,726 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,496
    008 1987/4 Netherlands Valkenburg Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,500 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,130 Japan Junichi Komori 1,142
    009 1988/1 France Paris Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,360 Germany Dieter Müller 1,168 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,442
    010 1988/2 Belgium Antwerp Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,507 Japan Junichi Komori 1,724 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,891
    011 1988/3 Germany Berlin Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,764 Japan Junichi Komori 1,380 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,375
    012 1988/4 Spain Palma Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,298 Japan Junichi Komori 1,212 Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,404
    013 1988/5 Netherlands Valkenburg Belgium Laurent Boulanger 1,395 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,318 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,267
    014 1988/6 Japan Tokyo Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,947 Japan Akio Shimada 1,145 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,180
    015 1989/1 Belgium Deurne France Richard Bitalis 1,311 Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,406 Netherlands Rini van Bracht 1,238
    016 1989/2 Germany Berlin Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,466 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,311 Japan Yoshihiko Mano 1,170
    017 1989/3 Spain Palma Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,280 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,275 Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,352
    018 1989/4 United States Las Vegas Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,558 Japan Junichi Komori 0,971 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,406
    019 1989/5 Japan Yokohama Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,406 Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,310 Japan Junichi Komori 1,342
    020 1990/1 Belgium Antwerp Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,671 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,500 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,266
    021 1990/2 France Paris Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,521 France Richard Bitalis 1,356 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,503
    022 1990/3 Germany Berlin Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,644 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,909 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,330
    023 1990/4 Sweden Norrköping Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,648 France Richard Bitalis 1,425 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,484
    024 1990/5 Spain Palma Italy Marco Zanetti 1,760 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,603 France Richard Bitalis 1,447
    025 1990/6 Japan Tokyo Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,632 Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,284 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,584
    026 1991/1 Belgium Gent Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,758 United States Sang Chun Lee 1,482 France Richard Bitalis 1,315
    027 1991/2 Germany Berlin United States Sang Chun Lee 1,492 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,570 France Richard Bitalis 1,335
    028 1991/3 Spain Palma Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,616 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,857 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,579
    029 1991/4 South Korea Seoul Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,356 Japan Yoshihiko Mano 1,024 Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,106
    030 1991/5 Japan Tokyo Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,712 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,587 Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,161
    031 1992/1 Netherlands Oosterhout Netherlands Rini van Bracht 1,488 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,215 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,756
    032 1992/2 Belgium Gent United States Sang Chun Lee 1,578 Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,505 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,469
    033 1992/3 Germany Berlin Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,796 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,413 Mexico José Paniagua 1,181
    034 1992/4 France Orléans Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,492 Japan Junichi Komori 1,248 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,432
    035 1992/5 Japan Tokyo Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2,204 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,396 France Richard Bitalis 1,424
    036 1992/6 Spain Palma Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,658 United States Sang Chun Lee 1,648 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,441
    037 1993/1 Netherlands Oosterhout Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,462 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,540 United States Sang Chun Lee 1,516
    038 1993/2 Turkey Istanbul United States Sang Chun Lee 1,524 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,539 Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,224
    039 1993/3 Germany Berlin Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,681 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,401 Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,566
    040 1993/4 Japan Tokyo Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,461 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,485 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,472
    041 1993/5 Italy Bolzano Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,904 Denmark Tonny Carlsen 1,678 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,621
    042 1994/1 Belgium Gent United States Sang Chun Lee 1,181 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,358 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,539
    043 1994/2 Egypt Cairo Belgium Koen Ceulemans 1,231 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,265 Germany Christian Rudolph 1,095
    044 1994/3 Turkey Istanbul Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,758 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,590 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,576
    045 1994/4 Netherlands Oosterhout Austria Christoph Pilss 1,402 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2,250 United States Sang Chun Lee 1,666
    046 1994/5 Germany Halle (Saale) Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,007 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,660 Netherlands Raimond Burgman 1,432
    047 1994/6 Netherlands Dongen Portugal Jorge Theriaga 1,409 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,363 Netherlands John Tijssens 1,176
    048 1994/7 Belgium Gent Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,567 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,672 Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,428
    049 1995/1 Denmark Vejle Switzerland Andreas Efler 1,377 Netherlands Rini van Bracht 1,160 Netherlands John Tijssens 1,347
    050 1995/2 Greece Athen Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,456 Portugal Jorge Theriaga 1,282 Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,484
    051 1995/3 Luxembourg Mondorf-les-Bains Netherlands Rini van Bracht 1,376 Germany Christian Rudolph 1,513 Portugal Jorge Theriaga 1,335
    052 1995/4 Portugal Porto Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,366 Belgium Leon Smolders 1,142 Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,215
    053 1995/5 Belgium Hooglede Denmark Hans Laursen 1,247 Netherlands Rini van Bracht 1,111 Denmark Dion Nelin 1,236
    054 1995/6 Netherlands Oosterhout Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,807 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,842 United States Sang Chun Lee 1,316
    055 1995/7 Germany Halle (Saale) Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,824 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,388 Denmark Tonny Carlsen 1,431
    056 1995/8 Belgium Antwerp Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,757 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,473 Netherlands Louis Havermans 1,258
    057 1995/9 Turkey Istanbul Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2,308 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,535 Netherlands Raimond Burgman 1,170
    No. Year Venue Winner GA Second GA Semi-
    finalists
    GA
    058 1996/1 Turkey Antalya Portugal Jorge Theriaga 1,295 Belgium Eddy Leppens 1,324 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,288
    Belgium Koen Ceulemans 1,187
    059 1996/2 Portugal Porto Denmark Dion Nelin 1,489 Belgium Jozef Philipoom 1,270 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,300
    Denmark Hans Laursen 1,069
    060 1996/3 Belgium Hooglede Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,347 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,581 Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,410
    Belgium Peter de Backer 1,244
    061 1996/4 Greece Athen Belgium Francis Forton 1,228 Germany Christian Rudolph 1,327 Portugal Jorge Theriaga 1,246
    Portugal Egidio Vieira 1,244
    062 1996/5 Netherlands Oosterhout Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,690 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,704 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,914
    063 1996/6 South Korea Daegu Netherlands Raimond Burgman 1,379 United States Sang Chun Lee 1,433 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,573
    064 1996/7 Belgium Antwerp Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,524 Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,375 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,488
    065 1996/8 Turkey Istanbul Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,651 Denmark Tonny Carlsen 1,285 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,532
    066 1997/1 South Korea Seoul Germany Christian Rudolph ?,??? Portugal Jorge Theriaga ?,??? Spain Daniel Sánchez ?,???
    South Korea Kim Chul-min ?,???
    067 1997/2 Italy Salsomaggiore Terme Turkey Yilmaz Özcan 1,376 Germany Martin Horn 1,327 Denmark Dion Nelin 1,093
    Germany Stefan Galla 1,248
    068 1997/3 Portugal Porto Denmark Dion Nelin 1,575 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,685 Belgium Eddy Leppens 1,268
    Germany Stefan Galla 1,137
    069 1997/4 Belgium Hooglede Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,343 Germany Martin Horn 1,389 Turkey Yilmaz Özcan 1,356
    Belgium Eddy Leppens 1,423
    070 1997/5 Germany Herne Germany Christian Rudolph 1,410 Belgium Eddy Leppens 1,189 Luxembourg Fonsy Grethen 1,073
    Belgium Peter de Backer 1,385
    071 1997/6 Netherlands Oosterhout Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,662 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,685 Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,244
    072 1997/7 Turkey Antalya Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,805 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,964 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,605
    Austria Andreas Efler 1,324
    073 1997/8 Belgium Antwerp Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,583 Netherlands Gerwin Valentijn 1,500 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,475
    074 1998/1 Netherlands Barendrecht Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2,089 Denmark Dion Nelin 1,296 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,692
    United States Sang Chun Lee 1,482
    075 1998/2 Netherlands Bussum Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,983 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,150 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,598
    Netherlands Henk Habraken 1,239
    076 1998/3 Portugal Lisbon Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,660 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,704 Denmark Dion Nelin 1,518
    Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,366
    077 1998/4 Belgium Hooglede Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2,033 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,314 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,321
    Germany Christian Rudolph 1,475
    078 1998/5 Greece Corfu Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,568 Portugal Jorge Theriaga 1,244 Netherlands Ben Velthuis 1,230
    Netherlands Raimond Burgman 1,456
    079 1998/6 Colombia Bogotá Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,523 United States Carlos Hallon 1,153 Netherlands Raimond Burgman 1,363
    Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,224
    080 1998/7 Spain Torremolinos Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,486 Belgium Eddy Leppens 1,318 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,516
    Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,218
    081 1998/8 Netherlands Oosterhout Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,773 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,094 Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,906
    082 1998/9 Turkey Antalya Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,649 Netherlands Gerwin Valentijn 1,503 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,331
    Germany Christian Rudolph 1,311
    083 1998/10 Netherlands Roermond Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,658 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,503 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,551
    Denmark Dion Nelin 1,544
    084 1999/1 South Korea Seoul Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,103 Denmark Tonny Carlsen 1,491 Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,608
    Germany Christian Rudolph 1,437
    085 1999/2 United States Las Vegas United States Sang Chun Lee 1,625 Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,712 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,813
    Netherlands Raimond Burgman 1,550
    086 1999/3 Germany Berlin Italy Marco Zanetti 2,082 Germany Martin Horn 1,289 United States Sang Chun Lee 1,512
    Belgium Eddy Leppens 1,331
    087 1999/4 Turkey Kemer Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2,055 United States Sang Chun Lee 1,461 Denmark Jakob Haack-Sörensen 1,586
    Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,757
    088 1999/5 Netherlands Oosterhout Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,815 Portugal Jorge Theriaga 1,288 United States Sang Chun Lee 1,954
    089 2000/1 Colombia Bogotá Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,404 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,672 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,381
    Denmark Dion Nelin 1,466
    090 2000/2 Netherlands Oosterhout Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,893 Denmark Dion Nelin 1,379 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,513
    091 2001/1 Colombia Bogotá Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,452 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,660 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,626
    Colombia Jaime Bedoya 1,337
    092 2001/2 United States Las Vegas Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2,050 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,891 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,397
    Denmark Tonny Carlsen 1,317
    093 2001/3 Turkey Kuşadası Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,497 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,429 Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,615
    Italy Marco Zanetti 1,441
    094 2001/4 Spain Lugo Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,794 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,546 Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,572
    Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,431
    095 2001/5 Netherlands Oosterhout Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,538 Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,321 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,368
    2002 Not held
    096 2003 United States Las Vegas Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,606 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,719 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,623
    Italy Marco Zanetti 1,286
    097 2004/1 Netherlands Barendrecht Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2,076 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,058 Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,464
    No. Year Venue Winner GA Second GA Semi-
    finalists
    GA
    098 2004/2 Greece Athen Turkey Semih Saygıner 2,000 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,404 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,794
    Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,457
    099 2004/3 Spain Seville Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,668 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,570 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,626
    Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,525
    100 2004/4 Egypt Hurghada Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,277 Turkey Murat Naci Coklu 1,494 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,546
    Denmark Brian Knudsen 1,211
    101 2004/5 Belgium Antwerp Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,938 Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,838 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,918
    Germany Martin Horn 1,589
    102 2005/1 Netherlands Sluiskil Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,181 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,754 Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,570
    Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,566
    103 2005/2 Egypt Hurghada Belgium Roland Forthomme 1,636 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,553 Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,478
    South Korea Choi Jae-dong 1,324
    104 2005/3 Netherlands Barendrecht Belgium Eddy Merckx 2,062 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 2,058 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,368
    Netherlands Raimond Burgman 1,651
    105 2005/4 Turkey Istanbul Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,786 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 2,032 Netherlands Jean Paul de Bruijn 1,405
    Turkey Tayfun Taşdemir 1,694
    106 2006/1 Netherlands Sluiskil Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,925 Turkey Adnan Yüksel 1,656 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,678
    Belgium Roland Forthomme 1,569
    107 2006/2 Portugal Porto Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,505 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,810 Netherlands John Tijssens 1,109
    Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,790
    108 2006/3 Greece Volos Belgium Roland Forthomme 1,907 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,946 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,542
    South Korea Kim Kyung-roul 1,488
    109 2006/4 Egypt Hurghada Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,741 Belgium Peter de Backer 1,342 Netherlands Jean Paul de Bruijn 1,474
    Sweden Mikael Nilsson 1,424
    110 2006/5 Turkey Istanbul Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,787 Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,690 Turkey Tayfun Taşdemir 1,672
    Germany Martin Horn 1,568
    111 2007/1 Netherlands Sluiskil Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,925 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,032 Belgium Roland Forthomme 1,517
    Germany Martin Horn 1,715
    112 2007/2 Turkey Manisa Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,862 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,783 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,966
    Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,571
    113 2007/3 Greece Corfu Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,755 Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,736 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,612
    Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,410
    114 2007/4 Portugal Porto Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2,153 Belgium Roland Forthomme 1,443 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,800
    Greece Filippos Kasidokostas 1,595
    115 2007/5 Egypt Hurghada Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,468 Germany Martin Horn 1,612 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,259
    Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,910
    116 2007/6 Mexico Mexico City Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,880 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,955 Belgium Roland Forthomme 1,600
    South Korea Kim Kyung-roul 1,519
    117 2007/7 South Korea Seoul Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,992 Vietnam Tran Chi Tranh 1,322 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 2,074
    Peru Ramon Rodriguez 1,640
    118 2008/1 Netherlands Sluiskil Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,948 Greece Nikos Polychronopoulos 1,642 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,847
    South Korea Kim Kyung-roul 1,610
    119 2008/2 Portugal Porto Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,992 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,755 South Korea Kim Kyung-roul 1,645
    Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,716
    120 2008/3 Mexico Irapuato Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,729 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,535 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,697
    Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,760
    121 2008/4 South Korea Suwon Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,782 South Korea Kim Kyung-roul 1,494 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,564
    Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,471
    122 2008/5 Egypt Hurghada Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,779 Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,544 Netherlands Jean Paul de Bruijn 1,273
    BelgiumPeter de Backer*1
    123 2008/6 Spain Alcalá de Guadaíra Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,770 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,786 Germany Martin Horn 1,722
    Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,787
    124 2009/1 Netherlands Sluiskil Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,695 Belgium Jozef Philipoom 1,685 Turkey Tayfun Taşdemir 1,710
    Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,649
    125 2009/2 Turkey Antalya Germany Martin Horn 1,626 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,600 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,713
    Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,343
    126 2009/3 Portugal Matosinhos Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,751 Greece Nikos Polychronopoulos 1,592 South Korea Cho Jae-ho 1,656
    France Jérémy Bury 1,483
    127 2009/4 South Korea Suwon Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,950 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,892 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,712
    South Korea Kim Kyung-roul 1,585
    128 2009/5 Egypt Hurghada Belgium Jozef Philipoom 1,443 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,654 Turkey Tayfun Taşdemir 1,589
    Spain Ruben Legazpi 1,544
    129 2010/1 Turkey Antalya South Korea Kim Kyung-roul 1,601 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,815 Germany Martin Horn 1,744
    Greece Filippos Kasidokostas 1,532
    130 2010/2 South Korea Suwon Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,153 Greece Filippos Kasidokostas 1,715 France Jérémy Bury 1,533
    Turkey Tayfun Taşdemir 1,891
    131 2010/3 Portugal Matosinhos Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,476 Germany Martin Horn 1,550 France Jérémy Bury 1,620
    Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,729
    132 2010/4 Egypt Hurghada Greece Filippos Kasidokostas 1,860 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,802 France Jérémy Bury 1,853
    Japan Kouji Funaki 1,686
    133 2011/1 Turkey Trabzon Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,655 South Korea Kim Kyung-roul 1,800 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,911
    Greece Filippos Kasidokostas 1,639
    134 2011/2 Portugal Matosinhos Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,834 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,825 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,953
    South Korea Cho Jae-ho 1,573
    135 2011/3 South Korea Suwon Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,736 South Korea Cho Jae-ho 1,908 France Jérémy Bury 1,402
    Vietnam Xuan Cuong Ma 1,756
    136 2011/4 Austria Vienna Belgium Frédéric Caudron 2,420 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,867 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,216
    Turkey Lütfi Çenet 1,523
    137 2011/5 Egypt Hurghada Turkey Adnan Yüksel 1,757 France Jérémy Bury 1,701 South Korea Kim Kyung-roul 1,669
    Belgium Eddy Leppens 1,707
    138 2012/1 Turkey Antalya South Korea Choi Sung-won 1,581 Turkey Tayfun Taşdemir 1,637 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 2,195
    Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,657
    139 2012/2 South Korea Suwon Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2,370 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,746 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,053
    Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,639
    140 2012/3 Egypt Hurghada Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,826 Turkey Lütfi Çenet 1,684 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,676
    France Jérémy Bury 1,500
    141 2013/1 Turkey Antalya Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,834 France Jérémy Bury 2,076 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,465
    Belgium Eddy Merckx 2,276
    142 2013/2 South Korea Guri South Korea Kang Dong-koong 2,000 Spain Daniel Sánchez 2,000 France Jérémy Bury 1,756
    Vietnam Ngo Dinh-Nai 1,622
    143 2013/3 Greece Corinth Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2,739 Spain Ruben Legazpi 2,011 Greece Filippos Kasidokostas 1,857
    Turkey Tayfun Taşdemir 1,693
    144 2013/4 Colombia Medellín Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,941 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,532 Belgium Eddy Leppens 2,283
    Greece Filippos Kasidokostas 1,892
    145 2013/5 Egypt Hurghada Belgium Eddy Merckx 2,222 Turkey Tayfun Taşdemir 1,876 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,985
    South Korea Choi Sung-won 1,704
    146 2014/1 Turkey Istanbul South Korea Cho Jae-ho 2,150 South Korea Choi Sung-won 1,351 Belgium Eddy Merckx 2,025
    South Korea Kim Kyung-roul 1,817
    147 2014/2 Egypt Luxor Belgium Frédéric Caudron 2,272 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,482 Greece Nikos Polychronopoulos 1,709
    South Korea Lee Choong-bok 1,547
    148 2014/3 Portugal Porto Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,923 Belgium Roland Forthomme 1,825 South Korea Choi Sung-won 1,678
    Belgium Peter Ceulemans 1,589
    149 2014/4 South Korea Guri Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,980 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 2,091 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2,264
    Vietnam Nguyen Quoc Nguyen 1,923
    150 2014/5 Egypt Hurghada Italy Marco Zanetti 1,834 South Korea Kang Dong-koong 1,867 South Korea Hwang Hyung-bum 1,915
    Spain Javier Palazon 1,816
    151 2015/1 Egypt Luxor Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,247 South Korea Kim Haeng-jik 2,000 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,740
    Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,734
    152 2015/2 Portugal Porto Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2,000 South Korea Hwang Hyung-bum 1,453 Spain Daniel Sánchez 2,390
    Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,790
    153 2015/3 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Turkey Tayfun Taşdemir 2,298 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2,108 South Korea Cho Jae-ho 2,191
    Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,807
    154 2015/4 South Korea Guri Spain Daniel Sánchez 2,739 Turkey Tayfun Taşdemir 2,160 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,942
    Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,818
    155 2015/5 Turkey Istanbul Turkey Murat Naci Çoklu 1,612 Belgium Roland Forthomme 1,576 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,666
    Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,500
    156 2015/6 Egypt Hurghada Belgium Frédéric Caudron 2,197 Italy Marco Zanetti 2,217 Turkey Lütfi Çenet 1,866
    Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,851
    157 2016/1 Turkey Bursa Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,325 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 2,063 Belgium Eddy Merckx 2,260
    United States Pedro Piedrabuena 1,462
    158 2016/2 Egypt Luxor Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,801 France Jérémy Bury 1,520 Greece Nikos Polychronopoulos 1,764
    South Korea Cho Jae-ho 1,470
    159 2016/3 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,980 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,935 Vietnam Nguyen Quoc Nguyen 2,173
    Italy Marco Zanetti 2,000
    160 2016/4 Portugal Porto Belgium Frédéric Caudron 2,197 Greece Nikos Polychronopoulos 1,989 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,986
    Italy Marco Zanetti 1,869
    161 2016/5 South Korea Guri France Jérémy Bury 2,020 Vietnam Tran Quyet Chien 1,900 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,181
    South Korea Cho Myung-woo 1,726
    162 2016/6 France La Baule Turkey Murat Naci Çoklu 1,980 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,636 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,795
    Italy Marco Zanetti 1,632
    163 2016/7 Egypt el-Gouna South Korea Heo Jung-han 1,680 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,852 Germany Martin Horn 1,678
    Vietnam Tran Quyet Chien 1,644
    164 2017/1 Turkey Bursa Belgium Frédéric Caudron 2,105 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,636 France Jérémy Bury 2,274
    South Korea Kang Dong-koong 1,536
    165 2017/2 Egypt Luxor Spain Daniel Sánchez 2,777 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,540 Turkey Tayfun Taşdemir 2,343
    South Korea Cho Myung-woo 2,073
    166 2017/3 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,923 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,959 Turkey Murat Naci Çoklu 1,773
    Italy Marco Zanetti 1,728
    167 2017/4 Portugal Porto South Korea Kim Haeng-jik 1,680 Vietnam Nguyen Quoc Nguyen 1,747 Turkey Lütfi Çenet 2,052
    South Korea Heo Jung-han 1,590
    168 2017/5 South Korea Cheongju South Korea Kim Haeng-jik 1,923 Turkey Murat Naci Çoklu 2,021 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,112
    Turkey Lütfi Çenet 1,562
    169 2017/6 France La Baule Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2,020 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,947 South Korea Cho Myung-woo 1,855
    Vietnam Ma Xuan Cuong 1,707
    170 2017/7 Egypt el-Gouna Belgium Eddy Merckx 2,272 Belgium Roland Forthomme 1,887 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,764
    Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,666
    171 2018/1 Turkey Antalya Belgium Frédéric Caudron 2,739 Turkey Murat Naci Çoklu 1,906 South Korea Cho Jae-ho 2,393
    Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,563
    172 2018/2 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam Tran Quyet Chien 2,000 Vietnam Ngô Đinh Nai 2,072 Vietnam Nguyen Quoc Nguyen 1,876
    Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,709
    173 2018/3 Belgium Blankenberge Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,061 Turkey Semih Saygıner 2,010 Belgium Eddy Merckx 2,465
    Greece Nikos Polychronopoulos 2,208
    174 2018/4 Portugal Porto Belgium Frédéric Caudron 2,380 Turkey Tayfun Taşdemir 2,320 South Korea Heo Jung-han 1,750
    South Korea Choi Sung-won 1,584
    175 2018/5 France La Baule Germany Martin Horn 2,020 South Korea Cho Jae-ho 1,970 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 2,053
    Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,921
    176 2018/6 South Korea Seoul Belgium Eddy Merckx 2,000 Greece Filippos Kasidokostas 2,057 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,949
    South Korea Kim Bong-chul 1,888
    177 2018/7 Egypt Hurghada Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,040 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 2,086 South Korea Kim Haeng-jik 2,239
    Turkey Semih Saygıner 2,038
    Notes

    *1 Peter de Backer was disqualified in semifinals against Daniel Sánchez due to a positive doping test.[5]

    World Cup overall champions[edit]

    Single years
    Year Winner
    1986 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans
    1987 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans
    1988*1 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl
    1989*1 Belgium Ludo Dielis
    1990*1 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans
    1991*1 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl
    1992 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl
    1993 United States Sang Chun Lee
    1994 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl
    1995 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl
    1995 Spain Daniel Sánchez
    1996 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl
    1996 Spain Daniel Sánchez
    1997 Netherlands Dick Jaspers
    1997 Germany Christian Rudolph
    1998 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl
    1999 Netherlands Dick Jaspers
    2001 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl
    2002 not held
    2003 *2
    2004 Spain Daniel Sánchez
    2005 Belgium Frédéric Caudron
    2006 Spain Daniel Sánchez
    2007 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl
    2008 Netherlands Dick Jaspers
    2009 Belgium Frédéric Caudron
    2010 Netherlands Dick Jaspers
    2011 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl
    2012 *2
    2013 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl
    2014 Belgium Frédéric Caudron
    2015 Spain Daniel Sánchez
    2016 Netherlands Dick Jaspers
    2017 South Korea Kim Haeng-jik
    2018 Belgium Frédéric Caudron
    Eternal list
    Place Name No. Years
    1 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 11 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2013
    2 Spain Daniel Sánchez 5 1995, 1996, 2004, 2006, 2015
    Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1997, 1999, 2008, 2010, 2016
    4 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 4 2005, 2009, 2014, 2018
    5 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 3 1986, 1987, 1990
    6 Belgium Ludo Dielis 1 1989
    United States Sang Chun Lee 1993
    Germany Christian Rudolph 1997
    South Korea Kim Haeng-jik 2017
    Notes
    • *1 The UMB announced the World Cup Champions at the same time as World Champions.
    • *2 Without the award, because too little tournaments were played.[1]

    List of World Cup single event winners[edit]

    Name Wins
    Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 44
    Netherlands Dick Jaspers 24
    Belgium Frédéric Caudron 20
    Spain Daniel Sánchez 12
    Belgium Eddy Merckx 10
    Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 9
    Turkey Semih Saygıner 6
    United States Sang Chun Lee 5
    Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 3
    Belgium Ludo Dielis 3
    Italy Marco Zanetti 3
    Netherlands Rini van Bracht 2
    Portugal Jorge Theriaga 2
    Denmark Dion Nelin 2
    Germany Christian Rudolph 2
    Belgium Roland Forthomme 2
    Turkey Murat Naci Çoklu 2
    South Korea Kim Haeng-jik 2
    Germany Martin Horn 2
    Portugal Egidio Vierat 1
    Japan Junichi Komori 1
    Belgium Laurent Boulanger 1
    France Richard Bitalis 1
    Belgium Koen Ceulemans 1
    Austria Christoph Pilss 1
    Switzerland Andreas Efler 1
    Denmark Hans Laursen 1
    Belgium Francis Forton 1
    Netherlands Raimond Burgman 1
    Turkey Yilmaz Özcan 1
    Belgium Jozef Philipoom 1
    South Korea Kim Kyung-roul 1
    Greece Filippos Kasidokostas 1
    Turkey Adnan Yüksel 1
    South Korea Choi Sung-won 1
    South Korea Kang Dong-koong 1
    South Korea Cho Jae-ho 1
    Turkey Tayfun Taşdemir 1
    France Jérémy Bury 1
    South Korea Heo Jung-han 1
    Vietnam Tran Quyet Chien 1

    References[edit]

    1. ^ a b World Cup without overall-winner on Kozoom.com. Retrieved 9 January 2013. (in german)
    2. ^ Markus Schönhoff (2013-01-26). "Griechischer Schiffs-Eigner ist Retter in der Not" (in German). Kozoom.com. Archived from the original on 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
    3. ^ a b "Tournament rules with update price money as of December 2017" (PDF). UMB. 2017-12-20. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-12-19. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
    4. ^ "5 Billiard world cup winners". Carombil. Retrieved 2015-12-06.
    5. ^ "Announcement About The Suspension Of Player P. De Backer". Union Mondiale de Billard (UMB). 2008-12-19. Archived from the original on 2012-08-20. Retrieved 2012-08-20.