Torbjörn Blomdahl

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Torbjörn Blomdahl
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Men's Three-cushion billiards
UMB World Three-cushion Championship
Gold medal – first place Cairo 1987 Three-cushion
Gold medal – first place Tokyo 1988 Three-cushion
Gold medal – first place Tokyo 1991 Three-cushion
Gold medal – first place Grubbenvorst 1997 Three-cushion
Gold medal – first place Bordeaux 2015 Three-cushion
Silver medal – second place Las Vegas 1986 Three-cushion
Silver medal – second place Tokyo 1989 Three-cushion
Silver medal – second place Tokyo 1990 Three-cushion
Silver medal – second place Rezé 1998 Three-cushion
Silver medal – second place Bogotá 1999 Three-cushion
Silver medal – second place Sankt Wendel 2008 Three-cushion
Silver medal – second place Seoul 2014 Three-cushion
Bronze medal – third place Valladolid 2003 Three-cushion
CEB European Three-cushion Championship
Gold medal – first place Amersfoort 1985 Three-cushion
Gold medal – first place Mondorf-les-Bains 1986 Three-cushion
Gold medal – first place Vejle 1988 Three-cushion
Gold medal – first place Vienna 1965 Three-cushion
Gold medal – first place Lisbon 1966 Three-cushion
Gold medal – first place Norrköping 1990 Three-cushion
Gold medal – first place Dordrecht 1991 Three-cushion
Gold medal – first place Aubagne 1998 Three-cushion
Gold medal – first place Odense 2001 Three-cushion
Silver medal – second place Dunkirk 1983 Three-cushion
Silver medal – second place Waalwijk 1987 Three-cushion
Silver medal – second place Florange 2008 Three-cushion
Bronze medal – third place Viersen 1989 Three-cushion
Bronze medal – third place Izmir 2002 Three-cushion
Bronze medal – third place Ölüdeniz 2004 Three-cushion
Bronze medal – third place Odense 2009 Three-cushion
Bronze medal – third place Porto 2011 Three-cushion
World Games
Silver medal – second place 2009 Kaohsiung Individual

Torbjörn Blomdahl (born 26 October 1962 in Gothenburg) is a Swedish professional carom billiards (and to a lesser extent pool) player from Helsingborg, Sweden. He is a five time World Champion in Three Cushion, the most difficult and mathematical game of all cue sports. He won the titles in 1986, 1987, 1991, 1997 and in 2015.

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 Kill- Death Ratio ).

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