Union Mondiale de Billard

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Union Mondiale de Billard
New logo since 2016
Formation1 June 1959 (1959-06-01)
Farouk EL Barki
First Vice-President, PR-director and Finance
Fernando Requena
Secretary General
Nico van Hanegem
Parent organization
World Confederation of Billiards Sports (WCBS)

The Union Mondiale de Billard (French for World Union of Billiards) is the world governing body for carom (carambole) billiard games.


Old logo until 2016

The organization was founded in Madrid, Spain on 1 June 1959, and is dedicated to promoting the modern carom billiards games. However, the actual founding of the World Federation took place in 1923 under the name "Union Internationale des Fédérations des Amateurs de Billard" (UIFAB). The UMB monitors and controls international carom competitions and tournaments, and organizes an annual World Three-cushion Billiards Championship.


The goals of the UMB include favoring the development of billiard games as sports at the international level, and representing the interests of billiards in general. The UMB provides a permanent and stable liaison with its affiliated regional confederations, and constitutes the largest governing body in carom billiards.

The UMB is a co-founding member, and the sole representative of carom billiards, in the World Confederation of Billiards Sports (WCBS), the international umbrella organization encompassing the major cue sports (billiards-type games), including carom billiards, pool games of several varieties, and snooker.

Four large confederations are recognized by UMB, namely: Confédération Européenne de Billard (CEB - European Billiard Confederation), Confederación Panamericana de Billar (CPB - Pan-American Billiard Confederation; South and to an extent North America), Asian Carom Billiard Confederation (ACBC  - Asia and the Pacific) and since 30 April 2013 the African Carom Confederation (ACC).[1][2] The national federations subsumed within these broad, regional confederations, along with independent federations in the US, is recognized UMB affiliates. (Note: Some US-based organizations are CPB affiliates, such as the United States Snooker Association.)

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  1. ^ 2013 has been an important year for our organization on UMB.com. Retrieved 27 May 2014
  2. ^ African Federations join UMB from April 30 on Kozoom.com. Retrieved 20 August 2013.