|Three-cushion billiards men's singles|
at the 2013 World Games
|Venue||Unidad Deportiva Alberto Galindo, Cali, Colombia|
|Dates||26–30 July 2013|
|Competitors||16 from 13 nations|
The men's singles three-cushion billiards competition at the 2013 World Games took place from 26 to 30 July 2013 at the Unidad Deportiva Alberto Galindo in Cali, Colombia.
Three-cushion billiards is a popular form of carom billiards.
The 2013 World Games, the ninth World Games, were an international multi-sport event held in the city of Cali, Colombia, from July 25 to August 4.
Santiago de Cali, or Cali, is the capital of the Valle del Cauca department, and the most populous city in southwest Colombia, with an estimated 2,319,655 residents according to 2005-2020/DANE population projections. The city spans 560.3 km2 (216.3 sq mi) with 120.9 km2 (46.7 sq mi) of urban area, making Cali the second-largest city in the country by area and the third most populous. As the only major Colombian city with access to the Pacific Coast, Cali is the main urban and economic centre in the southwest of the country, and has one of Colombia's fastest-growing economies. The city was founded on 25 July 1536 by the Spanish explorer Sebastián de Belalcázar.
| Marco Zanetti ||40–21|
| Roland Forthomme ||40–40 [a]|
| Murat Naci Coklu ||40–33|
| Kim Kyung-roul ||40–26|
| Dick Jaspers ||40–17|
| O Takeshima ||16–40|
| Sameh Sidhom ||40–18|
| Eddy Merckx ||40–4|
|Quarter-finals||Semi-finals||Gold medal match|
| ||22||Bronze medal match|
| ||27|| ||15|
| ||40|| ||40|
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