Torbjörn Blomdahl

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Torbjörn Blomdahl
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Medal record
Men's three-cushion billiards
Representing Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
World Championship
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2019 Randers Three-cushion
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1987 Cairo Three-cushion
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1988 Tokyo Three-cushion
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1991 Tokyo Three-cushion
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1997 Grubbenvorst Three-cushion
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2015 Bordeaux Three-cushion
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1986 Las Vegas Three-cushion
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1989 Tokyo Three-cushion
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1990 Tokyo Three-cushion
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1998 Rezé Three-cushion
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1999 Bogotá Three-cushion
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2008 Sankt Wendel Three-cushion
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2014 Seoul Three-cushion
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2003 Valladolid Three-cushion
European Championship
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1985 Amersfoort Three-cushion
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1986 Mondorf-les-Bains Three-cushion
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1988 Vejle Three-cushion
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1990 Norrköping Three-cushion
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1991 Dordrecht Three-cushion
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1998 Aubagne Three-cushion
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2001 Odense Three-cushion
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1983 Dunkirk Three-cushion
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1987 Waalwijk Three-cushion
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2008 Florange Three-cushion
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1989 Viersen Three-cushion
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2002 Izmir Three-cushion
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2004 Ölüdeniz Three-cushion
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2009 Odense Three-cushion
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2011 Porto Three-cushion
World Games
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 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 six time World Champion in three-cushion billiards, having won the titles in 1987, 1988, 1991, 1997, 2015 and in 2019.

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Background

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

Blomdahl has won a total of 16 world three-cushion titles, 6 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 Average ).

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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References

  1. "Torbjorn Blomdahl wins the 2004 Carom Café International Tournament". AZ Billiards.com. Retrieved 2007-08-11.
  2. 2005 Sang Lee International Open (PDF) Archived 2007-02-21 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Blomdahl is King of Pool & Billiards in Korea". AZ Billiards.com. Retrieved 2007-08-11.