UMB World Three-cushion Championship

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Henk Robijns from the Netherlands shows some of his caramboles from the 1933 championship in Cairo, and two trick shots.

The UMB World Three-cushion Championship is a professional carom billiards tournament in the discipline of three-cushion billiards, organized mostly annually by the Union Mondiale de Billard. Until 1953 it was organized by the UIFAB (Union Internationale des Federations d'Amateurs de Billard). During a dispute between the UMB and BWA (Billiards World Cup Association) the UMB decided not to organize the championship between 1988-1991. Instead the overall winner of the World Cup was announced as also the world champion. [1] :p785

Contents

From 1928 to 1958 and from 1985 to 1987, matches were played as a single frame with a run to 50 points (or 60 points between 1960 and 1984). From 1994 to 2011 the tournament was played in a set-system, the winner achieving the best of five. Since 2012 it has been changed back to a single frame with the run to 40 points.

Prize money and Ranking points

2013 Award ceremony.
Ludo Dielis hands over the diamant-cue to the winner Frederic Caudron.
From Left to right: Vice world champion Filippos Kasidokostas, Caudron, Bronze medal winners Alexander Salazar and Dick Jaspers.

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RankPrizeRanking
points
Winner20.000 € x 1120
Runner-up12.000 € x 181
3. & 4. Rank7.000 € x 257
5. – 8. Rank4.000 € x 439
9. – 16. Rank2.000 € x 824
17. – 32. Rank1.500 € x 1612
33. – 48. Rank1.000 € x 168
Total118.000 

Tournament records (timeline)

General Average (GA) [1]
GANameYear
0,552 Egypt Edmond Soussa 1928
0,720 Belgium Emile Zaman 1929
0,755 Spain Claudio Puigvert 1935
0,859 United States Edward L. Lee 1936
0,884 Argentina Augusto Vergez 1938
0,922 Argentina José Bonomo 1948
1,070 Argentina Pedro Leopoldo Carrera 1952
1,089 Belgium René Vingerhoedt 1958
1,307 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1963
1,345 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1966
1,478 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1973
1,500 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1976
1,679 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1978
1,745 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1986
2,015 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1997
2,122 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2010
2,123 Vietnam Ma Minh Cam 2017
Special Average (SA) [1]
SANameYear
0,746 Belgium Emile Zaman 1928
0,961 Belgium Emile Zaman 1929
1,136 Spain Claudio Puigvert 1932
1,162 Argentina Augusto Vergez 1938
1,562 Uruguay Alfredo Fuentes 1948
1,612 Belgium René Vingerhoedt 1952
Germany August Tiedtke 1958
2,068 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1963
2,500 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1966
2,631 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1986
2,812 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1988
Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1991
Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1997
Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2001
3,461 Spain Daniel Sánchez 2005
4,500 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2011
5,714 South Korea Kang Dong-koong 2013
High Run (HR) [1]
HRNameYear
9 Egypt Edmond Soussa 1928
10 Spain Enrique Miró 1931
Spain Claudio Puigvert 1932
12 Egypt Edmond Soussa 1933
France Alfred Lagache 1938
Uruguay Alfredo Fuentes 1948
France Bernard Siguret 1952
Germany August Tiedtke 1953
13 Austria Johann Scherz 1958
14 Belgium Raymond Steylaerts 1964
Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1974
15 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1975
Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1980
Netherlands Rini van Bracht 1982
Spain Avelino Rico 1986
Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1991
Belgium Jozef Philipoom 1995
Italy Marco Zanetti 1997
Spain Daniel Sánchez 1998
Netherlands Raimond Burgman 1998
United States Sang Chun Lee 1999
Italy Marco Zanetti 2000
Belgium Eddy Merckx 2010
17 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 2012
Belgium Frédéric Caudron 2013
18 United States Pedro Piedrabuena 2014
19 Egypt Sameh Sidhom 2015

List of champions

This is the list of UMB three-cushion billiards world champions, from 1928 to present. [1] :pp 799–853 [4] [5]

No.YearVenueWinnerAvg.2ndAvg.3rdAvg.
11928 France Reims Egypt Edmond Soussa 0,552 Netherlands Carel Koopman 0,493 Germany Otto Unshelm 0,489
21929 Belgium Brussels Egypt Edmond Soussa0,604 Belgium Emile Zaman 0,720 Netherlands Arnoud Sengers 0,542
31930 Netherlands Amsterdam Netherlands Hendrik J. Robijns 0,587 Egypt Edmond Soussa0,541 Netherlands Arnoud Sengers0,542
41931 Spain Barcelona Spain Enrique Miró 0,551 Egypt Edmond Soussa0,632 Netherlands Arnoud Sengers0,571
51932 France Vichy Netherlands Hendrik J. Robijns0,679 Spain Claudio Puigvert 0,698 Switzerland Franz Aeberhard 0,557
61933 Egypt Cairo Netherlands Hendrik J. Robijns0,628 Egypt Edmond Soussa0,593 Spain Claudio Puigvert0,547
71934 Spain Barcelona Spain Claudio Puigvert0,695 France Jacques Davin 0,590 France Jean Albert 0,508
81935 France Algiers France Alfred Lagache 0,656 Spain Claudio Puigvert0,755 Belgium Emile Zaman0,643
91936 United States New York United States Edward L. Lee 0,859 United States Eugene Deardorff 0,665 Egypt Edmond Soussa0,631
101937 Germany Köln France Alfred Lagache0,696 Germany August Tiedtke 0,680 Netherlands Arnoud Sengers0,603
111938 Argentina Buenos Aires Argentina Augusto Vergez 0,884 Argentina Jean Fransisco Vergez 0,677 France Alfred Lagache0,745
1939 to 1947: not held
121948 Argentina Buenos Aires Belgium Rene Vingerhoedt 0,877 Argentina Jose Bonomo 0,922 Argentina Augusto Vergez0,819
1949 to 1951: not held
131952 Argentina Buenos Aires Argentina Pedro L. Carrera 1,070 Germany August Tiedtke 0,961 Argentina Carlos Friedenthal 0,943
141953 Belgium Antwerp Argentina Enrique Navarra 0,937 Belgium Rene Vingerhoedt 1,001 Argentina Pedro L. Carrera 0,921
1954 to 1957: not held
151958 Spain Barcelona Argentina Enrique Navarra0,913 Belgium Rene Vingerhoedt 1,089 Germany August Tiedtke 0,921
1959: not held
161960 Argentina Buenos Aires Belgium Rene Vingerhoedt 0,961 Uruguay Carlos Monestier 0,811 Argentina José Bonomo0,887
171961 Netherlands Amsterdam Peru Adolfo Suarez 0,997 Portugal Egidio Vieira 0,801 France Bernard Siguret 0,905
1962: not held
181963 Germany Neuss Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,307 Austria Johann Scherz 1,077 Argentina Enrique Navarra0,817
191964 Belgium Ostend Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,231 Argentina Marcelo Lopez 1,040 France Roger Hanoun 0,939
201965 Netherlands Hilversum Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,290 Austria Johann Scherz 1,152 Japan Koya Ogata 1,127
211966 Argentina Buenos Aires Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,191 Argentina Enrique Navarra1,006 Colombia Alfonso González 0,878
221967 Peru Lima Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,345 Peru Humberto Suguimizu 0,957 Japan Keizo Kubo 1,003
231968 Germany Düren Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,227 Japan Koya Ogata0,910 Austria Johann Scherz 1,009
241969 Japan Tokyo Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,276 Japan Koya Ogata0,992 Argentina Diego Martínez 0,906
251970 United States Las Vegas Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,164 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 0,998 Austria Johann Scherz 0,876
261971 Netherlands Groningen Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,266 Netherlands Rini van Bracht 0,865 Netherlands Henny de Ruyter 0,814
271972 Argentina Buenos Aires Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,315 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,025 Denmark Peter Thøgersen 0,902
281973 Egypt Cairo Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,478 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 0,966 Peru Humberto Suguimizu0,811
291974 Belgium Antwerp Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,312 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,325 Japan Yoshio Yoshihara 1,130
301975 Bolivia La Paz Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,308 Netherlands Rini van Bracht0,922 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,206
311976 Belgium Ostend Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,500 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,305 Japan Junichi Komori 1,238
321977 Japan Tokyo Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,372 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,187 Japan Yoshio Yoshihara1,176
331978 United States Las Vegas Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,679 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,205 Japan Junichi Komori1,067
341979 Peru Lima Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,384 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,135 Japan Yoshio Yoshihara1,067
351980 Argentina Buenos Aires Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,460 Japan Yohio Yoshihara1,217 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,192
361981 Egypt Cairo Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,222 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,426 Austria Johann Scherz 1,271
371982 Ecuador Guayaquil Netherlands Rini van Bracht1,043 Japan Yohio Yoshihara1,146 United States Carlos Hallon 1,086
381983 France Aix-les-Bains Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,447 France Richard Bitalis 1,332 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,258
391984 Germany Krefeld Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,388 Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,278 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,151
401985 Netherlands Heeswijk-Dinther Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,541 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,364 Japan Junichi Komori1,071
411986 United States Las Vegas Spain Avelino Rico 1,010 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,205 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,745
421987 Egypt Cairo Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,099 United States Frank Torres 0,933 Mexico Arturo Bone 0,778
4319886 x World Cup Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,594 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,224 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,293
4419895 x World Cup Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,342 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,389 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,312
4519906 x World Cup Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,527 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,619 Belgium Ludo Dielis 1,300
4619915 x World Cup Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,504 Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,518 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,498
1992 and 1993: not held
471994 Denmark Aalborg Netherlands Rini van Bracht1,149 Germany Edgar Bettzieche 1,038 Denmark Brian Knudsen 1,194
481995 Netherlands Grubbenvorst Belgium Jozef Philipoom 1,494 Netherlands John Tijssens 1,210 Japan Nobuaki Kobayashi 1,345
491996 Germany Hattingen Germany Christian Rudolph 1,025 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,277 Austria Gerhard Kostistansky 0,982
501997 Netherlands Grubbenvorst Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 2,015 Netherlands Raimund Burgman 1,453 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,684
511998 France Rezé Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,594 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,797 Germany Christian Rudolph 1,155
521999 Colombia Bogotá Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,538 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,769 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,614
532000 France Saint-Étienne Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,773 Denmark Tonny Carlsen 1,502 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,590
542001 Luxembourg Luxembourg Belgium Raymond Ceulemans 1,696 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,866 Mexico Luis Miguel Ávila 1,260
No.YearVenueWinnerAvg.FinalistAvg.Semi-finalistsAvg.
552002 Denmark Randers Italy Marco Zanetti 1,732 Denmark Dion Nelin 1,519 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,687
Peru Ramón Rodríguez 1,453
562003 Spain Valladolid Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,868 Greece Filippos Kasidokostas 1,268 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,833
Italy Marco Zanetti 1,211
572004 Netherlands Rotterdam Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,907 Greece Filippos Kasidokostas 1,399 Greece Nikos Polychronopoulos 1,437
Denmark Jacob Haack-Sørensen 1,442
582005 Spain Lugo Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,838 Netherlands Jean Paul de Bruijn 1,566 Belgium Eddy Leppens 1,551
Belgium Peter de Backer 1,367
592006 Germany Sankt Wendel Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,767 Greece Nikos Polychronopoulos 1,456 Belgium Peter de Backer 1,577
Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,783
602007 Ecuador Cuenca Japan Ryuuji Umeda 1,426 Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,805 Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,484
Peru Ramón Rodríguez 1,091
612008 Germany Sankt Wendel Italy Marco Zanetti 1,871 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,631 Belgium Peter de Backer 1,481
France Jérémy Bury 1,478
622009 Switzerland Lausanne Greece Filippos Kasidokostas 1,869 Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,703 Belgium Eddy Leppens 1,598
Italy Marco Zanetti 1,612
632010 Netherlands Sluiskil Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,715 Belgium Eddy Leppens 1,678 South Korea Choi Sung-won 1,718
Spain Javier Palazon 1,375
642011 Peru Lima Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,917 Italy Marco Zanetti 1,551 Spain Javier Palazón 1,454
Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,808
652012 Portugal Porto Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,983 South Korea Choi Sung-won 1,365 Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,711
Italy Marco Zanetti 1,515
662013 Belgium Antwerp Belgium Frédéric Caudron 1,951 Greece Filippos Kasidokostas 1,923 Colombia Alexander Salazar 1,433
Netherlands Dick Jaspers 1,822
672014 South Korea Seoul South Korea Choi Sung-won 2,000 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,850 South Korea Seo Hyun-min 1,350
Netherlands Jean Paul de Bruijn 1,269
682015 France Bordeaux Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,764 South Korea Kang Dong-koong 1,621 Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,940
Spain Dani Sánchez 1,817
692016 France Bordeaux Spain Daniel Sánchez 1,983 South Korea Kim Haeng-jik 2,043 Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,618
Belgium Eddy Leppens 1,792
702017 Bolivia Santa Cruz Belgium Frédéric Caudron 2,089 Belgium Eddy Merckx 1,828 Vietnam Minh Cam Ma 2,123
Italy Marco Zanetti 1,673
712018 Egypt Cairo Netherlands Dick Jaspers 2,352 France Jérémy Bury 2,022 Vietnam Nguyễn Quốc Nguyên 1,629
Turkey Semih Saygıner 1,568
722019 Denmark Randers ?-?-?-
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References

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