3-cushion
Three-cushion billiards, also called three-cushion carom, is a popular form of carom billiards.

Three-cushion billiards, also known as three-cushion carom, is a popular carom billiards variant. The goal of the game is to carom the cue ball off both object balls and make at least three contacts with the rail cushions before the last object ball. Each successful carom earns a point. Wikipedia

Top 10 3-Cushion Billiard Players of All Time

  1. Dick Jaspers

    Dingeman Jacobus Johannes “Dick” Jaspers (born 23 July 1965) is a Dutch professional carom billiards player who specializes in the three-cushion event. Wikipedia
    Born: 23 July 1965 (age 56), Sint Willebrord, Netherlands
    Sport country: Netherlands

    Early life
    Jaspers started playing billiards when he was three years old in the pub his parents ran in his hometown. Between 1974 and 1980 he participated in the Dutch Youth Championships before making the move to the senior level. During this period he got lessons from Andre Gulickx and Tony Schrauwen

    World Three-cushion Championship
    Bronze medal – third-place 1991 World Cup
    Bronze medal – third-place 1999 Bogotá
    Gold medal – first place 2000 Saint-Étienne
    Bronze medal – third-place 2002 Randers
    Gold medal – first place 2004 Rotterdam
    Bronze medal – third place 2006 Sankt Wendel
    Bronze medal – third-place 2007 Cuenca
    Gold medal – first place 2011 Lima
    Bronze medal – third-place 2013 Antwerp
    Gold medal – first place 2018 Caïro

  2. Torbjörn Blomdahl

    Torbjörn Blomdahl

    Torbjörn Blomdahl born 26 October 1962 (age 59) in Gothenburg is a Swedish professional carom billiards player from Helsingborg, Sweden who plays for FC Porto. He is a six-time World Champion in three-cushion billiards, having won the titles in 1987, 1988, 1991, 1997, 2015, and 2019. Wikipedia
    Born: 26 October 1962, Gothenburg, Sweden

    World Championship
    Gold medal – first place 2019 Randers
    Gold medal – first place 1987 Cairo
    Gold medal – first place 1988 Tokyo
    Gold medal – first place 1991 Tokyo
    Gold medal – first place 1997 Grubbenvorst
    Gold medal – first place 2015 Bordeaux
    Silver medal – second place 1986 Las Vegas
    Silver medal – second place 1989 Tokyo
    Silver medal – second place 1990 Tokyo
    Silver medal – second place 1998 Rezé
    Silver medal – second place 1999 Bogotá
    Silver medal – second place 2008 Sankt Wendel
    Silver medal – second place 2014 Seoul
    Bronze medal – third-place 2003 Valladolid

  3. Raymond Ceulemans

    Raymond Ceulemans

    Raymond, Knight Ceulemans is a Belgian billiards player, having won 35 World Championship titles, 48 European titles, and 61 national titles. His nickname is “Mr 100”. He was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America’s Hall of Fame in 2001, one of the very few non-Americans to receive the honor. Wikipedia
    Born: 12 July 1937 (age 84 years), Lier, Belgium
    Sport country: Belgium
    Children: Kurt Ceulemans

    UMB World Three-cushion Championship
    Gold medal – first place Neuss 1963
    Gold medal – first place Oostende 1964
    Gold medal – first place Hilversum 1965
    Gold medal – first place Buenos Aires 1966
    Gold medal – first place Lima 1967
    Gold medal – first place Düren 1968
    Gold medal – first place Tokio 1969
    Gold medal – first place Las Vegas 1970
    Gold medal – first place Groningen 1971
    Gold medal – first place Buenos Aires 1972
    Gold medal – first place Cairo 1973
    Gold medal – first place La Paz 1975
    Gold medal – first place Ostend 1976
    Gold medal – first place Tokio 1977
    Gold medal – first place Las Vegas 1978
    Gold medal – first place Lima 1979
    Gold medal – first place Buenos Aires 1980
    Gold medal – first place Aix-les-Bains 1983
    Gold medal – first place Heeswijk-Dinther 1985
    Gold medal – first place Tokio 1990
    Gold medal – first place Luxembourg 2001
    Silver medal – second place Antwerp 1974
    Silver medal – second place Tokio 1991
    Silver medal – second place Tokio 1992
    Bronze medal – third place Krefeld 1984
    Bronze medal – third-place Las Vegas 1986
    Bronze medal – third place Tokio 1988
    Bronze medal – third place Tokio 1989

  4. Marco Zanetti

    Marco Zanetti

    Marco Zanetti is an Italian professional three-cushion billiards player and a two-time world champion from Bolzano, Italy. Wikipedia
    Born: 10 April 1962 (age 60), Bolzano, Italy

    UMB World Three-cushion Championship
    Bronze medal – third-place 1997 Grubbenvorst
    Bronze medal – third-place 2000 Saint-Étienne
    Silver medal – second place 2001 Luxembourg
    Gold medal – first place 2002 Randers
    Bronze medal – third-place 2003 Valladolid
    Gold medal – first place 2008 Sankt
    Bronze medal – third-place 2009 Lausanne
    Silver medal – second place 2011 Lima
    Bronze medal – third-place 2012 Porto

  5. Sang Lee

    Sang Lee

    Sang Chun Lee (Korean: 이상천; January 15, 1954 – October 19, 2004), most commonly known simply as Sang Lee, was a Korean American professional three-cushion billiards player and world champion.

    World Cup Champion
    Gold medal – first place 1993
    World Games
    Bronze medal – third-place 2001 Akita
    Asian Games
    Silver medal – second place 2002 Busan

  6. Semih Saygıner

    Semih Saygıner

    Semih Saygıner, nicknamed Mr. Magic or The Turkish Prince, is a Turkish world champion professional carom billiards player specializing in three-cushion events. Wikipedia
    Born: 12 November 1964 (age 57), Adapazarı, Turkey
    Parents: Faruk Saygıner, Süreyya Saygıner

    World Championship
    Gold medal – first place 2003 Valladolid Individual
    Gold medal – first place 2003 Viersen Team
    Gold medal – first place 2004 Viersen Team
    Bronze medal – third-place 2006 Viersen Team

  7. Daniel SANCHEZ

    Daniel Sanchez

    Daniel Sánchez Gálvez was born on 3 March 1974 (age 48) in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, and best known as Dani Sánchez is a Spanish professional carom billiards player who plays for FC Porto a club he has represented for the last 21 years.

    He first reached the finals of the UMB World Three-cushion Championship in 1996 but finished 2nd to Christian Rudolph. He successfully took the title in 1998, defeating 14-time World Champion Torbjörn Blomdahl. He won it again in 2005 against Jean-Paul de Bruijn, in 2010 against Eddy Leppens, and in 2016 against Kim Haeng-Jik.

    World Games
    Gold medal – first place 2001 Akita Individual
    Gold medal – first place 2005 Duisburg Individual
    Gold medal – first place 2017 Wrocław Individual

  8. Frédéric Caudron

    Frédéric Caudron

    Frédéric Caudron is a Belgian professional three-cushion billiards player, nicknamed “L’Extraterrestre”. He won the UMB World Three-cushion Championship in 1999 and 2013. He also won the Sang Lee International Open two consecutive times, the CEB European Championship twice, as well as 53 Belgian national titles. Wikipedia
    Born: 27 January 1968 (age 54), Mons, Belgium
    Nationality: Belgian

    UMB World Three-cushion Championship
    Gold medal – first place 1999 World Three-cushion Championship Individual
    Gold medal – first place 2013 World Three-cushion Championship Individual
    Bronze medal – third-place 2012 World Three-cushion Championship Individual

  9. Semih Sayginer

    Semih Saygıner

    Semih Saygıner, nicknamed Mr. Magic or The Turkish Prince, is a Turkish world champion professional carom billiards player specializing in three-cushion events. Wikipedia
    Born: 12 November 1964 (age 57), Adapazarı, Turkey
    Parents: Faruk Saygıner, Süreyya Saygıner

    World Championship
    Gold medal – first place 2003 Valladolid Individual
    Gold medal – first place 2003 Viersen Team
    Gold medal – first place 2004 Viersen Team
    Bronze medal – third-place 2006 Viersen Team

  10. Eddy MERCKX

    Eddy Merckx

    Eddy Merckx is a Belgian professional three-cushion billiards player. Wikipedia
    Born: 4 September 1968 (age 53), Rumst, Belgium
    Nationality: Belgian

    World Games
    Silver medal – second place 2013 Cali Individual
    World Championship
    Gold medal – first place 2006 Sankt Wendel Three-cushion
    Gold medal – first place 2012 Porto Three-cushion
    Silver medal – second place 2009 Lausanne Three-cushion

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