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UMB World Three-cushion Championship for National Teams

Overview 1 – Viersen 2013
Overview 2 – Viersen 2013

The UMB World Three-cushion Championship for National Teams is a professional carom billiards tournament in the discipline of three-cushion billiards where nations are represented by a team of two players. After the first three editions, which took place in various nations and were not scheduled regularly, the Union Mondiale de Billard decided to keep the championships situated in Viersen, Germany and to organize these championships annually.

List of champions

Below is the list of winning nations since 1981. From 2004 on, no third-place match was played and the third place was shared by the two semi-final losing teams.

Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
1981 Mexico City Japan
Nobuaki Kobayashi
Junichi Komori
1.237 Belgium
Raymond Ceulemans
Ludo Dielis
1.232 France
Edigio Vierat
Richard Bitalis
0.953
1985 Bordeaux Japan
Nobuaki Kobayashi
Junichi Komori
1.311 Sweden
Torbjörn Blomdahl
Lennart Blomdahl
1.058 United States
Frank Torres
Gilbert
1.103
1987 Madrid Sweden
Torbjörn Blomdahl
Lennart Blomdahl
1.017 United States
Frank Torres
Gilbert
0.960 Japan
Joji Kai
Yoshio Yoshihara
1.074
1990 Viersen Japan
Joji Kai
Yoshio Yoshihara
1.114 Sweden
Torbjörn Blomdahl
Lennart Blomdahl
1.177 Germany
Christian Rudolph
Günther Siebert
1.064
1991 Viersen Sweden
Torbjörn Blomdahl
Lennart Blomdahl
1.246 Denmark
Tonny Carlsen
Hans Laursen
1.044 Germany
Hans-Jürgen Kühl
Christian Rudolph
1.118
1992 Viersen Japan
Nobuaki Kobayashi
Junichi Komori
1.218 United States
Sang Lee
Frank Torres
1.159 Portugal
Ribeiro
Jorge Theriaga
1.096
1993 Viersen Germany
Maxime Aguirre
Christian Rudolph
1.104 Netherlands
Dick Jaspers
Louis Havermans
1.120 Sweden
Torbjörn Blomdahl
Lennart Blomdahl
1.182
1994 Viersen Germany
Maxime Aguirre
Christian Rudolph
1.252 Portugal
Ribeiro
Jorge Theriaga
1.073 Germany
Johann Schirmbrand
Christian Zöllner
1.004
1995 Viersen Denmark
Dion Nelin
Jacob Haack-Sørensen
1.145 Sweden
Lennart Blomdahl
Mats Noren
1.133 Portugal
Manuel Fradinho
Jorge Theriaga
1.073
1996 Viersen Denmark
Hans Laursen
Dion Nelin
1.181 Japan
Reiji Ichinose
Joji Kai
1.067 Spain
José Quetglas
Dani Sánchez
1.199
1997 Viersen Germany
Christian Rudolph
Johann Schirmbrand
1.156 Austria
Andreas Efler
Gerhard Kostistansky
1.210 Japan
Tatsuo Arai
Reiji Ichinose
1.014
1998 Viersen Netherlands
Raimond Burgman
Dick Jaspers
1.540 Spain
Javier Minguell
Dani Sánchez
1.182 Germany
Martin Horn
Christian Rudolph
1.321
1999 Viersen Netherlands
Raimond Burgman
Dick Jaspers
1.478 Sweden
Torbjörn Blomdahl
Michael Nilsson
1.489 Germany
Martin Horn
Christian Rudolph
1.245
2000 Viersen Sweden
Torbjörn Blomdahl
Michael Nilsson
1.553 Netherlands
Raimond Burgman
Dick Jaspers
1.430 Denmark
Dion Nelin
Jacob Haack-Sørensen
1.214
2001 Viersen Sweden
Torbjörn Blomdahl
Michael Nilsson
1.546 Germany
Martin Horn
Christian Rudolph
1.444 Denmark
Tonny Carlsen
Dion Nelin
1.255
2002 Viersen Germany
Martin Horn
Christian Rudolph
1.381 Netherlands
Anno de Kleine
Dick Jaspers
1.503 Turkey
Tayfun Tasdemir
Adnan Yüksel
1.258
2003 Viersen Turkey
Semih Sayginer
Tayfun Tasdemir
1.412 Greece
Filipos Kasidokostas
Nikos Polychronopoulos
1.400 Netherlands
Anno de Kleine
Dick Jaspers
1.707
Year Location Gold Silver Losing semi-finalists
2004 Viersen Turkey
Semih Sayginer
Tayfun Tasdemir
1.514 Belgium
Frédéric Caudron
Peter de Backer
1.362 Spain
Alfonso Legazpi
Dani Sánchez
1.302
France
Jérémy Bury
Jean Christoph Roux
1.164
2005 Viersen Sweden
Torbjörn Blomdahl
Michael Nilsson
1.414 Netherlands
Jean Paul de Bruijn
Dick Jaspers
1.377 Belgium
Eddy Leppens
Eddy Merckx
1.471
Germany
Martin Horn
Christian Rudolph
1.050
2006 Viersen Sweden
Torbjörn Blomdahl
Michael Nilsson
1.421 Germany
Martin Horn
Christian Rudolph
1.412 Netherlands
Raimond Burgman
Dick Jaspers
1.647
Turkey
Semih Sayginer
Adnan Yüksel
1.531
2007 Viersen Sweden
Torbjörn Blomdahl
Michael Nilsson
1.537 Denmark
Tonny Carlsen
Brian Knudsen
1.217 Netherlands
Raimond Burgman
Dick Jaspers
1.526
Germany
Martin Horn
Christian Rudolph
1.164
2008 Viersen Sweden
Torbjörn Blomdahl
Michael Nilsson
1.664 Netherlands
Raimond Burgman
Dick Jaspers
1.593 South-Korea
Choi Sung-won
Kim Kyung-roul
1.584
Spain
Ricardo Garcia
Dani Sánchez
1.549
2009 Viersen Sweden
Torbjörn Blomdahl
Michael Nilsson
1.769 Belgium
Roland Forthomme
Eddy Merckx
1.588 Germany
Martin Horn
Christian Rudolph
1.607
South-Korea
Kang Dong-gung
Kim Kyung-roul
1.560
2010 Viersen Turkey
Murat Naci Coklu
Adnan Yüksel
1.689 Spain
Ruben Legazpi
Dani Sánchez
1.456 Netherlands
Raimond Burgman
Dick Jaspers
1.831
South-Korea
Choi Sung-won
Kim Kyung-roul
1.516
2011 Viersen Turkey
Lütfi Cenet
Tayfun Tasdemir
1.510 Belgium
Eddy Leppens
Eddy Merckx
1.652 Netherlands
Raimond Burgman
Dick Jaspers
1.570
Germany
Stefan Galla
Martin Horn
1.250
2012 Viersen Belgium
Frédéric Caudron
Eddy Merckx
1.884 Germany
Stefan Galla
Martin Horn
1.504 Spain
Javier Palazón
Dani Sánchez
1.640
Denmark
Thomas Andersen
Tonny Carlsen
1.282
2013 Viersen Belgium
Frédéric Caudron
Eddy Merckx
1.640 Germany
Martin Horn
Christian Rudolph
1.371 Turkey
Murat Naci Coklu
Tayfun Tasdemir
1.580
South-Korea
Heo Jung-han
Kim Kyung-roul
1.397

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