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Torbjörn Blomdahl (31 titles) or Michael Nilsson (4)?

Posted by on August 26, 2021

Torbjörn Blomdahl (31 titles) or Michael Nilsson (4)?

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Torbjörn Blomdahl in an interview when he took his last world title

HELSINGBORG - The world champion Torbjörn Blomdahl defends his title in the Swedish three-cushion championship in Helsingborg this weekend. Michael Nilsson is his main rival for the title. The tournament is played at BK Borgen in Helsingborg, where 24 players will start in a Round Robin format with six groups of four, eight players are qualified for the main draw with 16.

Torbjörn Blomdahl won the Swedish title 31 times, the first was in 1982 in a final with his father Lennart, whom he then beat four other times in the final. Michael Nilsson was Swedish champion four times and lost his last final in 2016 against Blomdahl in a historic final. Torbjörn in his comment: ''I was behind first, made a run of ten and later nine for a 37-29 score to the end. Nilsson answered with a nine, I went out with three and he made four in the equalizer.'' The final score in that final match: 40-36 in 21. In the years following, Blomdahl took the title two more times in 2017 and 2019 in finals against Nalle Olsson and Björn Lohmander. The title went to David Pennör in 2018.

The eight players set for the championship this weekend are Torbjörn Blomdahl, Michael Nilsson, David Pennörn, Nalle Olsson, Bosse Gustafsson, Henryk Kalita, Ratcha Allevski and Mattias Enerdal.

Torbjörn Blomdahl, who turns 60 over exact one year from now, has not played any ranking tournaments and has been placed on a wildcard.

The groups for the preliminary round:
Group A: Alf Karlsson Alvberger, Pär Jeppsson, Mark Jenabpour, Christer Fahlström.
Group B: Jan Nilsson, Olle Nisslert, Lenart Trpevski, Andreas Lagemyr.
Group C: Manuel Orellana, Rikard Ljung, Peter Akesson, Örjan Näsbom.
Group D: Per Hägg, Bernard Auspeix, Sven Junghagen, Jörgen Edström.
Group E: Victor Kalita, Göran Espe, Uldis Martinovs, Ingvar Petterson.
Group F: Jeppe Johansson, Yenny Bajtner, Lars-Magnus Malmberg, Mats Lohmander.

The tournament is from Thursday 26 until Sunday 29 August. The organization is the Svenska Biljartfönbundet Carambole, the sports directors are Magnus Jarbo and Nalle Olsson.

 

 

 

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Francis007
Francis007
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"I was behind first, made a run of ten and later nine for a 37-29 score to the end. Nilsson answered with a nine" -> 37-38 ?

"I went out with three and he made four in the equalizer.'' The final score in that final match: 40-36 in 21" -> 40-40 in 21 ?

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